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1-1 Sun Ra I Am An Instrument
Voice [Recitation], Harp [Space Harp] – Sun RaWritten-By – Ra*
1:37
1-2 Sun Ra I Am Strange
Voice [Recitation], Piano – Sun RaWritten-By – Ra*
3:13
1-3 The Nu Sounds With Sun Ra Chicago USA
Performer [The Nu Sounds], Baritone Saxophone – Pat PatrickPerformer [The Nu Sounds], Drums – Robert Barry Performer [The Nu Sounds], Piano – Sun RaPerformer [The Nu Sounds], Vocals – John , Kalil , Roland Williams, Vic Written-By – Ra*
2:56
1-4 The Nu Sounds With Sun Ra Spaceship Lullaby
Performer [The Nu Sounds], Drums – Robert Barry Performer [The Nu Sounds], Piano – Sun RaPerformer [The Nu Sounds], Vocals – John , Kalil , Roland Williams, Vic Written-By – Ra*
2:19
1-5 The Cosmic Rays With Sun Ra And Arkestra* Daddy’s Gonna Tell You No Lie
Directed By [Director] – Sun RaPerformer [The Cosmic Rays], Vocals – Calvin Barron, Lonnie Tolbert, Matt Swift Performer [The Cosmic Rays], Vocals [Unidentified] – Unknown ArtistWritten By – Barron / Orio / RaWritten-By – Barron*, Orio*, Ra*
3:08
1-6 The Nu Sounds With Sun Ra And Arkestra* A Foggy Day
Performer [The Nu Sounds], Piano – Sun RaPerformer [The Nu Sounds], Vocals – John , Kalil , Roland Williams, Vic Written-By – Gershwin / Gershwin*
1:04
1-7 Billie Hawkins With Sun-Ra And His Orchestra* I’m Coming Home
Baritone Saxophone – Pat PatrickBass Guitar – Wilburn GreenDrums – Robert Barry Piano, Electric Piano [Wurlitzer Electric Piano], Arranged By [Arranger] – Sun RaTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreTimpani [Tympani] – Jim HerndonTrombone – Julian PriesterTrumpet – Art Hoyle*, Dave Young*Vocals – Billie HawkinsWritten By – Lane / OrrisWritten-By – Orris*, Lane*
2:04
1-8 Billie Hawkins With Sun-Ra And His Orchestra* Last Call For Love
Baritone Saxophone – Pat PatrickBass Guitar – Wilburn GreenDrums – Robert Barry Piano, Electric Piano [Wurlitzer Electric Piano], Arranged By [Arranger] – Sun RaTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreTimpani [Tympani] – Jim HerndonTrombone – Julian PriesterTrumpet – Art Hoyle*, Dave Young*Vocals – Billie HawkinsWritten-By – Seymour*
2:28
1-9 Sun-Ra And His Arkistra* Soft Talk
Baritone Saxophone – Laurdine "Pat" Patrick*Bass Guitar – Wilburn GreenDrums – Robert Barry Piano, Electric Piano – Sun RaTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreTimpani [Tympani], Timbales, Percussion – Jim HerndonTrombone – Julian PriesterTrumpet – Art Hoyle*Written-By – Priester*
2:43
1-10 Sun-Ra And His Arkistra* Super Blonde
Baritone Saxophone – Laurdine "Pat" Patrick*Bass Guitar – Wilburn GreenDrums – Robert Barry Piano, Electric Piano – Sun RaTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreTimpani [Tympani], Timbales, Percussion – Jim HerndonTrombone – Julian PriesterTrumpet – Art Hoyle*Written-By – Ra*
2:37
1-11 Le Sun-Ra And His Arkistra* Saturn
Baritone Saxophone – Laurdine "Pat" Patrick*Bass Guitar – Wilburn GreenDrums – Robert Barry Piano, Electric Piano – Sun RaTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreTimpani [Tympani], Timbales, Percussion – Jim HerndonTrombone – Julian PriesterTrumpet – Art Hoyle*Written-By – Ra*
3:02
1-12 Le Sun-Ra And His Arkistra* Call For All Demons
Baritone Saxophone – Laurdine "Pat" Patrick*Bass Guitar – Wilburn GreenDrums – Robert Barry Piano, Electric Piano – Sun RaTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreTimpani [Tympani], Timbales, Percussion – Jim HerndonTrombone – Julian PriesterTrumpet – Art Hoyle*Written-By – Ra*
4:22
1-13 Le Sun-Ra And His Arkistra* Demon’s Lullaby
Baritone Saxophone – Laurdine "Pat" Patrick*Bass Guitar – Wilburn GreenDrums – Robert Barry Piano, Electric Piano – Sun RaTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreTimpani [Tympani], Timbales, Percussion – Jim HerndonTrombone – Julian PriesterTrumpet – Art Hoyle*Written-By – Ra*
2:41
1-14 Le Sun-Ra And His Arkistra* Supersonic-Jazz
Baritone Saxophone – Laurdine "Pat" Patrick*Bass Guitar – Wilburn GreenDrums – Robert Barry Piano, Electric Piano – Sun RaTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreTimpani [Tympani], Timbales, Percussion – Jim HerndonTrombone – Julian PriesterTrumpet – Art Hoyle*Written-By – Ra*
2:36
1-15 Le Sun-Ra And His Arkistra* Medicine For A Nightmare
Baritone Saxophone – Laurdine "Pat" Patrick*Bass Guitar – Wilburn GreenDrums – Robert Barry Piano, Electric Piano – Sun RaTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreTimpani [Tympani], Timbales, Percussion – Jim HerndonTrombone – Julian PriesterTrumpet – Art Hoyle*Written-By – Ra*
2:37
1-16 Le Sun-Ra And His Arkistra* Urnack
