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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Now Entering the 70s!







My collection of Sun Ra up to the 60s has been posted now. The posts today span from the late 60s into the early 70s. I will put a list of albums needed to fulfill the 1960s discography in a post today or tomorrow, and hopefully people can contribute. Like I mentioned before, I unfortunately missed the previous uploads in the comments section.

Everyone enjoy. I will also be posting links to books on Sun Ra's reading list that can be found online. These certainly helped me understand where Ra was coming from, his background with Egypt and myth, etc. I think this will help in defending my more "academic" approach to Sun Ra--which the very name of my site implies.

Anyone with bootlegs from the 1950s-60s, please post them. It would be excellent. I will soon be posting some bootlegs (I think I have a couple from the 70s).

Thank you everyone for the encouragement and the philosophical questions raised. It is an interesting conversation. And if the debate were to be solved by people who take an interest in music, it would be one thing--but the legal debate will be "solved" by the people who have the MONEY and own the means of production.

Sun Ra and his Astro-Infinity Arkestra (Intergalactic Series II)
Continuation

Editions:
Saturn ESR 520; LP 520 (1969 or 70) (matrix numbers ESR37363NP, ESR29691)

Included Tracks:
Side A:
Biosphere Blues (Ra)
Intergalaxtic Research (Ra)
Earth Primitive Earth (Ra)
New Planet (Ra)

Side B:
Continuation To (Ra)
Jupiter Festival (Ra)

Line-up & Recording Date:
Ra-p, space org (Gibson Kalamazoo org), galactone space instrument (Hohner Clavinet), gong; Kwame Hadi-tp; Akh Tal Ebah-tp, mellophone; Ali Hassan-tb; Marshall Allen-as, Jupiterian fl, picc; Danny Davis-as, acl; Danny Ray Thompson-as, Neptunian libflecto [modified basson]; John Gilmore-ts, cl; Pat Patrick-bs, fl; Robert Cummings-bcl (only in New Planet); Ronnie Boykins-b; Robert Barry-d, lightning d; Carl Nimrod [Carl S. Malone, Nimrod Hunt]-space d; James Jacson-log d; Art Jenkins-space voice (in Intergalaxtic Research).
New York, 1968.

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http://rapidshare.de/files/34911152/1968_-_Sun_Ra_and_his_Astro-Infinity_Arkestra_-_Continuation.rar
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Sun Ra and his Solar Myth Arkestra
My Brother the Wind Volume II

Alt. Title: Otherness
Editions:
Saturn LP 523, SRA 2000 (1971)
Evidence 22040 (CD, 1992)

Included Tracks:
Side A:
Somewhere Else (Ra)
Contrast (Ra)
Ra-intergalactic org; Kwame Hadi-tp; Akh Tal Ebah-tp, space dimension mellophone; Marshall Allen-as, fl, picc; Danny Davis-as, acl, fl; John Gilmore-ts, perc; Danny Ray Thompson-bs, fl; Pat Patrick-bs, fl; James Jacson-ob, perc; Alejandro Blake-b; Clifford Jarvis-d; Lex Humphries-d; Nimrod Hunt-hand drums; William Brister [Rashid Salim]-perc; Robert Cummings-perc. New York or Philadelphia, 1969.

The Wind Speaks (Ra)
Sun Thoughts (Ra)
Journey to the Stars (Ra)
World of the Myth "I" (Ra)
The DesignQCosmos II (Ra)
Ra-Mini-Moog. Surely Philadelphia, 1970.

Side B:
Otherness Blue (Ra)
Somebody Else's Idea (Somebody Else's World) (Ra)
Pleasant Twilight (Ra)
Walking on the Moon (Ra) [it doesn't appear on saturns]

Ra-Spacemaster (organ); Kwame Hadi-tp; Akh Tal Ebah-tp, space dimension mellophone; Marshall Allen-as, fl, picc; Danny Davis-as, acl, fl; John Gilmore-ts, perc; Danny Ray Thompson-bs, fl; Pat Patrick-bs, fl; James Jacson-fl, ob, perc; Alejandro Blake-b; Clifford Jarvis-d; Lex Humphries-d; Nimrod Hunt-hand drums; William Brister (Rashid Salim)-perc; Robert Cummings-perc; June Tyson-voc (on Somebody Else's Idea &Walking on the Moon). New York or Philadelphia, end of 1969.

