Eternal Myth Revealed, Vol. 1

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
It is not an exaggeration to say that this lavishly illustrated and annotated 14-CD box is an essential addition to the shelf of every single hardcore Sun Ra fan as well as musicologists and critics. The Eternal Myth Revealed, Vol. 1 was carefully curated, assembled, annotated, and sequenced by official Sun Ra Music Archive head Michael D. Anderson and issued on his Transparency Records imprint. It traces the musical roots of Sun Ra from his earliest years up to the end of the 1950s. This is accomplished via interviews and narration by Ra, his sidemen, musicologists, historians, and other Sun Ra aficionados, as well as presenting musical selections by Ra's many influences, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
It is not an exaggeration to say that this lavishly illustrated and annotated 14-CD box is an essential addition to the shelf of every single hardcore Sun Ra fan as well as musicologists and critics. The Eternal Myth Revealed, Vol. 1 was carefully curated, assembled, annotated, and sequenced by official Sun Ra Music Archive head Michael D. Anderson and issued on his Transparency Records imprint. It traces the musical roots of Sun Ra from his earliest years up to the end of the 1950s. This is accomplished via interviews and narration by Ra, his sidemen, musicologists, historians, and other Sun Ra aficionados, as well as presenting musical selections by Ra's many influences, his contemporaries, and his own early recordings as both an artist and producer, not only in jazz, but in rhythm & blues, doo wop, poetry, blues, and more. What Anderson accomplishes by this approach is to inseparably link Ra's music to his musical peers and the development of avant-garde jazz, of course, but also indisputably to swing, bop, progressive big band, hard bop, and popular music itself. The package is spread out over nearly 17 hours, taken from a wealth of 78s, 45s, and even unreleased session and interview tapes, and feels like an obsessively documented, utterly engaging radio broadcast -- so much so that the Smithsonian should seek Anderson's collection out for enshrinement in its own archive. The CDs in the box come packaged with a 132-page 5"x10" book that follows the CDs via writings, photos, and even label scans; it is contained within a large, beautifully decorated longbox. Like other offerings on Transparency, the price tag is a steal, though the edition is limited. The Eternal Myth Revealed, Vol. 1 is a true event in the ever growing body of work that makes up Sun Ra's legacy. It is a true testament to critical and historical scholarship that establishes him as not only an innovator of truly iconic status in the musical sense, but in the larger context as one of the 20th century's true cross-cultural innovators.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/4/2011
  • Label: Transparency
  • UPC: 716205031625
  • Catalog Number: 316
  • Sales rank: 97,978

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Narration - Producer & Sun Ra Introduction, Pt. 1 (9:53)
  2. 2 Narration - Production Introduction (0:09)
  3. 3 Message To Earth Man - Yochanan (2:17)
  4. 4 Narration - Producer & Sun Ra Introduction, Pt. 2 (0:40)
  5. 5 Narration - Ruth Brown, Bobby Bland & Ray Charles Interviews: the Meani (2:12)
  6. 6 Narration - Sun Ra Interview: His Early History In Alabama (0:29)
  7. 7 Narration - The Early Blues Women 1924-1928 (0:17)
  8. 8 Oh Daddy - Cordy Williams' Jazz Masters (3:20)
