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The wisdom of Sun-Ra : Sun Ra's polemical broadsheets and streetcorner leaflets

Author: Sun Ra.; John Corbett
Publisher: Chicago, Il. : WhiteWalls, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From the Arkestra to his experiments with synthesizers, Sun Ra was one of the most inventive jazz musicians in history. Yet until now, there has not been a collection of his earliest writings that reveal the beginnings of his work as philosopher, mystic, and Afro-Futurist. This new volume unveils over forty newly discovered typewritten broadsheets on which Sun Ra expounded his wholly unique philosophical message.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Sun Ra.
Wisdom of Sun-Ra.
Chicago, Il. : WhiteWalls, ©2006
(OCoLC)654123304
Named Person: Sun Ra.; Sun Ra; Sun Ra; Sun Ra.; Sun Ra.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sun Ra.; John Corbett
ISBN: 0945323077 9780945323075
OCLC Number: 70635267
Notes: Facsimiles of broadsheets, typewritten in Chicago in the mid-1950s, including transcriptions.
Description: 141 pages : facsimiles ; 25 cm
Contents: One of everything : Blount hermeneutics and the wisdom of RA / John Corbett --
Broadsheet images --
Transcriptions --
What America should consider --
Jesus said, "let the Negro bury the Negro." --
Language of gods --
Spo de o de ... hoc way ... --
A spook sho' is a dragg, man ... he's a dragg ... --
Satan is the god of the spooks : Negroes are the children of the "devil" --
The Negro is a burden to the white man! --
Message to the spook ... --
Negroes are not men --
Jacob in the land of U.S. --
There's a nigger in the woodpile --
The way of the cross --
There are two Ethiopias --
Days of vengence! --
The light IsG --
The true way to life --
Wake up! wake up! wake up! --
The Bible was not written for Negroes!!!!!!! --
The great whore --
Little I's I love you --
I don't give a hoot --
Big brother left you holding the bag! --
The stumbling block --
Moms & pops --
The poor little rich one : the prince of this world ... --
Neptune is Rex ... the ruler with the iron fork ... --
Johnny one note --
"A nigger is a mess" --
Why don't you turn again! --
The God of Israel --
United States at the crossroads --
Solution to the Negro problem --
[Illegible title] it is time to discuss --
Basic truths --
Humpty Dumpty --
Keys to understanding the hidden meaning of the Bible --
The wisdom of RA --
The reach for a better world --
What must Negroes do to be saved --
The truth --
The truth about Jesus --
I have set before you life and death --
choose life --
Lucifer means light bearer --
Zoroastrianism --
Satan --
The end.
Other Titles: Sun Ra's polemical broadsheets and streetcorner leaflets
Responsibility: compiled and introduced by John Corbett.

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