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    MoondogMore Moondog / The Story of MoondogHonest Jon's

    Classic late fifties Moondog recordings remastered and reissued!

    Great new CD from Honest Jon's featuring two late fifties Moondog LPs - More Moondog and The Story of Moondog - togther on one CD with lovely new artwork!

    Great weirdo percussive avant-jazz from the blind NYC hobo mystic and radical composer!

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    Elnore JuddInsect FunkHonest Jon's

    Tufnell Park grime and P-Funk meet art-school disco and rock avant-gardism, UK hip hop, African roots and rembetica, horror soundtracks and jazz: with pirates, rats, Snakefinger, dead men and Tron. Recommended!!

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