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discography

1 sun ra: jazz by sun ra
    (1957, lp, usa, transition) - re-released in 1990 on cd on the delmark label as "sun song"

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2 sun ra and his arkestra: super-sonic jazz
    (1957, lp, usa, saturn)  - re-released on cd in 1992 on the evidence label

3 sun ra and his arkestra: jazz in silhouette
    (1959, lp, usa, saturn lp 5786) - re-released in 1974 and 2010 on lp, and in 1991 and 2009 on cd

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4 sun ra: the futuristic sounds of sun ra
    (1961, lp, usa, savoy records) 

5 sun ra: when sun comes out
    (1963, lp, usa, saturn 2066)  - reissued on cd in 1993 on the evidence label

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6 sun ra & his solar arkestra: secrets of the sun
    (1964, lp, usa, saturn) - reissued on cd in 2008 on the atavistic label with a bonus track

7 sun ra: art forms of dimensions tomorrow
    (1965, lp, usa, saturn 404) - reissued on cd in 1992 on the evidence label

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8 sun ra and his myth-science arkestra: fate in a pleasant mood
    (1965, lp, usa, saturn 202)  - reissued on cd in 1993
on the evidence label

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9 sun ra and his myth-science arkestra: the lady with the golden stockings
    (1965, lp, usa, el saturn 406) - re-released as "the nubians of plutonia" in 1967 / re-released on cd in 1993 on the evidence label

 

10 sun ra and his myth-science arkestra: angels and demons at play
    (1965, lp, usa, el saturn 407) - re-released on cd in 1993 on the evidence label

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11 sun ra: the heliocentric worlds of sun ra volume 1
    (1965, lp, usa, ??) -
re-released on cd in 1992 on the abraxas label

12 sun ra: the heliocentric worlds of sun ra volume 2
    (1966, lp, usa, ??) - re-released on cd in 1992 on the abraxas label, on picture disc in 1998

13 sun ra and his myth science arkestra: when angels speak of love
    (1966, lp, usa, saturn) - re-released on cd in 2000 on the evidence label

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14 sun ra and his solar arkestra: the magic city
    (1966, lp, usa, saturn 403) - re-released on cd in 1993 on the evidence label

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15 sun ra and his solar arkestra: other planes of there
    (1966, lp, usa, saturn
kh 98766) - re-released on cd in 1992 on the evidence label

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16 sun ra and his solar arkestra: visits planet earth
    (1966, lp, usa, saturn lp 207) - re-released on cd in 1992 on the evidence label

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17 sun ra and his myth science arkestra: we travel the space ways
    (1966, lp, usa, el saturn lp 409) - re-released on cd in 1992 on the evidence label

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the sensational guitars of dan & dale: batman & robin
    (1966, lp, usa, ??) - featuring sun ra & his arkestra  //  re-released as a sun ra & the blues project album

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the sensational guitars of dan & dale: batman theme
    (1966, 7", usa, tifton 45-125) - featuring sun ra & his arkestra

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sun ra and his myth-science arkestra: nubians of plutonia
    (1967, lp, usa, el saturn 406) - originally released as "the lady with the golden stockings" in 1965 / re-released on cd in 1993 on the evidence label

 

18 sun ra and his myth science arkestra: cosmic tones for mental therapy
    (1967, lp, usa, el saturn lp 408)  - reissued on cd in 1992 on the evidence label

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19 sun ra and his myth-science arkestra: interstellar low ways
    (1967, lp, usa,
saturn lp 203) - re-released on cd in 1992 on the evidence label

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20 sun ra and his astro infinity arkestra: strange strings
    (1967, lp, usa, el saturn 502) - reissued on cd in 2007 on the atavistic label

  amiri baraka - sun ra and the myth science arkestra: a black mass
    (1968, lp, usa, son boy records - 1) - re-released on cd in 1999

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21 sun ra: monorails & satellites
    (1968, lp, usa, el saturn lp 509) - re-released on cd in 1991 on the evidence label

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  sun ra: sound of joy
    (1968, lp, usa, delmark ds-414) - re-released on cd in 1994, with 2 bonus tracks

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22 sun ra: monorails & satellites vol. II
    (1969, lp, usa, saturn records) 

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23 sun ra and his astro infinity arkestra: atlantis
    (1969, lp, usa, el saturn lp 507) - re-released on cd in 1993 on the evidence label

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24 sun ra: nothing is ...
    (1970, lp, usa, esp 1045)  - re-released on picture disc in 1998, and on cd in 2006

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25 sun ra: continuation
    (1970, lp, usa, saturn) - re-released as a 2 cd set with a lot of bonus material on the cvsd label in 2013

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26 sun ra and his astro infinity arkestra: holiday for soul dance
    (1970, lp, usa, saturn lp 508) -
re-released on cd in 1991

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27 sun ra and his astro infinity arkestra: sound sun pleasure !!
    (1970, lp, usa, saturn sr 512) - re-released on cd in 1991 on the evidence label

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28 sun ra andhis intergalactic infinity arkestra: the night of the purple moon
    (1970, lp, usa, saturn lp)

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29 sun ra and his astro infinity arkestra: my brother the wind
    (1970, lp, usa, saturn lp) 

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30 sun ra and his astro infinity arkestra: my brother the wind volume II
    (1970, lp, usa, saturn lp) - re-released on cd in 1992 on the evidence label

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31 sun ra and his infinity research arkestra: it's after the end of the world - live at the donaueschingen and berlin festivals
    (1971, lp, usa, mps) 

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32 sun ra: nuits de la fondation maeght vol. 1
    (1971, lp, usa, ??)  - re-released on cd in 2003

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33 sun ra: nuits de la fondation maeght vol. 2
    (1971, lp, usa, ??)   - re-released on cd in 2003

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34 sun ra and his solar-myth arkestra: the solar myth approach (vol 1)
    (1971, lp, france, byg) - re-released on cd in 2002, and on the snapper label in 2004

35 sun ra and his solar-myth arkestra: the solar myth approach (vol 2)
    (1971, lp, france, byg) - re-released on cd in 2002, and on the snapper label in 2004

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36 sun ra and his arkestra: pictures of infinity
    (1971, lp, usa, ??)

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37 sun ra and his blue universe arkestra: universe in blue
    (1972, lp, usa, saturn) 

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38 sun ra and his arkestra: bad and beautiful
    (1972, lp, usa, el saturn lp 532) - re-released on cd
in 1992 on the evidence label

39 sun ra: nidhamu
    (1971, lp, usa, ??)  - re-released on cd in 2009

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40 sun ra and his omniverse arkestra: dark myth equation visitation
    (1972, lp, usa, thoth records)  - re-released on cd in 2009

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41 sun ra: astro black
    (1973, lp, usa, ??) 

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42 sun ra: space is the place
    (1973, lp, usa, ??)  - re-issued on cd in 1998

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43 sun ra: discipline 27-II
    (1973, lp, usa, saturn records) 

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44 sun ra: horizon
    (1974, lp, usa, saturn lp 849)  - re-released on cd with bonus material in 2008

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45 sun ra and his cosmo angel arkestra: out beyond the kingdom of sun ra and his cosmo angel arkestra
    (1974, lp, usa, saturn 61674 lp) 

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46 sun ra: the antique blacks
    (1974, lp, usa, saturn) - re-released in 2009 on art yard  and in
2010 on kindred spirits

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47 sun ra: sub-underground
    (1974, lp, usa, ??)

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48 sun ra: live in paris at the "gibus"
    (1974, lp, france, atlantic) - re-released on cd in 2003

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  sun ra: the invisible shield
    (1794, lp, usa, saturn)

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49 sun ra and his astro infinity arkestra: pathways to unknown worlds
    (1975, lp, usa, ??)

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50 sun ra and his arkestra: sun ra and his arkestra featuring pharoah sanders and black harold
    (1976, lp, usa, ??) 

