Moondog (2)

Louis Thomas Hardin

Also known as Louis "Moondog" Hardin, Moon Dog, Moondog, Moondog & His Drums
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.moondogscorner.de/, http://www.myspace.com/tugboattoccata, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moondog, http://www.whosampled.com/Moondog/

Discography of Moondog (2):

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Moondog Remixed No. 1 3 Audio 2004 Roof Records
2 Moondog And His Friends 13 Audio 2005 Honest Jon's Records
3 Moondog 19 Audio 1969 Columbia Masterworks
4 The Viking Of Sixth Avenue 36 Audio 2004-10-28 Honest Jon's Records
5 More Moondog / The Story Of Moondog 30 Audio 1991 Prestige
6 Moondog 46 Audio 2003 Sony Music Media
7 The Viking Of Sixth Avenue 36 Audio 2005 Honest Jon's Records
8 Moondog 14 Audio 1990-07-20
9 More Moondog / The Story Of Moondog 30 Audio 1991
10 DJazz Volume 2 4 Audio 2005 Not On Label
11 Moondog 2 26 Audio 1971 Columbia
12 A New Sound Of An Old Instrument 15 Audio 1979
13 Elpmas 11 Audio 1991 Kopf
14 Moondog 8 Audio 1969 CBS
15 Moondog 46 Audio 1989 CBS
16 Moondog / Moondog 2 36 Audio 2000 BGO Records
17 H'art Songs 10 Audio 1989 Kopf
18 Sax Pax For A Sax 26 Audio 1994 Atlantic
19 Sax Pax For A Sax 26 Audio 1994 Kopf
20 In Europe 12 Audio 1977
21 Moondog 14 Audio 1956 Prestige
22 Moondog 14 Audio 1990
23 More Moondog 16 Audio 2009 4 Men With Beards
24 Moondog 16 Audio 2009 4 Men With Beards
25 Instrumental Music By Louis Hardin 15 Audio 1978
26 Big Band 14 Audio 1995 Trimba Music
27 The Story Of Moondog 14 Audio 1957 Prestige
28 Moondog 15 Audio 1958 Esquire
29 Guggisberglied 2 Audio 1989
30 Moondog And His Friends 13 Audio 1953 Epic
31 The Story Of Moondog 14 Audio 2010 4 Men With Beards
32 On The Streets Of New York 8 Audio 1953 London Records
33 On The Streets Of New York 8 Audio 1953 Mars Records (4)
34 Snaketime Rhythms (5 Beat) / Snaketime Rhythms (7 Beat) 2 Audio 1949 SMC Pro-Arte
35 Moondog 19 Audio CBS
36 Improvisations At A Jazz Concert 3 Audio 1953 Brunswick
37 In Europe 12 Audio Kopf
38 Moondog And His Friends vol. 1 10 Audio 1953 Epic
39 Moondog 19 Audio Columbia Masterworks
40 Songs Of Sense & Nonsense - Tell It Again 5 Audio 2009 Poppydisc
41 Snaketime Rhythms (5 Beats) / Snaketime Rhythms (7 Beat) 2 Audio 1949 SMC Pro-Arte
42 Oboe Rounds, Chant, Loneliness / Wildwood 4 Audio 1950 SMC Pro-Arte
43 Improvisations At A Jazz Concert 3 Audio 1953 Brunswick
44 "Caribea Sextet"/"Oo Debut" 4 Audio 1956 Moondog Records
45 Moondog 19 Audio 1969 Columbia Masterworks
46 More Moondog 16 Audio 1956
47 Bracelli 12 Audio 1987 Kakaphone
48 Tom Sawyer 27 Audio


Revered pioneer on the avant-garde/minimalist scene, usually within the jazz realm. His revolutionary attitude towards composition and melody was lauded by such eminent contemporaries as [a=Philip Glass] and [a=Steve Reich], while his style and attitude drew comparisons to [a=Harry Partch]. His influence can be seen in the music of [a=Stereolab] and [a=Moonshake] among many others.

Moondog wrote all his music in braille having lost his sight in an accident involving a dynamite cap at the age of 17.

Born May 26, 1916 in Marysville, Kansas; died September 8, 1999 in Münster, Germany.


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