Wednesday, November 26, 2008



Moondog (Louis Thomas Hardin) was a (somewhat) crazy blind man who lived on the streets of Manhattan, called "the viking of 6th Avenue", but could play music like nobody´s business. In addition to being a jazz cat he was a cosmologist, poet, and inventor of several musical instruments.

"Bird´s Lament" was recorded as a tribute to Charlie Parker and was played at his funeral around 1955. The track was later picked up Mr. Scruff who used it for his song "Get a Move On", and then in turn violently raped by corporate America for a "Lincoln Continental" ad.

Moondog died in 1999, he was 83.

MP3 Moondog - Bird´s Lament (In Memory of Charlie Parker)

MP3 Moondog - Bird´s Lament (Version 2)

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