Sun Ra Research - captured, collected, compiled and published - by John and Peter Hinds is a cornerstone in the (star) field of schol-ra-ship. Their work exudes love, respect, dedication and fascination, and they are major inspirations and teachers to me.
In 2002 I was fortunate enough to get the brothers to talk about their work and experiences in the land of Ra. Like Sun Ra Arkive's conversations with Trudy Morse and Hartmut Geerken, I think this is one of the only times - if not the only - that the lens was turned back on them to talk about themselves.
Sun Ra Research can be found online at:
Digital Collections - Hamilton College Library
Sun Ra Research is a an oral history project conducted by John and Peter Hinds. Since 1995 the Hinds brothers have published their interviews with the jazz musician Sun Ra and members of his band, the Arkestra, in their magazine Sun Ra Research. This collection features fully text searchable digital versions of the original issues of Sun Ra Research, and a single issue (all published) of the Sun Ra Quarterly. This digital collection is a collaborative enterprise between John and Peter Hinds and the Department of Special Collections and Archives, Burke Library, Hamilton College. Future additions to the collection may include transcriptions of additional, previously unpublished interviews with Sun Ra and the Arkestra.
Sun Ra Quarterly (1996, one issue only)
Sun Ra Research (1995-2001)
Sun Ra Research—supplement (1988-1999)
If you want to share your Sun Ra Arkestra story with us, we'd love to hear from you!
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