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Great/Favorite Native Amer. musicians

Stevangelist 14 May 01 - 03:17 PM
GUEST,Albamist 14 May 01 - 04:31 PM
Wavestar 14 May 01 - 05:29 PM
gnu 14 May 01 - 05:44 PM
Hollowfox 14 May 01 - 06:14 PM
katlaughing 14 May 01 - 06:48 PM
Stevangelist 14 May 01 - 08:16 PM
catspaw49 14 May 01 - 08:58 PM
Giac 14 May 01 - 09:56 PM
katlaughing 14 May 01 - 10:07 PM
GUEST,mgarvey@pacifier.com 14 May 01 - 11:14 PM
hesperis 14 May 01 - 11:37 PM
blt 15 May 01 - 03:03 AM
Little Hawk 15 May 01 - 12:07 PM
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Subject: Great/Favorite Native Amer. musicians
From: Stevangelist
Date: 14 May 01 - 03:17 PM

Hoka Hey,

I, sadly, have only just begun at 27 to really appreciate the beauty of the languages and music of my Native people. I have found, to my delight, that there are many Native folks involved in folk and roots music. My two favorites are Buffy Sainte-Marie Wolfchild and Norton Buffalo (former harmonicist for the Steve Miller Band).

Anyone with suggestions of good folkroots material being done by other Native people, please feel free to post here, send me a private message or e-mail me at GreatBigFolkie@cs.com

May The Road Rise To Meet You,

Stevangelist


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Subject: RE: BS: Great/Favorite Native Amer. musicians
From: GUEST,Albamist
Date: 14 May 01 - 04:31 PM

How about Kashtin or Susan Aglukark to name but two Cheers Albamist


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Subject: RE: BS: Great/Favorite Native Amer. musicians
From: Wavestar
Date: 14 May 01 - 05:29 PM

Not traditional folk, certainly, but Carlos Nakai is still fabulous.

-J


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Subject: RE: BS: Great/Favorite Native Amer. musicians
From: gnu
Date: 14 May 01 - 05:44 PM

Albamist said... Kashtin or Susan Aglukark... to which I would add... Kashtin or Susan Aglukark.


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Subject: RE: BS: Great/Favorite Native Amer. musicians
From: Hollowfox
Date: 14 May 01 - 06:14 PM

Robert Tree Cody, Marge Bruchac. (I have a casette she did, but her name isn't the title, I'll see if I can get the information here tomorrow).


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Subject: RE: BS: Great/Favorite Native Amer. musicians
From: katlaughing
Date: 14 May 01 - 06:48 PM

Heya, this is one of my favourite subjects and very close to my heart. It is a pleasure to share with you. Thanks for asking.

Keith Secola and Wild Band of Indians - he does trad to rock and penned the unofficial national anthem of the Indian Nations: "NDN Car" which you can hear by CLICKING HERE and scrolling down. It's on the righhand side of the page.

My favourite on flute is John Rainer, Jr. He has two tapes/cd's out. The site where I usually order from, Rainbow Walker, is in the middle of moving their catalogue to a new server, but you can see a little about his works at THIS SITE

Coyote Oldman is another fave, although I've not heard his recent stuff. His earlier music is very beautiful.

Also, Keith Bear does some beautiful flute music, which can be heard on his site.

I love Carlos Nakai's first two tapes, but do not care for the ones when he collaborates with other and gets into the new age stuff more.

A great palce to hear a lot of these and others, as well as shows on healing with drums, etc. is AIROS - American Indian Radio On Satellite. Their programs are fantastic and always come in very clearly over the 'Net.

You might also find a few more threads of interest. If you put "native american" in the filter box and set the dat back to 3 years, there are a few others which come up.

Mitakuye Oyasin,

katlaughing aka kat


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Subject: RE: BS: Great/Favorite Native Amer. musicians
From: Stevangelist
Date: 14 May 01 - 08:16 PM

Thanks you guys.

Rita Coolidge is also a favorite. Anyone who has not heard her sing in Native tongues is in for a beautiful surprise.

Kat, thanks for the link. I LOVE "NDN Kars". I am always glad when First Nation people get to express themselves in such diverse and wonderful ways.

May The Road Rise To Meet You,

Stevangelist


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Subject: RE: BS: Great/Favorite Native Amer. musicians
From: catspaw49
Date: 14 May 01 - 08:58 PM

One name.....Peter LaFarge

In traditional folk and during the "folk scare" of the 60's there was but one and he died far too soon. Mentored by several, but above many others, Cisco Houston, he was a friend and inspiration to others such as Pat Sky and Buffy Ste. Marie.

It's worth your time to read about him and get to know something about him........Peter LaFarge

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Great/Favorite Native Amer. musicians
From: Giac
Date: 14 May 01 - 09:56 PM

What Spaw said.


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Subject: RE: BS: Great/Favorite Native Amer. musicians
From: katlaughing
Date: 14 May 01 - 10:07 PM

Yes, Stevangelist, I am sorry I forgot to mention Rita, her sister and her niece who make up the beautiful harmony of Walela. Their rendition of Amazing Grace in, I believe it is Cherokee, is incredibly beautiful.

Glad someone else on here has heard of NDN Kars!! I bought that CD just for that song and now love all of the songs on there!

Spaw, thanks for the great link. Reminds me, I met Floyd Red Crow Westerman at a Powwow back East, where he sang Custer Died for Your Sins. He's got some great songs.

