Sun Ra and his Astro Infinity Arkestra - Sound Sun Pleasure!! (1958/48?)
Wait, you may say. I thought you were posting chronologically...so what gives with posting material from 1956?
Well, originally, on the Saturn release, this was simply material from a '58 recording. But with the '92 Evidence release, they decided to couple this with side A of the 'Deep Purple' Saturn LP in '73.
'Deep Purple' includes studio and home recordings from the early 50s--and claims can be made dating the material as far back as 1948. This early Sun Ra is rather historic, and should not be missed. Part of side A will come back when posting one of the two versions of 'The Invisible Shield.'
This CD is extremely important in seeing the beginning of Sun Ra's style. You get glimpses of it in some of the earliest pieces...
I included info for 'Deep Purple' as well.
Sun Ra and his Astro Infinity Arkestra
Sound Sun Pleasure!!
Saturn SR 512 (1970)
Evidence 22014 (CD, 1992)
'Round Midnight (Hanighen-Monk-Williams)
You Never Told Me That You Care (Hobart Dotson)
Hour of Parting (Schiffer-Spoliansky)
Back In Your Own Backyard (Jolson-Rose-Dreyer)
Enlightenment (taken from Jazz in Silhouette) (Ra)
I Could Have Danced All Night (Lerner-Loewe)
Line-up & Recording Date:
Ra-p, celeste; Hobart Dotson-tp; James Spaulding-as; Marshall Allen-as, fl; John Gilmore-ts; Pat Patrick-bs, as, fl; Charles Davis-bs; Ronnie Boykins-b; William Cochran (or Robert Barry)-d; Hattie Randolph-voc (on 'Round Midnight and Back in Your Own Backyard).
Recorded by Alton Abraham, Chicago, 1958.
Sun Ra and his Arkestra featuring Stuff Smith on violin
(Dreams Come True)
Saturn LP 485 (1973)
Side A has been reissued on Evidence 22014 (CD, 1992)
Deep Purple (DeRose-Parish)
Sun Ra-p, Solovox; Stuff Smith-vln. Sun Ra's home, Chicago, 1953? Robert Campbell says 1948-49.
Sun Ra-p. Chicago, 1955?
Can this be Love? (Smith-James)
Sun Ra-p, Wilbur Ware-b. Chicago, 1955?
Dreams Come True(Ra-Mayo)
Sun Ra-Wurlitzer ep; Pat Patrick-as; John Gilmore-ts; Art Hoyle-tp; Vic Sproles-b; Robert Barry-d; Clyde Williams-voc. Chicago, 1956.
Don't Blame Me (McHugh-Fields)
Lover Come Back to Me (Romberg-Hammerstein)
Ra-p; Victor Sproles-b; Robert Barry-d; Tito-cga; Hattie Randolph-voc. Budland, Chicago, 1956 or 1957.
Piano Interlude and Can This Be Love? were included in a tape that later would become side B of The Invisible Shield.