Saturday Matinee – SnakeSnakeSnake, Sun Ra, Yolanda Be Cool, Steve Gibbons Band & Spock’s Scanner

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Snakesnakesnake. I love her vids.

“Space is the Place” featuring the music of Herman Poole Blount, aka Sun Ra and his Arkestra. The description on that vid is, um, well you’re on you’re own:

“Sun Ra – space-age prophet, Pharaonic jester, shaman-philosopher and avant-jazz keyboardist/bandleader–lands his spaceship in Oakland, having been presumed lost in space for a few years. With Black Power on the rise, Ra disembarks and proclaims himself “the alter-destiny.” He holds a myth-vs reality rap session with vblack inner-city youth at a rec center, threatening “to chain you up and take you with me, like they did you in Africa” if they resist his plea to go to outer space. He duels at cards with The Overseer, a satanic overlord, with the fate of the black race at stake. Ra wins the right to a world concert, which features great performance footage of the Arkestra. Agents sent by the Overseer attempt to assassinate Ra, but he vanishes, rescues his people, and departs in his spaceship from the exploding planet Earth.”

Before you dismiss him as a kook, check this out. It’s from the awesome LP record “Stay Awake,” where various artists were invited to interpret their favorite Disney songs:

Now on to something completely different.

That one was suggested by Bunkessa, who said that it’s been around for a while, but “most of your peeps haven’t seen it.”

I’d forgotten all about The Steve Gibbons Band until I remembered his cover of that Chuck Berry song. Not bad rock and roll for a Brit.

Have a great weekend, folks. See you back here tomorrow.

[Update: This just came to my attention via DoD, just hadda post the video below.]

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2 Responses to “Saturday Matinee – SnakeSnakeSnake, Sun Ra, Yolanda Be Cool, Steve Gibbons Band & Spock’s Scanner”

  1. SOYLENT GREEN Says:

    Yeah, Sun Ra was out there. He said he wasn’t born…he just “materialized” in Chicago in the 1940s.
    Haven’t thought of him in years. Good one, Bunk.

    Like

  2. Bunk Strutts Says:

    SG– Sun Ra wasn’t born, he was hatched, and the rest is history.

    Like

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