Sun Ra

The Antique Blacks

Regular price ¥3,200
Label:Art Yard ‎– CIA100
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Released: 2019

Media Condition: Very Good+ (VG+)
Sleeve Condition: Very Good+ (VG+)

recorded music
A1 Song No.1
A2 There Is Change In The Air
A3 The Antique Blacks
B1 This Song Is Dedicated To Nature's God
B2 The Ridiculous "I" And The Cosmos Me
B3 Would I For All That Were
B4 Space Is The Place

The Antique Blacks is one of the limited number of LPs that Sun Ra pressed to sell at concerts and clubs, and the original is quite rare. It is said to have been recorded from a radio program broadcast at Temple University in Philadelphia in 1974. Like many independent releases on Sun Ra's Saturn label, this album is a mix of material, with little continuity or coherence. It's not a bug, it's a feature. The album is loaded with hilarious jams ("Song No. 1"), a few songs, and Sunny's declarative (and cryptic) sermons. It hasn't been on the market for over 30 years. A reissue from the Art Yard label.