  9. 9 Booze & Blues - Fletcher Henderson Orchestra (3:13)
  10. 10 Hole In the Wall - Sarah Martin (2:56)
  11. 11 Narration - Sun Ra Interview: His First Piano/Leading the School Band (4:44)
  12. 12 Narration - The Luis Russell Orchestra 1929 (0:13)
  13. 13 Call of the Freaks - Luis Russel Orchestra (3:06)
  14. 14 Narration - The Don Redman Orchestra (0:26)
  15. 15 Chant of the Weed - Don Redman Orchestra (3:15)
  16. 16 Narration - The Early Jazz Band Influences (1:09)
  17. 17 Just Rite - Benny Moten Orchestra (2:42)
  18. 18 Fat Man Blues - Tiny Parham & His Musicians (2:36)
  19. 19 Rhythm Spasm - Baron Lee (2:50)
  20. 20 Narration - The Fletcher Henderson Influence, Pt. 1 - 1931 (0:15)
  21. 21 Blue Rhythm - Fletcher Henderson Orchestra (2:48)
  22. 22 Sugar Foot Stomp - Fletcher Henderson Orchestra (2:54)
  23. 23 Narration - Coleman Hawkins Interview: Hawk Remembers Fletcher Henderso - Coleman Hawkins (2:20)
  24. 24 Narration - The Clarence William Band Records Sun Ra Composition 1933 (0:18)
  25. 25 Chocolate Avenue - Clarence Williams Orchestra (2:55)
  26. 26 Narration - The John Kirby Sextet 1939 (0:47)
  27. 27 Anitra's Dance - John Kirby Sextet (2:44)
  28. 28 Opus #5 - John Kirby Sextet (2:45)
  29. 29 Narration - The Coleman Hawkins Orchestra Influence 1940 (0:25)
  30. 30 Chant of the Groove - Coleman Hawkins & His Orchestra (5:23)
  31. 31 Narration - Sun Ra Interview: Remembers How Musicians Used To Dress (1:26)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Narration - Sun Ra In the Military October 1942 (0:20)
  2. 2 Narration - Sun Ra Interview: Sunny Remembers Fletcher Henderson (0:47)
  3. 3 Narration - The Fletcher Henderson Orchestra "Live" 1945 (0:11)
  4. 4 Ernie Whitman & Fletcher Henderson Commentary (0:31)
  5. 5 You're Driving Me Crazy - Fletcher Henderson Orchestra (2:03)
  6. 6 King Porter Stomp - Fletcher Henderson Orchestra (2:55)
  7. 7 Narration - Sun Ra Interview: Sunny Remembers Pianist Art Tatum (0:44)
  8. 8 Narration - The Art Tatum/Erroll Garner Influence (0:53)
  9. 9 Ernie Whitman - Art Tatum Introduction (0:29)
  10. 10 Song of the Vagabond - Art Tatum (2:42)
  11. 11 Ernie Whitman - Erroll Garner Introduction (0:23)
  12. 12 Erroll's Bounce - Erroll Garner (2:19)
  13. 13 Narration - Swing "the War Years On Radio" 1943-1944 (1:00)
  14. 14 Ernie Whitman Introduction (0:11)
  15. 15 Loose Wig - Lionel Hampton Orchestra (5:49)
  16. 16 Ernie Whitman - Jimmie Lunceford Introduction (0:15)
  17. 17 Little John - Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra (2:23)
  18. 18 Ernie Whitman - Benny Carter Introduction (0:05)
  19. 19 Cuttin' Time - Benny Carter's Orchestra (2:38)
  20. 20 Russian Lullaby - Cab Calloway & His Orchestra (2:55)
  21. 21 Narration - Sun Ra Interview: Sunny Remembers His School Bands/Why He L (2:27)
  22. 22 Narration - Wynonie Harris W/the Jumpin' Jimmie Jackson Band 1946 (0:28)
  23. 23 Dig This Boogie - Jimmy Jackson (2:27)
  24. 24 Lightnin' Struck the Poorhouse - Jimmy Jackson (2:39)
  25. 25 My Baby's Barrel House - Jimmy Jackson (2:47)
  26. 26 Drinkin' By Myself - Jimmy Jackson (2:36)
  27. 27 Narration - The Billy Eckstine Orchestra Influence 1944 (0:32)
  28. 28 Ernie Whitman Introduction (0:30)
  29. 29 Air Mail Special - Billy Eckstine & His Orchestra (3:36)
  30. 30 Ernie Whitman Introduction (0:05)
  31. 31 Love Me or Leave Me - Billy Eckstine & His Orchestra (4:42)
  32. 32 Narration - The Dizzy Gillespie Big Band Influence 1946 (0:17)
