Arthur Russell – Calling Out of Context

Calling Out of Context

Arthur RussellCalling Out of Context Rough Trade RTRADCD161 (2004)

Overlooked disco maverick Arthur Russell left large amounts of material unreleased at his death in 1992. Calling Out of Context pulls together songs from an unreleased album (tentatively titled Corn — though a later archival released titled Corn had entirely different contents), and some works-in-progress from the later part of Russell’s life. Confident in his eccentricities, Russell still cultivates enough dance mojo to blanket the nation under a groove. This was a different kind of groove though. Disco and dance could be different. Arthur Russell made it different.