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51 sun ra: cosmos
    (1976, lp, france, cobra cob 37001) - re-released in 1978, 1991, 1999, 2003 and 2008

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52 sun ra & his arkestra: somewhere over the rainbow
    (1977, lp, usa, saturn lp 7877) - also titled "we live to be"

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53 sun ra: solo piano volume 1
    (1977, lp, usa, ??) 

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54 sun ra: st. louis blues - solo piano
    (1977, lp, usa, ??) 

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55 sun ra & the cosmo swing arkestra: live at montreux
    (1977, 2lp, usa, saturn ms 87976) - re-released in 1978 and 2008

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  sun ra & his arkestra: montreux 76
    (1977, lp, usa saturn 87976) - single album

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56 sun ra: some blues but not the kind that's blue
    (1978, lp, usa, ??) 

57 sun ra: the soul vibrations of man
    (1978, lp, usa, saturn) 

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58 sun ra and his arkestra: taking a chance on chances
    (1978, lp, usa, saturn) 
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59 sun ra arkestra: unity
    (1978, 2lp, usa, horo records) - part of this album got re-released on "live at the fayetteville" (2011) album
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60 sun ra quartet: other voices, other blues
    (1978, 2lp, usa, horo records) 

 

61 sun ra quartet: new steps
    (1978, 2lp, usa, horo records) - re-released on cd in 2009 on atomic records

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62 sun ra and his arkestra: media dreams
    (1978, lp, usa, saturn) 

63 sun ra and his arkestra: disco 3000
    (1978, lp, usa, ??)  - re-released on cd and on vinyl in 2009 on the art yard label

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64 sun ra and his arkestra: sound mirror
    (1978, lp, usa, saturn) 

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65 sun ra: lanquidity
    (1979, lp, usa, ??) - re-released on cd in 2000 on the evidence label

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66 sun ra: god is more than love can ever be
    (1979, lp, usa, ??) 
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67 sun ra: omniverse
    (1980, lp, usa, ??) 
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68 sun ra: song of the stargazers
    (1980, lp, usa, saturn) 

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69 sun ra: sleeping beauty
    (1980, lp, usa, ??)

 

70 sun ra: on jupiter
    (1980, lp, usa, ??) - re-released on vinyl in
2010 on kindred spirits / art yard
 
71 sun ra: the other side of the sun
    (1979, lp, usa, sweet earth) 

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72 sun ra: of mythic worlds
    (1980, lp, usa, philly jazz pj 1007) 

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73 sun ra: i, pharaoh
    (1980, lp, usa, ??)
 
74 sun ra: voice of the eternal tomorrow
    (1981, lp, usa, ??) 
 
75 sun ra: aurora borealis
    (1981, lp, usa, ??) 
 
76 sun ra: dance of innocent passion
    (1981, lp, usa, ??) 
 
77 sun ra arkestra: sunrise in different dimensions
    (1981, 2lp, switzerland, hat hut) - re-released on cd in 2010

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8 sun ra and his omniverse jet-set arkestra: beyond the purple star zone
    (1981 lp, usa, saturn lp 123180) - re-released on cd as "oblique parallax / beyond the purple star" in 2010 on the art yard label

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79 sun ra and his omniverse jet-set arkestra: oblique parallax
    (1982 lp, usa, saturn ix sr 72881) - re-released on cd as part of the "oblique parallax / beyond the purple star" album in 2010 on the art yard label

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80 sun ra: strange celestial road
    (1982, lp, usa, rounder records) - re-released on cd in 1987

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sun ra arkestra: nuclear war / sometimes i'm happy
    (1982, 12", uk, y records)

 
81 sun ra: ra to the rescue
    (1983, lp, usa, ??) 
 
  the sun ra arkestra meets salah ragab: in egypt
    (1983, lp, usa, praxis) - re-released on cd by golden years of new jazz in 1999 with two bonus tracks
 
 

sun ra arkestra: nuclear war
    (1984, lp, italy, y records) - this is the 1982 12" plus some extra tracks / re-released in 2001 on cd

 
82 sun ra: a fireside chat with lucifer
    (1984, lp, usa, ??) - includes tracks from the 1984 "nuclear war" album
 
83 sun ra: celestial love
    (1984, lp, usa, ??) - includes tracks from the 1984 "nuclear war" album
 
84 the sun ra arkestra: live at "praxis '84" vol. I
    (1985, lp, greece, ??)  - re-released on cd by leo records in 2000 ; on vinyl by vinyl lovers in 2010

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85 the sun ra arkestra: live at "praxis '84" vol. II
    (1985, lp,
greece, ??)  - re-released on cd by leo records in 2000 ; on vinyl by vinyl lovers in 2010

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86 the sun ra arkestra: live at "praxis '84" vol. III
    (1985, lp,
greece, ??)  - re-released on cd by leo records in 2000 ; on vinyl by vinyl lovers in 2010

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87 sun ra and his arkestra: cosmo sun connection
    (1985, lp, uk, recommended records) - re-released on cd in 1997

88 sun ra: hiroshima
    (1985, lp, usa, ??) 
 
89 sun ra: outer reach intensity-energy
    (1985, lp, usa, ??) 
 
90 le sun ra and his cosmo discipline arkestra: a night in east berlin
    (1987, lp, uk, leo records) - re-released on cd on leo records in 1995
 
91 sun ra arkestra: reflections in blue
    (1987, lp, italy, black saint)

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92 sun ra & his arkestra: love in outer space - live in utrecht
    (1988, lp, uk, leo records) 

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93 sun ra: hidden fire 1
    (1988, lp, usa, saturn) 

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94 sun ra: hidden fire 2
    (1988, lp, usa, saturn)

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95 sun ra arkestra: cosmo omnibus imagiable - live at pit-inn, tokyo, 8, 8, 1988
    (1988, cd, japan, diw)

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96 sun ra and his arkestra: out there a minute
    (1989, cd, uk, blast first)

97 sun ra: blue delight
    (1989, cd, usa, ??)
 
98 sun ra arkestra: hours after
    (1989, lp, italy, black saint) 

99 sun ra: purple night
    (1990, cd, germany, a&m) 

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100 sun ra and his year 2000 myth science arkestra: live in london 1990
    (1990, 3x10", uk, wire magazine / blast first bffp60cd) 

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101 sun ra arkestra: mayan temples
    (1992, cd, italy, black saint) 

  billy bang with sun ra, john ore and andrew cyrille: a tribute to stuff smith
    (1992, cd, italy, black saint)

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102 sun ra & his omniverse arkestra: destination unknown
    (1992, cd, austria, enja cd 7071-2) 

103 sun ra: somewhere else
    (1993, cd, usa, rounder records) 

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104 sun ra: concert for the comet kohoutek
    (1993, cd, usa, ??) - re-released in 2007 on esp

105 sun ra sextet: at the village vanguard
    (1993, cd, usa, jazz door 12125) - the 'rounder record label' edition has a different cover

106 sun ra: soundtrack to space is the place
    (1993, cd, usa, evidence 22070)

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107 sun ra arkestra: friendly galaxy
    (1993, cd, uk, leo records lr 188)

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108 sun ra & his arkestra with symphony orchestra: pleiades
    (1993, 2cd, uk, leo records cd lr 210/211)

109 sun ra and the year 2000 myth science arkestra: live at the hackney empire
    (1994, 2cd, uk, leo records)
 
110 sun ra & his arkestra: a quiet place in the universe
    (1994, cd, uk, leo records lr 198)

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111 sun ra arkestra: live from soundscape
    (1994, 2cd, japan, diw-388) - re-released in 1998

112 sun ra & his intergalaxtic arkestra: second star to the right (salute to walt disney)
    (1995, cd, uk, leo records lr 230) 