  33. 33 Minor Walk - Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra (4:20)
  34. 34 Narration - Sun Ra Interview: Recalls Chicago in 1946: The Bands He Pla (1:59)
  35. 35 Narration - The Lil Green Orchestra 1946-1947 (1:15)
  36. 36 Blowtop Blues - The Lil Green Orchestra (2:44)
  37. 37 No Good Man - The Lil Green Orchestra (2:36)
  38. 38 How Come You Do Me Like You Do - The Lil Green Orchestra (2:41)
  39. 39 Lonely Woman - The Lil Green Orchestra (2:54)
  40. 40 Narration - Blues Legend Willie Dixon: the Blues Influence (0:50)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Narration - The Church Organ Recordings 1948 (0:19)
  2. 2 All the Things You Are (4:21)
  3. 3 The Wind In the Trees (2:38)
  4. 4 Willow Weep For Me (1:23)
  5. 5 Narration - The Piano & Solovox Recordings 1948, Pt. 1 w/Stuff Smith (0:16)
  6. 6 Deep Purple - Stuff Smith (4:07)
  7. 7 Narration - Sun Ra Interview - Sunny Remembers Stuff Smith (1:34)
  8. 8 Narration - The Piano & Solovox Recordings 1948, Pt. 2 (0:08)
  9. 9 Darn That Dream (5:04)
  10. 10 Yesterdays (1:00)
  11. 11 Narration - The Piano & Solovox Recordings 1948, Pt. 3 (0:07)
  12. 12 If They Only Knew (4:13)
  13. 13 Narration - The Piano & Solovox Recordings 1948, Pt. 4 (0:06)
  14. 14 The Darkness Within (1:37)
  15. 15 Narration - The Mary Lou Williams Composition Influence 1945 (0:20)
  16. 16 Taurus - Mary Lou Williams Trio (2:32)
  17. 17 Cancer - Mary Lou Williams Trio (2:31)
  18. 18 Narration - The Sun Ra Solo Piano Recordings 1948: His Mary Lou William (0:13)
  19. 19 Ode To Mary Lou (2:02)
  20. 20 I've Got a Secret (1:17)
  21. 21 Something In Your Smile (2:06)
  22. 22 High Steppin' (2:25)
  23. 23 I've Got Some New Blues (1:06)
  24. 24 Narration - The Mary Lou Williams Big Band Arrangement Influence 1947 (0:16)
  25. 25 Lonely Moments - Frank Roth Orchestra (2:53)
  26. 26 Whistle Blues - Frank Roth Orchestra (2:55)
  27. 27 Narration - Sunny and Jo Jo Adams 1947 (0:42)
  28. 28 Narration - Junior Wells Interview: the Early Days of Chicago Blues (0:50)
  29. 29 Narration - Jo Jo Adams W/Tom Archia (1:05)
  30. 30 Love Me - Tom Archia & His All-Stars (2:57)
  31. 31 Drinkin' Blues - Tom Archia & His All-Stars (2:50)
  32. 32 If I Feel Like This Tomorrow - Tom Archia & His All-Stars (2:35)
  33. 33 Cryin' By My Window - Tom Archia & His All-Stars (2:42)
  34. 34 Narration - The 1948 Record Ban/Andrew Tibbs & the Dozier Boys 1948 (0:48)
  35. 35 He's Got Her and Gone - Dozier Boys (3:12)
  36. 36 The Holidays Are Over - Dozier Boys (3:00)
  37. 37 Narration - The Dozier Boys W/the Sax Mallard Band 1948 (0:23)
  38. 38 In a Travelin' Mood - Dozier Boys (2:55)
  39. 39 In Every Man's Life - Dozier Boys (3:28)
  40. 40 Narration - Bobby "Blue" Bland Interview: the Blues Are About Life (0:36)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Narration - The Early Foundations of R&B Doo Wop (0:27)
  2. 2 Narration - The Dozier Boys W/the Eugene Wright Band (0:56)
  3. 3 Big Time Baby - Eugene Wright Band (2:16)
  4. 4 Pork-N-Beans - Eugene Wright Band (2:33)
  5. 5 Dawn Mist - Eugene Wright Band (3:24)
  6. 6 The Music Goes Down and Round - Eugene Wright Band (2:39)
  7. 7 Narration - Sun Ra & the Red Saunders Orchestra (1:21)
  8. 8 Trust In Me - Red Saunders Orchestra (2:44)
  9. 9 Synthesis - Red Saunders Orchestra (2:50)
  10. 10 Jitterbuggin' - Red Saunders Orchestra (2:59)
  11. 11 Legs Gettin' Bigger - Red Saunders Orchestra (2:47)
  12. 12 Narration - Sun Ra Interview: Remembers Performing In Lexington, Indian (0:34)
  13. 13 Narration - The Sonny Blount Trio (0:31)
