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Sun Ra

Jazz Musician, Pianist, Composer (22-May-1914 — 30-May-1993)


Robert L. Campbell. The Earthly Recordings of Sun Ra. North Country Distributors. 1994. 252pp.

John Corbett (editor). The Wisdom of Sun-Ra: Sun Ra's Polemical Broadsheets and Streetcorner Leaflets. WhiteWalls. 2006. 141pp.

John Corbett; Anthony Elms; Glenn Ligon; Terri Kapsalis. Pathways to Unknown Worlds: Sun-Ra, El Saturn and Chicago's Afro-futurist Underground, 1954-68. WhiteWalls. 2007. 128pp.

Graham Lock. Blutopia: Visions of the Future and Revisions of the Past in the Work of Sun Ra, Duke Ellington, and Anthony Braxton. Duke University Press. 1999. 314pp.

John F. Szwed. Space Is the Place: The Lives and Times of Sun Ra. Da Capo Press. 1998. 496pp.


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  5. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (p.1000)

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