Moondog - The Viking Of Sixth Avenue

Format: 2LP
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This new release from Honest Jon's is the first overview of Moondog's remarkable artistic life - including recordings spanning from 1949 till 1995, with numerous 78s and various other vanished records revived for the first time. 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.

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