The Story Of Moondog

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Honest Jon's

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Originally released on Prestige in 1957, now remastered at Abbey Road and re-released by Honest Jon's. The unexpected directions taken by Moondog's roving imaginations are represented here, spread over 14 tracks, all recorded between 1956 and 1957 while he was homeless and performing on the streets. This is Moondog at his most direct, original, fresh, playful and unpretentious, featuring the Honking Geese, Tony Schwartz's brilliant outdoors recordings (particularly improved in Honest Jon's new version), with interventions from a ship's foghorn, a tapdancer and a cocker spaniel, and signature rhythms for his home made instruments trimba, oo, tuji, yukh, and ostrich feathers.

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