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113 sun ra & his intergalaxtic arkestra: stardust from tomorrow
    (1996, 2cd, uk, leo records lr 235 / 236) 

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114 sun ra: the singles
    (1996, 2cd, usa, evidence 22164-2)

 

sun ra: ra came down to the earth
    (1997, cd, japan, king records kicj 315) = compilation of various evidence label albums

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  sun ra: calling planet earth
    (1998, 3cd, ger, freedom 7612-2)

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  sun ra: outer spaceways incorporated
    (1998, cd, ger, freedom cd741085)  - part one of the 3cd "calling planet earth" set // cd re-issue of the 1971 "pictures of infinity" vinyl album // incl.one previously unissued track

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115 sun ra: spaceways
    (1998, cd, ger, freedom cd741047) - part two of the 3cd "calling planet earth" set  //  cd re-issue of the 1974 saturn vinyl album "outer spaceways incorporated" album

116 sun ra: calling planet earth
    (1998, cd, ger, freedom cd741071) - part three of the 3cd "calling planet earth" set  //  re-released on vinyl in 2015

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  sun ra & his intergalactic research arkestra: black myth / out in space
    (1998, 2cd, ger, motor music 567 656-2) -
parts previously released on "black forest myth" (1971) and "it's after the end of the world" (1971)

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  amiri baraka - sun ra and the myth science arkestra: a black mass
    (1999, cd, usa, son boy records - 1) - re-release of the 1968 album

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117 sun ra and his intergalactic arkestra: outer space employment agency
    (1999, cd, usa, alive! total energy records ner3021) 

118 sun ra & his solar myth arkestra: life is splendid
    (1999, cd, usa, ??) 
 
  the sun ra arkestra under the direction of marshall allen: a song for the sun
    (1999, cd, usa, el ra records 99021)

  the sun ra arkestra meets salah ragab: in egypt
    (1999, cd, usa, golden years of new jazz gy 1) - re-release of the 1983 vinyl album, with two bonus tracks

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119 sun ra: the great lost sun ra albums: cymbals & crystal spears
    (2000, 2cd, usa, evidence ecd 22217-2)

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120 sun ra and his astro infinity arkestra: pathways to unknown worlds + friendly love
    (2000, cd, usa, evidence ecd 22218-2)

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121 sun ra: janus
    (2000, cd, ??, black lion)
 
122 sun ra: standards
    (2000, cd, ??, black lion)
 
  sun ra: greatest hits: easy listening for intergalactic travel
    (2000, cd, usa, evidence ecd 22219-2) 
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123 sun ra & his intergalactic arkestra: at the ann arbor blues & jazz festival in exile 1974 - it is forbidden
    (2001, cd, usa, alive / total energy

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124 sun ra / henry dumas: the ark and the ankh
    (2002, cd, usa, ??)
 
125 sun ra and his arkestra: music from tomorrow's world
    (2002, cd, usa, atavistic records)

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126 sun ra: spaceship lullaby
    (2003, cd, usa, atavistic records ums/alp243cd)

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127 sun ra and his arkestra: astral planes and new moon beams - live in atlanta 1989
    (2003, lp, ??, ??)
 
128 sun ra: piano recital - teatro la fenice, venezia
    (2003, cd, uk, leo records - golden years gy 21)  - re-released on vinyl in 2010 on the vinyl lovers label

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  the sun ra arkestra under the direction of marshall allen: music for the 21st century - live at the uncool festival in poschiavo, switzerland
    (2003, cd, usa, el ra records 50322)

129 sun ra: sun ra research cd one
    (2004, cd, usa, sun ra research srr001)

130 sun ra: heliocentric worlds vol. 3 - the lost tapes
    (2005, cd, usa, esp disk esp 4002) 
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  sun ra arkestra: volume one - live at the palomino
    ( 2005, dvd, usa, transparency 0170)

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  sun ra arkestra: volume two - east and west  berlin
    (2005, dvd, usa, tranparency)

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  sun ra: volume three - solo piano / sun ra arkestra: montreux and lugano
    (2005, dvd, usa, transparency)

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  sun ra  arkestra /   rufus harley  quintet: volume four - washington, d.c.
    (2005, dvd, usa, tranparency) = split artist dvd

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  sun ra and his solar myth-arkestra: strange worlds
    (2005, 2cd, ??, atom 2036) = re-release of "solar myth approach" volumes 1 and 2

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131 sun ra and his space arkestra: what planet is this ?
    ( 2006, 2cd, usa, leo records gy 24/25) - re-released on vinyl in 2010 by vinyl lovers

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132 the sun ra arkestra: springtime in chicago
    (2006, 2cd, uk, leo records gy 26/27)

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133

sun ra: sun ra research cd two
    (2006, cd, usa, sun ra research srr002)

  sun ra arkestra: volume five - lone star roadhouse and african street festival
    (2006, dvd, usa, transparency)

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  sun ra arkestra: volume six - live in oakland
    (2006, dvd, usa, transparency)

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134 sun ra & salah ragab: sun rise in egypt vol 1
    (2006, cdr, egypt, ??) 
 
135 sun ra & salah ragab: sun rise in egypt vol 2
    (2006, cdr, egypt, ??) 
 
136 sun ra & salah ragab: sun rise in egypt vol 3
    (2006, cdr, egypt, ??) 
 
137 sun ra arkestra: myron's ballroom - audio series volume one
   (2006, 3cd, usa, transparency 0236)

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138 sun ra arkestra: club lingerie - audio series volume two
    (2006, 2cd, usa, transparency 0237) 

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various artists: sonic scenery - music for collections
    (2006, cd, usa, natural history museum of los angels county nhm cd-001) - feat. the sun ra arkestra

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139 sun ra: the creator of the universe - the lost reel collection volume 1
    (2007, 2cd, usa,
transparency 0301

140 sun ra: intergalactic research - the lost reel collection volume 2
    (2007, cd, usa,
transparency 0302

141 sun ra: the shadows took shape - the lost reel collection volume 3
    (2007, 2cd, usa, transparency 0303)

142 sun ra: dance of the living image - the lost reel collection volume 4
    (2007, 2cd, usa, transparency 0304)

  sun ra - john gilmore - luqman ali - michael ray - june tyson: the complete disco 3000 concert
    (2007, 2cd, uk, art yard 001)

143 sun ra and the omniverse jet set arkestra: the complete detroit jazz centre residency
    (2007, 28cdr, usa, tranparancy 0307) - the first transparency box set

  sun ra: toward the stars
    (2007, cd, uk, cherryred / five four 19)

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144 sun ra: live at the horseshoe tavern (toronto 1978)
    (2008, 10cdr, usa, transparency 0310) - the second transparency box set

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145 sun ra: the universe sent me - the lost reel collection volume 5
    (2008, cd, usa, transparency 0305)

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146 sun ra all stars: milan, zürich, west berlin, paris
    (2008, 5cd, usa, transparency 0311) - the third transparency box set

  sun ra - john gilmore - luqman ali - michael ray: media dreams sessions milan 1979
    (2008, 2cd, uk, art yard 002)

147 sun ra: newport jazz festival - the electric circus
    (2008, 2cd, usa, transparency 0308)

148 sun ra: untitled recordings
    (2008, cd, usa, transparency 0309)

  sun ra and his arkestra: new horizons
    (2008, cd, spain, fresh sound records fsr-cd 495) = compilation

149 sun ra: live in cleveland
    (2009, cd, uk, leo records - golden years of new jazz gy 29)

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  sun ra arkestra under the direction of marshall allen: live at the paradox
    (2009, cd, ger, in & out)

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150 sun ra: live at slug's saloon
  (2009, 6cd, usa, transparency 0313) - the fourth transparency box set

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  sun ra arkestra under the direction of marshall allen: points on a space age
    (2009, dvd, usa, mvd) = a documentary by ephraim asili

