antique blacks

the antique blacks

i haven’t been able to stop listening to this record, i’ve been spinning it twice a day at least. sun ra lets his space flag fly, and gets souled out on this aug 17,1974 recording, live in philadelphia. highly recommended. i was thinking about sun ra in relation to mlk jr and malcolm x on mlk day. on one hand, there’s no comparison. sun ra was a musician and weirdo, but just as sincere as x or mlk. mlk jr preached non-violence, from a christian lens, whereas malcolm x spoke of liberation and black power, but within the context of the planet. sun ra stated that he was from saturn and was liberating people’s souls through music. which style is the most compelling/necessary?