Sun Ra - The Saturn Singles Vol. 2: 1959-1962
Volume 2 of the Sun Ra singles focuses on Yochanan (aka The Space Age Vocalist) – a wild and wildly original street performer from Chicago that Sun Ra befriended – along with some other amazing Sun Ra sides.
“In the 30s Sun Ra was the most rigorous bandleader in Birmingham, heading the Sonny Blount Orchestra and filling every waking moment with music or philosophical discussions, by the 1940s he had moved to Chicago and performed with luminaries such as Wynonie Harris, Fletcher Henderson, and Coleman Hawkins.
By the 1950s he had changed his name to Sun Ra and began performing with longtime Arkestra bandmates John Gilmore and Marshall Allen.
Ra started his own label to release his own recordings as well as those featuring the Arkestra backing local R&B and doo-wop groups.”
A1 Yochanan With Sun Ra & His Arkestra– The Sun One
A2 Yochanan With Sun Ra & His Arkestra– The Sun Man Speaks
A3 Yochanan With Sun Ra & His Arkestra– The Sun Man Speaks [Alternate Take]
A4 Sun Ra And His Afro Infinity Arkestra– October
A5 Sun Ra And His Afro Infinity Arkestra– Adventure In Space
A6 Yochanan With Sun Ra & His Arkestra– Message To Earthman
B1 Yochanan With Sun Ra & His Arkestra– Message To Earthman [Alternate Take]
B2 Sun Ra & His Arkestra– State Street
B3 Sun Ra–The Blue Set
B4 Sun Ra–Big City Blues
B5 Little Mack –Tell Her To Come On Home
B6 Little Mack –I’m Making Believe