Up the Ra, the roots of Sun Ra on 78rpm

for the 100th anniversary of Ra’s arrival on earth I have together a set of 78’s by acts he worked with or whom he expressed admiration for


Black Rhythm  – Cab Calloway and his orchestra

Caterpillar creep -Raymond Scott and his orchestra

ebony rhapsody – Rosetta Howard acc. by the big three trio

swing dilla street – fats waller and his rhythm

squeeze me – halfway house dance orchestra

Hello Lola – Red Mckenzie and his mound city blue blowers

12th street rag – Count Basie and his orchestra

I can’t get the one I want – Fletcher Henderson and his orchestra

Uncle Sam blues – Sara Martin acc. Clarence williams

T.B Blues – Victoria Spivey

pig alley stomp – bob fuller

tango of the drums – Les Baxter and his orchestra

Adios Africa – Xavier Cugat and his Waldorf-Astoria orchestra

blues in burlesque – Stan Kenton and his orchestra

jack jack jack cu-tu gu-ru – Machito and his orchestra

Novachord boogie – Slim Gaillard Quartette

Jungle Drums – Xavier Cugat and his Waldorf- Astoria orchestra

Moten Stomp – Bennie Moten Kansas city Orchestra

Rock me Baby – Lil green and her orchestra

who threw the whisky in the well – Lucky Millinder and his orchestra

Ow – Dizzy Gillispie and his orchestra

St. louis blues –  Art Tatum