Baritone Saxophone – Laurdine "Pat" Patrick*Bass Guitar – Wilburn GreenDrums – Robert Barry Piano, Electric Piano – Sun RaTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreTimpani [Tympani], Timbales, Percussion – Jim HerndonTrombone – Julian PriesterTrumpet – Art Hoyle*Written-By – Priester*
3:50
1-17 The Qualities It’s Christmas Time
Performer [The Qualities], Bells [Unidentified] – Unknown ArtistPerformer [The Qualities], Guitar [Unidentified] – Unknown ArtistPerformer [The Qualities], Harmonium – Sun RaPerformer [The Qualities], Vocals [Unidentified Male Vocal Quartet] – Unknown ArtistPerformer [The Qualities], Wood Block [Wood Blocks, Unidentified] – Unknown ArtistWritten By – Abraham / RaWritten-By – Abraham*, Ra*
2:45
1-18 The Qualities Happy New Year To You!
Performer [The Qualities], Bells [Unidentied] – Unknown ArtistPerformer [The Qualities], Guitar [Unidentified] – Unknown ArtistPerformer [The Qualities], Harmonium – Sun RaPerformer [The Qualities], Vocals [Unidentified Male Vocal Quartet] – Unknown ArtistPerformer [The Qualities], Wood Block [Wood Blocks, Unidentified] – Unknown ArtistWritten By – Abraham / RaWritten-By – Abraham*, Ra*
1:48
1-19 Yochanan, The Space Age Vocalist M uck M uck (Matt Matt)
Bass – Victor SprolesDrums – Robert Barry Piano – Sun RaTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreVocals – YochananWritten By – Yochanan / Abraham / RaWritten-By – Abraham*, Ra*, Yochanan
2:48
1-20 Yochanan, The Space Age Vocalist Hot Skillet Momma
Bass – Victor SprolesDrums – Robert Barry Piano – Sun RaTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreVocals – YochananWritten By – Yochanan / Abraham / RaWritten-By – Abraham*, Ra*, Yochanan
3:14
1-21 Sun Ra And The Cosmic Rays Bye Bye
Performer [The Cosmic Rays], Bass – Ronnie BoykinsPerformer [The Cosmic Rays], Drums – Robert Barry Performer [The Cosmic Rays], Electric Guitar [Unidentified] – Unknown ArtistPerformer [The Cosmic Rays], Piano, Directed By [Director] – Le Sun Ra*Performer [The Cosmic Rays], Timbales – Jim HerndonPerformer [The Cosmic Rays], Vocals – Calvin Barron, Lonnie Tolbert, Matt Swift Performer [The Cosmic Rays], Vocals [Unidentified] – Unknown ArtistWritten-By – Swift*
2:51
1-22 Sun Ra And The Cosmic Rays Somebody’s In Love
Performer [The Cosmic Rays], Bass – Ronnie BoykinsPerformer [The Cosmic Rays], Drums – Robert Barry Performer [The Cosmic Rays], Electric Guitar [Unidentified] – Unknown ArtistPerformer [The Cosmic Rays], Timbales – Jim HerndonPerformer [The Cosmic Rays], Vocals – Calvin Barron, Lonnie Tolbert, Matt Swift Performer [The Cosmic Rays], Vocals [Unidentified] – Unknown ArtistPiano, Directed By [Director] – Le Sun Ra*Written By – Dancer / TolbertWritten-By – Tolbert*, Dancer*
1:48
1-23 Le Sun Ra And His Arkestra* Hours After
Alto Saxophone – James Spaulding, Marshall AllenBaritone Saxophone – Pat PatrickBass – Ronnie BoykinsDrums – Alvin Fielder, William "Bugs" Cochran*Piano – Sun RaTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreTrumpet – Everett (E.J.) Turner*Written-By – Turner*
2:48
1-24 Le Sun Ra And His Arkestra* Great Balls Of Fire
Baritone Saxophone – Pat PatrickDrums – Alvin Fielder, William "Bugs" Cochran*Electric Guitar – BeBop Sam Thomas*Electric Piano [Wurlitzer Electric Piano] – Sun RaPercussion [Unidentified] – Unknown ArtistTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreTimpani [Tympani] – Jim HerndonTrumpet – Lucious RandolphWritten-By – Ra*
5:29
2-1 Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra* October
Baritone Saxophone – Pat PatrickBass – Ronnie BoykinsDrums – William "Bugs" Cochran*Piano – Sun RaTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreTrombone [Unidentified] – Unknown ArtistTrumpet – Walter StricklandWritten-By – Ra*
4:42
2-2 Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra* Adventure In Space
Bells – John GilmoreBells [Unidentified], Guiro [Unidentified] – Unknown ArtistDrums – Robert Barry Piano – Sun RaTimpani [Tympani] – Jim HerndonWritten-By – Ra*
2:36
2-3 The Cosmic Rays With Sun Ra And Arkestra* Dreaming
Bass – Ronnie BoykinsCongas – Tito Drums – Robert Barry Performer [The Cosmic Rays], Vocals – Calvin Barron, Lonnie Tolbert, Matt Swift Performer [The Cosmic Rays], Vocals [Unidentified] – Unknown ArtistPiano – Sun RaWritten By – Barron / Orio / RaWritten-By – Barron*, Orio*, Ra*
2:45
2-4 The Cosmic Rays With Sun Ra And Arkestra* Daddy’s Gonna Tell You No Lie
Bass – Ronnie BoykinsCongas – Tito Drums – Robert Barry Performer [The Cosmic Rays], Vocals – Calvin Barron, Lonnie Tolbert, Matt Swift Performer [The Cosmic Rays], Vocals [Unidentified] – Unknown ArtistPiano – Sun RaWritten By – Barron / Orio / RaWritten-By – Barron*, Orio*, Ra*
3:06
2-5 Hattie Randolph* With Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra* Round Midnight
