The Viking Of Sixth Avenue
superb compilation from one of the world's most loved outsider artists , 2lp

The Viking Of Sixth Avenue

Moondog

€ 26,95
  • LP
Label
Honest Jon's Records
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Description

Louis Thomas Hardin (May 26, 1916 – September 8, 1999), also known as Moondog, was an American musician, composer, theoretician, poet and inventor of several musical instruments. He was blind from the age of 16.

Hardin lived in New York from the late 1940s until 1972, and during this time he could often be found on 6th Avenue, between 52nd and 55th Streets, wearing a cloak and a horned helmet sometimes busking or selling music, but often just standing silently on the sidewalk. He was widely recognized as "the Viking of 6th Avenue" by thousands of passersby and residents who weren't aware of his musical career.

A collection of rare tracks from the period 1949-1995, culled from 78rpms and other sources. A superb release from one of the world's most loved outsider artists. Comes in gatefold sleeve.

Tracklist

A

  • 1.Theme And Variations
  • 2.Down Is Up
  • 3.Bumbo
  • 4.Big Cat
  • 5.Oo Debut
  • 6.Lament 1 'Bird's Lament'
  • 7.Moondog's Symphony 1 (Timberwolf)
  • 8.Moondog's Symphony 2 (Sagebrush)
  • 9.Rabbit Hop
  • 10.Rimshot
  • 11.Snaketime Rhythm

B

  • 1.Instrumental Round
  • 2.Double Bass Duo
  • 3.Why Spend The Dark Night With You
  • 4.All Is Loneliness
  • 5.Snaketime Rhythm
  • 6.Dragon's Teeth
  • 7.Oboe Round
  • 8.Be A Hobo
  • 9.Dog Trot
  • 10.Oasis

C

  • 1.Avenue Of The Americas
  • 2.2 W 46th Street
  • 3.Lullaby (2 W 46th Street)
  • 4.Fog On The Hudson (425 W 57th Street)
  • 5.Utsu
  • 6.On And Off The Beat
  • 7.Chant
  • 8.From One To Nine
  • 9.Improvisation In 4/4
  • 10.Enough About Human Rights!
  • 11.Viking 1
  • 12.Rimshot

D

  • 1.Chaconne In G Major
  • 2.Oasis
  • 3.Invocation

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