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Sun RaSingles (The Definitive 45's Collection 1952–1991)

Label:
Strut – STRUT148CD, Art Yard – STRUT148CD
Format:
3 x CD, Album, Compilation, Remastered
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Tracklist

1-1Sun RaI Am An Instrument
Voice [Recitation], Harp [Space Harp]Sun Ra
Written-ByRa*
1:37
1-2Sun RaI Am Strange
Voice [Recitation], PianoSun Ra
Written-ByRa*
3:13
1-3The Nu Sounds With Sun RaChicago USA
Performer [The Nu Sounds], Baritone SaxophonePat Patrick
Performer [The Nu Sounds], DrumsRobert Barry (2)
Performer [The Nu Sounds], PianoSun Ra
Performer [The Nu Sounds], VocalsJohn (265), Kalil (5), Roland Williams, Vic (31)
Written-ByRa*
2:56
1-4The Nu Sounds With Sun RaSpaceship Lullaby
Performer [The Nu Sounds], DrumsRobert Barry (2)
Performer [The Nu Sounds], PianoSun Ra
Performer [The Nu Sounds], VocalsJohn (265), Kalil (5), Roland Williams, Vic (31)
Written-ByRa*
2:19
1-5The Cosmic Rays With Sun Ra And Arkestra*Daddy’s Gonna Tell You No Lie
Directed By [Director]Sun Ra
Performer [The Cosmic Rays], VocalsCalvin Barron, Lonnie Tolbert, Matt Swift (2)
Performer [The Cosmic Rays], Vocals [Unidentified]Unknown Artist
Written ByBarron / Orio / Ra
Written-ByBarron*, Orio*, Ra*
3:08
1-6The Nu Sounds With Sun Ra And Arkestra*A Foggy Day
Performer [The Nu Sounds], PianoSun Ra
Performer [The Nu Sounds], VocalsJohn (265), Kalil (5), Roland Williams, Vic (31)
Written-ByGershwin / Gershwin*
1:04
1-7Billie Hawkins With Sun-Ra And His Orchestra*I’m Coming Home
Baritone SaxophonePat Patrick
Bass GuitarWilburn Green
Piano, Electric Piano [Wurlitzer Electric Piano], Arranged By [Arranger]Sun Ra
Tenor SaxophoneJohn Gilmore
Timpani [Tympani]Jim Herndon
TromboneJulian Priester
TrumpetArt Hoyle*, Dave Young*
VocalsBillie Hawkins
Written ByLane / Orris
Written-ByOrris*, Lane*
2:04
1-8Billie Hawkins With Sun-Ra And His Orchestra*Last Call For Love
Baritone SaxophonePat Patrick
Bass GuitarWilburn Green
Piano, Electric Piano [Wurlitzer Electric Piano], Arranged By [Arranger]Sun Ra
Tenor SaxophoneJohn Gilmore
Timpani [Tympani]Jim Herndon
TromboneJulian Priester
TrumpetArt Hoyle*, Dave Young*
VocalsBillie Hawkins
Written-BySeymour*
2:28
1-9Sun-Ra And His Arkistra*Soft Talk
Baritone SaxophoneLaurdine "Pat" Patrick*
Bass GuitarWilburn Green
Piano, Electric PianoSun Ra
Tenor SaxophoneJohn Gilmore
Timpani [Tympani], Timbales, PercussionJim Herndon
TromboneJulian Priester
TrumpetArt Hoyle*
Written-ByPriester*
2:43
1-10Sun-Ra And His Arkistra*Super Blonde
Baritone SaxophoneLaurdine "Pat" Patrick*
Bass GuitarWilburn Green
Piano, Electric PianoSun Ra
Tenor SaxophoneJohn Gilmore
Timpani [Tympani], Timbales, PercussionJim Herndon
TromboneJulian Priester
TrumpetArt Hoyle*
Written-ByRa*
2:37
1-11Le Sun-Ra And His Arkistra*Saturn
Baritone SaxophoneLaurdine "Pat" Patrick*
Bass GuitarWilburn Green
Piano, Electric PianoSun Ra
Tenor SaxophoneJohn Gilmore
Timpani [Tympani], Timbales, PercussionJim Herndon
TromboneJulian Priester
TrumpetArt Hoyle*
Written-ByRa*
3:02
1-12Le Sun-Ra And His Arkistra*Call For All Demons
Baritone SaxophoneLaurdine "Pat" Patrick*
Bass GuitarWilburn Green
Piano, Electric PianoSun Ra
Tenor SaxophoneJohn Gilmore
Timpani [Tympani], Timbales, PercussionJim Herndon
TromboneJulian Priester
TrumpetArt Hoyle*
Written-ByRa*
4:22
1-13Le Sun-Ra And His Arkistra*Demon’s Lullaby