Alto Saxophone – James Spaulding, Marshall AllenBaritone Saxophone – Charles Davis , Pat PatrickBass – Ronnie BoykinsCelesta [Celeste], Gong, Piano – Sun RaDrums – William "Bugs" Cochran*Tenor Saxophone – John GilmoreTrombone – Bo BaileyTrumpet – Hobart DotsonVocals – Hattie Randolph*Written By – Hanighen / Monk / WilliamsWritten-By – Hanighen*, Williams*, Monk*
3:51
2-6 Hattie Randolph* With Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra* Back In Your Own Back Yard
Alto Saxophone – James Spaulding, Marshall AllenBaritone Saxophone – Charles Davis , Pat PatrickBass – Ronnie BoykinsCelesta [Celeste], Gong, Piano – Sun RaDrums – William "Bugs" Cochran*Tenor Saxophone – John GilmoreTrombone – Bo BaileyTrumpet – Hobart DotsonVocals – Hattie Randolph*Written By – Hanighen / Monk / WilliamsWritten-By – Hanighen*, Williams*, Monk*
2:03
2-7 Le Sun Ra And His Arkestra* Saturn
Alto Saxophone – James Spaulding, Marshall AllenBaritone Saxophone – Charles Davis , Pat PatrickBass – Ronnie BoykinsDrums – William "Bugs" Cochran*Piano – Sun RaTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreTrombone – Bo BaileyTrumpet – Hobart DotsonWritten-By – Ra*
3:42
2-8 Le Sun Ra And His Arkestra* Velvet
Alto Saxophone – James Spaulding, Marshall AllenBaritone Saxophone – Charles Davis , Pat PatrickBass – Ronnie BoykinsDrums – William "Bugs" Cochran*Piano – Sun RaTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreTrombone – Bo BaileyTrumpet – Hobart DotsonWritten-By – Ra*
3:25
2-9 Yochanan, A Space Age Vocalist* With Sun Ra And His Arkestra* The Sun One
Alto Saxophone – Marshall AllenBass – Ronnie BoykinsDrums [Unidentified] – Unknown ArtistOrgan [Hammond B-3] – Sun RaTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreTrumpet – Lucious RandolphVocals – YochananWritten-By – Yochanan
2:32
2-10 Yochanan, A Space Age Vocalist* With Sun Ra And His Arkestra* Message To Earthman
Alto Saxophone – Marshall AllenBass – Ronnie BoykinsDrums [Unidentified] – Unknown ArtistOrgan [Hammond B-3] – Sun RaTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreTrumpet – Walter StricklandVocals – YochananWritten By – McCarey / Yochanan / RaWritten-By – McCarey*, Ra*, Yochanan
2:26
2-11 Yochanan With Sun Ra And His Arkestra* The Sun Man Speaks
Alto Saxophone – Marshall AllenBass – Ronnie BoykinsDrums [Unidentified] – Unknown ArtistOrgan [Hammond B-3] – Sun RaTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreTrumpet – Lucious RandolphVocals – YochananWritten-By – Yochanan
4:37
2-12 Sun Ra And His Arkestra* Space Loneliness
Alto Saxophone – Marshall AllenBass – Ronnie BoykinsCornet – Phil CohranDrums – Jon L. Hardy*Piano – Sun RaTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreWritten-By – Ra*
4:35
2-13 Sun Ra And His Arkestra* State Street
Alto Saxophone – Marshall AllenBass – Ronnie BoykinsCornet – Phil CohranDrums – Jon L. Hardy*Piano – Sun RaTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreWritten-By – Ra*
3:33
2-14 Sun Ra And His Arkestra* The Blue Set
Alto Saxophone – Marshall AllenBass – Ronnie BoykinsCornet – Phil CohranDrums – Jon L. Hardy*Piano – Sun RaTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreWritten-By – Ra*
4:43
2-15 Sun Ra And His Arkestra* Big City Blues
Alto Saxophone – Marshall AllenBass – Ronnie BoykinsCornet – Phil CohranDrums – Jon L. Hardy*Piano – Sun RaTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreWritten-By – Ra*
3:15
2-16 Sun Ra And His Arkestra* Featuring Pat Patrick A Blue One
Baritone Saxophone – Pat PatrickBass – Ronnie BoykinsDrums – Tommy HunterPiano – Sun RaWritten-By – Ra*
3:51
2-17 Sun Ra And His Arkestra* Featuring Pat Patrick Orbitration In Blue
Baritone Saxophone – Pat PatrickBass – Ronnie BoykinsDrums – Tommy HunterPiano – Sun RaWritten-By – Ra*
4:46
2-18 Sun Ra And His Arkestra* Hell #1 (A.k.a. Out There A Minute)
Baritone Saxophone – Pat PatrickBass – Ronnie BoykinsDrums – Clifford JarvisFlute – Danny Davis, Marshall AllenPiano – Sun RaTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreWritten-By – Ra*
3:27
2-19 Little Mack With Sun Ra And His Arkestra* Tell Her To Come On Home
Bass – Ronnie BoykinsDrums – C. Scoby StromanPiano, Directed By [Director] – Sun RaTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreVocals – Little Mack Gordon*Written-By – Ra*
2:07
2-20 Little Mack With Sun Ra & His Arkestra* I’m Making Believe
Bass – Ronnie BoykinsDrums – C. Scoby StromanPiano, Directed By [Director] – Sun RaTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreVocals – Little Mack Gordon*Written-By – Ra*
3:14
3-1 Sun Ra And His Outer Space Arkestra* The Bridge
Alto Saxophone – Marshall AllenBaritone Saxophone – Pat PatrickBass Clarinet – Robert CummingsCelesta [Electric Celeste] – Sun RaDrums – Clifford JarvisFlugelhorn – Jothan CallinsFlute – Danny DavisTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreWritten-By – Ra*
