Sun Ra

Singles Vol. 1 (3LP Set - Gatefold) (730003314810)

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Singles Vol. 1 (3LP Set - Gatefold)

Sun Ra



LPS 166547




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Strut present the definitive collection of singles released by Sun Ra across his illustrious career, spanning 1952 to 1991. Released prolifically during the 1950s and more sporadically thereafter, primarily on the Saturn label, the 45s offer one-off meteorites from Ra’s prolific cosmic journey, tracing the development of his forward-thinking “Space-Bop” and his unique take on jazz and blues traditions. The collection is hugely varied, ranging from Ra’s spoken word recitations and his early work with Chicago vocal groups to the different phases of his Arkestra, small group and duet recordings. The singles are also unpredictable vehicles for Ra’s music, combining different tracks from different sessions and occasionally making available music which was recorded many years beforehand.

The set is the most comprehensive collection of Ra’s singles to date. Sleeve note writers Francis Gooding and Paul Griffiths brilliantly illustrate the role of the single within Ra’s career and break down each release with detailed track by track notes. Working with Sun Ra LLC and Sun Ra archivist Michael D. Anderson, Strut has also assembled the best possible master sources for each track.


  • SIDE A
  • A1. I Am An Instrument
  • A2. I Am Strange
  • A3. Chicago USA
  • A4. Spaceship Lullaby
  • A5. Daddy's Gonna Tell You No Lie
  • A6. A Foggy Day
  • A7. I'm Coming Home
  • A8. Last Call For Love
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Soft Talk
  • B2. Super Blonde
  • B3. Saturn
  • B4. Call For All Demons
  • B5. Demon's Lullaby
  • B6. Supersonic Jazz
  • SIDE C
  • C1. Medicine For A Nightmare
  • C2. Urnack
  • C3. It's Christmas Time
  • C4. Happy New Year To You!
  • C5. M Uck M Uck (Matt Matt)
  • C6. Hot Skillet Moma
  • SIDE D
  • D1. Bye Bye
  • D2. Somebody's In Love
  • D3. Dreaming
  • D4. Daaddy's Gonna Tell You No Lie
  • D5. October
  • SIDE E
  • E1. Adventure In Space
  • E2. Hours After
  • E3. Great Balls of Fire
  • E4. Round Midnight
  • E5. Back in Your Own Backyard
  • SIDE F
  • F1. Saturn
  • F2. Velvet
  • F3. The Sun One
  • F4. Message To Earthman
  • F5. The Sun Man Speaks