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

Author: John F Szwed
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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 views about the galaxy,

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Genre/Form: Biography
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Szwed, John F., 1936-
Space is the place.
New York : Pantheon Books, ©1997
Named Person: Sun Ra.; Sun Ra.; Sun Ra.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John F Szwed
ISBN: 0679435891 9780679435891 1841950556 9781841950556 9780306808555 0306808552
OCLC Number: 36112059
Awards: Association for Recorded Sound Collections Award, 1998.
Description: xviii, 476 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Other Titles: Lives and times of Sun Ra
Responsibility: John F. Szwed.
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