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Early Singles 1955-1962
Artist
Sun Ra
ReleaseProduct
Early Singles 1955-1962
Label
Black Rooster
Catalogue Number
ROO68006
Release Date
October 2015
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Black Rooster amass this extensive and essential collection of early cuts and rarities from the overwhelmingly deep back catalogue of the late, outer-planetary being Sun Ra with this stunning double LP retrospective. Focusing on the years 1955 – 1962, the singles collection investigates the artist’s earlier, more traditional R&B and doo-wop sound in all its various incarnations, such as The Cosmic Ray’s ‘Bye Bye’ and ‘Somebody’s In Love’, which was the first release on El Saturn Records. Elsewhere, we have jolly, festive numbers from The Qualities (‘Happy New Year To You’, ‘It’s Christmas Time’), swinging, lively pieces on ‘Hot Skillet Mama’ and also the early seeds of Ra’s much adored freeform cosmic wizardry on the riotous ‘Adventure In Space’ from Sun Ra & His Astro Infinity Arkestra.

Track List

Side A: A1 The Nu Sounds - A Foggy Day A2 The Cosmic Rays - Daddy's Gonna Tell You No Lie A3 The Cosmic Rays - Dreaming A4 The Cosmic Rays - Daddy's Gonna Tell You No Lie (Alternate Version) A5 The Cosmic Rays / Le Sun Ra And His Arkestra - Bye Bye A6 The Cosmic Rays / Le Sun Ra And His Arkestra - Somebody's In Love A7 Le Sun Ra And His Arkestra - Medicine For A Nightmare A8 Le Sun Ra And His Arkestra - Saturn A9 Le Sun Ra And His Arkestra - Supersonic Jazz

Side B: B1 The Qualities - Happy New Year To You! B2 The Qualities - It's Christmas Time B3 Yochanan - Muck Muck (Matt Matt) B4 Yochanan - Hot Skillet Mama B5 Le Sun Ra And His Arkestra - Great Balls Of Fire B6 Le Sun Ra And His Arkestra - Hours After B7 Juanita Rogers / Lynn Hollings - Teenager's Letter Of Promises (featuring Mr. V's Five Joys)

Side C: C1 Juanita Rogers - I'm So Glad You Love Me (featuring Mr. V's Five Joys) C2 Yochanan / Sun Ra And The Arkestra - The Sun One C3 Yochanan / Sun Ra And The Arkestra - The Sun Man Speaks C4 Yochanan / Sun Ra And The Arkestra - The Sun Man Speaks (Alternate Version) C5 Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra - October C6 Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra - Adventure In Space

Side D: D1 Yochanan / Sun Ra And The Arkestra - Message To Earthman D2 Yochanan / Sun Ra And The Arkestra - Message To Earthman (Alternate Version) D3 Sun Ra And The Arkestra - State Street D4 Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra - The Blue Set D5 Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra - Big City Blues D6 Little Mack - Tell Her To Come On Home D7 Little Mack - I'm Making Believe

  1. 1 A Foggy Day The Nu Sounds
  2. 2 Daddy's Gonna Tell You No Lie The Cosmic Rays
  3. 3 Dreaming The Cosmic Rays
  4. 4 Daddy's Gonna Tell You No Lie (alternate version) The Cosmic Rays

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