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V.A. - Native North America Volume 1: Aboriginal Folk, Rock And Country 1966-1985
01Willie Dunn - I Pity The Country
02John Angaiak - I'll Rock You To The Rhythm Of The Ocean
03Sugluk - Fall Away
04Sikumiut - Sikumiut
05Willie Thrasher - Spirit Child
06Willy Mitchell - Call Of The Moose
07Lloyd Cheechoo - James Bay
08Alexis Utatnaq - Maqaivvigivalauqtavut
09Brian Davey - Dreams Of Ways
10Morley Loon - N Doheeno
11Peter Frank - Little Feather
12Ernest Monias - Tormented Soul
13Eric Landry - Out Of The Blue
14David Campbell - Sky Man & The Moon
15Willie Dunn - Son Of The Sun
16Shingoose - Silver River (Poetry By Duke Redbird)
17Willy Mitchell & Desert River Band - Kill'n Your Mind
01Philippe Mckenzie - Mistashipu
02Willie Thrasher - Old Man Carver
03Lloyd Cheechoo - Winds Of Change
04The Chieftones (Canada's All American Band) - I Shouldn't Have Did What I Done
05Sugluk - I Didn't Know
06Lawrence Martin - I Got My Music
07Gordon Dick - Siwash Rock
08Willy Mitchell & Desert River Band - Birchbark Letter
09William Tagoona - Anaanaga
10Leland Bell - Messenger
11Saddle Lake Drifting Cowboys - Modern Rock
12Willie Thrasher - We Got To Take You Higher
13Sikumiut - Utirumavunga
14Sugluk - Ajuinnarasuarsunga
15John Angaiak - Hey, Hey, Hey Brother
16Groupe Folklorique Montagnais - Tshekuan Mak Tshetutamak
17Willie Dunn - Peruvian Dream feat Jerry Saddleback (Part 2)

Native North America Volume 1: Aboriginal Folk, Rock And Country 1966-1985

Light In The Attic | Item No: 826268
2CD | 2014 / US – Reissue | New
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2016 Grammys Best Historical Album Nominee
34 tracks newly re-mastered
Deluxe 3xLP set includes 60-page book housed in a “Tip-On” slipcase with three “Tip-On” jackets
Both 2xCD and 3xLP editions include comprehensive liner notes, artist interviews, unseen archival photos, and lyrics (with translations)
Vinyl pressed at RTI
Liner notes by Kevin “Sipreano” Howes

Largely unheard, criminally undocumented, but at their core, utterly revolutionary, the recordings of the diverse North American Aboriginal community will finally take their rightful place in our collective history in the form of Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, and Country 1966–1985. An anthology of music that was once near-extinct and off-the-grid is now available for all to hear, in what is, without a doubt, Light In The Attic’s most ambitious and historically significant project in the label’s 12-year journey.

Native North America (Vol. 1) features music from the Indigenous peoples of Canada and the northern United States, recorded in the turbulent decades between 1966 to 1985. It represents the fusion of shifting global popular culture and a reawakening of Aboriginal spirituality and expression. The majority of this material has been widely unavailable for decades, hindered by lack of distribution or industry support and by limited mass media coverage, until now. You’ll hear Arctic garage rock from the Nunavik region of northern Quebec, melancholy Yup’ik folk from Alaska, and hushed country blues from the Wagmatcook First Nation reserve in Nova Scotia. You’ll hear echoes of Neil Young, Velvet Underground, Leonard Cohen, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Johnny Cash, and more among the songs, but injected with Native consciousness, storytelling, poetry, history, and ceremony.

The stories behind the music presented on Native North America (Vol. 1) range from standard rock-and-roll dreams to transcendental epiphanies. They have been collected with love and respect by Vancouver-based record archaeologist and curator Kevin “Sipreano” Howes in a 15-year quest to unearth the history that falls between the notes of this unique music. Tirelessly, Howes scoured obscure, remote areas for the original vinyl recordings and the artists who made them, going so far as to send messages in Inuktitut over community radio airwaves in hopes that these lost cultural heroes would resurface.

With cooperation and guidance from the artists, producers, family members, and behind the scenes players, Native North America (Vol. 1) sheds real light on the painful struggles and deep traditions of the greater Indigenous community and the significance of its music. The songs speak of joy and spirituality, but also tell of real tragedy and strife, like that of Algonquin/Mohawk artist Willy Mitchell, whose music career was sparked by a bullet to the head from the gun of a trigger-happy police officer, or those of Inuk singer-songwriter Willie Thrasher, who was robbed of his family and traditional Inuit culture by the residential school system.

Considering the financially motivated destruction of our environment, the conservative political landscape, and corporate bottom-line dominance, it’s bittersweet to report that the revolutionary songs featured on Native North America hold as much meaning today as when they were originally recorded. Dedicated to legendary Métis singer-songwriter and poet Willie Dunn, featured on the anthology but who sadly passed away during its making, Native North America (Vol. 1) is only the beginning. A companion set featuring a crucial selection of folk, rock, and country from the United States’ Lower 48 and Mexico is currently in production.
Item Details
Item No:826268
Titel:Native North America Volume 1: Aboriginal Folk, Rock And Country 1966-1985
Label:Light In The Attic
Format:2CD, CD
Pressing:US – Reissue
Release Date:2014
Genre:Rock / Indie
Available since:27.05.2021
Price: 35,99 € 32,39 €
Weight:200g (plus 250g Packaging)
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