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The Legendary Marvin Pontiac - Greatest Hits

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I'm a Doggy
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Small Car
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Now I'm Happy
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Power
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Runnin' Round
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Pancakes
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Bring Me Rocks
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Rubin
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Wanna Wanna
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Sleep At Night
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Arms & Legs
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She Ain't Going Home
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Little Fly
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No Kids
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 14   Total Length: 51:37

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John's a damn genius

bclayj

So this Marvin Pontiac guy was half African, half Jewish? Funny, he doesn't sound Jewish,and he doesn't look African.... Seriously though, this is a great album. For anyone wondering about Mr. Lurie, he is mostly painting these days because of his health (and some crazy stalker)

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emusic tech problem

stratmx

the first track has a couple of skips... a bit of digital corruption... in the first 10 seconds.

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oh really?

universible

I love Lurie...Two Birds Want To F*#% A Snake, The Snake Is Appalled....classic stuff. I love this album too, and after reading the eMusic profile I just need to add something. Anyone who thought this was full of long lost recordings from an insane African blues musician is whacked. That profile has got to be as tongue and cheek as the actual album. It was released on Lurie's label, with Lurie regulars, and it sounds like Lurie. Drrrrr. Great album though! I'm a doggy!

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This is Good!

ambientscott

This is good, but there's nothing fake about John's Jazz.

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Lurie without the fake jazz

NoelZevon

I'm almost embarrassed to admit this is possibly my favorite John Lurie album. Either this or the Fishing With John soundtrack. But with Marvin Pontiac, Lurie finally gives us what we really want from him (his outsider perspective, charismatic voice, awesome sidemen) without the jazz stylings that, personally speaking, never really persuaded me. "No Kids" in particular stops me in my tracks every time I hear it.

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Marvin Pontiac, fictional character

funkendub

Emusic is sooooo literal! This album is really an incarnation of John Lurie's Lounge Lizards. This fabulous albums, like all of Lurie's work, busts genres into millions of little pieces. You gotcher funk, yer blues, your whole world.... John, where ever you are, whatever you're doing, make more music!

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Behind The Legend of the Legendary Marvin Pontiac: A Conversation with John Lurie

By Wayne Robins, Contributor

Billed as the posthumous music of a willfully obscure musician named Marvin Pontiac, The Legendary Marvin Pontiac: Greatest Hits package came with a photo purported to be one of the few ever taken of the troubled genius. A biographical profile told the tale of this hard luck case; Pontiac was ostensibly born in 1932 to an African father from Mali and a Jewish mother from New Rochelle, New York. A life of conflict with fellow… more »

They Say All Music Guide

John Lurie is a brilliant and amusing musician, and his work with his band the Lounge Lizards strikes a nice balance between his sensitive musicianship and his wit. He masquerades here as the legendary (and fictitious) blues nutcase Marvin Pontiac. The West African-inspired “Small Car” is a charming song, while others, like “I’m a Doggy,” border on precious. – Tim Sheridan