Line-up & Recording Date:
See each track.
Notes:
There are copies with side A substituted by side A of Outer Spaceways Inc. -- it seems that the master tape was lost when some covers were already printed and Sun Ra decided to use them anyway. This mixed versions use to have saturn number 5221.

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http://rapidshare.de/files/34941939/1969-70_-_Sun_Ra_-_My_Brother_The_Wind_Vol_II.rar
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Sun Ra and his Astro-Solar Infinity Arkestra
My Brother the Wind

Editions:
Saturn ESR 1970; ESR 521; LP 521 (1970)

Included Tracks:

Side A:

My Brother the Wind (Ra)
Intergalactic II (Ra)
To Nature's God (Ra)

Side B:
The Code of Interdependence (Ra)

Line-up & Recording Date:
Ra-two Mini-Moog synths; John Gilmore-ts, d, perc; Marshall Allen-as, ob, picc, fl, perc; Danny Davis-as, acl, perc.
New York or Philadelphia, 1970.
Notes:
Sun Ra recorded and published the second volumen of My Brother the Wind before than the first volume.

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http://rapidshare.de/files/35062750/Sun_Ra_-_My_Brother_The_Wind.rar
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Sun Ra and his Solar Myth Arkestra
The Solar-Myth Approach Volume I

Editions:
BYG Actuel 529340 (1971)
Affinity AFF 10 (1978)

Included Tracks:
Side A:
Spectrum (Ra)
Realm of Lightning (Ra)
The Satellites are Spinning (Ra)

Side B:
Legend (Ra)
Seen III, Took 4 (Ra)
They'll Come Back (Ra)
Adventures of Bugs Hunter (Ra)

Line-up & Recording Date:
Ra-p, e-celeste, Mini-Moog syn, space-master (org), Hohner Clavinet; Kwame Hadi-tp; Akh Tal Ebah-tp, space dimension mellophone; Ali Hassan-tb; Charles Stephens-tb; Marshall Allen-as, ob, fl, picc; Danny Davis-as, acl, fl; John Gilmore-ts, perc; Danny Ray Thompson-bs, fl; Pat Patrick-bs, fl; James Jacson-ob, fl, perc; Ronnie Boykins-b; Clifford Jarvis-d; Lex Humphries-d, perc; Tommy "Bugs" Hunter-d; Nimrod Hunt-hand drums; June Tyson-voc; Art Jenkins-space voice (on Realm of Lightning). The band sings onThe Satellites are Spinning.
Supposed to have been recorded at Sun Studios, New York 1970-1971. Other older material can be included too.
Notes:
The two volumes were reissued on CD by AffinityB AFF760, without Strange Worlds. Also, there was a double LP BYG 529202 which joined the two Solar-Myth Approach. Recently they have been reissued on a double cd CHARLY SNAF818.

Sun Ra and his Solar Myth Arkestra
The Solar-Myth Approach Volume II

Editions:
BYG Actuel 529341 (1971)
Affinity AFF 76

Included Tracks:
Side A:
The Utter Nots (Ra)
Outer Spaceways Incorporated (Ra)
Scene 1, Take 1 (Ra)

Side B:
Pyramids (Ra)
Interpretation (Ra)
Ancient Ethiopia (Ra)
Strange Worlds (Ra))

Line-up & Recording Date:
Ra-p, Mini-Moog syn, Spacemaster (org), Hohner Clavinet, sun harp; Kwame Hadi-tp; Akh Tal Ebah-tp, space dimension mellophone; Ali Hassan-tb; Charles Stephens-tb; Marshall Allen-as, ob, fl, picc; Danny Davis-as, acl, fl; John Gilmore-ts, perc; Danny Ray Thompson-bs, fl; Pat Patrick-bs, fl; James Jacson-ob, fl, perc; Ronnie Boykins-b; Clifford Jarvis-d; Lex Humphries-d, perc; Tommy "Bugs" Hunter-d; Nimrod Hunt-hand drums; June Tyson-voc (on Strange Worlds). The band sings on Outer Spaceways Inc.

Supposed to have been recorded at Sun Studios, New York 1970-1971. Other older material can be included too. And some tracks are clearly recorded live.
Notes:
The two volumes were reissued on CD by AffinityB AFF760, without Strange Worlds. Also, there was a double LP BYG 529202 which joined the two Solar-Myth Approach. Recently they have been reissued on a double cd CHARLY SNAF818.

http://rapidshare.de/files/34948583/1970-71_Sun_Ra_and_-_The_Solar_Myth_Approach.rar

14 Comments:

At 10:44 PM, Blogger Cheetah said...

