Sun Ra talks about the forces of nature and how it effects us today.
To hear Sunny speak is just a small window into the world of his thoughts. The sincerity in his voice and the conviction behind his mission, in writing only scrapes a minuscule part of the whirling spectrum of his words of wisdom.
In the late summer of 1971 in California at Berkeley, Sun Ra took part in presenting a series of lectures as part of the Pan African Studies curriculum. In (4) parts this is the complete lecture segment on "THE POWER OF WORDS".
Part (3) of (4) - The 1971 Sun Ra Pan African lecture at Berkeley.
"CLASS IS IN SESSION"
In the late summer of 1971 in California at Berkeley, Sun Ra took part in presenting a series of lectures as part of the Pan African Studies curriculum. The is part (4) of (4) of "THE POWER OF WORDS".
THE SHADOW WORLD
From a 1978 concert more likely at the University of Toronto, there was a tape reel with one song discovered in the archive. On this section of tape was a screaming version of "The Shadow World" containing the fire as of many of our classic 70's concerts. This was a true spotlight performance of Marshall Allen on alto sax. Uhm!
Sun Ra & Stuff Smith
During the time of this recording, Sunny was working with violinist Stuff Smith and his trio. During a rehearsal with Stuff, Sunny brought out his new tape recording deck that recorded on paper tape. Many of these brittle but quality sound recordings have been preserved. Again, It's nice to hear Sunny telling his own story which is HIS-STORY unearthing the MYSTERY!
Suny speaks about his composition Dreams Come True, vocalist Clyde Williams and his R&B Doo Wop group The Cosmic Rays.
Enjoy Sun Ra and The Arkestra jamming on Journey To Saturn in Philadelphia in 1979.
Sun Ra speaks about June Tyson and Art Jenkins followed by music featuring both singers.
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Sunny speaks about Night of The Purple Moon, My Brother The Wind and The Bridge.