  14. 14 Upstairs - The Sunny Blount Trio (0:40)
  15. 15 Just One of Those Things - The Sunny Blount Trio (1:21)
  16. 16 Narration - Sun Ra Interview: Sunny Speaks Highly of Vocalist Billie Ho (0:26)
  17. 17 Narration - Louis Armstrong Speaks of Billie Holiday / Lady Day - Yeste (1:44)
  18. 18 Narration - Sun Ra Sings & Plays Piano (0:54)
  19. 19 Smike (5:59)
  20. 20 Old Man River (2:56)
  21. 21 Sun Ra Song Introduction (0:05)
  22. 22 Somewhere Over the Rainbow (2:49)
  23. 23 Out of Nowhere (1:23)
  24. 24 Narration - Sun Ra Interview: Recalls His Band In Chicago & Alabama a&M (1:25)
  25. 25 Narration - The Chicago Blues Influence/Andrew Tibbs w/Leo Blevins Trio (0:29)
  26. 26 How Long - Leo Blevins Trio (2:53)
  27. 27 I Know - Leo Blevins Trio (3:07)
  28. 28 Narration - The Sonny Blount Trio "Live" 1949 (0:19)
  29. 29 You Go To My Head - The Sunny Blount Trio (3:59)
  30. 30 Blue Chicago Blues - The Sunny Blount Trio (1:18)
  31. 31 Narration - Sugar Chile Robinson W/Red Saunders Orchestra 1950 (0:38)
  32. 32 Bouncin' Ball Boogie - Red Saunders Orchestra (2:06)
  33. 33 I'll Eat My Spinach - Red Saunders Orchestra (2:27)
  34. 34 Narration - Dorothy Donegan 1950 (0:34)
  35. 35 D.D.D. - Red Saunders Orchestra (2:39)
  36. 36 Ridin' the Boogie - Red Saunders Orchestra (2:42)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Narration - The Red Saunders Orchestra W/Joe Williams #1 - 1950 (0:37)
  2. 2 Blow Mr. Low Blow - Red Saunders Orchestra (2:35)
  3. 3 Chi - Red Saunders Orchestra (2:13)
  4. 4 Lyin' Girl Blues - Red Saunders Orchestra (2:40)
  5. 5 Narration - Sun Ra Interview: the Innovators & the Youth (9:23)
  6. 6 Narration - The Mary Lou Williams Jazz Organ & Piano Influence 1950 (1:24)
  7. 7 Bye Bye Blues - Mary Lou Williams Trio (2:47)
  8. 8 Narration - Andrew Tibbs W/Sax Mallard Sextet 1950 (0:54)
  9. 9 You Can't Win - Sax Mallard Sextet (3:09)
  10. 10 Achin' Heart - Sax Mallard Sextet (3:02)
  11. 11 Narration - Sun Ra & the Unidentified Vocalist 1950 (0:23)
  12. 12 Pennies From Heaven - The Unknown Vocalist (2:45)
  13. 13 You and the Night and the Music - The Unknown Vocalist (3:50)
  14. 14 Narration - Sun Ra Meets Alto Saxophonist John Jenkins 1950 (0:09)
  15. 15 Cocktails For Two/Tenderly (5:58)
  16. 16 The Phantom (4:32)
  17. 17 Narration - Sun Ra Interview: Hearing Legendary Blues & Jazz Bands (0:42)
  18. 18 Narration - Sun Ra & Lavern Baker Aka Little Miss Sharecropper 1950 (0:48)
  19. 19 Take Some Time Out - Red Saunders Orchestra (3:03)
  20. 20 I've Tried - Red Saunders Orchestra (2:42)
  21. 21 How Long - Red Saunders Orchestra (2:19)
  22. 22 I Want To Rock - Red Saunders Orchestra (2:36)
  23. 23 Narration - The Wilbur Ware/John Jenkins/Leo Blevins Rehearsals 1951, P (0:21)
  24. 24 The Nearness of You (2:06)
  25. 25 Sunny's Place #1 (2:37)
  26. 26 Narration - The Wilbur Ware/John Jenkins/Leo Blevins Rehearsals 1951, P (0:12)
  27. 27 The Man I Love - Leo Blevins (3:26)
  28. 28 Sunny's Place #2 (3:00)
  29. 29 Narration - The Sun Ra Mystery Clip (0:09)
  30. 30 All Alone (0:17)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Narration - The Red Saunders Orchestra W/Joe Williams #2 - 1951 (0:22)
  2. 2 Stop, Pretty Baby, Stop - Red Saunders Orchestra (2:47)
  3. 3 Weekday Blues - Red Saunders Orchestra (3:10)
  4. 4 4am Blues - Red Saunders Orchestra (3:03)
  5. 5 Narration - The Red Saunders Orchestra W/Joe Williams #3 - 1951 (0:43)
  6. 6 Last Night's Party - Red Saunders Orchestra (2:38)
