Album Review

Moondog – “More Moondog/The Story of Moondog” – [Prestige/New Jazz]

aarbor   4/13/2022   CD, Jazz

Moondog is Louis Thomas Hardin b. 1916 in Marysville, KS. He grew up amidst Native Americans in Wyoming and began his career as a Manhattan street musician during World War II. He lost his sight at age 17 due to an accident with a dynamite cap. I first heard him as a preschooler in NY on a record I had. I later saw him on the street in NY and was fascinated by his Viking costume. I bravely walked up and told him that he was on a record I had. Some bits of the percussion from that record are found here and there on this release which includes 30 tracks of his 2nd and 3rd Prestige releases. This is sounds of NY: the tugboats, ocean liners, people on the streets, instruments real and invented, dances in different time signatures. I love it because it’s part of my childhood in sound and it’s Moondog’s world. AArbor

you heard it 20 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • 41 days ago, David James played Seven Beat Suite (3 Parts)
  • 41 days ago, Avakhov played Tugboat Toccata
  • 56 days ago, Lucky Jae played Oo Solo (2/4)
  • 62 days ago, Avakhov played Ostrich Feathers Played On Drum
  • 66 days ago, Bryan Chandler played Rehearsal of Violetta's "Barefoot Dance"
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