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SUN RA - Just Outta This World: Rare Tracks 1955-1961 12" vinyl lp
Herman Poole Blount, better known to the world as Sun Ra, lived more musical lives in his 79 years on this planet (and others) than seems possible. In the 30s he was the most rigorous bandleader in Birmingham, heading the Sonny Blount Orchestra and filling every waking moment with music or philosophical discussions, by the 40s he had moved to Chicago and performed with luminaries such as Wynonie Harris, Fletcher Henderson, and Coleman Hawkins. By the 50s he had changed his name to Sun Ra and began performing with longtime Arkestra bandmates John Gilmore and Marshall Allen. Ra started his own label, El Saturn (or Saturn), to release his own recordings as well as those featuring the Arkestra backing local R&B and doo-wop groups. Ra also worked with other local labels, playing on and producing singles throughout the Chicago area. Though the genres showcased here are more pop than the world has come to expect from Sun Ra, the vibe and feel is purely cosmic, producing some of the wildest, strangest R&B ever created on this side of the sun. This collection compile singles of rare hard to find early Sun Ra productions and performances from Juanita Rogers, Yochanan, Little Mack, and Sun Ra and his Myth-Science Arkestra, from 1955-1961. A must have for all true Sun Ra collectors, this is an impressive retrospective on the early days of this legendary music guru.
1. Juanita Rogers - I'm So Glad You Love Me 2. Yochanan / Sun Ra And The Arkestra - The Sun One 3. Yochanan / Sun Ra And The Arkestra - The Sun Man Speaks 4. Yochanan, Sun Ra And The Arkestra - The Sun Man Speaks (Alternate Version) 5. Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra - October 6. Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra - Adventure In Space 7. Yochanan / Sun Ra And The Arkestra - Message To Earthman 8. Yochanan / Sun Ra And The Arkestra - Message To Earthman (Alternate Version) 9. Sun Ra And The Arkestra - State Street 10. Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra - The Blue Set 11. Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra - Big City Blues 12. Little Mack - Tell Her To Come On Home 13. Little Mack - I`m Making Believe