Monday, 5 December 2011

Hoctor Records Presents – Jazz On The Road - 12 Special Arrangements For Jazz Dancing

Context – how important is it? I can tell you that the sexy lady on the cover is Robin Hoctor and that she was supposedly in Las Vegas when that picture was taken, but that's about all I can tell you about the album. The following is an example of how sometimes, context really is not that relevant. Not much is known about this album. It was produced by Hoctor Records – a now-defunct record company from Waldwick, NJ – who specialized in dance instruction records.

It was made some time in the 1970’s by a group of musicians who never got credited. At this point, you’ve got to wonder, could the same company that produced records like “Music for Ballet” and “Basic Pointe Class” produce a Funk album? The proof is in the pudding and I’ll let you decide. Enjoy this little experiment of eating with your eyes closed and indulge in this un-marked piece of Funk education history.

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