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LP released: Nov 25, 2022
(Item no longer available)

Tracklisting:
1. Merry Go Round
2. Junkman's Song
3. Thirty Days Hath September
4. The Whale
5. The Old Prospector
6. Grandfather Clock
7. Cooking
8. Shooting Stars
9. Rocket Ship
10. Dreams
11. Blue Pillow
12. Swing High
13. Clouds
14. Traveling
15. Bustin' Out Of Doors
16. Comrades
17. All You Need To Make Music
STARK REALITY
DISCOVERS HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S MUSIC SHOP [2LP] (BOOKLET WITH DETAILS, HISTORY & RARE PHOTOS, INDIE-EXCLUSIVE)
Label: NOW-AGAIN RECORDS
Cat No: 659457523718
Barcode: 659457523718
Packaging: LP (100g)

The story of The Stark Reality's Discovers The Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop begins in Boston the late 1960s,
with a wild jazz - as psychedelic as they were modal, as funky as they were swinging - band based in Boston

landing a deal with Ahmad Jamal's nascent AJP imprint after the legendary jazz pianist

heard their demo recordings.

They had been tasked by the great American songsmith Hoagy Carmichael's son, Hoagy Bix Carmichael, to
create interpretations of the elder Carmichael's children songs for a Mr. Rogers-themed show that the younger

Carmichael was producing for local PBS affiliate WGBH.

The quartet - Monty Stark on vibes, Phil Morrison on bass, Vinnie Johnson on drums and a very young John
Abercrombie on fuzz guitar - recorded an album that flopped upon its initial release and went on to become one
of - as Mojo Magazine noted -