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Monday, May 29, 2006

Sun Ra and his Myth Science Arkestra - Rocket Number Nine (1958-60; CD)



This CD, released in 1992 by Evidence, contains 2 Ra vinyls. The information for the vinyls have been posted. Notes of repost: 2 tracks of Sound of Joy.

Sun Ra and his Solar Arkestra
Visits Planet Earth


Editions:
Saturn LP 9956-11-A/B (1966)
Saturn LP 207
Evidence 22039 (CD, 1992)

Included Tracks:
Side A:
Planet Earth (Ra) (4:52)
Ra-p, solar (electric) p, egyptian solar bells; Lucious Randolph-tp; Nate Pryor-tb; James Spaulding-as solo; Marshall Allen-fl solo; John Gilmore-ts, solar bells, tambourine; Ronald Boykins-b; Jim Herndon- tympani; Pat Patrick-bs, Rhodesian bells, solar drum; Robert Barry-d.

Eve (Ra) (5:33)
Ra-p; Lucious Randolph-tp; Nate Pryor-tb; Marshall Allen-as; John Gilmore-ts, bells; Pat Patrick-as solo; Charles Davis-bs; Ronnie Boykins-b; Robert Barry-d; Jim Herndon- tympani, boom bam.

Overtones of China (Ra) (4:17)
Ra-ep, p, spiral percussion gong, Chinese solar gong; Lucious Randolph-tp; Marshall Allen-as, fl solo; James Spaulding-as; John Gilmore-ts, solar drum; Charles Davis-bs; Pat Patrick-space lute; Ronnie Boykins-b; Robert Barry-d; Jim Herndon-tympani.
Recorded at different clubs, Chicago, early 1958.

Side B:
Viktor (Ra)
Saturn (Ra)

Line-up & Recording Date:
See each track
Notes:
Side B was taken from Sound of Joy, not released until then. On Evidence's CD, sides were changed.

Sun Ra and his Myth Science Arkestra
Rocket Number Nine

(retitled Interstellar Low Ways)

Editions:
Saturn SR 9956-2-M/N (mid 60s)
Saturn LP 203
Evidence 22039 (CD, 1992)

Included Tracks:
Side A:
Onward (Ra) (3:30)
Ra-p; George Hudson-tp; Marshall Allen-as; John Gilmore-ts; Ronnie Boykins-b; Jon Hardy-d.

Somewhere in Space (Ra) (2:58)
Ra-p; Phil Cohran-tp; Marshall Allen-as, fl; John Gilmore-ts; Ronnie Boykins-b; Jon Hardy, d.

Interplanetary Music (Ra) (2:22)
Ra-p; Ronnie Boykins-b, space gong; Jon Hardy-d; Marshall Allen-perc; John Gilmore-perc. They all sing.

Interstellar Low Ways (Ra) (8:20)
Ra-p, chimes, gong; Marshall Allen-fl (solo); John Gilmore-ts; Pat Patrick-fl, bells, claves; Ronnie Boykins-b; William Cochran-d.

Side B:
Space Loneliness (Ra) (4:28)
Ra-p; Phil Cohran-tp; Marshall Allen-as; John Gilmore-ts; Ronnie Boykins-b; Jon Hardy-d.

Space Aura (Ra) (3:07)
Ra-p; George Hudson-tp; Marshall Allen-as; John Gilmore-ts; Ronnie Boykins-b; Jon Hardy-d.

Rocket Number Nine Take off for the Planet Venus (Ra) (6:11)
Ra-p; Phil Cohran-tp; Marshall Allen-as; John Gilmore-ts; Ronnie Boykins-b; Jon Hardy-d. Ensemble voc

Line-up & Recording Date:
See each track individually. Recorded in Chicago, late 1960.
Notes:
First published as Rocket Number Nine, the cover and title were changed on 1969 Saturn catalogue.

http://rapidshare.de/files/26801486/1958-60_-_Sun_Ra_and_his_Myth_Science_Arkestra_-_Rocket_Number_Nine__rel.1965_.part2.rar
http://rapidshare.de/files/26775997/1958-60_-_Sun_Ra_and_his_Myth_Science_Arkestra_-_Rocket_Number_Nine__rel.1965_.part1.rar

3 Comments:

At 2:38 PM, Anonymous mr. lucky said...

a sun ra blog - i can't believe it! though i wouldn't call me a true fan, i've got about a dozen cd's, mostly on esp, evidence and leo.
i'd recommend the ulrichsberg concert from 1989, which is available on 2 cd's, one a double, named "salute to walt disney" and "stardust from tomorrow". they came out 95 + 96. what a ensemble, marshall allen, julian priester and the incredible singer june tyson being the most famous.
thanx a lot!!!

 
At 8:57 PM, Blogger marxbert said...

i have stardust from tomorrow--an excellent cd. i hope you find some of these early groups as exhilirating as those in '89.

thanks for the comment.

 
At 5:29 AM, Anonymous mr. lucky said...

the early groups are in my opinion much more mysterious, in sound and ensemble play.
david toop wrote some interesting stuff in his new book "exotica", the link between les baxter and sun ra - did you know that herman sonny blount was quite fond of the early output of baxter, esp. the recordings with theremin-wizard dr. samuel j. hoffman?

you do a great job for the music world - making sun ra's huge output available for todays ears... more, much more!

 

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