Herman Blount (Sun Ra)

From s9.com

Nickname:Sun Ra
Born:May 22, 1914, Birmingham, AL
Died:May 30, 1993, Birmingham, AL
Buried:Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, AL


•  Prolific jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, poet and philosopher known for his "cosmic philosophy," musical compositions and performances.

•  Blount entered Alabama A&M University in 1935. He didn't stay long, but while in Huntsville, he claimed he was abducted by a UFO. This became part of his mythic legend. - Encyclopedia of Alabama: Bio

•  Extremely innovative musical and performance styles.

Related Links:

•  Blastitude: Article - Article on Blastitude.com

•  Blastitude: Interview - Interview with Sun Ra by John Sinclair

•  discogs.com - Albums and Singles (Originally found at http://www.discogs.com/artist/Sun+Ra.)

•  discogs.com: Interview - Interview with Tyrone Hill, trombone player for the Sun Ra Arkestra

•  Encyclopedia of Alabama: Bio - Bio

•  Encyclopedia of Alabama: Jazz Hall of Fame - Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

•  Esoterica - M.A. Thesis on Sun Ra From Ephrata (F-Ra-Ta) to Arkestra by David Stowe

•  Google Images - MANY Possible Photos of Sun Ra

•  Jazz Studies - Sun Ra's Home in Cyberspace (Originally found at http://jazzstudiesonline.org/?q=node/950.)

•  JazzWeekly - Interview with Marshall Allen about Sun Ra

•  planet sun ra - Web Site

•  Space Is The Place. Jim Newman's Website for the film - Space Is The Place. Jim Newman's Website for the film

•  Sun R's Discography - Sun Ra's discography

•  Tipitinas - Interview with Michael Ray (Originally found at http://www.tipitinas.com/features/michael_ray/michael_ray.htm.)

•  YouTube: Cosmos - Door to the Cosmos

•  YouTube: Pyramids - Old footages of Sun Ra and his Arkestra by the pyramids and in Sardinia

•  YouTube: Space Time - Space Time

•  YouTube: Sun Ra - Over 5,000 videos on YouTube listing of SunRa - much of it is his music, but some of it focuses on his world view.