Sun Ra* ‎– The Singles

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Evidence (5) ‎– ECD 22164-2
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2 × CD, Compilation
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1-01 The Nu Sounds A Foggy Day 1:03
1-02 The Cosmic Rays Daddy's Gonna Tell You No Lie 1:49
1-03 The Cosmic Rays Dreaming 2:43
1-04 The Cosmic Rays Daddy's Gonna Tell You No Lie (Alternate Version) 3:03
1-05 The Cosmic Rays / Le Sun Ra And His Arkestra* Bye Bye 2:49
1-06 The Cosmic Rays / Le Sun Ra And His Arkestra* Somebody's In Love 1:47
1-07 Le Sun Ra And His Arkestra* Medicine For A Nightmare 2:35
1-08 Le Sun Ra And His Arkestra* Saturn 3:00
1-09 Le Sun Ra And His Arkestra* Supersonic Jazz 2:33
1-10 The Qualities Happy New Year To You! 1:48
1-11 The Qualities It's Christmas Time 2:43
1-12 Yochanan Muck Muck (Matt Matt) 2:46
1-13 Yochanan Hot Skillet Mama 3:12
1-14 Le Sun Ra And His Arkestra* Great Balls Of Fire 5:28
1-15 Le Sun Ra And His Arkestra* Hours After 2:45
1-16 Juanita Rogers / Lynn Hollings Teenager's Letter Of Promises
Featuring – Mr. V's Five Joys
3:42
1-17 Juanita Rogers I'm So Glad You Love Me
Featuring – Mr. V's Five Joys
3:05
1-18 Yochanan / Sun Ra And The Arkestra* The Sun One 2:30
1-19 Yochanan / Sun Ra And The Arkestra* The Sun Man Speaks 4:34
1-20 Yochanan / Sun Ra And The Arkestra* The Sun Man Speaks (Alternate Version) 3:49
1-21 Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra* October 4:40
1-22 Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra* Adventure In Space 1:53
1-23 Yochanan / Sun Ra And The Arkestra* Message To Earthman 2:23
1-24 Yochanan / Sun Ra And The Arkestra* Message To Earthman (Alternate Version) 2:22
1-25 Sun Ra And The Arkestra* State Street 3:31
2-01 Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra* The Blue Set 4:40
2-02 Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra* Big City Blues 3:13
2-03 Little Mack (2) Tell Her To Come On Home 2:07
2-04 Little Mack (2) I'm Making Believe 3:14
2-05 Sun Ra And His Outer Space Arkestra* The Bridge 1:57
2-06 Sun Ra And His Outer Space Arkestra* Rocket #9 2:23
2-07 Sun Ra And His Astro-Solar-Infinity Arkestra* Blues On Planet Mars 3:25
2-08 Sun Ra And His Astro-Solar-Infinity Arkestra* Saturn Moon 2:13
2-09 Lacy Gibson The Sky Is Crying 2:50
2-10 Lacy Gibson She's My Baby 2:07
2-11 Lacy Gibson I Am Gonna Unmask The Batman 2:44
2-12 Lacy Gibson I Want An Easy Woman 2:44
2-13 Sun Ra And His Astro-Galactic Infinity Arkestra* I Am Gonna Unmask The Batman 2:19
2-14 Sun Ra And His Astro-Galactic Infinity Arkestra* The Perfect Man 4:54
2-15 Sun Ra And His Astro-Galactic Infinity Arkestra* Journey To Saturn 3:43
2-16 Sun Ra And His Astro-Galactic Infinity Arkestra* Enlightenment 3:26
2-17 Sun Ra Love In Outer Space 3:49
2-18 Sun Ra Mayan Temple 4:14
2-19 Sun Ra And The Arkestra* Disco 2100 2:43
2-20 Sun Ra And The Arkestra* Sky Blues 2:34
2-21 Sun Ra Rough House Blues 3:35
2-22 Sun Ra Cosmo-Extensions 4:24
2-23 Sun Ra And His Outer Space Arkestra* Quest 2:38
2-24 Sun Ra And His Outer Space Arkestra* Outer Space Plateau 2:22

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Recorded between 1954 and 1982.

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  • Barcode (Printed): 7 30182 21642 4
  • Barcode: 730182216424
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1): MANUFACTURED BY KAO ***AP0051277-01 * OO OOOOO DISC 1
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1): IFPI L952
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1): IFPI 3G08
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2): MANUFACTURED BY KAO ***AP0051278-02 * OO OOOOO ECD22164
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 2): IFPI L951
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2): IFPI 3G26

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Bradx

Bradx

May 2, 2015

Compilation of rare Sun Ra 7" singles originally on the El Saturn label and pressed in very small quantities between 20 - 100 copies.
Styles range from doo wop, novelty pop, rhythm n' blues, straight-ahead jazz - plus early strains of the free-synth skronk that Ra would later explore in the '60s and '70s.

Hard to get your head around the whole double cd as the tracks are all quite short and fly by pretty quickly. Needs a bit of intensive listening.
The Perfect Man is a masterpiece of blurting synth and funky drums - a bit like a forerunner of Blow Your Head by Fred Wesley & the JBs perhaps. That's about my favourite discovery at the moment.

Trying to collect these on original 7" would be a tricky task to say the least - so kudos to the compilers for making this stuff accessible to all. Great sleeve-notes too.