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Sunday, August 13, 2006

Sun Ra - 3 froms the 60s

NOTE: A number of albums missing from my collection are coming up chronologically. If anyong could post any of the following, it would be highly appreciated:
What's New? / Featuring Pharaoh Sanders & Black Harold / Heliocentric Worlds, volumes 2 and 3 / Impressions of a Patch of Blue / Nothing Is / Monorails and Satellites Vol2
Just leave it in the comments of the most recent post, please. I will post individual entries for them.

Sun Ra and his Astro Infinity Arkestra
Strange Strings

Thoth Intergalactic KH 5472
Saturn LP 502 (1967)

Included Tracks:
Side A:
Worlds Approaching (Ra)
Ra-Wurlitzer ep, perc; Ali Hassan-tb; Marshall Allen-as, ob; Danny Davis-as, fl; John Gilmore-ts; Pat Patrick-bs, fl; Robert Cummings- bcl; Ronnie Boykins-b; Clifford Jarvis-d, tympani; James Jacson-log drums.

Strange Strings featuring vocal by Arthur Jenkins (Ra)

Side B:
Strange Strings featuring lightning drum (Ra)
Marshall Allen-strings; Danny Davis-strings; John Gilmore-strings; Pat Patrick-strings; Robert Cummings-strings; Ali Hassan-strings; Carl Nimrod-electric strings, perc; Ronnie Boykins-b, vla; Sun Ra-lightning drum, tympani; James Jacson-log drums; Clifford Jarvis-tympani, perc; Art Jenkins-strings, space voice.

Line-up & Recording Date:
See each track. The recording date is not clear, surely between 1966 and 1967.
The string instruments used are mostly japanese. No member of the band had any experience playing them before the recording.

Sun Ra
Monorails and Satellites

Saturn SR 509 (1968)
Evidence 22013 (CD, 1992)

Included Tracks:
Side A:
Space Towers (Ra)
Cogitation (Ra)
Skylight (Ra)
The Alter Destiny (Ra)

Side B:
Easy Street (Jones)
Blue Differentials (Ra)
Monorails and Satellites (Ra)
The Galaxy Way (Ra)

Line-up & Recording Date:
Sun Ra-piano. Sun Studios, New York 1966 (Home made recording).
Some vinyl bootlegs began to appear during 2000. They are said to come from UK.

Sun Ra and his Solar Arkestra
The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra Volume 1

ESP-Disk' 1014 (1965)
Fontana STL 5514
Phonogram BT-5055 (Japan)
Boots 2404 (1982)
Happy Bird B 90131 (German bootleg, 1983)
Base ESPS-1014 (Italy, early 80s)
Tobacco Road 111 (German bootleg)
Magic Music 30011 (German CD bootleg, 1990)
ESP 1014-2 (CD, 1992)

Included Tracks:
Side A:
Heliocentric (Ra) (4:00)
Outer Nothingness (Ra) (7:40)
Other Worlds (Ra) (4:18)

Side B:
The Cosmos (Ra) (7:20)
Of Heavenly Things (Ra) (5:40)
Nebulae (Ra) (3:16)
Dancing in the Sun (Ra) (1:50)

Line-up & Recording Date:
Ra-p, bass marimba, e-celeste, tympani; Chris Capers-tp; Teddy Nance- tb, Bernard Pettaway, btb, Marshall Allen, picc, as, bells, spiral cymbal; Danny Davis-fl, as; John Gilmore-ts, tympani; Pat Patrick-bs, perc; Robert Cummings- bcl, wood blocks; Ronnie Boykins-b; Jimmy Johnson-d; perc, tympani.
RLA Studio, New York. April 20th. 1965.
Some of the bootlegs have a different name: Cosmic Equation, Other Worlds...

Friday, August 11, 2006

Sun Ra - 2 from the early 60s

Just two CDs linked together in an RAR file. More of that early 60s Sun Ra.

Sorry I don't update this blog on a more regular basis. But, I'm glad to see no more links have been deleted.

Sun Ra and his Myth Science Arkestra
When Angels Speak of Love

Saturn LP 1966 (c. 1966)
Saturn LP 405
Evidence (CD, 2000)

Included Tracks:
Side A:
Celestial Fantasy (Ra)
The Idea of It All (Ra)
Ecstasy of Being (Ra)

Side B:
When Angels Speak of Love (Ra) (4:25)
Next Stop Mars (Ra) (16:30)

Line-up & Recording Date:
Ra-p, clavioline, gong; Walter Miller-tp; Marshall Allen-as, ob, perc; Danny Davis-as; John Gilmore-ts, perc; Pat Patrick-bs, perc; Robert Cummings-bcl (only on Next stop Mars), Ronnie Boykins-b; Clifford Jarvis-d, perc (only on side A); prob. Tommy Hunter-perc and reverb. They all sing on Next Stop Mars.
New York, 1963.
Side B was treated on studio and released on Out There a Minute, a compilation by Blast First.

Sun Ra and his Myth Science Arkestra
When Sun Comes Out

Saturn LP 2066 (1963)
Saturn LP 402
Evidence (CD, 1993)

Included Tracks:
Side A:
Circe (Ra)
Theda Barbara-voc; Ra-perc; Tommy Hunter-gong; prob. Pat Patrick-bgo; Other-bells.

The Nile (Ra)
Marshall Allen-fl; Ra-p; Ronnie Boykins-b; Clifford Jarvis-d; John Gilmore-perc; prob. Pat Patrick-bgo; Tommy Hunter-perc.

Brazilian Sun (Ra)
Ra-p; Ronnie Boykins-b; Clifford Jarvis-perc; Marshall Allen-perc; John Gilmore-perc; prob. Pat Patrick-bgo; Tommy Hunter-perc.

We Travel the Spaceways (Ra)
Teddy Nance-tb; Bernard Pettaway-tb; Marshall Allen-as; John Gilmore- ts; Ra-p, e-celeste; Ronnie Boykins-b; prob. Pat Patrick-d. Ensemble voc.

Side B:
Calling Planet Earth (Ra) Marshall Allen-as; Danny Davis-as; Pat Patrick-bs; Ra, p; Ronnie Boykins-b; John Gilmore-d; Lex Humphries-d. Ensemble voc.

Dancing Shadows (Ra)
Walter Miller-tp; John Gilmore-ts; Ra-p; Ronnie Boykins-b; Clifford Jarvis-d.

The Rainmaker (Ra)
Walter Miller-tp; Marshall Allen-as; Danny Davis-as; John Gilmore-ts; Pat Patrick-bs; Ra, p; Ronnie Boykins-b; Clifford Jarvis-d; poss. Tommy Hunter-bgo.

When Sun Comes Out (Ra)
Walter Miller-tp; Marshall Allen-as; Danny Davis-as; Ra-p; Ronnie Boykins-b; Lex Humphries-d; John Gilmore-perc; Pat Patrick-bgo; Tommy Hunter-perc.

Only on CD:
Dimensions in Time (Ra) John Gilmore-bcl; prob. Minerva Colen-cowbell; unknown-cga; unknown-cga.

Line-up & Recording Date:
See each track individually. Recorded in New York, late 1962 or 1963