[JPL] A Strange question about Sun Ra

Tom Reney tr at wfcr.org
Fri Jul 24 23:03:06 EDT 2009

I am not a Sun Ra expert at all, but I heard the Arkestra playing Yeah 
Man! and other Henderson charts virtually every time I saw them.  I 
don't know of anything he made when he played with Henderson at the 
DeLisa, but he appeared under his original moniker Sonny Blount on a 
number of dates in the 40's and 50's, including Wynonie Harris, Red 
Saunders, and Joe Williams

Tom Reney

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> recording by Sun Ra of Henderson tunes, which would sound plausible. Any
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