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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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Paul Sears — Angels & Demons That Play Paul Sears — Angels & Demons That Play
(Stairway Press, 2018, TPB)
Choirs of Aether — The Music of Sun Ra (Live at No Town) Choirs of Aether — The Music of Sun Ra (Live at No Town)
((Not on label) no#, 2018, DL)
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 Arkestra — Mayan Temples Sun Ra Arkestra — Mayan Temples
(Black Saint 120121-2, 1990, CD)
Sun Ra Arkestra — Hours After Sun Ra Arkestra — Hours After
(Black Saint 120 111-2 , 1989, CD)
Sun Ra — Reflections In Blue Sun Ra — Reflections In Blue
(Black Saint 120101-2, 1987, CD)
Sun Ra — Cosmo Sun Connection Sun Ra — Cosmo Sun Connection
(ReR Megacorp ReR SR1, 1985/1997, CD)
Sun Ra — Beyond The Purple Star Zone / Oblique Parallax Sun Ra — Beyond The Purple Star Zone / Oblique Parallax
(Art Yard CD 005, 1981/2010, CD)
Sun Ra — Disco 3000 - Complete Milan Concert 1978 Sun Ra — Disco 3000 - Complete Milan Concert 1978
(Art Yard CD-001, 1978/2007, 2CD)
Sun Ra — Languidity Sun Ra — Languidity
(Evidence ECD 22220-2, 1978/2000, CD)
Sun Ra — Media Dreams Sun Ra — Media Dreams
(Art Yard CD 002, 1978/2008, 2CD)
Sun Ra —  Space Probe - A Tonal View Of Times Tomorrow, Vol. 1 Sun Ra — Space Probe - A Tonal View Of Times Tomorrow, Vol. 1
(Art Yard CD 011 , 1974/2011, CD)
Sun Ra — Concert For The Comet Kohoutek Sun Ra — Concert For The Comet Kohoutek
(ESP Disk 3033-2, 1973/1993, CD)
Sun Ra — Heliocentric Worlds Vol.2 Sun Ra — Heliocentric Worlds Vol.2
(ESP Disk ESP 1017-2, 1966/1992, CD)
Sun Ra — Nothing Is Sun Ra — Nothing Is
(ESP Disk ESP 1045-2, 1966/1992, CD)
Sun Ra — Heliocentric Worlds Vol.1 Sun Ra — Heliocentric Worlds Vol.1
(ESP Disk ESP 1014-2, 1965/1992, CD)
Sun Ra — Heliocentric Worlds Vol.3 - The Lost Tapes Sun Ra — Heliocentric Worlds Vol.3 - The Lost Tapes
(ESP Disk ESP 4002, 1965/2005, CD)
Sun Ra — Sun Song Sun Ra — Sun Song
(Delmark DD-411, 1957/1990, CD)
Sun Ra — Super-Sonic Jazz Sun Ra — Super-Sonic Jazz
(Evidence ECD 22015-2, 1957/1991, )

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