WOW! Thank you for blessing us with these...

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much are these synaesthetic experience enducing sounds like these worth?

Chi'Ta

 
At 4:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...once again, we are rewarded by supporting your blog. your recent comments offered much to think about - there are hues of gray in outer space, as here amongst humans. too often thought, we are blinded by our lens, or the lens crafted for us by society.
keep up the good work, marxbert.
RW

 
At 10:55 AM, Blogger Free Défendu said...

Sun Ra - Cymbals
Variety Recording Studios in New York City 1973
01. The World Of The Invisible
02. Thoughts Under A Dark Blue Light
03. The Order Of The Pharaonic Jesters
04. The Mystery Of Two
05. Land Of The Day Star
http://rapidshare.de/files/35608722/Sun_Ra-Cymbals_1973.zip

 
At 12:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But wait, there's more

http://greylodge.org/gpc/?p=682

 
At 10:07 PM, Blogger marxbert said...

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much are these synaesthetic experience enducing sounds like these worth?
--Cheetah, I like these questions about music much more than any about financial value!

thank you to both free defendu and anonymous for their contributions.

is there anyone who CANNOT use torrents??

 
At 4:21 AM, Blogger hideo said...

the Mugge documentary looks brilliant (and I am afraid I cannot "torrent")

maxbert, again (and again) thanks for all the Sun-shine you've brought to us ... free defendu (nepenthes?), thanks for Cymbals--just wondering if there is any chance you might reup some of the discs in the long August 13th "comments", either here or on your excellent blog

(60+ albums, %^)

 
At 2:52 AM, Blogger Free Défendu said...

Sun Ra - Nuits de la Fondation Maeght vol.1
Saint-Paul de Vence 3/5 Aout 1970
1. Enlightenment
2. The Star Gazers
3. Shadow World
4. The Cosmic Explorer
http://rapidshare.de/files/35755664/SunRa-NuitsdelaFondationMaeght_1.zip

Sun Ra - Nuits de la Fondation Maeght vol.2
Saint-Paul de Vence 3/5 Aout 1970
1. Friendly Galaxy Number 2
2. Spontaneous Simplicity
3. The World Of The Lightening
4. Black Myth
a) The shadows took shape b) The strange world (poèmes dits par June Tyson) c) Journey trough the outer darkness
5. Sky
http://rapidshare.de/files/35808508/Sun_Ra_-_Nuits_de_la_Fondation_Maeght_2.zip
@ 320 kbps
nepenthes

 
At 8:34 AM, Anonymous Maison Glibb said...

great to see all of Sun Ra from STH again, I think it was Mehdi who first posted these, or some other great poster.thankz for their hhard werk

 
At 2:43 PM, Blogger marxbert said...

Thank you for the comment Mr. Glibb.

You got the source right but you unfortunately got the poster wrong. Though mehdi certainly contributed, most of these came through the poster Mingus.

Mr Glibb, please email me at mason.akhnaten@gmail.com. I'm sure we'll have many great conversations about good ol' STH.
What posting name did you use? I think I'd remember Maison Glibb if it were used...

 
At 4:25 PM, Blogger faslimy said...

I didn't notice this blog and now nearly all your 60s posts are gone. What I've got so far I absolutly love however. Thankyou.

 
At 2:35 PM, Blogger Ziomal said...

Very nice! I like it. motorcycle magazines

 
At 4:00 AM, Blogger Honza said...

Hi
I'm looking for the original lyrics from the ra's "the shadow of tommorow" which madlib and mfdoom used on their track "shadows of tomorrow" (madvillain). If someone could help me, please write at honza.zamojski@gmail.com

 
At 1:38 PM, Anonymous rasetz said...

Solar Myth Approach file not found... can u reupload this, please?? It's impossible finding this albuns to download...

Ah, and what a great blog!

 
At 9:06 AM, Blogger Andrew said...

Hi,

Seeing the Arkestra at Slugs in 1972, they did a song with the refrain "If you win, you win and if you lose, you win". I've been searching for a recording of this song for years. Does anyone know if such a recording exists, what it's name is, how to get it, etc.?

Thanks

 

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