Baritone SaxophoneLaurdine "Pat" Patrick*
Bass GuitarWilburn Green
Piano, Electric PianoSun Ra
Tenor SaxophoneJohn Gilmore
Timpani [Tympani], Timbales, PercussionJim Herndon
TromboneJulian Priester
TrumpetArt Hoyle*
Written-ByRa*
2:41
1-14Le Sun-Ra And His Arkistra*Supersonic-Jazz
Baritone SaxophoneLaurdine "Pat" Patrick*
Bass GuitarWilburn Green
Piano, Electric PianoSun Ra
Tenor SaxophoneJohn Gilmore
Timpani [Tympani], Timbales, PercussionJim Herndon
TromboneJulian Priester
TrumpetArt Hoyle*
Written-ByRa*
2:36
1-15Le Sun-Ra And His Arkistra*Medicine For A Nightmare
Baritone SaxophoneLaurdine "Pat" Patrick*
Bass GuitarWilburn Green
Piano, Electric PianoSun Ra
Tenor SaxophoneJohn Gilmore
Timpani [Tympani], Timbales, PercussionJim Herndon
TromboneJulian Priester
TrumpetArt Hoyle*
Written-ByRa*
2:37
1-16Le Sun-Ra And His Arkistra*Urnack
Baritone SaxophoneLaurdine "Pat" Patrick*
Bass GuitarWilburn Green
Piano, Electric PianoSun Ra
Tenor SaxophoneJohn Gilmore
Timpani [Tympani], Timbales, PercussionJim Herndon
TromboneJulian Priester
TrumpetArt Hoyle*
Written-ByPriester*
3:50
1-17The QualitiesIt’s Christmas Time
Performer [The Qualities], Bells [Unidentified]Unknown Artist
Performer [The Qualities], Guitar [Unidentified]Unknown Artist
Performer [The Qualities], HarmoniumSun Ra
Performer [The Qualities], Vocals [Unidentified Male Vocal Quartet]Unknown Artist
Performer [The Qualities], Wood Block [Wood Blocks, Unidentified]Unknown Artist
Written ByAbraham / Ra
Written-ByAbraham*, Ra*
2:45
1-18The QualitiesHappy New Year To You!
Performer [The Qualities], Bells [Unidentied]Unknown Artist
Performer [The Qualities], Guitar [Unidentified]Unknown Artist
Performer [The Qualities], HarmoniumSun Ra
Performer [The Qualities], Vocals [Unidentified Male Vocal Quartet]Unknown Artist
Performer [The Qualities], Wood Block [Wood Blocks, Unidentified]Unknown Artist
Written ByAbraham / Ra
Written-ByAbraham*, Ra*
1:48
1-19Yochanan, The Space Age VocalistM uck M uck (Matt Matt)
PianoSun Ra
Tenor SaxophoneJohn Gilmore
VocalsYochanan
Written ByYochanan / Abraham / Ra
Written-ByAbraham*, Ra*, Yochanan
2:48
1-20Yochanan, The Space Age VocalistHot Skillet Momma
PianoSun Ra
Tenor SaxophoneJohn Gilmore
VocalsYochanan
Written ByYochanan / Abraham / Ra
Written-ByAbraham*, Ra*, Yochanan
3:14
1-21Sun Ra And The Cosmic RaysBye Bye
Performer [The Cosmic Rays], BassRonnie Boykins
Performer [The Cosmic Rays], DrumsRobert Barry (2)
Performer [The Cosmic Rays], Electric Guitar [Unidentified]Unknown Artist
Performer [The Cosmic Rays], Piano, Directed By [Director]Le Sun Ra*
Performer [The Cosmic Rays], TimbalesJim Herndon
Performer [The Cosmic Rays], VocalsCalvin Barron, Lonnie Tolbert, Matt Swift (2)
Performer [The Cosmic Rays], Vocals [Unidentified]Unknown Artist
Written-BySwift*
2:51
1-22Sun Ra And The Cosmic RaysSomebody’s In Love
Performer [The Cosmic Rays], BassRonnie Boykins
Performer [The Cosmic Rays], DrumsRobert Barry (2)
Performer [The Cosmic Rays], Electric Guitar [Unidentified]Unknown Artist
Performer [The Cosmic Rays], TimbalesJim Herndon
Performer [The Cosmic Rays], VocalsCalvin Barron, Lonnie Tolbert, Matt Swift (2)
Performer [The Cosmic Rays], Vocals [Unidentified]Unknown Artist
Piano, Directed By [Director]Le Sun Ra*
Written ByDancer / Tolbert
Written-ByTolbert*, Dancer*
1:48
1-23Le Sun Ra And His Arkestra*Hours After
Alto SaxophoneJames Spaulding, Marshall Allen
