Sun Ra - I Am Strange (7" Norton Records)
A previously unissued pair of brief tracks from an unknown date in the 60's featuring a solo Sun Ra on spoken vocals and accompaniment. The words don't appear in 'The Immeasurable Equation' book but are clear enough in their source and intent - a higher spirituality.
Where the A-side presents Ra within a human body, the flipside 'I Am an Instrument' turns him into a stringed instrument, like an angelic harp.
What sound like home recordings make the Sun Ra world more tangible. There may well be a hell of a lot more locked away in a dusty wardrobe somewhere. One can but hope. HM