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Native Americans and the blues

Thompson 28 Jul 17 - 02:53 AM
Joe Offer 28 Jul 17 - 04:11 AM
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Subject: Folklore: Native Americans and the blues
From: Thompson
Date: 28 Jul 17 - 02:53 AM

Interesting article suggesting that Native American influence on the blues (and other American music forms) has been ignored or suppressed.

Wish they'd named that Johnny Cash album!

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Subject: RE: Native Americans and the blues
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Jul 17 - 04:11 AM

Hi, Thompson-
The 1964 Johnny Cash album you're wondering about is Bitter Tears (Ballads of the American Indian). It features five songs by Peter LaFarge, and three others.

Here's the album:

It includes Cash's memorable recording of As Long as the Grass Shall Grow


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