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151 sun ra: helsinki 1971
    (2009, 2cd + dvd, usa, transparency 0314)

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  phill niblock: six films (1966 - 1969)
    (2009, dvd, uk, die schachtel) - incl. "the magic sun", documentary about sun ra - originally released on atavistic

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  sun ra: interplanetary melodies
    (2009, cd, usa, norton records ced 352cd)

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  sun ra: second stop is jupiter
    (2009, cd, usa, norton records ced 353cd)

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  sun ra: rocket ship rock
    (2009, cd, usa, norton records ced 354cd)

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  sun ra: i am strange / i am an instrument
    (2009, 7", usa, norton records 45-153)

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  sun ra: medicine for a nightmare - the singles
    (2009, lp, italy, doxy dox 821lp)

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  sun ra: the road to destiny - the lost reel collection volume six
    (2010, cd, usa, transparency 0306) 

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  sun ra: live in rome
    (2010, 2cd, usa, transparency 0315) 

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  sun ra: the shadows cast by tomorrow
    (2010, 3 x 7", uk, jazzman records jm 073) - = a re-issue of early saturn singles

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  sun ra: college tour vol.I
    (2010, 2cd, usa, esp 4060) - = this album includes the "nothing is..." album

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  sun ra: the heliocentric worlds of sun ra
    (2010, usa, 3cd, esp 4062) = the three heliocentric albums

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  sun ra and his mythic science arkestra: the paris tapes
    (2010, 2cd, uk, art yard / kindred spirits )

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sun ra & his ethnic structural cosmo arkestra: live at red creek
    (2010, lp, italy,
sagittarius a-star sas 3) - ltd edition of 200 copies

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  sun ra & his arkestra: the lost arkestra series vol.1
    (2010, nl, 10" ep, kindred spirits) 

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  sun ra: strange worlds in my mind
    (2010, lp, usa, norton records 365)

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  sun ra: the sub-dwellers
    (2010, lp, usa, norton records 366)

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  sun ra: the outer darkness
    (2010, lp, usa, norton records 367)

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sun ra: space probe
    (2010, cd, uk, art yard) 

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  sun ra: the world is not my home
    (2011, 3 x 7", uk, jazzman records) - = a re-issue of early saturn singles

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sun ra: live in london 1970
    (2011, 2cd, usa, transparency 317)

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  sun ra: three classic albums
    (2011, 2cd, uk, real gone jazz rgjcd237) = "jazz by sun ra", "super-sonic jazz", "jazz in silhouette"

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sun ra: the mystery of being
    (2011, 3lp, italy, klimt) = "new steps" + "other voices, other blues"

sun ra: live at the storyville in nyc - 24th october 1977
    (2011, lp, italy, b13 - bb presents b135) = limited release on red vinyl

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sun ra: live at the storyville in nyc - 29th october 1977
    (2011, lp, italy, b13 - bb presents b136) = limited release on red vinyl

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  sun ra: the eternal myth revealed - volume one - the early music history of sun ra
    (2011, 14 cd-box, usa, sun ra music archive / transparency 0316)

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sun ra: sun ra presents the qualities
    (2011, 7", usa, norton records norton 169ep)

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sun ra: wake up angels
    (2011, 2cd, uk, art yard)

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the sun ra arkestra: live at the squat theatre
    (2012, lp, finland, sinner lady gloria)

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pharoah sanders: in the beginning
    (2012, 4cd, usa, esp) - feat. sun ra & the sun ra arkestra

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sun ra and his astro infinite arkestra: sub underground series - cosmo earth fantasy
    (2012, cd, uk, art yard) - reissue of the 1974 "sub underground" album

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  sun ra: four classic albums plus bonus singles
    (2012, 4cd, uk, real gone jazz)

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sun ra: a space odyssey
    (2013, 3cd, uk, fantastic voyage) = sampler with early sun ra material

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cauleen smith: black utopia
    (2013, 2x12", usa, private release) = sun ra tribute album, featuring sun ra rehearsals and sun ra lectures

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sun ra: at the red garter
    (2013, 3cd, usa, transparency 0319) = live in nyc, 1970

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sun ra & his arkestra: the lost arkestra series vol.2
    (2013, nl, 10" ep, kindred spirits) 

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sun ra and his arkestra: my way is the spaceways
    (2013, lp, usa, norton records)

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sun ra and his band from outer space: space aura
    (2013, 10", uk, art yard 10/001)

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  sun ra: continuation
    (2013, cd, usa, corbett vs. dempsey cvsd009) - re-release of the 1970 album with a lot of bonus material

sun ra & his astro-infinity arkestra: other strange worlds
    (2014, lp, usa, roaratoria)

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the sun ra arkestra under the direction of marshall allen: music for the 21st century
    (2014, dvd, switzerland, uncool festival)

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sun ra arkestra: live in nickelsdorf 1984
    (2014, 3cd, austria, trost 118)

sun ra arkestra: live in ulm 1992
    (2014, 2cd, uk, leo records gy 30/31)

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sun ra: in the orbit of ra
    (2014, 2cd, ger, strut records strut109cd)
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sun ra arkestra: 3rd september 1988 chicago
    (2014, cd, uk, klondike)
  sun ra & his astro-infinity arkestra: sign of the myth
    (2014, lp, usa, roaratorio)
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sun ra: space is the place
    (2014, download, --, harte recordings) - pledgers' download of the soundtrack and of the digital book
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sun ra: the futuristic sounds of sun ra - on planet earth 1914 - 2014
    (2014, 2cd, eu, not now music not2cd545) = "the futuristic sounds of sun ra" + "super-sonic jazz"
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sun ra: space is the place
    (2014, book / dvd/ cd, usa, harte recordings) - hardcover book with dvd with the two versions of the film, and with cd with soundtrack incl. two unreleased tracks
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  sun ra: monorails and satellites, vol.1
    (2014, download, --, --) - remastered, with bonus tracks
 
  sun ra: monorails and satellites, vol.2
    (2014, download, --, --) - remastered
 
  sun ra & his arkestra: jazz in silhouette
    (2014, download, --, --) - remastered
 
  sun ra & his arkestra: supersonic jazz
    (2014, download, --, --) - remastered
 
  sun ra & his blue universe arkestra: universe in blue
    (2014, download, --, --) - remastered, includes a bonus track
 
  sun ra & his astro-infinity arkestra: strange strings
    (2014, download, --, --) - remastered, with bonus tracks
 
  sun ra & his myth science arkestra: the nubians of plutonia
    (2014, download, --, --) - remastered, with bonus tracks
 
  sun ra: explore the cosmos, vol.1 - outer space
    (2014, download, --, --) = compilation
 
  sun ra: explore the cosmos, vol.2 - hard bop
    (2014, download, --, --) = compilation
 
  sun ra: explore the cosmos, vol.3 - exotica
    (2014, download, --, --) = compilation
 
  sun ra: explore the cosmos, vol.4 - piano and organ
    (2014, download, --, --) = compilation
 
  sun ra: explore the cosmos, vol.5 - avant-garde
    (2014, download, --, --) = compilation
 
  sun ra: explore the cosmos, vol.6 - the blues
    (2014, download, --, --) = compilation
 
  sun ra: explore the cosmos, vol.7 - percussion
    (2014, download, --, --) = compilation
 
  sun ra: explore the cosmos, vol.8 - ballads
    (2014, download, --, --) = compilation
 
  sun ra: explore the cosmos, vol.9 - vocals
    (2014, download, --, --) = compilation
 
  sun ra: the pit-inn 8-8-88
    (2015, download, --, --) - remastered, with bonus tracks
 
  sun ra: beyond the purple star
    (2015, download, --, --)
 
  sun ra: aurora borealis
    (2015, download, --, --) - remastered, with bonus track
 
