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Sun Ra

Overview
Works: 610 works in 1,276 publications in 5 languages and 9,865 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Music  History  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Interviews  Film soundtracks  Science fiction films  Motion picture music 
Roles: Author, Performer, Composer, Instrumentalist, Actor, Arranger, Conductor, Singer, Interviewee, Other, Narrator, Lyricist, Musician, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: ML410.S978, 781.65
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Most widely held works about Sun Ra
 
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Space is the place by Sun Ra( Recording )

21 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazz in silhouette images and forecasts of tomorrow by Sun Ra( Recording )

21 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cry of jazz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 178 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 )

15 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 162 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. Mr. Ra's Intergalactic Omniverse Arkestra performs in elaborate costumes, ritual, and theatrical glitter. Includes blues, swing, modal chants, quasi-African drumming, and electronic music
Strange celestial road by Sun Ra( Recording )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlantis by Sun Ra( Recording )

7 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The magic city by Sun Ra( Recording )

17 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The singles by Sun Ra( Recording )

12 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 114 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
Somewhere else by Sun Ra( )

6 editions published in 1993 in 3 languages and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heliocentric worlds of Sun Ra by Sun Ra( Recording )

15 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sound of joy by Sun Ra( Recording )

6 editions published between 1968 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sun song by Sun Ra( Recording )

13 editions published between 1957 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Super-sonic jazz by Sun Ra( Recording )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The futuristic sounds of Sun Ra by Sun Ra( Recording )

21 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Destination unknown by Sun Ra( )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nothing is by Sun Ra( Recording )

17 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 90 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

Concert for the comet Kohoutek by Sun Ra( )

10 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of noise & electronic music( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
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

Sun Ra amerykański kompozytor i muzyk jazzowy

Sun Ra pianista, compositore e poeta statunitense

Sun Ra US-amerikanischer Jazzkomponist und Jazzmusiker

Сан Ра

Сън Ра

سون را

صن رع

サン・ラー

桑·拉

Languages
English (125)

German (5)

French (2)

Italian (1)

Spanish (1)

Covers
Space is the place : the lives and times of Sun RaThe wisdom of Sun-Ra : Sun Ra's polemical broadsheets and streetcorner leafletsPathways to unknown worlds : Sun-Ra, El Saturn and Chicago's Afro-futurist underground 1954-68Sun-Ra : traveling the spaceways : the astro black and other solar mythsSun Ra : interviews & essaysContemporary musicians. profiles of the people in musicSpace is the place : the life and times of Sun RaContemporary Black biography. profiles from the international Black community