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Review: Native North America Vol 1

GUEST,Spleen Cringe 22 Dec 14 - 06:14 AM
GUEST,bankley 22 Dec 14 - 11:07 AM
GUEST,Spleen Cringe 22 Dec 14 - 12:04 PM
GUEST,Fred McCormick 22 Dec 14 - 12:12 PM
meself 22 Dec 14 - 12:51 PM
GUEST,bankley 22 Dec 14 - 04:13 PM
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Subject: Review: Native North America Vol 1
From: GUEST,Spleen Cringe
Date: 22 Dec 14 - 06:14 AM

Probably my favourite album of the year so far. Lights in the Attic have done a brilliant job - a beautifully presented hardback book style double CD with a 120 page booklet featuring aboriginal folk, rock and country mainly from Canada and mainly from the 70s. beautiful songs by Willie Dunn, Willie Thrasher, Lloyd Cheechoo and a whole bunch of other people I've never heard of.

There are some interesting articles about it here Guardian and here Rolling Stone. You can listen to some of the songs at the Guardian link.

Apparently it's the first of a series of related releases LITA are putting out. Can't wait for the next one...


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Subject: RE: Review: Native North America Vol 1
From: GUEST,bankley
Date: 22 Dec 14 - 11:07 AM

It's also available as a 3 vinyl album set with a code to stream the music. It's well worth the modest price just for the book, intro, bios etc.
Kevin Howes has certainly done a remarkable job. Years of research.
We became acquainted here at the Cafe after Willie Dunn passed away.
I'm glad to see the strong reception it's getting esp.from the younger folks.
RB


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Subject: RE: Review: Native North America Vol 1
From: GUEST,Spleen Cringe
Date: 22 Dec 14 - 12:04 PM

Do you know some of the musicians involved, Mr Bankley? Would love to know more if you have time to do the telling! It seems like it's a true labour of love on Kevin Howes' part. Hats off to the man!


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Subject: RE: Review: Native North America Vol 1
From: GUEST,Fred McCormick
Date: 22 Dec 14 - 12:12 PM

Shucks. For a minute there I thought the Guardian report said that Willie Thrasher had a version of Child 21, The Maid And The Palmer. Then I re-read it and realised it said he was the youngest of 21 children!


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Subject: RE: Review: Native North America Vol 1
From: meself
Date: 22 Dec 14 - 12:51 PM

Thanks for the heads-up; it's great to see a bit of the obscure stuff getting out. (Speaking of Willie Thrasher - I found it interesting that, according to the Guardian, he spent the first five years of his life hunting caribou and whales - he must have been quite a lad!)


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Subject: RE: Review: Native North America Vol 1
From: GUEST,bankley
Date: 22 Dec 14 - 04:13 PM

I know that Bob Robb was likely on 'I Pity the Country ' by Dunn. Raven Polson is on 'Son of the Sun'.
I saw them both last year. We all got to play together a few years back on a Willie set near Brantford.
Other than Duke Redbird and Jerry Saddleback I'm not familiar with the other musicians. They seem to be mostly regional players from all over the map.
Kevin had quite a time tracking a lot of them down.


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