sun ra: calling planet earth
    (2015, lp, usa, org music orgm-2037) - re-release of the 1998 cd
sun ra arkestra under the direction of marshall allen: babylon live
    (2015, cd + dvd, ger, in+out records ior 77122-9)
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sun ra arkestra: live in the late 80's
    (2015, lp, italy, sinner lady  sammie)
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sun ra arkestra: live in winston, salem, nc; june 1990
    (2015, lp, italy, sinner lady jada)
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sun ra and his intergalactic research arkestra: planets of life or death
    (2015, cd, ger, strut/art yard strut123cd) = record store day release ; also released on vinyl
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sun ra and his arkestra: to those of earth... and other worlds
    (2015, 2cd, ger, strut/art yard strut125cd) - compilation, but includes previously unreleased tracks  //  download album includes bonus material
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sun ra: duke ellington's sound of space
    (2015, cdr, usa, squatty roo records sr-0230)
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sun ra: i roam the cosmos
    (2015, download, --, enterplanetary koncepts)
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sun ra & his astro-ihnfnity arkestra: the intergalactic thing
    (2016, 2lp, usa, roaratorio)
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sun ra: the singles vol.1 : 1954-1958
    (2016, lp, italy, jeanne dielman jd103)
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sun ra: in some far place - roma '77
    (2016, 2lp+2cd, ger, strut/art yard strut122lp) - record store day release
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sun ra: spaceways
    (2016, lp, ??, org music) - record store day release on blue vinyl
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john cage / sun ra: john cage meets sun ra
    (2016, 2lp, ??, ??) - also released on cd
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sun ra: the singles vol.2 : 1959-1962
    (2016, lp, italy, jeanne dielman jd106)
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sun ra: blue york
    (2016, lp, italy, jeanne dielman jd115) - a vinyl edition of the bonus tracks of the 2013 continuation cd
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sun ra arkestra: friendly love
    (2016, lp, italy, sinner lady)
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sun ra & his arkestra: rocket number nine
    (2016, 10", usa, modern harmonic mh-104)
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sun ra & his myth-science arekestra: the lady with the golden stockings
    (2016, 10", usa, modern harmonic mh-105)
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sun ra: nuclear war
    (2016, 10", usa, modern harmonic mh-106)
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  sun ra / merzbow: strange city
    (2016, cd, uk, cold spring records 228) - a deformed mix of sun ra's "strange things" and "the magic city", plus merzbow material / lp and cd version are completely different
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  sun ra / merzbow: strange city
    (2016, lp, uk, cold spring records 229) - a deformed mix of sun ra's "strange things" and "the magic city", plus merzbow material / lp and cd version are completely different
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sun ra and his interplanetary vocal arkestra: the space age is here to stay
    (2016, cd, usa, modern harmonic mhcd-011)
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sun ra & his arkestra: at inter-media arts, april 1991
    (2016, 3lp, usa, modern harmonic mhcd-022) - also available as a 2cd set
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sun ra: singles
    (2016, 3cd, ger, strut / art yard strut148cd)
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the sensational guitars of dan & dale: batman & robin
    (2016, picture disc, europe, doxy dop8011) - picture disc re-issue of the 1966 album

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sun ra and his solar arkestra: i roam the cosmos
    (2016, lp, uk, art yard stereo lp 2021)
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books

  • extended play : sounding off from john cage to dr.funkenstein
    by john corbett

        (1994, book, usa, duke university press books)
    • with several chapters devoted to Sun Ra

  • the earthly recordings of sun ra - 2nd edition
    by robert l.campbell and christopher trent


        (1998, book, usa, cadence jazz books)
    • This is the ultimate guide to the recordings of Sun Ra: a chronological overview of Sun Ra's work, concerts, albums, line-ups and more.

  • sun ra book 2000 - 2nd edition
    compiled by sun ra research


        (2001, book, usa, sun ra research)
    • A compilation of newspaper and magazine articles and pictures.
      Second edition, october 2001

  • the wisdom of sun ra: sun ra's polemical broadsheets and streetcorner leaflets

        (2006, book, usa, halfletterpress)
    • "Sun Ra's earliest writings reveal the origins of his work as philosopher, mystic, and Afro-Futurist. This volume unveils over forty newly discovered broadsheets, typewritten in Chicago in the mid-1950s, on which Sun Ra expounded his wholly unique version of Biblical prophecy, etymology, and black nationalism. Compiled and introduced by John Corbett. Softcover/ 141pgs / full color."

 

  • pathways to unknown worlds: sun ra, el saturn & chicago's afro futurist underground 1954-1968
        (2007, book, usa, halfletterpress)
    • "Pathways to Unknown Worlds presents a kaleidoscopic range of original record cover designs, production materials, paper ephemera, and photographs—much of it previously unseen. Included are essays by the curators John Corbett, Anthony Elms and Terri Kapsalis, along with contributions by Adam Abraham, Glenn Ligon and Camille Norment. Softcover/ 128pgs / full color."

 

  • sun ra - interviews & essays
        (2010, book, usa, headpress)
    • edited by john sinclair

  • sun ra, the astro black and other solar myths
        (2010, book, usa, half letter press)
    • edited by john corbett, anthony elms & terri kapsalis

 

  • this planet is doomed - the science fiction poetry of sun ra
        (2011, book, usa, kicks books)
    • compiled by Michael Anderson. Foreword by Amiri Baraka. Intro by Bhob Stewart.

     

  • space, interiors and exteriors, 1972
        (2013, book, usa, ??) - picture book
    • picture book by John Corbett. Intro by Glenn Ligon.

  • a journey into jazz
        (2014, book, usa, round bend press books)
    • photo book by Lee Santa

  • the execution of sun ra
        (2014, book, usa, musicovermind)
    • by Thomas Stanley

 

  • omniverse sun ra
        (2015, book, usa, art yard)
    • by Harmut Geerken and Chris Trent

 

From: Jim Johnson
Subject: Sun Ra 171 Required Booklist

        Fellow Saturnites: In my recent conversation with Arkestra drummer Samurai Celestial, I mentioned an interest in the required reading list that Sun Ra issued to his students when he taught his class at Cal Berkeley in the 1970s. I have personally been interested in this list for some time, as I have always wondered what Ra would recommend book- wise. Well, thanks to Samurai's kindness, he was able to supply me with a copy of the list to share with everyone.
         The course was listed as "Sun Ra 171", in Afro-American Studies. Supposedly, many students could not find a lot of the titles. Samurai has read many of the books but also can't find some of them.

 

SUN RA 171

REFERENCE LIST

  1. Albums...Saturn Records (Chicago)

  2. My Brother the Wind (Vol. 1 and 2)

  3. The Night of the Purple Moon

  4. Magic City...the Nubians of Pluto

  5. Atlantis

  6. Fate in a Pleasant Mood

  7. Monorails and Satellites

  8. Strange Strings

  9. ESP...Nothing Is, Heliocentric (Vol. 1 and 2)

BOOKS

  1. Jazz Where it Came From, Where It's At by John S. Wilson, published by the United States Information Agency

  2. Black Man of the Nile by Yoseph Ben Jochannan, published by Alkibu Ian Books

  3. Stylus (Spring 1971) vol. 13, #1 published by the student staff at Temple U., Philly

  4. Ark of Bones by Henry Dumas

  5. Poetry for my People by Henry Dumas

  6. Black Fire by LeRoy Jones and Larry Neal

  7. The Two Babylons by Alexander Hislop

  8. Missonary Travels by Livingston

  9. Radix by Bill Looney

  10. God Wills the Negro by Theodore P. Ford

  11. God's Children by Archibald Rutledge

  12. Ruins of Empire by Volney

  13. The Source Book of Man's Life and Death        God    (K.J. Version)

  14. A New Model of the Universe by P.D. Ouspensky

  15. The Loom of Language by Frederick Bodmer

  16. Blackiesetymology published in London, England

 

   

 

concerts / radio broadcasts / ...

