Friday, December 11, 2009
Singer/songwriter eden ahbez (lower case by his choice) was one of the first California granola hippies, sporting long hair and beard and eating a raw food diet back in the early 1940s. When Nat King Cole's cover of ahbez' "Nature Boy" hit the charts in a big way in 1948, the song's composer was found by the media living underneath the famed Hollywood sign.
On this album from Roller Ship ahbez sings of mynah birds, snakes being chased by mongooses, and his banana, in no particular order of significance.
(The blog also offers a complete album by The Peanuts, of Mothra fame, another reason to visit.)