WPRB Princeton 103.3 FM

New Jersey's Only Radio Station!

Click here to listen to WPRB.

Make a tax-deductible donation to WPRB here.

WPRB Princeton 103.3 FM

Serenade to a Cuckoo with Jerry Gordon

Oct 30, 2020 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

With Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon

Sun Ra Halloween special!

3 hours. Space is the Place!

Serenade to a Cuckoo with Jerry Gordon
12:00 PM
Sun Ra - Space Probe
Sun Ra Space Probe
A Tonal View Of Times Tomorrow El Saturn
12:05 PM
Rahsaan Roland Kirk Quartet - Serenade to a Cuckoo
Rahsaan Roland Kirk Quartet Serenade to a Cuckoo
I Talk With the Spirits Limelight
12:07 PM
Sun Ra - Sun Ra and His Band from Outer Space
Sun Ra Sun Ra and His Band from Outer Space
Nothing Is... (Live) ESP-Disk' 2015
12:22 PM
Sun Ra & His Astro Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra - The Perfect Man
Sun Ra & His Astro Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra The Perfect Man
The Singles Evidence
12:24 PM
Sun Ra - I Am the Alter Destiny
Sun Ra I Am the Alter Destiny
Soundtrack from Space is the Place Evidence
12:24 PM
Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Love In Outer Space (vocal)
Sun Ra & His Arkestra Love In Outer Space (vocal)
Night Of the Purple Moon El Saturn
12:31 PM
Sun Ra & His Astro-Infinity Arkestra w/June Tyson - Walkin' On the Moon
Sun Ra & His Astro-Infinity Arkestra w/June Tyson Walkin' On the Moon
My Brother the Wind Vol. 2 Evidence
12:35 PM
Sun Ra - Rocket Number Nine
Sun Ra Rocket Number Nine
Space Is the Place Impulse! 1998
12:44 PM
Sun Ra & His Solar Myth Arkestra - Strange Worlds
Sun Ra & His Solar Myth Arkestra Strange Worlds
The Solar-Myth Approach, Vol. 2 Charly Records 2006
12:48 PM
Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra - Ankh #1
Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra Ankh #1
Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow (Remastered 2014) [feat. Marshall Allen, John Gilmore, Pat Patrick & Ronnie Boykins] Evidence 2014
12:52 PM
Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra - Next Stop Mars
Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra Next Stop Mars
When Angels Speak of Love Evidence
1:06 PM
Sun Ra & His Arkestra - We Travel the Spaceways
Sun Ra & His Arkestra We Travel the Spaceways
Greatest Hits • Easy Listening For Intergalactic Travel Evidence
1:07 PM
Sun Ra - Space Probe
Sun Ra Space Probe
A Tonal View Of Times Tomorrow El Saturn
1:07 PM
Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Ancient Aithiopea
Sun Ra & His Arkestra Ancient Aithiopea
Jazz In Silhouette Evidence
1:17 PM
Sun Ra & His Astro-Infinity Arkestra - Otherness Blue
Sun Ra & His Astro-Infinity Arkestra Otherness Blue
My Brother the Wind, Vol. 2 Evidence
1:21 PM
The Cosmic Rays with Sun Ra - Dreaming
The Cosmic Rays with Sun Ra Dreaming
Singles Evidence
1:24 PM
Sun Ra - Images
Sun Ra Images
Space Is the Place (Impulse Master Sessions) Impulse! 1998
1:30 PM
Sun Ra - We'll Wait For You
Sun Ra We'll Wait For You
Soundtrack to Space is the Place Evidence
1:37 PM
Sun Ra & His Astro-Infinity Arkestra - Pleasant Twilight
Sun Ra & His Astro-Infinity Arkestra Pleasant Twilight
My Brother the Wind Vol. 2 Evidence
1:40 PM
Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Enlightenment
Sun Ra & His Arkestra Enlightenment
Jazz In Silhouette Evidence
1:45 PM
The Cosmic Rays with Sun Ra - Daddy's Gonna Tell You No Lies
The Cosmic Rays with Sun Ra Daddy's Gonna Tell You No Lies
The Singles Evidence
1:46 PM
Sun Ra - Kingdom of Not
Sun Ra Kingdom of Not
Supersonic Jazz Evidence
1:51 PM
Sun Ra - Imagination
Sun Ra Imagination
Nothing Is... (Live) ESP-Disk' 2015
1:52 PM
Sun Ra - Outer Spaceways Incorporated
Sun Ra Outer Spaceways Incorporated
Nothing Is... (Live) ESP-Disk' 2015
1:55 PM
Sun Ra - The Exotic Forest
Sun Ra The Exotic Forest
Nothing Is... (Live) ESP-Disk' 2015
2:03 PM
Sun Ra and His Arkestra - Saturn
Sun Ra and His Arkestra Saturn
Sound of Joy Delmark 1994
2:07 PM
Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra - Enlightenment
Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra Enlightenment
The Singles Evidence
2:10 PM
Sun Ra - Space Probe
Sun Ra Space Probe
A Tonal View Of Times Tomorrow El Saturn
2:14 PM
Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Velvet
Sun Ra & His Arkestra Velvet
Greatest Hits • Easy Listening For Intergalactic Travel Evidence
2:19 PM
Sun Ra & His Astro-Infinity Arkestra - Tapestry From An Asteroid
Sun Ra & His Astro-Infinity Arkestra Tapestry From An Asteroid
The Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra
2:23 PM
The Cosmic Rays with Sun Ra - Somebody's In Love
The Cosmic Rays with Sun Ra Somebody's In Love
The Singles Evidence
2:23 PM
Sun Ra & His Arkestra - We Travel the Space Ways
Sun Ra & His Arkestra We Travel the Space Ways
Greatest Hits • Easy Listening for Intergalactic Travel Evidence
2:29 PM
Sun Ra - The Next Stop Mars
Sun Ra The Next Stop Mars
Continuation El Saturn
2:36 PM
Sun Ra - Next Stop Is Jupiter
Sun Ra Next Stop Is Jupiter
Nothing Is ESP
2:37 PM
Sun Ra - I Loves You Porgy
Sun Ra I Loves You Porgy
Holiday for a Soul Dance Evidence
2:41 PM