  7. 7 Hey Bartender - Red Saunders Orchestra (2:23)
  8. 8 Boot 'Em Up - Red Saunders Orchestra (2:52)
  9. 9 Sugar Bounce - Red Saunders Orchestra (2:28)
  10. 10 Narration - The Red Saunders Orchestra W/June Davis 1951 (0:26)
  11. 11 Gentle Lover - Red Saunders Orchestra (3:04)
  12. 12 J.D. Blues - Red Saunders Orchestra (2:49)
  13. 13 Narration - The Red Saunders Orchestra W/the Hambone Kids 1952 (0:41)
  14. 14 Hambone - Red Saunders Orchestra (2:31)
  15. 15 Zekiel, Zekiel - Red Saunders Orchestra (2:18)
  16. 16 Piece of Puddin' - Red Saunders Orchestra (2:08)
  17. 17 Narration - The Red Saunders Orchestra 1952 (0:22)
  18. 18 La Raspa - Red Saunders Orchestra (2:54)
  19. 19 Narration - The Paul Bascomb Band 1952 (0:39)
  20. 20 Blues and the Beat - Paul Bascomb Band (3:05)
  21. 21 Moreblues, More Beat - Paul Bascomb Band (2:33)
  22. 22 Black Out - Paul Bascomb Band (3:11)
  23. 23 Pink Cadillac - Paul Bascomb Band (3:13)
  24. 24 Narration - Charlie Gonzales W/Red Holloway Band 1952 (1:57)
  25. 25 Hi Yo Silver - Red Holloway Band (2:40)
  26. 26 Such a Darn Fool Over You - Red Holloway Band (3:09)
  27. 27 Hey Muscatel - Red Holloway Band (3:00)
  28. 28 I'm Through With You - Red Holloway Band (3:07)
  29. 29 Narration - Sun Ra Interview: Building the Arkestra in Chicago/Pat Patr (4:57)
  30. 30 Wonderful You (1:59)
  31. 31 A Place In My Heart (3:30)
Disc 7
  1. 1 Narration - The Afro-Cuban Influence - Machito 1951 (2:01)
  2. 2 Symphony Sid Torin Announcement (0:34)
  3. 3 Carambola - Machito Orquesta (4:44)
  4. 4 Symphony Sid Torin Announcement (0:09)
  5. 5 Picadillo - Machito Orquesta (5:25)
  6. 6 Symphony Sid Torin Announcement (0:09)
  7. 7 Tango - Machito Orquesta (4:49)
  8. 8 Narration - The Afro-Cuban Influence - Perez Prado 1947 (0:52)
  9. 9 Saca La Mano - Perez Prado Orquesta (2:37)
  10. 10 Kuba Mambo - Perez Prado Orquesta (3:06)
  11. 11 Kandela - Perez Prado Orquesta (2:57)
  12. 12 Narration - The Afro-Cuban Influence On Sun Ra 1953: Sun Ra the Arrange (0:15)
  13. 13 Mambo In Trumpet - Red Saunders Orchestra (2:50)
  14. 14 Narration - The Red Saunders Orchestra W/Joe Williams #4 - 1953 (0:21)
  15. 15 Honky Tonk Train Blues - Red Saunders Orchestra (3:08)
  16. 16 Probably - Red Saunders Orchestra (3:10)
  17. 17 Voodoo Blues - Red Saunders Orchestra (2:56)
  18. 18 Narration - the Gospel Influence On R&B Doo Wop (0:56)
  19. 19 Golden Gate Gospel Train - The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet (2:34)
  20. 20 Straighten Up and Fly Right - Golden Gate Quartet (3:09)
  21. 21 Narration - Wilson Pickett & Aaron Neville Interviews: the Gospel Influ (2:53)
  22. 22 Our Father (The Lord's Prayer) - The Five Blind Boys (2:55)
  23. 23 Narration - The Swing Vocal Group Era - the Cats & the Fiddle 1939 (0:32)
  24. 24 Mr. Rhythm Man - The Cats & the Fiddle (2:46)
  25. 25 Narration - The Doo Wop Influence - the Ink Spots 1944 (0:20)
  26. 26 Ernie Whitman Ink Spots Introduction (0:28)
  27. 27 If I Didn't Care - The Ink Spots (4:00)
  28. 28 Narration - Johnny Otis Interview: How They Created Rhythm & Blues In t (0:35)
  29. 29 Narration - The Early Days of R&B Doo Wop, Pt. 1 (1:41)
  30. 30 Narration - Wilson Pickett Interview: the Chitlin' Circuit (0:27)
Disc 8
  1. 1 Narration - The Early Days of R&B Doo Wop, Pt. 2 (0:57)
  2. 2 Blues Train - Browley Guy & the Skyscrapers (2:59)
  3. 3 You Ain't Gonna Worry Me - Browley Guy & the Skyscrapers (2:36)
  4. 4 Narration - The Parrotts W/Red Saunders Orchestra 1953 (0:42)
  5. 5 Weep Weep Weep - The Parrotts (3:00)