1:58
3-2 Sun Ra And His Outer Space Arkestra* Rocket # 9
Alto Saxophone – Marshall AllenBaritone Saxophone – Pat PatrickBass Clarinet – Robert CummingsCelesta [Electric Celeste] – Sun RaDrums – Clifford JarvisFlugelhorn – Jothan CallinsFlute – Danny DavisTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreWritten-By – Ra*
2:26
3-3 Sun Ra And His Astro-Solar-Infinity Arkestra* Blues On Planet Mars
Clavinet [Solar Sound Instrument (Hohner Clavinet)] – Sun RaDrum [Lightning Drum], Percussion, Vocals – James JacsonDrums, Percussion, Vocals – Clifford Jarvis, Robert Barry Percussion, Vocals – John Gilmore, Marshall Allen, Pat PatrickWritten-By – Ra*
3:27
3-4 Sun Ra And His Astro-Solar-Infinity Arkestra* Saturn Moon
Clavinet [Solar Sound Instrument (Hohner Clavinet)] – Sun RaDrum [Lightning Drum], Percussion, Vocals – James JacsonDrums, Percussion, Vocals – Clifford Jarvis, Robert Barry Percussion, Vocals – John Gilmore, Marshall Allen, Pat PatrickWritten-By – Ra*
2:15
3-5 Sun Ra And His Astro-Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra* Journey To Saturn
Baritone Saxophone – Danny Ray ThompsonDrums – Clifford JarvisOrgan – Sun RaVocals – John Gilmore, June TysonVocals [Other Arkestrans] – Unknown ArtistWritten-By – Ra*
3:46
3-6 Sun Ra And His Astro-Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra* Enlightenment
Clavinet [Hohner Clavinet] – Sun RaDrums – Lex HumphriesVocals – John Gilmore, June TysonWritten-By – Ra*
3:28
3-7 Sun Ra And His Astro-Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra* I’m Gonna Unmask The Batman
Drums – Danny DavisOboe – Marshall AllenSynthesizer [Minimoog] – Sun RaTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreWritten-By – Ra*
2:18
3-8 Sun Ra And His Astro-Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra* The Perfect Man
Drums – Danny DavisOboe – Marshall AllenSynthesizer [Minimoog] – Sun RaTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreWritten-By – Ra*
5:01
3-9 Sun Ra And His Arkestra* Love In Outer Space
Alto Clarinet, Bongos – Danny DavisDrums – John GilmoreElectric Bass – Stafford JamesKeyboards [Rocksichord] – Sun RaVocals [(Dubbed Over)] – David Henderson Written-By – Ra*
3:51
3-10 Sun Ra And His Arkestra* Mayan Temple
Congas – Atakatune, Stanley MorganDrums [Unidentified] – Unknown ArtistOboe – Marshall AllenSynthesizer [Minimoog], Keyboards [Rocksichord] – Sun RaWritten-By – Ra*
3:40
3-11 Sun Ra Sky Blues
Drums – Luqman AliPiano – Sun RaTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreTrumpet – Michael RayWritten-By – Ra*
2:44
3-12 Sun Ra Disco 2021
Drums – Luqman AliSynthesizer [Crumar Mainman], Drum Machine [Rhythm Machine] – Sun RaWritten-By – Ra*
2:35
3-13 Sun Ra Rough House Blues
Drums – Luqman AliPiano – Sun RaWritten-By – Ra*
3:36
3-14 Sun Ra Cosmo-Extensions
Drums [Unidentified] – Unknown ArtistSynthesizer – Sun RaWritten-By – Ra*
4:25
3-15 Sun Ra And His Outer Space Arkestra* Quest
Piano – Sun RaWritten-By – Ra*
2:36
3-16 Sun Ra And His Outer Space Arkestra* Outer Space Plateau
Alto Saxophone – Marshall AllenBassoon – James JacsonOrgan – Sun RaTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreTrumpet – Fred AdamsWritten-By – Ra*
2:24
3-17 Sun Ra Arkestra* Nuclear War
Drums – Samarai CelestialPiano, Vocals – Sun RaVocals – Atakatune, Danny Ray Thompson, Hayes Burnett, James Jacson, John Gilmore, John Ore, June Tyson, Marshall Allen, Stanley Morgan, Tyrone Hill, Vincent Chancey, Walter MillerWritten-By – Ra*
7:45
3-18 Sun Ra Arkestra* Sometimes I’m Happy
Alto Saxophone – Marshall AllenBaritone Saxophone – Danny Ray ThompsonBass – Hayes Burnett, John OreBassoon – James JacsonDrums – Samarai CelestialFrench Horn – Vincent ChanceyKeyboards [Electric Keyboard] – Sun RaPercussion – Atakatune, Stanley MorganTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreTrombone – Tyrone HillTrumpet – Walter MillerVocals – June TysonWritten-By – Ra*
4:30
3-19 Sun Ra Arkestra* On Jupiter / Cosmo Drama (Prophetika 1)
Alto Saxophone, Oboe, Vocals – Marshall AllenBaritone Saxophone, Vocals – Danny Ray ThompsonBass Clarinet, Vocals – Eloe OmoeCongas – Atakatune, Stanley MorganDrum [Ancient Infinity Drum], Vocals – James JacsonDrums – Luqman AliElectric Bass – Richard Williams Electric Guitar – Dale Williams Keyboards, Voice [Declamation] – Sun RaTenor Saxophone, Vocals – John GilmoreTrumpet, Vocals – Eddie Gale, Michael RayVocals – June TysonWritten-By – Ra*
3:12
3-20 Sun Ra Arkestra* Cosmo Drama (Prophetika 2)
Voice [Declamation] – Sun RaWritten-By – Ra*
3:17
3-21 Sun Ra I Am The Instrument
Voice [Recitation], Harp [Thrash Harp], Toy Piano – Sun RaWritten-By – Ra*
6:59

