Original published in 1994 in paperback only. Typical of anything relating to Sun Ra, this title has becomes rare and expensive . In this case “perfect”- (glue) bindings have now fallen apart making it also a rare and expensive collectors item (copies are listed online from anywhere between £350-800 !) . Anyway Peter at Art Yard who works to protect Sun Ra’s Arkestra’s copyright and make sure the musicians get their royalties has produced this expanded and revised hardback edition.
- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: Art Yard Limited; 2nd Revised edition edition (1 Dec. 2015)
- Language: English
- Book Dimensions: 24.5 x 2.7 x 29 cm
- New & Sealed copies
From Art Yard “Some call me Mr Ra, others call me Mr Re. You can call me Mr Mystery”
What do you make of a man who claimed to be the last of the Swing band leaders, yet dosed classic arrangements with LSD? Who wrote poetry about the “coming space age” and who dressed himself and his band in low-budget Flash Gordon outfits? Who lectured his audience on the Creator’s message to the cruel and deceitful Earthman and who declared that he was a member of an “angel race”? Was this guy for real? Sun Ra was very much for real. As well as a purveyor of spectacles, he made over 125 albums and near to 500 compositions over three decades, most of them for his own record label.