Moondog - On The Streets Of New York
A1Why Spend The Dark Night With You?
A2Nocturne Suite (Part 1)
A3Nocturne Suite (Part 2)
A4Nocturne Suite (Part 3)
A5Avenue Of The Americas (51st Street)
A6West 46th Street
A7Lullaby (2 West 6th Street)
A8Fog On The Hudson
A10On & Off The Beat
A12From One To Nine
B1Untitled Chant #1
B2Untitled Chant #2
B3Untitled Chant #3
B4Untitled Percussion Solo #1
B5Untitled Percussion Solo #2
B6Untitled Percussion Solo #3
B7Untitled Chant
B8Untitled Percussion Solo In Traffic #1
B9Untitled Percussion Solo In Traffic #2

On The Streets Of New York

Mississippi | Item No: 691150
Vinyl LP | 2019 / UK – Original | New
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Stap me! When you think you've heard it all, someone comes up with more earth shattering music, restoring your faith in humanity (well, almost). Back in the early 2000s, after locating those first Moondog 78s, and adding them to the mix at Honest Jons, assembling the compilation that became The Viking of Sixth Avenue, was a kind of musical cloud nine - a voyage of discovery, attempting to chart the worlds that Moondog had created. Now it's Spring again - as winter encroaches - and Mississippi expose us to some never before heard material. It's killer grade, recorded by yet another genius, Tony Schwartz, the pioneering Folkways field recordist, the first man to record Louis Hardin, aka Moondog, who in the 1950s also recorded a day in the life of a dog [canine variety] and a New York cab driver, among many others.

Behold! A survey of Moondog’s earliest recorded works - many of them unreleased until now - through a collaboration by Mississippi Records and Lucia Records. From 1954 - 1962 field recordist Tony Schwartz frequently checked in with Moondog, his favorite street musician. Tony Schwartz made recordings of Moondog’s earliest compositions as they were coming into focus. Sometimes these recordings were made right on the street as Moondog busked, sometimes they were made in Schwartz’s studio, and sometimes they were made on NYC rooftops. The resulting recordings, many of which had never been released, were deposited at the Library Of Congress as part of the Tony Schwartz Collection in 2006 when Schwartz passed away, and this record was culled straight from these original tapes.

Side one kicks off with an unreleased version of Moondog’s classic composition “Why Spend The Dark Night With You?” followed by the first ever complete recording of his “Nocturne Suite,” a beautiful piece of classical music performed with members of the Royal Philharmonic. The side ends with the complete “On The Streets Of New York” 7” EP, which was released on Mars records in 1955 and subsequently re-released by Honest Jon’s Records in 2004 on their excellent Moondog anthology. Side B features sketches of Moondog compositions never released, many with the man himself howling and chanting over his homemade percussion set.

Moondog’s music is as universal as it gets - part classical music, part Native American, part European folk, and part something completely unique. Moondog is one of the towering figures of 20th century music. This record comes with liner notes featuring never before released interviews with Moodog by Tony Schwartz and is housed in an old school “tip on” cover. All tracks fully licensed from the Library of Congress.
Item Details
Item No:691150
Titel:On The Streets Of New York
Format:Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:UK – Original
Release Date:2019
Genre:Rock & Indie
Available since:11.12.2019
Price:22,99 €
Weight:250g (plus 250g Packaging)
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