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – !K7 Label Group
  • Licensed From – Sun Ra LLC
  • Licensed From – Paul Smith
  • Manufactured By – Four Manufacturing Services
  • Manufactured By – Fourmanufacturing.com
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – K7 Music GmbH
  • Copyright (c) – K7 Music GmbH
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Norton Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Stop Smiling
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – El Saturn Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Heartbeat
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Blast First
  • Published By – Enterplanetary Koncepts
  • Published By – Frankie G. Songs
  • Published By – Nokawi Music
  • Published By – Wb Music Corp.
  • Published By – Ira Gershwin Music
  • Published By – Heartbeat Music Pub.
  • Published By – Thelonious Music Corporation
  • Published By – Bourne Co.
  • Published By – Larry Spier Music LLC
  • Pressed By – Sony DADC – A0102742359-0103
  • Pressed By – Sony DADC – A0102742358-0203
  • Pressed By – Sony DADC – A0102742357-0303
  • Recorded At – Club Evergreen, Chicago
  • Recorded At – RCA Studios, Chicago
  • Recorded At – Balkan Music & Recording Studios Chicago U.S.A.
  • Recorded At – Sheldon
  • Recorded At – Elks Hall, Milwaukee, WI
  • Recorded At – Choreographers Workshop
  • Recorded At – Sun Studios, New York
  • Recorded At – WXPN
  • Recorded At – Variety Recording Studio
  • Recorded At – Teatro Ciak
  • Recorded At – WKCR
  • Recorded At – Soundscape
  • Remastered At – TechnologyWorks
  • Designed At – Studio Auto

