Music: Offbeat

In the Brooklyn home of Novelist Sholem (The Nazarene) Asch, jazz was forbidden because it was bordello music; cowboy ballads were allowed. One of his three sons, Moe (for Moses) Asch, 40, has become the nation's No. 1 recorder of out-of-the-way jazz, cowboy music and such exotic items as Paris street noises during the liberation, and little-heard Russian operas.

Last week Moe Asch hit the market with ten albums (under the new label of Disc) which included such typically offbeat items as Trinidad Calypsos by "Lord (Rum & Coca-Cola) Invader," new "sinful" songs by...

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