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Art is the Healer (2013)Buried Treasure (2014)

January 2014.
Dear Blues-Lovers: Back in the 1980’s I made several recordings, two of which were commercially released. Both these gems received next to no airplay. Since I own the monsters, I thought I’d amalgamate my favourite tracks, inspired performances, raunchy truth-telling music – and, re-release this batch before I’m cremated crispy. I’ve long-lived as if today’s my last ergo those who do they will, and those who don’t they won’t. I am truly old and cold this January day. Behold Buried Treasure.
M. Joe.

All songs written, composed, sung and played by Mendelson Joe and Advocates.
Copyright Mendelsongster Publishing, SOCAN

Also available for digital download
on iTunes and CDBaby.

 

1. Alien - 3:30
2. Friendopause - 3:00
3. Cold Old - 4:29
4. They Will Take Your Pants - 2:49
5. Addicted - 4:17
6. Threading The Needle - 3:58
7. Lick And Sniff - 3:37
8. Going Through The Motions - 4:08
9. Air Canada Can - 7:10
10. Cockroach - 7:31

Price: $25.99 CDN plus HST (13%) and shipping.

Art is the Healer (2013)Art is the Healer (2013)

ART IS THE HEALER is Joe’s umpteenth album and features stalwart NOTABLES Ben Mink and Bob Wiseman. Joe’s an outsider in all genres (he’s an accomplished painter/penner). The ‘ART’ CD includes four brand new tunes and an assortment of oldies dating back to over five decades of songwriting. Silly, serious, and Bluesy.

All songs written, composed, sung and played by Mendelson Joe and Advocates.
Copyright Mendelsongster Publishing, SOCAN

Also available for digital download
on iTunes and CDBaby.

 

1. Purpose - 3:00
2. Passion - 3:34
3. Everybody Talks- 3:17
4. How Can it Be?- 3:28
5. Art is the Healer- 4:32
6. Do What You Do - 3:17
7. This is the Song - 3:39
8. Sometimes - 3:10
9. Better Watch Out - 3:28
10. Who do You Trust - 6:30
11. Classical Joe - 2:37

Price: $25.99 CDN plus HST (13%) and shipping.

Canuckian (2012)Canuckian (2012)

A new release of 5 original Joe songs. © Mendelson Joe.

All songs written, composed, sung and played by Mendelson Joe and Advocates.
Copyright Mendelsongster Publishing, SOCAN

Also available for digital download
on iTunes and CDBaby.

  1. I'm a Canuckian- 3:52
2. I'm a Folkie - 3:20
3. Deemo Crassy- 4:35
4. I'm Dreamin'- 3:42
5. Dissertatio - 4:09
Price: $14.00 CDN plus HST (13%) and shipping.

Women are the Only HopeWomen are the Only Hope (2012)

The first of four unreleased albums produced by Mendelson Joe since 1991. Release date is February 14, 2012.

All songs written, composed, sung and played by Mendelson Joe and Advocates.
Copyright Mendelsongster Publishing, SOCAN

Also available for digital download
on iTunes and CDBaby.

  1. Temporary Love - 2:56
2. Same Old Song - 3:54
3. Photos in the Mail - 4:20
4. Hot Meal - 3:01
5. I Nominate Dr. David - 3:40
6. Not Safe - 5:57
7. Some Dumb Machine - 3:09
8. Canary in the Coalmine - 3:48
9. Women are the Only Hope - 2:58
10. Value You - 3:31
Price: $25.99 CDN plus HST (13%) and shipping.

Spoiled BratlandSpoiled Bratland (2010)

Eclectic, multi-media artist Mendelson Joe follows up his historic LIVE AT SIXTY-FIVE solo CD with his visionary, and most accessible toe-tapper Spoiled Bratland. Spoiled Bratland is the work of a visionary. It's a landmark of love and passion for truth: many truths. Timing is everything. Behold the renaissance of Canada's resident existentialist and self-taught minstrel.

Slow Down Joe
Honkis de Konkis
Take This Tip
The Muse Will Choose
February
Long, Long Time
True Love
Counting Sheep 
Whatever Makes Me Tick / It is You
Lawyers
Puke (He Makes Me)
Spoiled Bratland
Price: $25.99 CDN plus HST (13%) and shipping.

Live ar Sixty FiveLive At Sixty-Five (2009)

What M. Joe says about his new CD: "The songs embodied herein are a tiny snippet of my story from the early 1970s to the present. Imre de Jonge recorded me Live at The Barn, Huntsville, Ontario in September 2009. Torontonian Michael Damico souped up the sounds, sequenced, mastered and co-produced the packaging. I made the paintings, took the photos, wrote the writings, designed the package and produced this recording for OLD BOLD RECORDS."