  6. 6 Don't Leave Me - The Parrotts (2:52)
  7. 7 Narration - The Spaniels w/the Red Saunders Orchestra 1953, Pt. 1 (0:17)
  8. 8 Since I Fell For You - Red Saunders Orchestra (2:57)
  9. 9 I've Got Some New Blues (1:28)
  10. 10 Narration - The Spaniels w/the Red Saunders Orchestra 1953, Pt. 2 (0:20)
  11. 11 Bounce - Red Saunders Orchestra (2:04)
  12. 12 Honeysuckle Rose (3:13)
  13. 13 Narration - The Flamingos W/the Red Holloway Band 1953 (0:25)
  14. 14 Golden Teardrops - Red Holloway Band (3:12)
  15. 15 Perfidious Lover - Walter Dunn (3:13)
  16. 16 Narration - The Moonglows w/the Red Holloway Band 1953, Pt. 1 (0:18)
  17. 17 My Love - Red Holloway Band (3:02)
  18. 18 Bye Bye - Le Sun Ra & Arkestra (2:48)
  19. 19 Narration - The Moonglows w/the Red Holloway Band 1953, Pt. 2 (0:42)
  20. 20 Just a Lonely Christmas - Red Holloway Band (2:24)
  21. 21 Hey Santa Claus - Red Holloway Band (2:21)
  22. 22 Narration - The Pelicans W/Paul Bascomb & the Leo Blevins Trio? 1953 (0:47)
  23. 23 White Cliffs of Dover - Paul Bascomb Band (1:49)
  24. 24 I'm Glad You Love Me - Mr. V's Five Joys (3:03)
  25. 25 Narration - The Rockettes W/the Red Saunders Orchestra 1953 (0:31)
  26. 26 Love Nobody - Red Saunders Orchestra (2:33)
  27. 27 I'm Through With You - The Nu-Sounds (1:31)
  28. 28 Narration - The 5 Thrills (the Earls) W/the Paul Bascomb Band 1954 (0:34)
  29. 29 Laverne - Paul Bascomb Band (2:29)
  30. 30 Dreaming - The Cosmic Rays (2:41)
  31. 31 Narration - The 5 Echoes W/the Al Smith Band 1954 (0:47)
  32. 32 So Lonesome - Al Smith Band (2:48)
  33. 33 Broke - The 5 Echoes (2:19)
  34. 34 That's My Baby - Al Smith Band (2:21)
  35. 35 Why Oh Why - Al Smith Band (3:12)
Disc 9
  1. 1 Narration - Sun Ra Interview: Sunny Remembers His Vocal Groups (0:47)
  2. 2 Narration - The Founding of Saturn & El Saturn Records 1954 (1:43)
  3. 3 My Sweet - Roland Wilson (1:02)
  4. 4 My Land of Dreams - Roland Wilson (1:59)
  5. 5 Dreams Come True - Roland Wilson (3:16)
  6. 6 Narration - Sun Ra Interview: Describes His Music As Being Far Ahead (0:56)
  7. 7 Narration - The 5 Chances (W/Clyde Williams) (0:46)
  8. 8 Nagasaki - The 5 Chances (2:09)
  9. 9 Make Love To Me - The 5 Chances (2:36)
  10. 10 Narration - The Flamingos W/the Al Smith Band 1954 (0:23)
  11. 11 Dreams of a Lifetime - Al Smith Band (2:52)
  12. 12 Narration - The 5 Arrows W/the Paul Bascomb Band 1954 (0:28)
  13. 13 You Got Me Losing My Mind - Gloria Valdez (2:21)
  14. 14 Pretty Little Thing - Paul Bascomb Band (2:30)
  15. 15 Narration - Walter Spriggs W/the Red Saunders Orchestra 1954 (0:38)
  16. 16 I'm Not Your Fool Anymore - Red Saunders Orchestra (2:40)
  17. 17 Narration - The Rhythm Aces W/Red Saunders Orchestra 1954-1955 (0:45)
  18. 18 I Wonder Why - Red Saunders Orchestra (2:25)
  19. 19 Whisper To Me - Red Saunders Orchestra (3:04)
  20. 20 Narration - The Maples W/the von Freeman Band 1954 (0:41)
  21. 21 99 Guys - The Von Freeman Band (2:40)
  22. 22 Honeysuckle Rose - The Nu-Sounds (3:14)
  23. 23 Narration - The Fortunes W/Unknown Band 1955 (0:26)
  24. 24 Love - The Fortunes (2:32)
  25. 25 Bread - The Fortunes (2:35)
  26. 26 Narration - The Early Sci-Fi Factuality Influence (5:53)
  27. 27 Narration - The Walter Dunn "Repeto" Studio Rehearsal & Session 1956 (1:11)
  28. 28 I'll Close My Heart - Walter Dunn (2:35)
  29. 29 When You're In Love This Way - Walter Dunn (2:08)
  30. 30 Christina, Eugena, Maria - Walter Dunn (3:58)
  31. 31 Perfidious Lover #2 - Walter Dunn (5:00)
