It's Prog Jim... But Not As We Know It
Dad's self-titled debut album
Founded by ex-Geno Washington And The Ram Jam Band guitarist, Pete Gage, Dada wholeheartedly embraced the experimental ethos informing much of the late '60s/early '70s underground scene. A nine-piece outfit complete with a brass section, the front line boasted no less than three vocalists including Elkie Brooks and ex-Hair cast member, singer-songwriter Paul Korda. The addition of legendary Hammond organist, Don Shinn, who had already recorded Don Shinn Takes A Trip, now revered as a classic slice of psychedelia and a highly sought-after example of the proto-prog genre, provides a nuanced and accomplished sound that's incredibly varied and rich in detail.