I'm A Folkie
I'm Fussy
It's My Fate
Long, Long Time
Going Through The Motions
Some Dumb Machine
The Kiss Tells All
Fragile Man
They Will Take Your Pants
Dance With Joe Going
Sometimes
The Canada Song
Price: $25.99 CDN plus HST (13%) and shipping.

Humans Bug MeHumans Bug Me (1999)

A 1999 limited edition release of 12 original Joe songs. © Mendelson Joe.

Got Me A Hungry
Friendly Cookies
Humans Bug Me
My Baby's Asleep Right Now
I Am A Fool
Excuse Me
Stan The Fan
Shepherd's Pie 
I'm Gonna Die
Alcoholics
Friendly Song
Not Much Of A Socialist
Price: $25.99 CDN plus HST (13%) and shipping.

Everyone Needs a PimpEveryone Needs a Pimp (1999)

A 1999 limited edition release of 10 original Joe songs. © Mendelson Joe.

Everyone Needs a Pimp
All Things Living
Kiss Dizzy
Have a Nice Death
Mainly Because Of The Meat
I Think Of You
Write Me
Slobs With Dogs
Margaret
Charlotte
Price: $25.99 CDN plus HST (13%) and shipping.
Mendelson Joe Postcards

Postcards (4in. x 6in.)

A mix of 24 full-colour postcards. Includes landscapes, portraits, social commentary and nudes.

Price: $25.00 CDN plus HST (13%) and shipping.
Mendelson Joe Postcards

Signed Reproductions (12in. x 17in.)

Popular demand has spurred us to introduce this exciting line-up of affordable, signed open-edition reproductions. Eleven of Mendelson Joe's most popular images are now available.

The images are 10" x 15" in size and printed on 12" x 17" high-quality art paper, using archival-quality inks. Each image is hand-signed by Mendelson Joe.

Price: $225.00 CDN plus HST (13%) and shipping.

   
Home
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  Glowing Greenery
   
Three Bunny Teepee
  Two Nights in a Row
  Woodpile
   
Hoar Frost
  Bobbi's Studio
  December Here
     
America Votes
      September Simple
Joe's Neighbours

Joe's Neighbours
by Mendelson Joe
published by ECW Press of Toronto.

Outsider artist Mendelson Joe is a painter, activist, musician, and renowned “self-taughter.” But to the people living in the sparsely populated region west of Algonquin Park, he is also a neighbour. With his latest book, Joe commemorates his neighbours in a series of portraits whose subjects range from Canadian musical icon Hawksley Workman to the man who installed Joe’s woodstove.

In Joe’s Neighbours, we get a glimpse into the lives of people who have strayed from the urban grid, and in Joe, we meet a “pathological painter” who is engaged with his community. Viewed through Joe’s idiosyncratic lens, rural Canadian life comes alive, and we meet a hub of artists, activists, and offbeat characters who truly embody Joe’s vision of neighbourliness.

Also available at ECW Press.

Published by ECW Press, March 2016, 120 pages, 6" x 9".
ISBN 9781770412996

Price: $24.95 CDN plus GST (5%) and shipping.
Joe's Ontario

The Family Embolism
by Mendelson Joe

What's the Story??
Penned by senior dyslexic, eccentric painter-musician Mendelson Joe, Family Embolism is a big short story (fiction) illustrated with over a dozen of Joe's paintings. The story traces the flight and lives of fraternal twins who become orphaned at age six in Montréal, Canada after fleeing Czechoslovakia in 1948. Survival.

Felix, the boy is by nature an observer. He's a chronic note-taker who evolves into a self-taught social scientist who pens a treatise that rocks the literary world. Felix is an idealist and, by default, newfound fame shapes his path as enfant terrible in the world of philosophy. Wealth.

Felix's sister Ruth, a fetching pragmatist utilizes her countenance and savvy to become sole proprietor of Montréal's most exclusive brothel to corporate kings, clergy, and common millionaires. Ruth ruled Montréal until she tired of paddling bottoms. Wealth.

Family Embolism is also a telling testament to the power of mummyhood, the power of fraternal bond and the triumph of idealism despite all impediments. This ziggy-zaggy tale has erotic content.

Mendelson Joe
September 2, 2012

Available for digital download on Amazon.

Published by BookBaby.com, Sept. 5 2012, 154 pages with text to speech enabled.
ISBN B009CGOD9C

Price: $9.99 CDN plus GST (5%) and shipping.

Joe's Ontario

Joe's Ontario
by Mendelson Joe
published by ECW Press of Toronto.