  32. 32 Narration - Hamp Jones 1957 (0:17)
  33. 33 Pack Your Clothes - Hamp Jones (2:33)
  34. 34 Narration - Mel London W/Unknown Band 1957 (0:12)
  35. 35 Man From the Island - Unknown Band (2:28)
Disc 10
  1. 1 Narration - The Serenaders 1957 W/Unknown Band (0:22)
  2. 2 The Pajama Game - Unknown Band (2:20)
  3. 3 A Sinner In Love - Unknown Band (2:11)
  4. 4 Narration - The Supreme "Live" w/Sun Ra & His Rays of Jazz 1958 (0:21)
  5. 5 Everybody Mambo (2:14)
  6. 6 Narration - Odetta Interview: the Body is the First Instrument (0:44)
  7. 7 Narration - Sun Ra & the Early Avant Garde Organ Recordings 1953, Pt. 1 (0:44)
  8. 8 The Many Thoughts of... (2:36)
  9. 9 The Inner Being (3:04)
  10. 10 The Haunted Melody (2:46)
  11. 11 Narration - Sun Ra & the Early Avant Garde Organ Recordings 1953, Pt. 2 (0:09)
  12. 12 Pennies From Heaven (2:45)
  13. 13 You and the Night and the Music (3:49)
  14. 14 Narration - The Stan Kenton New Direction Influence (0:25)
  15. 15 Narration - Sun Ra - the Solo Piano Recordings, Pt. 1 (0:30)
  16. 16 Ebb Tide (4:47)
  17. 17 Narration - Alberta Adams W/the Red Saunders Orchestra 1953 (0:46)
  18. 18 Messin' With the Blues (2:51)
  19. 19 Remember (2:50)
  20. 20 Narration - Blues Vocalist Alberta Adams: Why She Sings the Blues (0:20)
  21. 21 Narration - Jo Jo Adams W/the Red Saunders Orchestra 1953 (0:18)
  22. 22 Call My Baby (2:37)
  23. 23 Rebecca (2:48)
  24. 24 Narration - Sun Ra - the Solo Piano Recordings #2 (0:09)
  25. 25 I Remember You (3:43)
  26. 26 The Best Things In Life Are Free (2:54)
  27. 27 Narration - Joe Williams W/the Red Saunders Orchestra 1953 (0:29)
  28. 28 It's Raining Again (2:43)
  29. 29 On the Blue Side (2:59)
  30. 30 Detour Ahead (2:55)
  31. 31 Blow Mr. Low Blow (2:48)
  32. 32 Narration - The Red Saunders Orchestra 1953 (0:45)
  33. 33 Summertime (2:32)
  34. 34 Riverboat (2:55)
  35. 35 Lawdy Lucy (2:57)
  36. 36 Tired of Movin' (2:22)
Disc 11
  1. 1 Narration - The Coleman Hawkins Parrot Recordings 1954, Pt. 1 (1:01)
  2. 2 I'll Follow My Secret Heart (3:03)
  3. 3 What a Difference a Day Made (3:11)
  4. 4 September Song (3:25)
  5. 5 Narration - The Coleman Hawkins Parrot Recordings 1954, Pt. 2 (0:10)
  6. 6 Blue Blue Days (2:41)
  7. 7 Flight Eleven (2:53)
  8. 8 Narration - The Paul Bascomb Parrot Recordings 1954, Pt. 1 (0:43)
  9. 9 Jan Pts. 1-2 (5:56)
  10. 10 Liza's Blues (2:54)
  11. 11 Narration - The Paul Bascomb Parrot Recordings 1954, Pt. 2 (0:29)
  12. 12 Jumpin' At El Sino (2:12)
  13. 13 Alley B On Avenue C (3:08)
  14. 14 Narration - Sun Ra and the Vee Jay & Duke Labels 1954 (3:14)
  15. 15 Narration - Grant Jones W/the King Kolax Band (0:09)
  16. 16 What Have You Done To Me (2:54)
  17. 17 Right Now (2:48)
  18. 18 Narration - The King Kolax Band (0:12)
  19. 19 Vivian (2:41)
  20. 20 Goodnite Blues (2:59)
  21. 21 Narration - Billy Brooks W/the Red Saunders Orchestra 1955 (0:28)
  22. 22 Mambo is Everywhere (2:42)
  23. 23 Songs of a Dreamer (2:45)
  24. 24 I Want Your Love Tonight (2:43)
  25. 25 This is My Prayer (2:42)
  26. 26 Narration - The Early Sun Ra & Pat Patrick Rehearsals 1955: the Treasur (0:26)
  27. 27 Of This I Know (2:17)
  28. 28 Of This I Know (3:16)
  29. 29 When You're With the One You Love (3:14)
  30. 30 Darn That Dream (1:58)
Disc 12
  1. 1 Narration - The Billie Hawkins Rehearsal 1956 (0:22)
  2. 2 I'm Comin' Home (1:00)
  3. 3 Last Call For Love (1:05)
  4. 4 Kiss Me Sweet (2:26)
  5. 5 At Last (0:56)
  6. 6 Narration - The Billie Hawkins Heartbeat Recordings 1956 (0:19)
