The German Years 1977-1999 - Moondog (full album) [disc one]
Great compilation from Moondog's time in Germany where he spent the last 20 odd years of his wondrous life. If you like this please buy the CD, it comes with a second disc The Last Concert - piano by Dominique Ponty accompanied by Moondog on occasional percussion and couplets recorded just 6 weeks before his passing.
Track listing is below.
You can check out some of his other albums in full on the links under the track listing.
Moondog was blind from the age of 16 and spent a long period living in New York, sometimes living streets, where he became known as The Viking of 6th Avenue due to his propensity for standing on 6th Avenue between 52nd and 55th Street wearing a cloak and Viking-style helmet, performing, selling his poetry and music, or simply standing still and silent. He invented several musical instruments, such as the “Oo”, a small triangular shaped harp, and the Trimba, a triangular percussion instrument invented in the late 40s. In 1972 he left New York city and eventually moved to Europe, living on the streets, dressed as a Viking, until Iliana Sommer took Moondog into her family home in 1974 where she helped put out his later releases and made sure his flame was well tended in posterity. He stayed living with the family until his passing.
CD1-01 Bird's Lament 00:00
CD1-02 Pigmy Pig 02:02
CD1-03 Viking I 05:18
CD1-04 Dog Trot 08:15
CD1-05 High On A Rocky Ledge 10:39
CD1-06 Log In B 15:04
CD1-07 Marimba Mondo 2 19:38
CD1-08 Paris 25:25
CD1-09 In Vienna 28:53
CD1-10 EEC Lied 31:04
CD1-11 Fujiyama 2 33:57
CD1-12 Heimdall Fanfare 38:54
CD1-13 Sea Horse 42:04
CD1-14 Single Foot 43:21
CD1-15 Do Your Thing 45:16
CD1-16 Bumbo 48:23
CD1-17 Dark Eyes 51:31
CD1-18 Logrundr XII 53:37
CD1-19 I'm This I'm That 56:10
CD1-20 Frost Flower 59:57
CD1-21 The Message 1:01:42
CD1-22 Introduction & Overtone Continuum 1:02:41
Selected discography for further listening (albums in full):
1969 Moondog https://youtu.be/aK0yv9ME-h8
1971 Moondog 2 https://youtu.be/OwBGtgoVPLs
1978 H'art Songs https://youtu.be/xLDmG_MIGQs
1994 Sax Pax for a Sax with the London Saxophonic https://youtu.be/eZKk9mbu8A8