Friday, June 4, 2010

Sun Ra's Reading List

Boston Bonaparte Napoleon Boyd, Sr

Boston Boyd was the first black Greenville town councilmember. He was born a slave, owned by an Abner BOYD whose wife's name was Mary. He taught himself to read and write with the Bible. He became a large landowner in Greenville. He was the author of 3 books, and he taught Sunday School for 34 years. He accumulated and rented 36 homes in Greenville, mostly on Reade St. where he lived in a two-story house. All 36 homes were painted green. Boyd won a case in the US Supreme Court against the officials of Greenville who challenged his right to rent houses to Whites.

His first book - The Seventh Wonder of the World; Discoveries of the Twentieth Century, Natural Science was published in 1903. His second book was called Search-Light on the Bible with Natural Science; Discoveries of the Twentieth Century. His third book and final book was called Searchlight on the Seventh Wonder; X-ray and Searchlight on the Bible with Natural Science, and Revised Searchlight on the Seventh Day Bible and X-Ray by Organic, Supernatural and Artificial Science; Discoveries of the Twentieth Century.

In the last book he rebuked Christianity in this country and remarked that "no race can hope to survive [when] all of its greivances have to be settled by other races who are opposed to them as equals, on account of color."

Two weeks before he died, Boston bought two hundred acres of cleared land and seventy five acres of virgin timber. His daughter stated that he instructed her to allow people to live on the land rent-free during the depression era.

The Seven Planetary Seals

WKCR 2010 Sun Radio Omniversity Part 1 Playlist: Sun Ra Arrival Day Celebration

Sun Radio Omniversity Part 1 - Sun Ra Arrival Day Celebration
Transfigured Night playlist for 05/22/2010
Submitted by Charles Blass on Wed, 2 Jun 2010, 10:52pm
DJs: Charles Blass

Artist Title Album Label
Sun Ra Sunset on the Nile NYC Battery Park Sept. 7, 1985
Sun Ra Rocket #9 Stockholm 10-12-71
Sun Ra Watusi Helsinki 10-14-71 Transparency
Cosmic Rays The Second Stop Is Jupiter The Second Stop Is Jupiter Norton
Sun Ra Prelude to Stargazers/ The Mayan Temples Mayan Temples Black Saint
Sun Ra Interview 3-21-92 w/ Sun Ra by Charles Blass - including excerpts from WKCR solo piano 1977 concert
Sun Ra Islands in the Sun Janus Saturn
Sun Ra The Alter Destiny/ Monorails and Satellites/ The Galaxy Way Monorails and Satellites Saturn
Nu-Sounds Spaceship Lullaby Interplanetary Melodies Norton
Sun Ra We Roam the Cosmos What's New Saturn
Sun Ra Sometimes I'm Happy/ Astro Nation Dance of the Living Image Transparency
Sun Ra Code of Interdependence/ Somebody Else's Idea/ The Wind Speaks My Brother the Wind Vol. II Saturn
Sun Ra Arkestra They're Peepin A Song for the Sun El Ra
Nu Sounds Black Sky and Blue Moon/ Dreams Come True The Second Stop Is Jupiter Norton
Sun Ra Dreams Come True Deep Purple Saturn
Sun Ra Interplanetary Music Interstellar Low Ways Saturn
Sun Ra Neptune Discipline 27-II Saturn
Sun Ra Calling Planet Earth Live at the Gibus Saturn
Sun Ra Intergalactic Research Continuation Saturn
Sun Ra To Nature's God Live in Egypt Saturn
Sun Ra There Are Other Worlds (They Have Not Told You Of) Lanquidity Philly Jazz
Sun Ra They'll Come Back Slug's June 7, 1972 Transparency
Sun Ra Space is the Place Space is the Place Blue Thumb