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Cosmic Rays

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‘…the singers are called The Cosmic Rays, and there’s a strange modulation that forces their voices nearly out of tune, focusing attention on a lyric— “For there is a world where things aren’t what they seem”— that may well have been the very first otherworldly verse from the man who would soon bring the world We Travel The Spaceways ‘

Quote taken from Sun Ra: The Singles, Disc One (1954-1960), along with the following lineup information.

Sun Ra, Charles Orio, and Calvin Barron. Demo track Daddy’s Gonna Tell You No Lie featured in Sun Ra: The Singles. Recorded in Chicago in 1955. Also featured in Sun Ra: The Singles by the Cosmic Rays, are “Dreaming”, “Bye Bye” (with Le Sun Ra and Arkestra), and “Somebody’s in Love” (also with Le Sun Ra and Arkestra). Sun Ra on piano, Richard Evans (bass), Robert Barry (drums), Tito (bongos), Jim Herndon (timbales).

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