 

Sun Ra and His Arkestra

  • 1970/11/07 concert Berlin, Germany

    • setlist

      • Out In Space

    • FM broadcast

    • Recording got seeded at Dime

  • 1971/06/10 concert 'The Warehouse', San Francisco, CA, usa
  • 1971/06/12 concert 'JP Whidney High School', Watts, Los Angeles, CA, usa

    • setlist

      • Unknown Title, Calling Planet Earth, We'll Wait For You, Enlightenment, Love In Outer Space, Watusa, Second Stop Is Jupiter, Shadow World, Discipline 15, They'll Come Back, Theme Of The Stargazers, Outer Spaceways Inc., Walking On The Moon, "The Curse Of Sun Ra", tapers epilogue, Outro

  • 1971/10/12 concert Stockholm

    • setlist

      • Discipline II, Discipline V, Enlightenment, Its after the end of the world, Discipline VIII, The Rainmaker, Rocket No. 9 > ann.

    • fm broadcast

 
  • 1971/11/11 Sun Ra's Intergalactic Research Arkestra - concert 'Technische Hogeschool', Delft, Netherlands

    • line-up

      • Sun Ra's Intergalactic Research Arkestra 
        Sun Ra - mini-moog,syn,org,clavinet,p,voc * Kwame Hadi - tp * Marshall Allen - as,fl,oboe * Danny Davis - as,fl * Larry Northington - as,perc * Istar Sundance - as,bsn * John Gilmore - ts,perc * Danny Thompson - bars * Pat Patrick - bars,eb * Hakim Rahim - bars,as,fl * Eloe Omoe - bcl * Al Batin Nur - engl-hrn  * James Jacson - fl,oboe,ancient egyptian infinity-dr  * Lex Humphries - dr * Tommy Hunter - dr * Nimrod Hunt - perc * William Morrow - vib * Roger Aralamon Hazoume - balafon,dance * June Tyson - voc,dance * Malik Ramadin - voc,tympani * Art Jenkins - space voice,voc,cga,perc * Wisteria el Moondew (Judith Holton) - dance * Cheryl Banks - dance * Doug Williams - dance * Kevin Massey - dance * Kenneth Alexander - dance * Richard Wilkinson - light show

    • broadcast on dutch national radio (vpro) in 2001

    • a recording of this broadcast circulates
 
  • early 1970's, c. 1972  -  Unknown Date and Location - "The Shadows Took Shape" (Transparency 0303)

    • setlist

      • Outer Space > Untitled Improvisation, Stardust From Tomorrow, Exotic Forest, Untitled Improvisation, Shadow World, Untitled Improvisation, Strange Worlds > Untitled Improvisation, Enlightenment, Outer Spaceways Incorporated, Prepare for the Journey to Other Worlds, The Shadows Took Shape, Friendly Galaxy > Watusi

  • 1973/--/-- radio show - unknown philly fm station - interview and jam with wilbur ware
  • 1974/12/-- rehearsal  -  San Francisco  -  "Dance of the Living Image"

    • Dance of the Living Image, Unidentified Title, Sometimes I'm Happy, Astro Nation, Unidentified Title, Unidentified Title, Hard Hearted Hannah (instrumental), Hard Hearted Hannah (vocals) > Passin' Gas, Sophisticated Lady, (Slow) Watusi

 
  • 1975/01/30 concert 'Smiling Dog Saloon', Cleveland, OH, usa

    • Omniverse, Astro Nation Enlightenment, Love In Outer Space, Theme Of the Stargazers, The Satellights are Spinning, Friendly Galaxy #1, I Am the Brother of the Wind, I Pharoah, Unidentified, Sophisticated Lady

    • fm broadcast

  • 1975/06/11 concert 'the five spot', nyc, ny, usa
  • 1977/07/08 Sun Ra (Solo piano) - WKCR studios

    • blues improv 1, st louis blues, sophisicated lady, blues improv 2, untitled, take the "A" train, untitled 2, try to put the blame on me, untitled 3 / station id, outro

  • 1978/03/13 concert 'The Horseshoe Tavern', Toronto, ON

    • set 1

      • Untitled Improvisation, When There Is No Sun, (The World Is Waiting) For The Sunrise, Discipline 27, Calling Planet Earth > Take The "A" Train, Lights on a Satellite

    • set 2

      • Yeah Man!, King Porter Stomp, Unidentified Title, Unidentified Blues, Images, Love In Outer Space > We Travel The Spaceways

  • 1978/05/05 concert 'Public Theater', nyc, NY, usa

    • line-up

      • Ra-org; Michael Ray-tp; Ahmed Abdullah-tp; Craig Harris-tb; Tony Bethel-tb; Vincent Chancey-frh; Marshall Allen-as; Danny Davis-as; John Gilmore-ts, cl; Danny Ray Thompson-bs; Eloe Omoe-bcl; James Jacson-bsn, perc; Luqman Ali-d; Atakatune-cga; Cheryl Banks-dance; Judith Holton (Wisteria)-dance; Mickey Davidson-dance

    • setlist

      • intro / disc 27 > shadow world, body and soul, yeah, man, lightening, enlightenment, images, lights on a satellite, sound mirror, watusa, We travel the Spaceways

  • 1978/09/25 concert 'Happy Medium Disco', Chicago, IL, usa

    • line-up

      • Sun Ra (org, syn); Michael Ray (tp); Walter Miller (tp); Eddie Gale (tp); Marshall Allen (as, fl, perc); Danny Davis (as, fl, perc); John Gilmore (ts, cl, timb, voc); Eloe Omoe (bcl, perc); Danny Ray Thompson (bars, fl, perc); James Jacson (bsn, fl, Inf-dr); prob. Damon Choice (vib); Dale Williams (eg); prob. Luqman Ali (dr); Atakatune (cga); June Tyson (voc).

    • setlist

      • untitled improvisation [perc, tp, rhythmic ens., vib], Springtime in Chicago [JT voc], Astro Black [JT voc], (The World Is Waiting) For the Sunrise [JT voc], Discipline 27, The Shadow World, Yeah Man! (Sissle-Henderson), Big John's Special (H.Henderson), Over the Rainbow (Arlen-Harburg), Lights on a Satellite, Body and Soul (Heyman-Green-Sour-Eyton), King Porter Stomp (Morton), Second Stop Is Jupiter [ens. voc], Space Is the Place [JT, ens. voc], Enlightenment (Dotson-Ra) [JT, JG voc], Next Stop Mars [ens. voc] > Calling Planet Earth [ens. voc]

  • 1979/03/09 concert 'Stars', Philadelphia, PA, usa

  • 1979/04/04 concert 'Panama Red's', Champaign, Illinois, usa
    • setlist
      • unknown, When There Is No Sun, unknown, Big John's Special, Yeah Man, Space Is The Place, Spaceship Earth/Destination Unknown, unknown, unknown, We Travel The Spaceways, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, Springtime Again, King Porter Stomp, unknown
    • a recording of this three hour plus show got seeded at Dime
  • 1979/05/04 Sun Ra Arkestra – concert On Board the SS President, “ew Orleans Jazz and Heritage Fest”, New Orleans, usa

    • Untitled * Pleiades * Strange Worlds * Black Myth * Astro Black * When There is no Sun * D27 * The Shadow World * Springtime Again * Big John's Special * Yeah Man! * Over the Rainbow * Outer Spaceways Inc. * Space is the Place * Destination Unknown * Door of the Cosmos * Watusi * Greetings from the 21st Century
  • 1979/05/10 concert 'Bayou',Washington, DC, USA
    298.[232b] in the book.

