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Herman Poole Blount aka Sun Ra

As the centenary of his birth approaches (May 22, 1914), we honor Sun Ra, born Herman Poole Blount, legally named Le Sony’r Ra, and going also at various times by the names Le Sonra and Sonny Lee. That’s a lot … Continue reading

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Toots Thielemans

(Gulp.)  wdydfae here. I must start with a slavish thank you to the incomparable BoFN crew for asking me on! Well, OK, let’s be realistic about this. In fact, it was probably just Amb and Liz cornering Dave and pleading, … Continue reading

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