Credits

  • Compiled By [Compilation By] – Paul Griffiths
  • Coordinator [Release Co-ordination] – Peter Dennett, Quinton Scott
  • Cover [Cover Illustration], Illustration [Cover Illustration] – Lewis Heriz
  • Design [Graphic Design] – Matt Thame
  • Photography By [Booklet Photo Page 3] – Alton Abraham
  • Photography By [Booklet Photo Pages 24-25, Digipak Case Photos] – Hartmut Geerken
  • Remastered By [Mastered For CD] – Peter Beckmann
  • Research [Tape Sourcing], Engineer [Tape Transfers] – Michael D. Anderson*
  • Sleeve Notes – Francis Gooding
  • Sleeve Notes [Interviewee] – Alton Abraham
  • Sleeve Notes [Interviewer] – John Corbett
  • Sleeve Notes [Track Notes] – Paul Griffiths
  • Technician [Audio Restoration] – Irwin Chusid

Notes

1-1, 1-2: Recorded early 1950s. Originally released on the Norton Records 45 'I Am Strange' b/w 'I Am An Instrument' (45-153). Enterplanetary Koncepts. ℗ 2009 Norton Records. 1-3, 1-4: Home recording, Chicago, betwen 1952 and 1962. Originally released on the Stop Smiling 45 'Chicago USA' b/w 'Spaceship Lullaby' (SS24). Enterplanetary Koncepts. ℗ 2005 Stop Smiling. 1-5: Recorded in Sun Ra's apartment, Chicago, 1958-9. Originally released on the El Saturn Records 45 'Daddy's Gonna Tell You No Lie' b/w 'A Foggy Day' (Saturn 9-1954). Enterplanetary Koncepts. ℗ 1959 Saturn. 1-6: Recorded at Club Evergreen, Chicago, 1954 or 1955. Originally released on the El Saturn Records 45 'Daddy's Gonna Tell You No Lie' b/w 'A Foggy Day' (Saturn 9-1954). Frankie G. Songs / Nokawi Music / W B Music Corp. / Ira Gershwin Music. ℗ 1983 El Saturn Records. 1-7, 1-8: Recorded at RCA Studios, Chicago, April or May 1956. Originally released on the Heartbeat 45 'I'm Coming Home' b/w 'Last Call For Love' (Heartbeat H-3 G7OB-5168). Heartbeat Music Publishing. ℗ 1956 Heartbeat. 1-9, 1-10: Recorded at Balkan Studio, Chicago, March 1956. Originally released on the Saturn 45 'Soft Talk' b/w 'Super Blonde' (Saturn Z-1111). Enterplanetary Koncepts. ℗ 1956 Saturn. 1-11, 1-12: Recorded at RCA Studios, Chicago, 16th May 1956. Originally released on the Saturn 45 'Saturn' b/w 'Call For All Demons' (Saturn G7OW-5257/5259) [not in the database yet]. Enterplanetary Koncepts. ℗ 1956 Saturn. 1-13, 1-14: Recorded in Chicago, 1956. Reputedly released on the Saturn 45 'Demon's Lullaby' b/w 'Super Sonic Jazz'. Catalogue number unknown [not in the database yet]. Enterplanetary Koncepts. ℗ 1956 Saturn. 1-15, 1-16: Recorded at RCA Studios, Chicago, 16th May 1956. Originally released on the Saturn 45 'Medicine For A Nightmare' b/w 'Urnack' (Saturn Z-222). Enterplanetary Koncepts. ℗ 1956 Saturn. 1-17, 1-18: Recorded in Chicago, 1956, 1960 or 1961. Originally released on the Saturn 45 'It's Christmas Time' b/w 'Happy New Year To You!' (Satur[n] MO8W-4052/3). 1-19, 1-20: Recorded in Chicago, prob. 1957. Originally released on the Saturn 45 'M uck M uck (Matt Matt)' b/w 'Hot Skillet Momma' (Saturn 4236/4237). Enterplanetary Koncepts. ℗ Saturn. 1-21, 1-22: Recorded at RCA Studios, Chicago, mid-1958. Originally released on the Saturn 45 'Somebody's In Love' b/w 'Bye Bye' (Saturn SR-222/223). Enterplanetary Koncepts. ℗ 1958 Saturn. 1-23: Recorded in Chicago, mid-1958. Originally released on the Saturn 45 'Hours After' b/w 'Great Balls Of Fire' (JO8W-0245/0246) [not in the database yet]. Enterplanetary Koncepts. ℗ 1958 Saturn. 1-24: Recorded in Chicago, August or September 1958. Originally released on the Saturn 45 'Hours After' b/w 'Great Balls Of Fire' (JO8W-0245/0246) [not in the database yet]. Enterplanetary Koncepts. ℗ 1958 Saturn.

2-1: Recorded at Arkestra rehearsal, Chicago, 1959. Originally released on the Saturn 45 'October' b/w 'Adventur[e] in Space' (Saturn 87) [not in the database yet]. Enterplanetary Koncepts. ℗ 1967 Saturn. 2-2: Recorded in Chicago, 1956. Originally released on the Saturn 45 'October' b/w 'Adventur[e] in Space' (Saturn 87) [not in the database yet]. Enterplanetary Koncepts. ℗ 1967 Saturn. 2-3: Recorded in Chicago, 1955 or 1959. Originally released on the Saturn 45 'Dreaming' b/w 'Daddy's Gonna Tell You No Lie' (Saturn SR-401/402). Enterplanetary Koncepts. ℗ Saturn. 2-4: Recorded at Sheldon Studio, Chicago, 1955 or 1959. Originally released on the Saturn 45 'Dreaming' b/w 'Daddy's Gonna Tell You No Lie' (Saturn SR-401/402). Enterplanetary Koncepts. ℗ Saturn. 2-5: Studio recording, Chicago, 6th March 1959. Reputedly released on a Saturn 45 'Round Midnight' b/w 'Back In Your Own Backyard'. Catalogue number unknown [not in the database yet]. Thelonious Music Corp. ℗ Saturn. 2-6: Studio recording, Chicago, 6th March 1959. Reputedly released on a Saturn 45 'Round Midnight' b/w 'Back In Your Own Backyard'. Catalogue number unknown [not in the database yet]. Bourne Co. / Larry Spier Music LLC. ℗ Saturn. 2-7, 2-8: Studio recording, Chicago, 6th March 1959. Reputedly released on a Saturn 45 'Saturn' b/w 'Velvet'. Catalogue number unknown [not in the database yet]. Enterplanetary Koncepts. ℗ Saturn. 2-9, 2-10: Studio recording, Chicago, around 1960. Originally released on the Saturn 45 'Message To Earthman' b/w 'The Sun One' (Saturn 1502) [not in the database yet]. Enterplanetary Koncepts. ℗ 1961 Saturn. 2-11: Studio recording, Chicago, around 1960. Originally released on the Saturn 45 'The Sun Man Speaks' b/w 'Message To Earthman' (Saturn 986). Enterplanetary Koncepts. ℗ 1986 Saturn. 2-12, 2-13: Recorded at Elks Hall, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 14th June 1960. Originally released on the Saturn 45 'Space Loneliness' b/w 'State Street' (Saturn LO8W-0114/0115). Enterplanetary Koncepts. ℗ 1960 Saturn. 2-14, 2-15: Recorded at Elks Hall, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 14th June 1960. Originally released on the Saturn 45 'The Blue Set' b/w 'Big City Blues' (Saturn SA-1001). Enterplanetary Koncepts. ℗ 1960 Saturn. 2-16, 2-17: Recorded at Choreographers Workshop, New York City, early 1962. Originally released on the Saturn 45 'A Blue One' b/w 'Orbitration In Blue' (Saturn SRA-9991/2) [not in the database yet]. Enterplanetary Koncepts. ℗ 1964 Saturn. 2-18: Recorded at Choreographers Workshop, New York City, 1962-1964. Originally featured as part of Blast First EP sampler included with Chemical Imbalance magazine (New York) in 1989, Vol. 2, no. 1 (Chemical Imbalance CI 006). Enterplanetary Koncepts. ℗ 1989 Blast First. 2-19, 2-20: Recorded in New York City, 1962. Originally released on the Saturn 45 'Tell Her To Come On Home' b/w 'I'm Making Believe' (Saturn 144-M) [not in the database yet]. Enterplanetary Koncepts. ℗ Saturn.

