Out of Sight is stamped February 11, 1958. The sheet music (2p.) says Music by Conrad S. Wilson and Le Sun Ra. The copyright card mentioned words by Conrad S. Wilson, but I don't see any. I don't think this one was ever recorded, and it doesn't look like much of a loss, at least from what I can tell be the single line of melody which is almost entirely pentatonic but at least has some odd metric placement. Who knows how it might have sounded when played? Much more interesting is Hours After (2p.), stamped October 8, 1958. Music by Everett J. Turner Jr., Words by Le Sun Ra. That's right. Words. Usually, Sun Ra is co-credited for the music, but this seems not to be the case. On the second page is the brass arrangement for the middle part and on this page is typed "Arrangement by Everett J. Turner and Le Sun Ra". But on to the lyrics, which fit right into the main melody, and are a scream to boot:
There's a tune in my mind very simple It's strictly in the groove like a dimple You'll never succeed in resisting The magic of it is insisting That you lend it an ear and accept it So come on Get with this rhythmic sound It's a tune really gone. Hours after you hear it you'll hum it If you play a guitar you will strum it The rhythm will please and delight you It's sure to invite and entice you Leading you to the world of the future So come on Get with this rhythmic sound It's a tune really gone. Hot damm| I woke up with the tune and these lyrics going through my head and I just about went nuts. But seriously, were these ever recorded? They sound like they were written as propeganda for "the kids" for the single, but they never ended up on the single or on the version from Jazz in Silhoutte. Next, the 60's. James W.