Sun Ra / Spaceship Lullaby
Album: Spaceship Lullaby   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Sun Ra   Added:Jul 2004
Label:Atavistic/Truckstop Audio  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-07-26 Pull Date: 2004-09-26 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Sep 19 Sep 5 Aug 29 Aug 22 Aug 15 Aug 8 Aug 1
Airplays: 3 3 1 2 4 3 6

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 08, 2021: Some Songs Without Words
Spaceship Lullaby
4. Jan 03, 2014: Eclectic Erudition (fill in for Ramsey)
Spaceship Lullaby
2. Jun 05, 2014: Eclectic Erudition reaired via radio q 10-11-21
5. Dec 16, 2013: Eclectic Erudition - Let's Look at the Sun. Sun Ra
Blue Skies, Holiday for Strings (Demo), Stranger in Paradise
3. Mar 22, 2014: Eclectic Erudition
Somebody's in Love
6. Jul 27, 2006: Baptism of Solitude
Spaceship Lullaby

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-07-22
The Unheard Music Series does it again, digging up more crazy barely-released recordings. This disc explores Ra’s Tin Pan Alley roots, namely his work with doo-wop and vocal groups in the 50s. Ra led his own groups, arranging and playing piano, and also mentored and backed several other groups (some just kids he found singing on the street). These recordings are long lost tapes of rehearsals of Ra at what could be his most schmaltzy. At the same time, you can hear his genius come through what could have been standard showtune readings. But.. DO NOT MISS the original compositions!! You haven’t heard Sun Ra until you’ve heard a doo-wop group sing “zoom zoom zoom, up in the air!”.

**1: Space doo-wop, yeah man!
4. Nice vocal swing
9: Ra original ballad
*14: Happy go-lucky showtune
**16, **17: 2 versions of a wonderful theme song for Chicago, Ra composed this for a city-sponsored contest.
*22: Great doo-wop (Ra doesn’t play on this one)
29: Swingin version of the old standard (just piano backing)
**31: Tribal beat with full band
**32: Awesome!! doo-wop with Ra-style African drums
34: Nice harmony over laid back rhythm
*35: Ra-style pop-tune, his single
**36: Excellent version of 35, this time with the Arkestra (unfortunately, there are some fidelity issues with this one)
37: Swing featuring Pat Patrick’s sax

Ben Bostwick 7/21/04

Track Listing
1. Spaceship Lullaby   19. Blue Moon
2. Stranger in Paradise   20. Baby Please Be Mine
3. Just One of Those Things   21. Blue Skies
4. Honky Tonk   22. My Only Love
5. Haunted Heart   23. A Foggy Day
6. Evelyn   24. A Perfume Counter
7. Honeysuckle Rose   25. Love Is ...
8. Honey   26. Wordless Piece
9. Black Sky and Blue Moon   27. I Was Wrong
10. Ra Coaching Roland Williams   28. Louise
11. Holiday for Strings (Demo)   29. St. Louis Blues
12. Holiday for Strings   30. The Wooden Soldier and ...
13. I Fall Sleep Counting My ...   31. Africa
14. Nice Work If You Can Get It   32. Somebody's in Love
15. Somebody Loves Me   33. Bye Bye
16. Chicago Usa   34. Black Sky and Blue Moon
17. Chicago Usa   35. Honey
18. C'est Si Bon   36. Honey (W/The Arkestra)
  37. Come Rain or Come Shine