Offering a new perspective on the Canadian province, this collection features a variety of Ontario landscapes painted in acrylic over two decades, from 1990 to 2011. The paintings focus on the region’s wilderness, capturing the beauty of its trees, lakes, and secluded scenery. Celebrating the majesty of this idyllic locale, this compilation also includes a preface by David Silcox, CEO of Sotheby’s Canada.

Available at 49th Shelf through Amazon.ca.

Published by ECW Press, Oct.22 2012, 96 pages with colour photos
of M.Joe paintings. ISBN 9781770410985

Price: $29.95 CDN plus GST (5%) and shipping.
Joe's Politicians

Joe's Politicians
by Mendelson Joe
published by ECW Press of Toronto.

Joe's politicians is a series of portraits by Mendelson Joe that parallels a highly charged exhibition from the spring of 2008 at the Art Gallery of Peterborough (AGP).

"In Mendelson Joe's metamorphic political portraits, eyes redden like the eyes of serpents. Teeth yellow. Tufts of hair are tweaked into devil-horns (Harper, Eves and Condoleeza Rice). And, most disturbingly, people turn into buttock-people, into perambulating assholes. Jean Chrétian now talks out of the side of his anus..."
- Gary Michael Dault, "Mendelson Joe: The Political Portraits

Published by ECW Press, October 2008, 57 pages, 6" x 9", 19 colour photos of M.Joe paintings. ISBN 978-1-55022-821-2

Price: $24.95 CDN plus GST (5%) and shipping.
Alien: The Strange Life And Times Of Mendelson Joe

Alien: The Strange Life And Times Of Mendelson Joe
by Mendelson Joe as told to Nadia Halim,
published by ECW Press of Toronto.

He believes that speaking out can make a difference, that women are the only hope for the future, and that there's truth in a good blues song. He doesn't believe in God, compromise or schmaltz.

Alien brings together some of the best of Joe's artwork, along with extensive interviews with the man and the people who know him. Joe holds forth on the things that fascinate him: the female body, motorcycles, rabbits, nature, art and music. He tells of touring the world with his blues-rock band Mainline in the early '70s, sharing concert stages with burlesque strippers, and discovering a passion for art after rescuing a set of acrylic paints from a garbage can. Published by ECW Press, October 2000, 160 pages, 6" x 9", 16 colour photos of M.Joe paintings, 20 black and white photos. ISBN 1-55022-426-23

Price: $18.95 CDN plus GST (5%) and shipping.
Alien: The Strange Life And Times Of Mendelson Joe

Working Women: Portraits by Mendelson Joe

"[Mendelson Joe] paints with more emotion than almost any other painter in the country. It comes through blazingly in the colours of his 'Working Women' series." Peter Goddard, Toronto Star

In the words of Mendelson Joe: "My purpose in my work, any of it, from song to essay to picture, is to tell the truth and it seems that most truth ain't couth. Inequality bugs me. Prejudice bugs me. And, I've long believed that women are the only hope for this ever-degrading organism that mothered us all. So, in 1982, I began to paint portraits of women. The purpose was to document women in the context of their job descriptions, so the pictures showed them as working folks as opposed to sexual objects."

Along with faithful reproductions of the original paintings, Joe has added his own brand of particular comments about the subject and the sessions.

Published by ECW Press, November 2004, 102 pages, 6.25" x 9.25", 50 full-colour reproductions. ISBN 1-55022-671-1

Price: $29.95 CDN plus GST (5%) and shipping.
Alien: The Strange Life And Times Of Mendelson Joe

Joe's Toronto: Portraiture by Mendelson Joe

When Joe fell into painting and loved it like music, it was inevitable that he would document his friends, colleagues, neighbours and others. For years, he painted portraits of Torontonians known and unknown, including: Robert Fulford, Robert Priest, Irshad Manji, Margaret Atwood, Bernie Finkelstein, Stan the Fan and Babydoll Grandma.

Over thirty years later, his portraits of Torontonians amount to a significant body of work, and here in Joe's Toronto, he exhibits fifty portraits from the experience. It tells both his story and the story of those he portrayed. Along with faithful reproductions of the original paintings, Joe has added his own brand of comments about the subjects and the sessions.

Published by ECW Press, October 2005, 102 pages, 6.25" x 9.25", 50 full-colour reproductions. ISBN 1-55022-715-7

Price: $24.95 CDN plus GST (5%) and shipping.

COLLECTORS' ITEM!
Mendelson Joe Born To Cuddle vinyl LP,
featuring The Shuffle Demons (1988).

Ten original songs on good old vinyl, brand new and still in the wrapper.
Less than 15 available.

Price: $50.00 CDN plus HST (13%) and shipping.

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