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Sun Ra

Overview
Works: 585 works in 1,198 publications in 6 languages and 8,260 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Music  Exhibition catalogs  History  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Performer, Composer, Instrumentalist, Actor, Arranger, Conductor, Singer, Interviewee, Other, Narrator, Lyricist, Musician
Classifications: ML410.S978, 781.65
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Publications about Sun Ra Publications about Sun Ra
Publications by Sun Ra Publications by Sun Ra
posthumous Publications by Sun Ra, published posthumously.
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Most widely held works by Sun Ra
Space is the place by Sun Ra ( Recording )
22 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jazz in silhouette images and forecasts of tomorrow by Sun Ra ( Recording )
18 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The cry of jazz ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"[This]...semi-documentary film was completed in 1958 in Chicago...Long before the concept of Black Culture existed, THE CRY OF JAZZ argued that Black American life shared a structural identity with jazz. It is one of the earliest documentary films made by Black Americans...[The film] is structured in seven parts. Parts 1, 3, 5 and 7 consist of dramatic scenes in which the significance of jazz and Black American life is discussed by an interracial cast. Sandwiched between these discussions are parts 2, 4 and 6, in which the structure, history, and future of jazz and Black American life are presented in documentary form, along with a jazz soundtrack. Most of the music is composed and performed by the late jazz great Sun Ra and his Arkestra. The music is vintage Sun Ra from his '50s Chicago years." -- www.edblandmusic.com/TheCryofJazz.htm
Space is the place by Sun Ra ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sun Ra, space-age prophet, lands his spaceship, having been presumed lost in space for a few years. Like Ra himself, Space is the Place is one of a kind, a mythopoetic manifesto made by people who believed in Ra's mystical message as much as they dug the raw splendor of his Afro-psychedelica
Sun Ra a joyful noise by Sun Ra ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1980 and 1998 in English and French and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sun Ra - bandleader, keyboardist, composer and self-made myth - performs and philosophizes. His Intergalactic Omniverse Arkestra performs in elaborate costumes, ritual, and theatrical glitter. Includes blues, swing, modal chants, quasi-African drumming, and electronic music
Destination unknown by Sun Ra ( )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Strange celestial road by Sun Ra ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The heliocentric worlds of Sun Ra by Sun Ra ( Recording )
17 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The magic city by Sun Ra ( Recording )
16 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Atlantis by Sun Ra ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The singles by Sun Ra ( Recording )
11 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This two-disc collection of Sun Ra-related 45s and alternate takes took over three years to compile. It contains every Saturn single that we know to exist as of August, 1996, that did not appaear on an album, with the exception of four sides by Walt Dunn which would not fit on these two CDs and on which Sun Ra does not play. Often pressed in lots of 50, these singles, recorded between 1954 and 1982, represent the "Holy Grail" among Sun Ra collectors, and have never appeared on LP or CD. The 36-page booklet contains liner notes written by four of the universe's leading Ra experts, as well as detailed discographical information and rare photos
Sun song by Sun Ra ( Recording )
13 editions published between 1957 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Somewhere else by Sun Ra ( )
6 editions published in 1993 in 3 languages and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Super-sonic jazz by Sun Ra ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sound of joy by Sun Ra ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1968 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The futuristic sounds of Sun Ra by Sun Ra ( Recording )
20 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An anthology of noise & electronic music ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2003 and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cosmic tones for mental therapy and, Art forms of dimensions tomorrow by Sun Ra ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1992 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Greatest hits easy listening for intergalactic travel by Sun Ra ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2000 in 4 languages and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Angels and demons at play ; The Nubians of Plutonia by Sun Ra ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Blount, Herman
Blount, Herman 1914-1993
Blount, Herman Poole
Blount Herman "Sonny" 1914-1993
Blount, Sonny
Blount, Sonny 1914-1993
Bourke, Sonny
Bourke Sonny 1914-1993
Le Sonny'r Ra 1914-1993
Le Sony'r Ra
Le Sun Ra
Lee, Herman
Lee, Herman 1914-1993
Ra, Le Sony'r
Ra, Le Sun
Ra, Sun
Ra Sun 1914-1993
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Languages
English (113)
German (3)
French (2)
Italian (1)
Spanish (1)
Dutch (1)
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