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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//Recent Reviews

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John Hiatt + The North Mississippi Allstars

Funk and chicken: A Tuesday night in Utecht with John Hiatt and 1,000 friends.

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7 Nov 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Colbert Report

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Beavis & Butt-head, Vol. 1 - The Mike Judge Collection

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Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

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British DJ works hard so you won't have to. But you might want to anyway.

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	Jimmie Dale Gilmore: Come on Back

A look back at songs his late father loved makes Jimmie Dale Gilmore's latest a simple but special retrospective.

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	Goldie: MDZ.05

Metalheadz' latest compilation is emblematic of what's wrong with d&b today -- flawless production, little creativity, and virtually no soul.

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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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