    • Set 1

      • untitled, Strange Worlds, Tapestry from an Asteroid, The World is Waiting for the Sunrise, D-27, Big John's Special, Yeah Man, Springtime Again, The Shadow World, Over the Rainbow, St. Louis Blues, Lady Bird, Half Nelson, Celestial Road, We Travel the Spaceways, Greetings from the 21st Century

    • Set 2

      • untitled, D27-11, I'll Wait for You, El is the Sound of Joy, Love in Outer Space, 'Round Midnight, untitled, Outerspaceways INC., Door of the Cosmos, When There is no Sun, We Sing this Song to, Space is the Place, There Other Worlds... They have Not Told You of...

  • 1979/06/30 concert Pisa, Italy

    • line-up

      • The Arkestra: Ra-p, org, syn, voc; Walter Miller-tp; Michael Ray-tp; Curt Pulliam-tp; Tony Bethel-tb; Marvin Consell (?)-tb; Marshall Allen-as, fl, ob; Hutch Jones-as; John Gilmore-ts, cl; Leroy Taylor (Eloe Omoe)-as, bcl; Danny Ray Thompson-bs, fl; James Jacson-bsn, perc; Damon Choice-vib; Taylor Richardson-eg; Skeeter McFarland-eg; "Scop"-b; Robert Barry-d; Reg McDonald-d; Atakatune (Stanley Morgan)-cga; June Tyson-voc, dance (and Evelyn Smont (?)-dance)

    • setlist

      • unidentified title (perc; Allen, kora; eg and perc)Space Is the Place (Ra)The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise (Ra)Discipline 27 (Allen, as; Omoe, bcl; tp)The Shadow World (Ra)Springtime Again (Ra)Yeah Man! (Sissle, Henderson)Big John's Special (H. Henderson)Watusa (Ra)Lady Bird (Dameron) / Half Nelson (M. Davis)King Porter Stomp (Morton)Space Is the Place / We Travel the Spaceways / Destination Unknown / 2nd Stop Is Jupiter (Ra)Calling Planet Earth (Ra)Strange Celestial Road (Ra)Somewhere over the Rainbow (Arlen, Harburg)Outer Spaceways Inc. / Sun Ra and his Band from Outer Space (Ra)

  • 1981/04/02 concert 'Myrons Ballroom', Los Angeles, CA, usa

    • Opening medley / arrival, Blues improv / fletcher henderson medley / round midnight, Fate in a pleasant mood (?), Improv. 1, Moonship jouney > Space is the pLace > we travel the spaceways > percussion interlude, enlightenment, they'll come back, Improv 2, Fletcher Henderson tune, Lights on a satellite (?), Very fast old Sun Ra tune, ??, 27-II > someday soon

  • 1982/07/27 Sun Ra Arkestra – concert ‘Royal Northern College Of Music’, Manchester, England

    • line-up

      • sun ra -  p, syn, voc / ronnie brown -  tp / longineu parsons -  tp / tyrone hill -  tb / marshall allen -  as, fl, ob, evi / john gilmore -  ts, cl, timb, evi / eloe omoe -  as, bcl, fl, evi / james jacson - bsn, ob, inf-d / danny ray thompson - bars, as, fl, evi /  rollo radford - stand up eb / clifford jarvis - d / tommy 'bugs' hunter - d / samarai celestial - d / june tyson - voc / greg pratt - dance / carla washington - dance

    • setlist

      • Untitled Improv > Untitled Improv > Pleiades > Untitled Improv * Along Came Ra > The Living Myth * Discipline 27 > Untitled Improv * Ra To The Rescue #1 > Ra To The Rescue #2 > Untitled Improv * 1984 * Unidentified Title * Fate In Apleasant Mood * Unidentified Title * They Plan To Leave * I Could Have Enjoyed Myself On This Planet * Happy As The Day Is Long * Space Is The Place > We Travel The Spaceways * Untitled Improv * Strange World / Black Myth * Discipline 27-II > Sea Of Immortality > Right Road, Wrong Direction > The Last Days > Crazy As A Daisy * Prelude To Kiss * Lights On A Satellite * Big John's Special * Watusi * Unidentified Title * Yeah Man ! * Sleeping Beauty * Moonship Journey (incl.  First Stop Mars / Second Stop Jupiter /On Jupiter / Journey To Saturn / Pluto Too ) * They'll Come Back > I Have Many Names  

  • 1982/07/30 Sun Ra Arkestra – concert ‘Mitchell Theatre’, Glasgow, Scotland

    • 1st set

      • unidentified title * unidentified percussion * unidentified title * When There Is No Sun -- Strange Worlds -- Black Myth -- Along Came Ra (Ra) * Discipline 27 (Ra) * unidentified title * unidentified synthesizer solo (Ra) * unidentified title * ...

    • 2nd set

      • unidentified title * unidentified title
 
  • 1983/10/29 concert 'Philharmonie', Berlin, Germany - part of the "JazzTage 1983" festival

    • Don Cherry,tp,voc Lester Bowie,tp 
      Marshall Allen,as,per John Gilmore,ts,fl Archie Shepp,ts,voc 
      Sun Ra,key Richard Davis,b Clifford Jarvis,dr Philly Joe Jones,dr Famoudou Don Moye,per 

    • Announcement MichaelNaura, Happy Birthday / Stars That Shine Darkly, ?? (DCh,tp-PhJJ,dr-duo), Somewhere Else, Early Morning Blues, Poinciana 

    • This concert got broadcast on TV. A 55-minute recording of this concert circulates

  • 1983/11/01 concert Paris, France

    • line-up

      • Sun Ra-p, keyb, Lester Bowie-tp, Don Cherry-t, Marshall Allen-as, John Gilmore-ts, Archie Shepp-ts, ss, voc, Richard Davis-b, Don Moye-perc, Philly Joe Jones-d, Clifford Jarvis-d, 

    • setlist

      • unidentified title (ens; Allen-as; Shepp-ts), unidentified title (Davis-b; Gilmore-ts), Somewhere over the Rainbow (Arlen-Harburg), Lights on a Satellite (Ra), What's New? (Burke-Haggart), Poinciana (Bernier-Simon), 'Round Midnight (Hanighen-Williams-Monk)

  • 1984/03/16 Sun Ra Arkestra – concert ‘Stadthalle’, Unna, Germany

    • Sun Ra Arkestra
      Marshall Allen - as,fl,kora * John Gilmore - ts,EVI,timbales * Eloe Omoe - fl,bcl - Danny Ray Thompson - as,bs,fl * Ronnie Brown - tp  * James Jacson - as,fl,cl,bsn,oboe,Ancient-Egyptian-Infinity-dr,voc * Sun Ra - p,keyb,synth,voc  * Rollo Radford – b * Don Mumford - dr * Matthew Brown – perc * Myriam Broch - dance * Greg Pratt - dance

    • ?? * ?? * ?? * Children of the Sun (Ra) * Nuclear War (Ra) * ?? * Mack the Knife (Brecht-Weill-Blitzstein) * Blue Lou (Sampson) * Springtime Again (Ra) * Yeah Man! (Sissle-Henderson) * Watusa (Ra) * Space Is the Place / We Travel the Spaceways / 2nd Stop Is Jupiter / Outer Spaceways Inc. (Ra) * announcement * Retrospect (Ra) * 15. 1984 (Ra) * ?? * Drop Me off in Harlem (Ellington) * Daydream (Strayhorn-Ellington) * Sophisticated Lady (Carney-Mills-Ellington) * East of the Sun (Bowman) * Big John's Special (H. Henderson) * Fate in a Pleasant Mood (Ra) * Love in Outer Space (Ra) * Theme of the Stargazers / Sun Ra and his Band from Outer Space / Angel Race / I'll Wait for You (Ra) * Enlightenment (Dotson-Ra) / Strange Mathematic Rhythmic Equations (Ra)