Baritone SaxophonePat Patrick
PianoSun Ra
Tenor SaxophoneJohn Gilmore
Written-ByTurner*
2:48
1-24Le Sun Ra And His Arkestra*Great Balls Of Fire
Baritone SaxophonePat Patrick
Electric GuitarBeBop Sam Thomas*
Electric Piano [Wurlitzer Electric Piano]Sun Ra
Percussion [Unidentified]Unknown Artist
Tenor SaxophoneJohn Gilmore
Timpani [Tympani]Jim Herndon
TrumpetLucious Randolph
Written-ByRa*
5:29
2-1Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra*October
Baritone SaxophonePat Patrick
PianoSun Ra
Tenor SaxophoneJohn Gilmore
Trombone [Unidentified]Unknown Artist
TrumpetWalter Strickland
Written-ByRa*
4:42
2-2Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra*Adventure In Space
BellsJohn Gilmore
Bells [Unidentified], Guiro [Unidentified]Unknown Artist
PianoSun Ra
Timpani [Tympani]Jim Herndon
Written-ByRa*
2:36
2-3The Cosmic Rays With Sun Ra And Arkestra*Dreaming
CongasTito (52)
Performer [The Cosmic Rays], VocalsCalvin Barron, Lonnie Tolbert, Matt Swift (2)
Performer [The Cosmic Rays], Vocals [Unidentified]Unknown Artist
PianoSun Ra
Written ByBarron / Orio / Ra
Written-ByBarron*, Orio*, Ra*
2:45
2-4The Cosmic Rays With Sun Ra And Arkestra*Daddy’s Gonna Tell You No Lie
CongasTito (52)
Performer [The Cosmic Rays], VocalsCalvin Barron, Lonnie Tolbert, Matt Swift (2)
Performer [The Cosmic Rays], Vocals [Unidentified]Unknown Artist
PianoSun Ra
Written ByBarron / Orio / Ra
Written-ByBarron*, Orio*, Ra*
3:06
2-5Hattie Randolph* With Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra*Round Midnight
Alto SaxophoneJames Spaulding, Marshall Allen
Baritone SaxophoneCharles Davis (2), Pat Patrick
Celesta [Celeste], Gong, PianoSun Ra
Tenor SaxophoneJohn Gilmore
TromboneBo Bailey
TrumpetHobart Dotson
VocalsHattie Randolph*
Written ByHanighen / Monk / Williams
Written-ByHanighen*, Williams*, Monk*
3:51
2-6Hattie Randolph* With Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra*Back In Your Own Back Yard
Alto SaxophoneJames Spaulding, Marshall Allen
Baritone SaxophoneCharles Davis (2), Pat Patrick
Celesta [Celeste], Gong, PianoSun Ra
Tenor SaxophoneJohn Gilmore
TromboneBo Bailey
TrumpetHobart Dotson
VocalsHattie Randolph*
Written ByHanighen / Monk / Williams
Written-ByHanighen*, Williams*, Monk*
2:03
2-7Le Sun Ra And His Arkestra*Saturn
Alto SaxophoneJames Spaulding, Marshall Allen
Baritone SaxophoneCharles Davis (2), Pat Patrick
PianoSun Ra
Tenor SaxophoneJohn Gilmore
TromboneBo Bailey
TrumpetHobart Dotson
Written-ByRa*
3:42
2-8Le Sun Ra And His Arkestra*Velvet
Alto SaxophoneJames Spaulding, Marshall Allen
Baritone SaxophoneCharles Davis (2), Pat Patrick
PianoSun Ra
Tenor SaxophoneJohn Gilmore
TromboneBo Bailey
TrumpetHobart Dotson
Written-ByRa*
3:25
2-9Yochanan, A Space Age Vocalist* With Sun Ra And His Arkestra*The Sun One
Alto SaxophoneMarshall Allen
Drums [Unidentified]Unknown Artist
Organ [Hammond B-3]Sun Ra
Tenor SaxophoneJohn Gilmore
TrumpetLucious Randolph
VocalsYochanan
Written-ByYochanan
2:32
2-10Yochanan, A Space Age Vocalist* With Sun Ra And His Arkestra*Message To Earthman
Alto SaxophoneMarshall Allen
Drums [Unidentified]Unknown Artist
Organ [Hammond B-3]Sun Ra
Tenor SaxophoneJohn Gilmore
TrumpetWalter Strickland
VocalsYochanan
Written ByMcCarey / Yochanan / Ra
Written-ByMcCarey*, Ra*, Yochanan
2:26
2-11Yochanan With Sun Ra And His Arkestra*The Sun Man Speaks
Alto SaxophoneMarshall Allen
Drums [Unidentified]Unknown Artist
Organ [Hammond B-3]Sun Ra
