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This new release from Honest Jon's is the first overview of Moondog's amazing artistic life - including recordings spanning from 1949 till 1995, with numerous 78s and various other vanished records revived for the first time (not to mention a couple of Weegee photographs!). Though the compilation is rooted in the decades Moondog regularly lived rough in New York City, performing on street corners - 'the Viking of Sixth Avenue' - at the same time it lays the music's claim to the future. It makes vivid sense of his inspiration of fans from Igor Stravinsky to Bob Dylan, Mr Scruff to Frank Zappa, Charlie Parker to Elvis Costello, Janis Joplin to Anthony And the Johnsons. As Moondog put it himself in 1989 - 'I still love horned helmets and swords and spears. I like to feel that I'm loyal to my past. I wouldn't want to be on the street anymore. But, you know, that led to a lot of things.' 2006.

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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
12) Instrumental Round
13) Double Bass Duo
14) Why Spend the Dark Night with You
15) All Is Loneliness
16) Snaketime Rhythm
17) Dragon's Teeth
18) Oboe Round
19) Be a Hobo
20) Oasis
21) Dog Trot
22) Avenue of the Americas
23) 2 w 46th Street
24) Lullaby (2 w 46th Street)
25) Fog on the Hudson (425 w 57th Street)
26) Ursu
27) On and Off the Beat
28) Chant
29) From One to Nine
30) Improvisation in 4/4
31) Enough About Human Rights
32) Viking 1
33) Rimshot
34) Chaconne in G Major
35) Oasis
36) Invocation

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