    • a 168-minute recording of this concert circulates  

  • 1984/04/10 Sun Ra Arkestra – concert ‘University Of Tampere’, Tampere, Finland

    • Sun Ra Arkestra

      • Sun Ra - syn,org,p,voc * Marvin Vines – tp * George Dickerson – tp * Fred Adams – tp * Darrell Marsh – tbn * Tyron Hill – tbn * Marshall Allen - as,fl,oboe * John Gilmore - ts,perc * Danny Thompson – bars * Eloe Omoe - bcl * James Jacson - fl,oboe,ancient egyptian infinity-dr * John Ore – bs * Rollo Redford – bs * Anthony Morris – dr

  • 1984/06/01 Sun Ra and His Omniverse Arkestra - concert 'Afro-American Culture Museum', Philadelphia, PA, usa
    • line-up
      • The Arkestra
        Ronnie Brown-tp * Ahmed Abdullah-tp * Tyrone Hill- tb * Marshall Allen-as, fl, ob, EVI * John Gilmore-ts, cl, EVI, perc * Danny Thompson-bs, EVI * Eloe Omoe-as, bcl * James Jacson-bsn, fl, Ancient Egyptian Infinity Drum, voc * Ra-p, keyb, voc * unidentified-eg * prob. Rollo Radford-electric standup b * Don Mumford-d, perc
    • 1st set
      • Improvisation, unknown, Children of the Sun, Nuclear War, Back Alley Blues, East of the Sun, Daydream, Sophisticated Lady, Yeah Man!, Mack the Knife, Over the Rainbow, Queer Notions, Fate in a Pleasant Mood
    • 2nd set
      • Improvisation, Improvisation, Improvisation, Spontaneous Simplicity, Uranus Blues, Big John's Special, 'Round Midnight, Happy As the Day Is Long, Prelude to a Kiss, Drop Me Off in Harlem, Carefree, Christopher Columbus, See You Later, Alligator, We Travel the Spaceways
  • 1984/10/31 Sun Ra Arkestra – concert ‘Lush Life’, New York City, NY, usa

    • 1st set

      • sunset on the nile * deep purple * east of the sun * queer notions * unidentified title * big john's special * unidentified blues * mack the knife (incomplete) * unidentified blues * space is the place > we travel the spaceways > rocket number nine > outer spaceways inc.

    • 2nd set

      • a lost horizon * day dream * willow weep for me * satin doll * lady with the golden stockings * days of wine and roses * fate in a pleasant mood

    • 3rd set

      • untitled improv * discipline 27-II > I have many names * when the lights are low * one for my baby * stars fell on alabama * halloween in harlem * untitled improv * gone with the wind
  • 1985/07/12 Sun Ra Arkestra – concert “North Sea Jazz Festival”, ‘Dakterras’, Den Haag, Netherlands

    • George Dickerson,tp * Tyrone Hill,tb * Marshall Allen,as,fl,oboe * John Gilmore,ts,cl,voc,per * Ronald Wilson,ts * Danny Thompson,bs * Eloe Omoe,as,bcl * James Jacson,bassoon,fl,ancient-egyptian-infinity-dr,voc            * Sun Ra,p,synthy,voc * Bruce Edwards,g * Rollo Radford,e-b * Chris Henderson,dr * Jean-Claude Broche,dr * Myriam Broche,dancer * unkn,dancer
  • 1985/07/24 Sun Ra & his Arkestra - concert 'Le New Morning', Paris, France

    • Sun Ra and His Arkestra 

      • line-up

        • Sun Ra (p, org, synth, voc), prob. Ronnie Brown (tp), unidentified (tp), Tyrone Hill (tb), prob. Dick Griffin (tb), Marshall Allen (as,oboe), John Gilmore (ts), Ronald Wilson (ts,picc), Danny Thompson (bs), James Jacson (Ancient Egyptian Infinity d, bsn, voc), Elo Omoe (as, bcl, contra-alto cl), Billy Bang (vln), Rollo Radford (eb), Avreeayl Ra Amen (d)

      • setlist

        • untitled improv, discipline 27-II, tomorrow never comes, unidentified blues, unidentified ballad, mack the knife, sophisticated lady, yeah man!, space is the place, we travel the spaceways, outer spaceway incorporated, rocket number nine, untitled improv, astro black, history-mystery, i have many names, fate in a pleasant mood, unidentified blues, i want to be happy, east of the sun, christopher columbus, see you later, alligator

  • 1985/07/25 "musicians talking before the concert"

  • 1985/07/25 concert 'Le New Morning', Paris, France

    • line-up

      • Sun Ra (p, org, synth, voc), prob. Ronnie Brown (tp), unidentified (tp), Tyrone Hill (tb), prob. Dick Griffin (tb), Marshall Allen (as,oboe), John Gilmore (ts), Ronald Wilson (ts,picc), Danny Thompson (bs), James Jacson (Ancient Egyptian Infinity d, bsn, voc), Elo Omoe (as, bcl, contra-alto cl), Billy Bang (vln), Rollo Radford (eb), Avreeayl Ra Amen (d)

    • setlist

      • i want to be happy, unidentified blues, (the world is waiting) for the sunrise, i pharoah, over the rainbow, sunset on the nile, fate in a pleasant mood 

  • 1985/12/14 concert 'Club Lingerie', Los Angeles, CA, usa

    • percussion intro > Mystery Mr. Ra > space funk jam, 27-II > Somehwere There, perc. > ? tune (Ra piano), Hey Man (Henderson), Lights on a satellite (?), Piano solo / (? Ra ballad), (Ra tune??), Mack the knife (medley), queer notions ? (Henderson tune), keyboard solo / Love in outer space, drum solo, Somewhere over the rainbow, Space is the place

  • 1986/02/01 concert "Jimmy Lyons Benefit", 'Public Theater', New York City, NY, usa

    • setlist

      • Untitled Improvisation/Discipline 27-II/ Tomorrow Is Knocking at Your Door/Unidentified Title/East of the Sun, Yeah Man!, Prelude To a Kiss, I Want To Be Happy

    • the Sun Ra Arkestra was one of the participating bands

  • 1986/06/10 Sun Ra and His Omniverse Jet Set Arkestra - concert 'Nightstage', Cambridge, MA, usa
    • line-up
      • Sun Ra - piano, synthesizer, organ, vocals * Ronnie Brown - trumpet * Al Evans - flugelhorn * Tyrone Hill - trombone * Marshall Allen - alto saxophone, flute, percussion * Pat Patrick - alto saxophone * John Gilmore - tenor saxophone, timbales * Eloe Omoe - alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute, percussion * Danny Ray Thompson - baritone saxophone, percussion * Kenny Williams - baritone  saxophone * James Jacson - bassoon, flute, Ancient Egyptian Infinity Drum, vocals * Bruce Edwards - electric guitar * Rollo Radford - electric standup bass * Buster Smith - drums * June Tyson - vocals
    • 1st set
      • untitled improvisation, The Lion of the Heavens, Discipline 27-II > Children of the Sun, (major portion missing), Mack the Knife, East of the Sun, synthesizer solo, We Travel the Spaceways
    • 2nd set
      • I'll Never Be The Same, Blues, Springtime Again, Images, Yesterdays//cut, Blues, Big John's Special, Outer Spaceways Inc. > Rocket Number Nine > Second Stop Is Jupiter, Space Is The Place > We Travel The Spaceways
    • encore
      • Improvisation, I Want To Be Happy
    • part of this concert got seeded on Dime (the start & ending of the first set, plus the second set with encores)
  • 1986/08/08 Sun Ra and His Omniverse Jet Set Arkestra - concert 'Bottom Line', New York City, NY, usa
    • line-up
      • The Arkestra
        Ra-p, keyb, syn * Tyrone Hill-tb * Marshall Allen-as, fl * John Gilmore-ts, cl, perc * Ronald Wilson-ts * poss. Kenny Williams-t