Tenor SaxophoneJohn Gilmore
TrumpetLucious Randolph
VocalsYochanan
Written-ByYochanan
4:37
2-12Sun Ra And His Arkestra*Space Loneliness
Alto SaxophoneMarshall Allen
CornetPhil Cohran
DrumsJon L. Hardy*
PianoSun Ra
Tenor SaxophoneJohn Gilmore
Written-ByRa*
4:35
2-13Sun Ra And His Arkestra*State Street
Alto SaxophoneMarshall Allen
CornetPhil Cohran
DrumsJon L. Hardy*
PianoSun Ra
Tenor SaxophoneJohn Gilmore
Written-ByRa*
3:33
2-14Sun Ra And His Arkestra*The Blue Set
Alto SaxophoneMarshall Allen
CornetPhil Cohran
DrumsJon L. Hardy*
PianoSun Ra
Tenor SaxophoneJohn Gilmore
Written-ByRa*
4:43
2-15Sun Ra And His Arkestra*Big City Blues
Alto SaxophoneMarshall Allen
CornetPhil Cohran
DrumsJon L. Hardy*
PianoSun Ra
Tenor SaxophoneJohn Gilmore
Written-ByRa*
3:15
2-16Sun Ra And His Arkestra* Featuring Pat PatrickA Blue One
Baritone SaxophonePat Patrick
DrumsTommy Hunter
PianoSun Ra
Written-ByRa*
3:51
2-17Sun Ra And His Arkestra* Featuring Pat PatrickOrbitration In Blue
Baritone SaxophonePat Patrick
DrumsTommy Hunter
PianoSun Ra
Written-ByRa*
4:46
2-18Sun Ra And His Arkestra*Hell #1 (A.k.a. Out There A Minute)
Baritone SaxophonePat Patrick
DrumsClifford Jarvis
PianoSun Ra
Tenor SaxophoneJohn Gilmore
Written-ByRa*
3:27
2-19Little Mack (2) With Sun Ra And His Arkestra*Tell Her To Come On Home
Piano, Directed By [Director]Sun Ra
Tenor SaxophoneJohn Gilmore
VocalsLittle Mack Gordon*
Written-ByRa*
2:07
2-20Little Mack (2) With Sun Ra & His Arkestra*I’m Making Believe
Piano, Directed By [Director]Sun Ra
Tenor SaxophoneJohn Gilmore
VocalsLittle Mack Gordon*
Written-ByRa*
3:14
3-1Sun Ra And His Outer Space Arkestra*The Bridge
Alto SaxophoneMarshall Allen
Baritone SaxophonePat Patrick
Bass ClarinetRobert Cummings
Celesta [Electric Celeste]Sun Ra
DrumsClifford Jarvis
FlugelhornJothan Callins
FluteDanny Davis
Tenor SaxophoneJohn Gilmore
Written-ByRa*
1:58
3-2Sun Ra And His Outer Space Arkestra*Rocket # 9
Alto SaxophoneMarshall Allen
Baritone SaxophonePat Patrick
Bass ClarinetRobert Cummings
Celesta [Electric Celeste]Sun Ra
DrumsClifford Jarvis
FlugelhornJothan Callins
FluteDanny Davis
Tenor SaxophoneJohn Gilmore
Written-ByRa*
2:26
3-3Sun Ra And His Astro-Solar-Infinity Arkestra*Blues On Planet Mars
Clavinet [Solar Sound Instrument (Hohner Clavinet)]Sun Ra
Drum [Lightning Drum], Percussion, VocalsJames Jacson
Drums, Percussion, VocalsClifford Jarvis, Robert Barry (2)
Percussion, VocalsJohn Gilmore, Marshall Allen, Pat Patrick
Written-ByRa*
3:27
3-4Sun Ra And His Astro-Solar-Infinity Arkestra*Saturn Moon
Clavinet [Solar Sound Instrument (Hohner Clavinet)]Sun Ra
Drum [Lightning Drum], Percussion, VocalsJames Jacson
Drums, Percussion, VocalsClifford Jarvis, Robert Barry (2)
Percussion, VocalsJohn Gilmore, Marshall Allen, Pat Patrick
Written-ByRa*
2:15
3-5Sun Ra And His Astro-Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra*Journey To Saturn
Baritone SaxophoneDanny Ray Thompson
DrumsClifford Jarvis
OrganSun Ra
Vocals [Other Arkestrans]Unknown Artist
Written-ByRa*
3:46
3-6Sun Ra And His Astro-Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra*Enlightenment
Clavinet [Hohner Clavinet]Sun Ra
DrumsLex Humphries
Written-ByRa*
3:28
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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, between 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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