Sun Ra: alien from Saturn or Herman Blount from Alabama? Either way, Sun Ra is one of the most interesting and prolific musicians in the history of jazz. Decades before his time, Sun Ra and his band, calling themselves the "arkestra," began forming their own alternative reality, a new plane of cultural existence in which blacks were all powerful beings, gods from another planet sending their intergalactic message through jazz music. This idea went on to influence everyone from Funkadelic to the Outcast, in fact when asked about Sun Ra, George Clinton once said, "Yeah, Sun Ra is out to lunch, same place I eat at". Do not miss this compilation of Sun Ra's rare early 7"s - for the first time ever in one collection on vinyl!