3-1, 3-2: Recorded at Sun Studios, New York City, 1967. Originally released on the Saturn 45 'The Bridge' b/w 'Rocket # 9' (El Saturn 3066). Enterplanetary Koncepts. ℗ Saturn. 3-3, 3-4: Recorded at Sun Studios, New York City, 22nd September 1968. Originally released on the Saturn 45 'Blues On Planet Mars' b/w 'Saturn Moon' (Saturn 911-AR) [not in the database yet]. Enterplanetary Koncepts. ℗ 1969 Saturn. 3-5: Recorded live at unknown location, 1972-1974. Originally released on the Saturn 45 'Journey To Saturn' b/w 'Enlightenment' (Saturn ES 538). Enterplanetary Koncepts. ℗ Saturn. 3-6: Recorded at Sun Ra's house, Philadelphia, 1970 to 1974. Originally released on the Saturn 45 'Journey To Saturn' b/w 'Enlightenment' (Saturn ES 538). Enterplanetary Koncepts. ℗ Saturn. 3-7: Recorded at WXPN, Philadelphia, 4th July 1974. Originally released on the Saturn 45 'I'm Gonna Unmask The Batman' b/w 'The Perfect Man' (Saturn ES 537). Enterplanetary Koncepts. ℗ 1974 Saturn. 3-8: Prob. recorded at Variety Recording Studio, New York City, 24th May 1973. Originally released on the Saturn 45 'I'm Gonna Unmask The Batman' b/w 'The Perfect Man' (Saturn ES 537). Enterplanetary Koncepts. ℗ 1974 Saturn. 3-9: Recorded at unidentified venue, 1975. Originally released on the Saturn 45 'Love In Outer Space' b/w 'Mayan Temple' (Saturn 256/62775) [not in the database yet]. Enterplanetary Koncepts. ℗ 1975 Saturn. 3-10: Recorded at Variety Recording Studio, New York City, 27th June 1975. Originally released on the Saturn 45 'Love In Outer Space' b/w 'Mayan Temple' (Saturn 256/62775) [not in the database yet]. Enterplanetary Koncepts. ℗ 1975 Saturn. 3-11, 3-12: Recorded live at Teatro Ciak, Milan, 23rd January 1978. Originally released on the Saturn 45 'Sky Blues' b/w 'Disco 2021' (Saturn 2100) [not in the database yet]. Enterplanetary Koncepts. ℗ 1978 Saturn. 3-13, 3-14: Poss. recorded live in Montreal, early May 1979. Originally released on the Saturn 45 'Rough House Blues' b/w 'Cosmo-Extensions' (Saturn SR-51879). Enterplanetary Koncepts. ℗ 1979 Saturn. 3-15: Recorded at WKCR-FM, New York City, 8th July 1977. Originally released on the Saturn 45 'Quest' b/w 'Outer Space Plateau' (Saturn SUN-RA1982 Z). Enterplanetary Koncepts. ℗ 1982 Saturn. 3-16: Recorded at Sun Ra's house, 1982. Originally released on the Saturn 45 'Quest' b/w 'Outer Space Plateau' (Saturn SUN-RA1982 Z). Enterplanetary Koncepts. ℗ 1982 Saturn. 3-17, 3-18: Recorded at Variety Recording Studio, New York City, September 1982. Originally released on the 'Y' Records 12" single 'Nuclear War b/w 'Sometimes I'm Happy' (Y Records Y RA-1). Enterplanetary Koncepts. ℗ 1982 Saturn. 3-19: Live recording, Philadelphia, 1978. Originally released on the Norton Records 45 'Sun Ra Sentennial 1914-2014 / Prophetica Memorial Souvenir' (Norton 45-1901). Enterplanetary Koncepts. ℗ 2014 Norton Records. 3-20: Live recording, Soundscape, New York City, 1979. Originally released on the Norton Records 45 'Sun Ra Sentennial 1914-2014 / Prophetica Memorial Souvenir' (Norton 45-1901). Enterplanetary Koncepts. ℗ 2014 Norton Records.

