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His third record, originally released on Prestige in 1956.
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"Startlingly restored at Abbey Road - two key albums summing up the 1950s, when Moondog was homeless and busking in NYC." (label info) His later records may be better known, but this is the real shit." (Byron Coley)
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"a stupendous mixture of stomping disco, dub and steel band, in its lineage crossing Ginger Johnson (from London Is The Place For Me) with The Twentieth Century Steel Band." (label info)
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"2LP version, deluxe gatefold sleeve. With large inert including Mark Ainley's liner notes plus photos, etc." (label info)
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"We recorded Patio Bonito in the wettest May we remember. Usually, in Bogota May is a dryish month. But in 2006 Bogota seemed like it was covered by a big grey woolly blanket. The sky looked immense and threatening and when the rain finally stopped the clouds would open ...
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"I Am The Man is California-based Simone White's debut full-length release for Honest Jon's. These 13 heart-stopping tracks of soulful folk loveliness were recorded in Nashville with the team behind numerous Lambchop/Calexico/Will Oldham/Silver Jews classics. White was ...
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"Ambrose Campbell was acclaimed by Fela Kuti's generation -- by Fela himself -- as the founder of modern Nigerian music. Several of his recordings lit up London Is The Place For Me 2: now volume 3 is devoted to his music, drawing on the 78s he cut in London over ten ...
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..African Dreams and the Piccadilly High Life. "This is the fourth volume in our series celebrating the music of black London, staying for now with the first waves of modern immigration from Africa and the West Indies. After devoting a third installment to the ...
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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 ...
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"Ambrose Campbell was acclaimed by Fela Kuti's generation -- by Fela himself -- as the founder of modern Nigerian music. Several of his recordings lit up London Is The Place For Me 2: now volume 3 is devoted to his music, drawing on the 78s he cut in London over ten ...
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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 ...
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... Calypso & Kwela, Highlife & Jazz From Young Black London. "Another installment of amazing music from the first wave of modern black settlement in England. The focus remains on the fifties, classic calypsos running alongside the African jazz of Ambrose Campbell -- ...
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UNITY SOUNDS FROM THE LONDON DANCEHALL, 1986-1989
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"Recorded in 1955, released on his own short lived Moondog label on 500 copies and now delivering on a limited 10", the 4 tracks of manic saxophone and snare drum mayhem. Blind from the age of 17, classically trained in music, MOONDOG aka LOUIS HARDIN left the ...
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"The Light of Saba collects 18 of Cedric Brooks most exhilarating tracks blending African and US, Cuban and other West Indian influences -- calypso and funk, rhumba, jazz bebop, nyabinghi and even 70s disco -- on top of a foundation of sunny, warm reggae music. All the ...
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