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Sun Ra
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Sun Ra was a prolific U.S. free-jazz composer, pianist and band leader, born on May 22, 1914 in Birmingham, Alabama as Herman Poole "Sonny" Blount. On October 20, 1952 he legally changed his name into Le Sony'r Ra. Sun Ra passed away on May 30, 1993, also in Birmingham, Alabama.
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Releases on file (4)
The Heliosonic Tone-tette — Heliosonic Toneways, Vol. 1 The Heliosonic Tone-tette — Heliosonic Toneways, Vol. 1
(Sciensonic Laboratories, 2017, CD)
Sun Ra — Singles - The Definitive 45s Collection 1952–1991 Sun Ra — Singles - The Definitive 45s Collection 1952–1991
(Strut 148, 1991/2016, 3CD)
Sun Ra — Cosmo Sun Connection Sun Ra — Cosmo Sun Connection
(ReR Megacorp ReR SR1, 1985/1997, CD)
Sun Ra — Disco 3000 - Complete Milan Concert 1978 Sun Ra — Disco 3000 - Complete Milan Concert 1978
(Art Yard CD-001, 1978/2007, 2CD)

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