Sound of Joy

by Sun Ra & His Arkestra

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Two Tones 03:41
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Paradise 04:30
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Planet Earth 04:24
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Ankh 06:31
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Saturn 04:00
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El Viktor 02:33
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released August 9, 2017

Produced by Tom Wilson for Transition Records
Recorded ca. November 1956, Chicago
First issued in 1968 on Delmark

PERSONNEL:
Sun Ra: piano, Wurlitzer electric piano
Art Hoyle: trumpet, percussion
Dave Young: trumpet
John Avant: trombone
Pat Patrick: alto sax, baritone sax, percussion
John Gilmore: tenor sax, percussion
Charles Davis: baritone sax, percussion
Victor Sproles: bass
William Cochran: drums
Jim Herndon: tympani, timbales
Clyde Williams: vocals (10, 11)

All titles by Sun Ra © Enterplanetary Koncepts (BMI) except:
"As You Once Were" (Sun Ra–Clyde Williams)
"Dreams Come True" (Sun Ra–Robert Douglas Mayo)
"Two Tones" (Pat Patrick–Charles Davis) © Art Yard Publishing

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A Helpful Guide to the Many Sun Ra Albums on Bandcamp: daily.bandcamp.com/2017/10/13/sun-ra-album-guide
The foremost figure in musical Afro-futurism and space-jazz. Keyboardist, composer, Arkestra leader, arranger, philosopher-jester, fashion icon, cosmic guide. Born Herman Blount in Alabama, 1914, left the planet in 1993, giving Earthlings a monumental catalog of recordings that transcend genre. ... more

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