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: Great/Favorite Native Amer. musicians
From: GUEST,mgarvey@pacifier.com
Date: 14 May 01 - 11:14 PM

There was Lee Cremo, famous Cree (I think) fiddler but I think he has died. I saw three Indian women several years ago at Clearwater..I think they were triplets..and at the first couple Winnepeg festivals there was a wonderful Native Canadian singer, named Tom Jackson. He had the most beautiful voice. He is now an actor in Canada and I think had some specials and runs a charity perhaps. mg


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Subject: RE: BS: Great/Favorite Native Amer. musicians
From: hesperis
Date: 14 May 01 - 11:37 PM

Marg Raynor does some interesting stuff.


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Subject: RE: BS: Great/Favorite Native Amer. musicians
From: blt
Date: 15 May 01 - 03:03 AM

There are some drumming groups that are amazing to listen to, suggestion is to go to a Pow Wow and check out the tapes/cds for sale as groups come and go. I also really liked the music from the film Smoke Signals, but am not sure who the performers were.

blt


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Subject: RE: BS: Great/Favorite Native Amer. musicians
From: Little Hawk
Date: 15 May 01 - 12:07 PM

Well, you guys have pretty well covered it, I'd say.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Great/Favorite Native Amer. musicians
From: Hollowfox
Date: 15 May 01 - 12:09 PM

The casette I was thinking of is: Abenaki Cultural Heritage Celebration: music and storytelling at the Flynn Center, Burlington, VT. It's a recording of a benefit for the Abenaki Reburial Fund. There are seven performers besides Marge, including Joe and Jesse Bruchac, also fine performers. It can be ordered from

Good Mind Records
P.O.Box308
2 Middlegrove Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833
(518) 584-1728

They can probably recommend some good recordings as well.

I don't know how I forgot Keven Locke when I posted yesterday!


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Subject: RE: BS: Great/Favorite Native Amer. musicians
From: katlaughing
Date: 15 May 01 - 12:13 PM

blt, thanks for the reminder! I have the CD from Smoke Signals and it is great.

Because I carry all of my CD's in a special case, without the liner notes, I cannot remember the artists. Stevangelist, if you follow the link, it should tell you, though. I love the song they did about George Washington's teeth.


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Subject: RE: BS: Great/Favorite Native Amer. musicians
From: Stevangelist
Date: 15 May 01 - 12:24 PM

Hoka Hey,

This is great. By the way, I am going to be doing an album's worth of praise and worship songs to my Lord with First Nations players and singers. We are all Christians but not a single one of us has ever had to give up the traditional style and sound of our worship of Great Spirit. It really is refreshing.

May The Road Rise To Meet You,

Stevangelist


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Subject: RE: Great/Favorite Native Amer. musicians
From: Wavestar
Date: 15 May 01 - 02:49 PM

Joe Bruchac and family, of course. How could I forget - and how very sad that Joe is no longer with us. Anyone from that family that I've met or seen perform has been absolutely worth every moment. (And Jesse's cute, if i recall :) )

Another late performer, passed on last fall - Wolfsong. I don't know names of albums, and he was primarily a storyteller, but did songs as well. Look him up, he was a great guy.

-J


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Subject: RE: Great/Favorite Native Amer. musicians
From: Hollowfox
Date: 15 May 01 - 03:15 PM

What?!? What happened to Joe Bruchac? When? I just checked his homepage, and nothing was on it like this. More important, I was talking with a mutual friend last night, and she didn't say anything. Oh, please, tell me you were thinking of somebody else!


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Subject: RE: Great/Favorite Native Amer. musicians
From: Wavestar
Date: 15 May 01 - 06:08 PM

I must have be, Hollowfox, I'm very sorry - just checked around and I'm very confused - But glad! I wonder where I got that impression. No more distress, he seems very much alive :)

All is well, but I'm stupid. ;P

-J


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Subject: RE: Great/Favorite Native Amer. musicians
From: Burke
Date: 15 May 01 - 06:13 PM

I've searced online wire services & newspapers. I found plenty of book reviews for Josephy Bruchac. Nothing about his demise.


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Subject: RE: Great/Favorite Native Amer. musicians
From: Hollowfox
Date: 15 May 01 - 06:16 PM

Not stupid at all, Wavestar. If that quickly corrected posting is the biggest mistake you make in your life, you're way ahead of the game. Now stop beating yourself up, and play nice.*g*


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Subject: RE: Great/Favorite Native Amer. musicians
From: bbc
Date: 15 May 01 - 08:41 PM

I have heard Joseph, Marge, Jesse, & Jim Bruchac sing & tell Native American tales. They're all great! I heard Jim in March at a librarians' conference & have books, music, & contact info for them.

Some websites to check are:

Native Authors

Jim's website

Greenfield Review Press

I also like Southwestern Native American flute music. I'm not sure how authentic it is, but Talking Taco Music (P.O. Box 40576, San Antonio, TX 78229-1576) has some great-sounding stuff. is my favorite cd.

There's a big site to order Native American music at the following link:

Hope that's helpful!

bbc


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Subject: RE: Great/Favorite Native Amer. musicians
From: Pinetop Slim
Date: 16 May 01 - 10:07 AM

Was (is?) Jim Pepper, composer of Witchi Ti (sorry if I've messed up the spelling) Native American?


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Subject: RE: Great/Favorite Native Amer. musicians
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 16 May 01 - 10:15 AM

I never knew Rita Coolidge was a Native American. I was also surprised to find out some years ago that Robbie Robertson, ( of "The Band") was also Native American. I don't know if he has ever recorded any of his roots music, however.

Murray


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Subject: RE: Great/Favorite Native Amer. musicians
From: catspaw49
Date: 16 May 01 - 10:34 AM

Murray, I think if you ask Levon Helm, he'd say that Robbie scalped his fellow Band members! I dunno' if that qualifies him as being Native American though.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Great/Favorite Native Amer. musicians
From: Walking Eagle
Date: 16 May 01 - 11:24 AM

I'm adding Robbie Robertson and Tommy Wildcat.


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