All tracks licensed courtesy of Sun Ra LLC except CD3 track 21 licensed courtesy of Paul Smith

Compilation by Paul Griffiths with thanks to Peter Dennett at Art Yard

Sleeve notes:
"Lights From A Satellite: The Sun Ra Singles" – Francis Gooding, Sept 2016
Saturn Research, Alton Abraham Interviewed By John Corbett, 1993

Cover photo source by Tommy Hunter

Photos: Booklet page 3 - Sun Ra "Electro Sound Division". Photo by Alton Abraham; Page 7: Sun Ra & His 8 Rays Of Jazz - Birdland poster 1950s; Sun Ra Arkestra at Budland [sic], 1958, still from the film "The Cry of Jazz"; Sun Ra and his Arkestra at Parkway Ballroom, Chicago, 1955; Pages 24-25: Sun Ra and his Arkestra at Heliopolis, Cairo circa 1973. Photo by Hartmut Geerken. Digipak case photos: Sun Ra and his Arkestra at Heliopolis, Cairo circa 1973. Photo by Hartmut Geerken; Sun Ra with Nu Sounds, 1950s

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1-16 is credited to "Le Sun-Ra & His Arkistra" in the tracklist printed on back and to "Le Sun-Ra And His Arkistra" in the booklet. 1-17 and 1-18 are swapped in the tracklist printed on back. 1-21 and 1-22 are erroneously credited to "The Cosmic Rays With Le Sun Ra And Arkestra" in the tracklist printed on back. The actual group name "Sun Ra And The Cosmic Rays" is mentioned in the booklet. 2-2 is misspelled as "Adventur In Space" on back and in the booklet. 2-5 and 2-6 are credited to "Hattie Randolph With Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra" on back and to "Hattie Randolph With Sun Ra & His Astro Infinity Arkestra" in the booklet. 2-9 and 2-10 are swapped in the booklet.

The following artists are credited with "prob.", "poss." or "?" in the track notes:
1-19, 1-20: prob. Victor Sproles: bass; prob. Robert Barry: drums
1-21, 1-22: prob. Ronnie Boykins: bass
2-1: poss. William "Bugs" Cochran: drums
2-2: prob. John Gilmore: bells
2-3, 2-4: Tito (?): congas
2-10: prob. Walter Strickland: trumpet
2-19, 2-20: prob. C. Scoby Stroman: drums
3-1, 3-2: prob. Jothan Callins: flugelhorn
3-5: prob. Clifford Jarvis: drums
3-6: poss. Lex Humphries: drums
3-7, 3-8: poss. Danny Davis: drums
3-13: prob. Luqman Ali: drums
3-16: prob. Fred Adams: trumpet
3-19: prob. Richard Williams: electric bass

1-19, 1-20: Track artist is credited as "Yochanan (The Space Age Vocalist)"
2-9, 2-10:: Track artist is credited as "Yochanan "A Space Age Vocalist""

2-5 to 2-8: Trombone is credited to "Bo Bailey (Larry Pickens)"
3-10, 3-19: Congas are credited to "Stanley Morgan (Atakatune)"
3-17: Vocals are credited to "Stanley Morgan (Atakatune)" and to Hayes Burnett "or" John Ore.
3-18: Bass is credited to Hayes Burnett "or" John Ore. Percussion is credited to "Stanley Morgan (Atakatune)".

Released in 8-panel Digipak-style packaging with 32 pp. booklet.

On sticker affixed to the shrink wrap:
Sun Ra – Singles 3CD set
Official release in conjunction with Sun Ra LLC
Remastered for CD
Includes rare photos and poster artwork, liner notes by Francis Gooding and track by track session details and notes by Paul Griffiths
[Strut logo] [Art Yard logo]

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 730003314827
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI L552
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2, CD3): IFPI L553
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI 941Q
  • Mould SID Code (CD2, CD3): IFPI 94V5
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): Sony DADC [Four Manufacturing Services logo] FOURMANUFACTURING.COM A0102742359-0103 12 A00
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): Sony DADC [Four Manufacturing Services logo] FOURMANUFACTURING.COM A0102742358-0203 13 A00
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3): Sony DADC [Four Manufacturing Services logo] FOURMANUFACTURING.COM A0102742357-0303 13 A00
  • Label Code: LC 07306

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STRUT148CD Sun Ra Singles (The Definitive 45's Collection 1952–1991) ‎(3xCD, Album, Comp, Promo, RM) Strut, Art Yard STRUT148CD UK 2016


Sun Ra - Singles (The Definitive 45's Collection 1952–1991) FLAC album

Musician performer: Sun Ra

Title: Singles (The Definitive 45's Collection 1952–1991)

Country: UK

Date of release: 2016

Style: Space-Age, Doo Wop, Rhythm & Blues, Hard Bop, Avant-garde Jazz

Genre: Jazz / Funk & Soul

Size FLAC: 1779 mb

Rating: 4.4 / 5

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