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Moondog by Robert Scotto.pdf

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Descriptions : p The basis of a full length documentary Moondog is one of Americas great originals Alan Rich New York Magazine i Here is a revised edition of a book that celebrates one of the most improbable lives of the twentieth century a blind and homeless man who became the most famous eccentric in New York and who with enormous diligence rose to prominence both in major label pop music recordings in addition to symphonic concerts of his compositions This edition of Moondog i will soon be seen a as a feature documentary titled The Viking of th Avenue i directed by Holly Elson and produced by Hard Working Movies Born Louis Thomas Hardin in Moondog first made an impression in the late s when he became a mascot of The New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall His unique melodic compositions were released on the Prestige jazz label In the late s the Viking garbed Moondog was a pop music sensation on Columbia Records Moondog s compositional style influenced his former roommate Philip Glass whose preface appears in the book Moondog s work transcends labels and redefines the distinction between popular and high culture A wide ranging compilation of Moondog recordings which includes four Madrigals played by Philip Glass Steven Reich Jon Gibson and Moondog himself are offered as free downloads for every purchaser of this biography

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