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Space is the place : the lives and times of Sun Ra

Author: John F Szwed
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2020.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sun Ra - a/k/a Herman Poole "Sonny" Blount - was born in Alabama on May 22, 1914. But like Father Divine and Elijah Muhammad, he made a lifelong effort to obscure many of the facts of his early life. After years as a rehearsal pianist for nightclub revues and in blues and swing bands, including Wynonie Harris's and Fletcher Henderson's, Sun Ra set out in the 1950s to find a way to impart his values about the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Szwed, John F., 1936-
Space is the place
Durham : Duke University Press, 2020.
(DLC) 2019039442
Named Person: Sun Ra.; Sun Ra.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John F Szwed
ISBN: 1478012056 9781478012054
OCLC Number: 1126355590
Notes: "This is a paperback re-issue of the 1997 hardcover title published by Pantheon"--Provided by publisher.
Description: 1 online resource ( xxxiv, 476 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Preface --
Introduction --
Space is the Place --
Notes --
Selected Bibliography --
Discography by Robert L. Campbell --
Index --
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John F. Szwed's Space is the Place is the definitive biography of Sun Ra-composer, keyboardist, bandleader, philosopher, entrepreneur, poet, self-proclaimed extraterrestrial from Saturn, and a  Read more...

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