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Options June 24, 2014: SUN RA Centennial Special 4-6pm w/guests Michael Anderson (Sun Ra Archive) + Irwin Chusid

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Artist Track Album Label Comments New Approx. start time
Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman  Lunar Rhapsody   Options First Electronic Chillout Music  Black Sweat    *   0:00:00 ()
Clone  Son of Octabred   Options Son of Octabred  Dead-Cert    *   0:03:19 ()
Dan Melchior und Das Menace  Town Feeling   Options Hunger  Castle Face  Kevin Ayers cover  *   0:13:11 ()
Drunks With Guns  A Beer   Options none  Drunks With Guns      0:21:28 ()
Sick Thoughts  Let Myself Think   Options 7"  Zaxxon    *   0:23:31 ()
In School  Conquest Fear   Options Praxis of Hate EP  Kill Test    *   0:25:56 ()
Die Welttraumforscher  Die WTF in der Disco   Options Herzschlag Erde / Verdunkelt die Sinne  Alga Marghen    *   0:28:07 ()
Half High  High at 55   Options Various: Squawkabout: Australian Sampler (my 2014 Marathon Premium)  No Label    *   0:31:43 ()
Omid Walizadeh  Excerpt   Options Modern Persian Speech Sounds  Bta'arof    *   0:37:26 ()
Ivan Navarro  Decomposition I   Options Decomposition I  Hueso    *   0:40:36 ()
David Chesworth  The Unattended Serge   Options The Unattended Serge 1978 / Five Evolutionary Things 1979  Planam    *   0:46:48 ()
Tom Kovacevic  Steady Stream of Course   Options Universe Thin As Skin  Immune    *   0:50:30 ()
King Buzzo  Drunken Baby   Options This Machine Kills Artists  Ipecac    *   0:54:37 ()
Dark Matter  Tomorrow   Options Dark Matter  Siltbreeze    *   0:57:30 ()
Michael Anderson & Irwin Chusid  Interview   Options     On Tuesday June 24, Brian Turner will host his WFMU colleagues Michael D. Anderson (The Good Doctor) and Irwin Chusid to discuss the Sun Ra centennial. Anderson is Executive Director of the Sun Ra Music Archive, an extensive collection of original Sun Ra master tapes acquired after he was appointed the bandleader's tape librarian during the 1970s. Anderson has spent the subsequent decades reviewing, cataloguing, and preserving these historic tapes. Chusid recently became the interim representative of Sun Ra LLC on behalf of the heirs of the late musician. To commemorate this year's 100th anniversary of Sun Ra's arrival on Planet Earth, Anderson and Chusid issued 21 meticulously transferred and restored classic Sun Ra albums from the 1950s thru the 1970s as part of the 24-bit Mastered for iTunes series. Anderson and Chusid will talk about the Sun Ra legacy and play lots of music, including unreleased material. We'll also be airing a segment of the incredible live session from Brian's show last year featuring the Arkestra's Marshall Allen and Danny Thompson at WFMU. Check out the new albums at iTunes.com/sunramusic and also check out the new video channel on You Tube    2:13:15 ()
Sun Ra and His Myth Science Arkestra  Moon Dance   Options Cosmic Tones For Mental Therapy  Enterplanetary Koncepts      1:16:58 ()
Sun Ra and His Arkestra  El is the Sound of Joy   Options Supersonic Jazz  Enterplanetary Koncepts      1:21:53 ()
Sun Ra   The Bridge   Options The Singles  Enterplanetary Koncepts      1:41:21 ()
Sun Ra and His Astro-Infinity Arkestra  New Planet   Options Continuation Vol. 1  Enterplanetary Koncepts      1:45:22 ()
Sun Ra and His Astro-Infinity Arkestra  Meteor Shower   Options Continuation Vol. 2  Enterplanetary Koncepts      1:49:51 ()
Sun Ra and His Arkestra  India   Options Supersonic Jazz  Enterplanetary Koncepts      2:10:18 ()
Sun Ra and His Astro-Infinity Arkestra  Otherness Blue   Options My Brother the Wind Vol. 2  Enterplanetary Koncepts      2:15:09 ()
Sun Ra  The Wind Speaks   Options My Brother the Wind Vol. 2  Enterplanetary Koncepts      2:22:47 ()
Sun Ra and His Myth Science Arkestra  Music From the World Tomorrow   Options Angels and Demons At Play  Enterplanetary Koncepts      2:23:11 ()
Marshall Allen / Danny Ray Thompson / Charles Cohen / Ed Wilcox / Jerry Mayall  Live here on the show 5/5/13   Options WFMU studios        2:35:27 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 3:02pm Cheri Pi:

CP to ground control.
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 3:02pm Lopez:

What an ethereal way to start the Sun Ra show! Yes!
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 3:03pm DCE:

i like baby avocados
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 3:03pm Perpetually New Listener:

Hi Brian
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 3:07pm Andrew Waterloo:

yah, Sun Ra!
  Tue. 6/24/14 3:13pm sonictooth:

Sounds good, hi Brian & everyone aboard
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 3:15pm Greg from Bloomfield:

Ahoy Brian & everyone!
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 3:16pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Calling Planet Earth !
...Preparing for the presence of the Living Myth...
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 3:19pm Santos L Halper:

Heard Irwin and Michael on WKCR recently, was great. Looking forward to some more rare Ra and conversation.
  Tue. 6/24/14 3:20pm idiot fuel:

Did I hear mention of a Peter walker gig in NYC on last weeks show?
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 3:21pm DCE:

now that's clever
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 3:21pm Billy Jam:

sounding real good!
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 3:22pm rob t:

hello all
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 3:23pm DCE:

oh if you insist, sure, I'll have one
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 3:29pm Lopez:

Outstanding Eastern Bloc synth action!
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 3:29pm Neg-guh-tor:

Die Welttraumforscher! lOVE THESE GUYS.
  Tue. 6/24/14 3:36pm ?:

This is fab.
  Tue. 6/24/14 3:44pm BriJet:

Hello!
  Tue. 6/24/14 3:45pm BarbR:

Just got your CD this week! Awesome stuff!
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 3:56pm common:

hey hey.
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 3:56pm Lopez:

Acoustic Buzzo is so gruff and wily
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 4:05pm Doug S.:

Praises to the Good Doctor and Ol' Pal Irwin.
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 4:18pm Greg from Bloomfield:

LOVE this. Can Michael and Irwin (and commenters!) recommend a gateway for the largely uninitiated?
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 4:22pm Lopez:

Great great great stuff
  Tue. 6/24/14 4:23pm mb:

This one gives me chills everytime. "The sound of joy."
  Tue. 6/24/14 4:24pm BriJet:

Me likee!
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 4:24pm Cheri Pi:

Greg, Angels and Demons at Play is a nice gateway en.wikipedia.org...
  Tue. 6/24/14 4:25pm Dean:

For Greg, I have my own skewed recommendations, nowhere approaching the authority of our DJs today. Disco3000 is a good intro to the smaller ensemble. I *love* the complete Detroit Jazz Center Residency, 28 disks, transcribed from cassette. Sound is so-so, but an entire week of sets is mind-blowing. Also, as I've mentioned before, nobody but nobody should be without Sun Ra's duets with Walt Dickerson on Steeplechase, Visions. It is a desert island disk.
  Tue. 6/24/14 4:28pm Dean:

Per Google's ngram viewer, "supersonic" appeared in the literature during the early '20s, peaked in '55.
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 4:29pm Pat in Philadelphia:

Greg, might I suggest "Lanquidity". I think that's a great place to start.
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 4:33pm Jeff Golick:

The sound of joy, indeed.

The quartet recordings on Horo are also, perhaps, great entry points for smaller-scale Ra. Can also second Lanquidity, as per Pat.

Anyway, thanks, gents, for all you've done to restore these Ra recordings!
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 4:33pm Greg from Bloomfield:

Thanks, all! It's gonna be a Sun Ra Summer.
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 4:34pm Pat in Philadelphia:

Also, I'm sincerely enjoying all this talk about compression. Though I suppose I'll be forever rebuying and rebuying Sun Ra's music.
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 4:39pm common:

great info to receive. thank you guys!
  Tue. 6/24/14 4:41pm Dean:

See Graham Lock's book Blutopia for more about the legacy of science fiction, spirituality, and redemption in the work of major African-American composers Sun Ra, Duke Ellington, and Anthony Braxton.
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 4:43pm Droll:

. o O ( Where's that confounded bridge? )
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 4:44pm t_J:

this is gr8 .. hi Brian and every1, plus guests
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 4:47pm t_J:

we are shifting of paradigm thinking i sense so this kind of visionary approach to art is more than welcomed
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 4:47pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Coltrane credited John Gilmore (he was not @ all above being influenced)...I wonder if Lonnie Holley credits Sun Ra specifically...I wonder what the direct links to 'White'/Rock Psychedelia are; most of those people knew their Jazz pretty well...I wonder if even Joe Meek was exposed to this stuff &/or thot about it - & I wonder just *how much* earlier Sun Ra was 'Psychedelic' before everyone else (10 years? more??)...
- Sounds amazing btw & mucho props for what must be painstaking work as per sonics !
  Tue. 6/24/14 4:49pm sonictooth:

I love this delay
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 4:50pm Jeff Golick:

I believe Iggy Stooge has talked about listening to Sun Ra records in the late 1960s and trying to capture something of that in the Stooges sound...
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 4:50pm Pat in Philadelphia:

This is the first I'm hearing stuff off Continuation and I'm way into it!
  Tue. 6/24/14 4:51pm mb:

Ok. This one kinda shakes me up. I've had that piano bass line in my head for weeks at a time. Continuation was my first OG Saturn record I bought. Luckily the man I bought it from, named Gilbert, had mercy on me and threw in WE Travel The Spaceways to soothe my soul. Thx for reading.
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 4:53pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

MC5 in Detroit credited Ra - directly as composer - on 'Starship' - Rob Tyner was named after McCoy Tyner even, so we know where they were @...& The Stooges were the 'Psychedelic' Stooges to begin w/, lest anyone forget (Iggy:'Our tastes were sophisticated, our abilities limited') - & George Clinton was of course Detroit...
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 4:54pm Pat in Philadelphia:

Absolutely Jeff. The Arkestra did a residency in Ann Arbor in '69 I believe and the MC5 opened for them a bunch of times. Sent shockwaves through all those rockers brains.
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 4:58pm t_J:

part of the probl here was the eccentric level involved that might had wrongly suggested lots of people to glimpse instead of interpretate. (referring to all the funk related psych)
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 5:00pm Monica:

Brian, could you ask Michael if he's familiar with the Outerspace Visual Communicator (The OVC) that the Jonzun Crew referred to in their debut single, Space Is The Place (Look Out for the OVC)?
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 5:01pm t_J:

even this makes me wonder where did improv good strong jazz meets lyrics if not in soul or funk mainly.. theres a lack of expansion in jazz music imo rock jazz bands are mainly wrongly instrum.. thank God for Morphine
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 5:08pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...I've observed that many Free Jazz artists have deep backgrounds in Roots Music - R&B, Gospel - & I wonder if that holds up - or is it just the projection of a Rock-oriented person such as myself...
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 5:14pm Jeff Golick:

Is the CONTINUATION on Enterplanetary Koncepts the same as on Corbett v Dempsey? Or remastered?
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 5:21pm Mike East:

This is badass.
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 5:22pm Droll:

BT, I got a page not found for the YT link, looks like there's a stray " at the end of the URL.
Kudos to the DJs for the fantastic space journey with annotation.
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 5:22pm t_J:

i've always wondered why there aren't more vocalists in jazz .. besides experimental music with the voice that we see regarding etnographic music or even free improv..
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 5:24pm Andrew Waterloo:

@TJ, lots of vocalists in jazz. Probably don't see a lot of vocalists in free jazz for the same reason you don't find a lot of guitars. They're just not natural instruments for it.
  Tue. 6/24/14 5:25pm Kaspar:

Music for what kind of BBQ?
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 5:30pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

June Tyson - vocalist for Ra's Arkestra is especially beloved.
  Tue. 6/24/14 5:30pm R.Wornum:

Thanks for the heads up about the children's books... read to my 4 year old tonight (UK here) till he slept with the programme coming in on low sound. Just bought them... great show all :)
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 5:33pm Brian Turner:

Sorry about that You Tube link, I dont know why it's not working.... just search "Sun Ra Music Channel"
  Tue. 6/24/14 5:34pm R.Wornum:

The Sun Ra Arkestra are at Cafe Oto, London E8, 25, 26 June; and at Glastonbury on 27 June.
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 5:35pm Andrew Waterloo:

The Arkestra is also scheduled for Guelph in September
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 5:36pm Cory:

Sun Ra Music Channel
www.youtube.com...
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 5:41pm Andrew Waterloo:

Just a heads up. The Viking of 6th Avenue Kickstarter has less than 48hrs to go and it's still looking for support www.kickstarter.com...
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 5:58pm Greg from Bloomfield:

Great show today- thanks, Brian!
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 5:58pm oldjollymon:

Thanks gents for the great commentary & tunes!
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