Sun Ra & His Arkestra w/Hattye Randolph - Round Midnight
Sun Ra & His Arkestra w/Hattye Randolph Round Midnight
Greatest Hits • Easy Listening For Intergalactic Travel Evidence
2:45 PM
Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra - Love in Outer Space (Instrumental)
Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra Love in Outer Space (Instrumental)
The Night of the Purple Moon El Saturn
2:53 PM
Sun Ra - Watusa
Sun Ra Watusa
Soundtrack to Space Is the Place Evidence
3:01 PM
Sun Ra & his Arkestra - Calling Planet Earth
Sun Ra & his Arkestra Calling Planet Earth
Soundtrack to Space Is the Place Evidence
Chat is archived.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:00:07 PM
Good afternoon, everyone. Welcome!
jimbeaux 12:26:54 PM
Jerry...thanks for making the Arkestra
jimbeaux 12:27:25 PM
...the Arkestra's work available and keeping Sun legacy alive! appreciate it.
jimbeaux 12:28:27 PM
used to live near them in Germantown and would see members around the neighborhood and performing in public!
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:31:52 PM
Hi Jimbeaux! Wow. I remember those days. Beautiful times, right?
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:33:46 PM
Although Marshall Allen still lives there!
Christine Duffy 12:39:29 PM
Hello DJ Jerry Gordon & jimbeaux *waves*
Christine Duffy 12:39:56 PM
What an enjoyable show. 🚀
Christine Duffy 12:40:11 PM
Space IS the place!
Kevin L 12:47:26 PM
Great show! Thank you.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:47:42 PM
Thank you, Kevin!
jimbeaux 12:48:08 PM
hi Christine! saw them perform in the park near Chelten & Germantown and the raised such a joyful noise that they must have invoked a thunderstorm which abruptly ended the performance
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:49:40 PM
Jimbeaux, I was living in Roxborough back then
Christine Duffy 12:57:10 PM
Jimbeaux, I wish I had been there.
Jim Innes 1:36:53 PM
I was at Vernon Park for the same performance. Of the many Ra performances I've witnessed, this was in the top
Jim Innes 1:37:38 PM
10
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:40:15 PM
! I wish I was there too!
Patrick Blanco 1:52:20 PM
Thanks Jerry.Great program.Germantown makes the World takes.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:57:03 PM
Haha, thanks Patrick. I am always grateful to hear from you!
jimbeaux 2:07:36 PM
Jim Innes- top ten implies you've seen them at least 10 times? Jealous! Only seen them 5 (twice within past couple years...still bring the fire).
Bud Burroughs 2:20:48 PM
Does Marshall Allen still live in the original Sun Ra house?
Bud Burroughs 2:21:21 PM
That amazing super-human is more than 40 years older than me, and I wish I had his energy and drive!
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:21:55 PM
No, he always had his own house.
Bud Burroughs 2:21:46 PM
Ah, thanks for clarifying, was never sure about that.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:22:26 PM
In Germantown.
Jim Innes 2:21:54 PM
In fact it is > 10 shows though I've lost count at present. I do have a basis for an estimate, I still have my collection of mostly Foxhole shows & special events like his 1976 Bicentennial show in the St Mary's sanctuary, titled PHILADELPHIA PAST, PRESENT, & FUTURE. I've gotta start thinking about how or where I could get a showing of the collection.
Bud Burroughs 2:25:03 PM
I recently watched the 1980 "Joyful Noise" movie for the first time (it's on Amazon Prime). It was a really fascinating film - I wish it was twice as long, though.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:26:39 PM
Jim Innes, that is incredible. I've never heard of someone having a collection of Geno Empty Foxhole shows.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:27:02 PM
How is the sound?
Jim Innes 2:35:58 PM
Am sorry to say, I wasn't recording the shows, I was collecting the Foxhole & other Philly venue show posters.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:37:45 PM
Ahhh. Still great!!!
Jim Innes 2:43:29 PM
I did get spend an afternoon with Sun Ra at the Morton st house when a friend of mine who worked for church organ co. & Ra demo'd their new electronic keyboard. . I'll write up an account of that day before years end. Suffice it to say it was a revelatory experience in all ways.
Jim Innes 2:47:55 PM
Last not least, Jerry, I was a Temple U undergrad in 1975 & spent most of my spare time on campus reading DownBeat magazine & listen to jazz records until I finally got the nerve to apply to be a DJ, my mentors there were Tom Kranz, Buddy Korn, & Russ Musto.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:48:47 PM
Buddy passed away 4 months ago I'm sorry to say.
Christine Duffy 2:50:21 PM
Easy Listening For Intergalactic Travel. 💗
Christine Duffy 2:52:48 PM
You killed it again, DJ J.G.! Another spectacular musical journey. Thank you.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:55:34 PM
Thanks, Christine, I appreciate it.
jimbeaux 2:57:12 PM
Awesome Jim! Thanks so much Jerry!
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:58:23 PM
Thank you, jimbeaux. Everyone likes hearing from you.