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South Side Music Scene

William Sites

in Sun Ra's Chicago: Afrofuturism and the City

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226732077
eISBN:
9780226732244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226732244.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Sonny Blount arrived in Chicago in 1946. This chapter examines his initial years in the city, where musical work in different circumstances—show-club arranging with Fletcher Henderson at the Club ... More


Leadership Dreams

William Sites

in Sun Ra's Chicago: Afrofuturism and the City

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226732077
eISBN:
9780226732244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226732244.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

During the late 1930s, Sonny Blount transformed his home in Birmingham, Alabama, into a rehearsal space and informal philosophical salon. Interwar Birmingham was a city full of secular and sacred ... More


Industrial School to Territory Band

William Sites

in Sun Ra's Chicago: Afrofuturism and the City

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226732077
eISBN:
9780226732244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226732244.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Herman (Sonny) Blount entered Industrial High School in Birmingham, Alabama in 1929. The largest all-black secondary school in the country, Industrial provided the musical training that would not ... More


“Sound So Loud It Will Wake Up the Dead”

William Sites

in Sun Ra's Chicago: Afrofuturism and the City

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226732077
eISBN:
9780226732244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226732244.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In the early 1950s Sonny Blount and his friend Alton Abraham formed Thmei Research, a secret society devoted to the study of the origins and identity of black Americans. This chapter examines the ... More


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