Sun Ra: Astro Black, Cosmic Dark

Sun Ra: Astro Black, Cosmic Dark

By Vince Carducci

Youngquist brings considerable skills to the life and work of the legendary but underappreciated and often misunderstood composer, keyboardist, and poet Sun Ra. 8 Dec 2016 // 7:30 AM

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Here Comes the Bloom: Timothy Bloom Takes Hip-Hop to the Sock-Hop

// Sound Affects

"More sock-hop than hip-hop, soulster Timothy Bloom does a stunning '50s revamp on contemporary R&B.

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