  7. 7 I'm Comin' Home (2:02)
  8. 8 Last Call For Love (2:25)
  9. 9 Narration - Sun Ra Interview: Teaching the Arkestra To Play Like Swing (2:04)
  10. 10 Narration - Sun Ra Respected By His Fellow Musicians - the Le Suny'r Ra (1:13)
  11. 11 Big City Blues (8:03)
  12. 12 Delilah (4:50)
  13. 13 Velvet (6:58)
  14. 14 Narration - The James Scales/Wilbut Green/Robert Barry Rehearsal 1956 (0:23)
  15. 15 Somebody Else's World (2:50)
  16. 16 Blues in Outer Space (4:26)
  17. 17 Space Aura (1:32)
  18. 18 Narration - Sun Ra Visits Planet Earth Session 1956 - Velvet (0:23)
  19. 19 Velvet (0:41)
  20. 20 Velvet (0:13)
  21. 21 Velvet (0:22)
  22. 22 Velvet (2:47)
  23. 23 Narration - Ray Charles Interview: What It Means To Be a Good Singer (0:27)
  24. 24 Narration - Sun Ra Interview: Clyde Williams (0:09)
  25. 25 Narration - Clyde Williams W/Sun Ra & His Arkestra 1956 - Dreams Come T (0:38)
  26. 26 Dreams Come True (3:36)
  27. 27 Dreams Come True (0:08)
  28. 28 Dreams Come True (3:00)
  29. 29 Narration - Sun Ra Interview: Dreams Come True (Closer) (0:14)
  30. 30 Narration - Clyde Williams W/ Sun Ra Arkestra "Live" 1958 (0:18)
  31. 31 S'wonderful (2:34)
  32. 32 Roll 'Em Pete (4:28)
  33. 33 My Funny Valentine (4:12)
Disc 13
  1. 1 Narration - The Sun Ra Visits Planet Earth Session 1956, Pt. 1 (0:20)
  2. 2 Eve (0:35)
  3. 3 Eve (5:44)
  4. 4 Narration - Sun Ra Interview: Playing What People Need (0:52)
  5. 5 Narration - The Sun Ra Visits Planet Earth Session 1956 - El Viktor (0:26)
  6. 6 El Viktor (2:23)
  7. 7 El Viktor (0:20)
  8. 8 El Viktor (0:44)
  9. 9 El Viktor (0:16)
  10. 10 El Viktor (2:28)
  11. 11 Narration - The Hattie Randolph Bud Land Rehearsal 1957 (0:47)
  12. 12 Don't Blame Me (2:54)
  13. 13 Hattie and Band Conversation (0:19)
  14. 14 Don't Blame Me (2:45)
  15. 15 Narration - Sun Ra Interview: Why the Band is Called the Arkestra (0:18)
  16. 16 Narration - The Calvin Newborn Bud Land Rehearsal 1957 (0:09)
  17. 17 Blue Space (2:37)
  18. 18 Everything I Have is Yours (4:36)
  19. 19 Narration - The Sun Ra Poetry Recordings 1948-1982 (0:11)
  20. 20 Narration - The Pershing Ballroom All-Star Jam 1958 (0:59)
  21. 21 Chi-Town Blues (13:21)
  22. 22 Just You, Just Me (11:29)
  23. 23 I Can't Get Started (3:21)
  24. 24 Don't Blame Me (6:39)
Disc 14
  1. 1 Narration - The 1958 Yochanan Recordings (0:44)
  2. 2 Narration - Sun Ra & His Arkestra Live At Bud Land 1958: the John Gilmo (0:41)
  3. 3 Just One of Those Things (3:01)
  4. 4 Sophisticated Blues (5:50)
  5. 5 Will You Still Be Mine (7:17)
  6. 6 Narration - Sun Ra Interview: Having Discipline In His Band (1:50)
  7. 7 Narration - Sun Ra & the Arkestra Play Pop Hits 1958 - Tequila (0:08)
  8. 8 Tequila/End of Set Theme (8:15)
  9. 9 Narration - Sun Ra & Hattie Randolph - 'Round Midnight 1959 (0:19)
  10. 10 'Round Midnight (0:22)
  11. 11 'Round Midnight (0:51)
  12. 12 'Round Midnight (3:53)
  13. 13 Narration - Hattie Randolph With the Arkestra: Live At the Jazz Showcas (0:19)
  14. 14 Don't Blame Me (4:22)
  15. 15 Narration - Sun Ra Interview: Playing Another Kind of Music (4:04)
  16. 16 Narration - Producer Michael D. Anderson - Closing Comments (1:03)
  17. 17 Narration - Sun Ra - Closing Comments Collage (3:36)
  18. 18 End Theme Music - Discipline (3:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sun Ra Primary Artist, Organ, Piano, Celeste, Vocals
John Gilmore Soloist
Technical Credits
Sun Ra Poetry
Michael D. Anderson Producer, Liner Notes
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