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Reissuing Sun Ra's first album from 1957 on Transition Records, in a band including John Gilmore, Pat Patrick, Julian Priester, Wilburn Green, &c., with Sun Ra's original liner notes and poetry, a must-have release for Sun Ra fans.

Sun Ra
Sun Song [VINYL]

Sun Ra: Sun Song [VINYL] (Delmark)

Label: Delmark    
Released in: USA    

This album was Sun Ra's first, originally released in 1957 on Transition Records as Jazz by Sun Ra. Includes Sun Ra's original notes and poetry, such as "Explanation of Compositions," "The Techniques I Employ," and "Instructions to the Peoples of Earth." Tracks include "Brainville," "Call For All Demons," and "Transition."

"Both a rousing period piece and an intriguing display of the great conceptualizer's singular vision in its incipient phase...Obviously a must for Sun Ra fans."-Richard C. Walls, Musician Magazine

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Product Information:

UPC: 03815304111 3

Label: Delmark
Catalog ID: DELMARK 411LP
Squidco Product Code: 19598

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: USA
Packaging: LP
Originally issued by in 1957 on Transition Records #J-10 and then again in 1967 on Delmark Records.


Sun Ra-piano, leader

James Scales-alto saxophone

Pat Patrick-baritone saxophone

Richard Evans-bass

Bob Barry-drums

Wilburn Green-electric guitar

John Gilmore-tenor saxophone

Jim HearndonŠtimpani

Julian Priester-trombone

Dave YoungŠtrumpet

Art Hoyle-trumpet

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Track Listing:


1. Brainville 4:29

2. Call For All Demons 4:30

3. Transition 3:40

4. Possession 5:00

5. Street Named Hell 3:55


1. Lullaby For Realville 4:40

2. Future 3:15

3. New Horizons 3:05

4. Fall Off The Log 4:00

5. Sun Song 3:40