(Note: Beyond the specific items listed below, consult music reference works such as The Rough Guide to World Music by Simon Broughton et al. [London; New York: Rough Guides, 2006-] and Ethnomusicology: A Research Guide, by Jennifer Post [2nd ed., Routledge, 2011] for information on additional audio recordings. Use internet music providers such as Smithsonian Global Sound for chapter-related listening and see the Internet resources sections of this Online Learning Center).
Contemporary Native American music
Songs for Turtle Island. 2010. Rising Sun Productions.
Canadian musical group Eagle & Hawk.
Heartbeat: Voices of First Nations Women. 1995. Smithsonian/Folkways.
In conjunction with Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife, performances by Joanne Shenandoah, Buddy Sainte-Marie, Ulali, and many others.
Heartbeat 2: More Voices of First Nations Women. 1998. Smithsonian/Folkways.
Traditional and contemporary songs and instrumental selections performed by Native American women.
Sounds of Indian Summer: Contemporary Native Music from the National Museum of the American Indian. 2008. Smithsonian/Folkways.
Live recordings from the National Museum of the American Indian’s annual summer music series.
Wood That Sings: Indian Fiddle Music of the Americas. 1997. Smithsonian Folkways.
Instrumental and vocal music performed by various native American fiddlers, singers, performing or community groups. Recorded between 1963 and 1996.
Chief Jimmy Bruneau School Drummers. 1998. Canyon Records CR-6260. Canyon Records vintage collection, vol. 19. Chief Jimmy Bruneau School Drummers. Program notes by Robert Doyle.
The Drums of Poundmaker: Cree Pow-wow Songs. 1997. Canyon Records CR6157. Canyon Records vintage collection, vol. 18. The Tootoosis Family (John, Wilford, Austin, Gordon, Eric, Arsene, and Leonard Tootoosis). Program notes by Wilford Tootoosis and Stephen Butler and lyrics in Cree with English translations (illus.).
The Elk Way: Pow-wow Songs Recorded Live in Green Bay. 2008. Canyon Records CR-6431. Performed by Elk Soldier. Recorded in 2007 at the 17th Annual United American Indian Center Pow-Wow in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Hear the Beat: Pow-Wow Songs Recorded Live at Ft. McDowell. 2007. Canyon Records R 6428. Drum group music performed in a traditional Blackfoot singing style by members of the Kainai, Siksika, Peigan, and Blackfoot tribes. Performed by Blackfoot Confederacy; recorded by Robert Doyle in 2006, at the 25th anniversary of Orme Dam Victory Days, Yavapi Apache Nation, Ft. McDowell, Arizona.
Red Rock: Pow-Wow Songs Recorded Live at Muckleshoot. 2008. Canyon Records R 6434. One compact disc. Native American drum and dance music. Performed by the Northern Cree Singers; recorded 21-23 June 2007 by Stephen Butler at the 6th Annual Muckleshoot Veterans’ Pow-Wow, Muckelshoot, Washington.
Southern Style Pow-wow Songs. 1998. Canyon Records CR-6088. Canyon Records vintage collection, vol. 13. Program notes by Robert Doyle.
Other Native American Music
Hopi Butterfly. 1998. Canyon Records CR-6072. Canyon Records vintage collection, vol. 3. Program notes by Mary Boley and Stephen Butler.
Kiowa: Traditional Kiowa Songs. 1998. Canyon Records CR-6145. Canyon Records vintage collection, vol. 14. Kiowa Dance Group Singers. Program notes (illus).
Natay, Navajo Singer. 1996. Canyon CR-6160. Canyon Records vintage collection, vol. 1. Ed Lee Natay, vocals; previously released in 1951. Program notes by Mary Boley and David P.McAllester and credits (illus.).
Northern Cree and Friends. 2002-2007. Canyon Records 6350; 6364; 6367; 6400; 6401; 6413. Six volumes with dance songs of the native peoples of northern Saskatchewan and Alberta. Vol. 1: Round Dance Songs Recorded Live; Vol. 2 & 3: Honoring Singers and
Songmakers; Vol. 4: Slide and Sway; Vol. 5: Long Winter Nights!; Vol 6: Calling All Dancers. Each volume includes notes in English.
Old Time O’Odham Fiddle Music. 1997. Canyon Records CR-8082. Canyon Records vintage collection, vol. 7. Gu-Achi Fiddlers. Program notes by Jim Griffith (illus.).
Peyote Ceremonial Songs. 1998. Canyon Records. Canyon Records vintage collection, vol. 12.
Historical recordings of sacred peyote songs sung by Kiowa, Paiute, Cheyenne, Cherokee, Omaha, Bannock, Southern Ute, and Southern Cheyenne Native Americans. Program notes by David P. McAllester and Bob Nuss.
Pueblo Songs from San Juan. 1997. Canyon Records CR-6065. Canyon Records vintage collection, vol. 4.
Peter V. Aguino, lead vocals; Juan J. Aguino, Carpio Trujillo, Joe M. Abeyta, Diego Aguino, vocals. Program notes by Mary Boley and Stephen Butler.
Songs of the Blackfeet. 1998. Canyon Records CR-6164. Canyon Records vintage collection, vol. 17.
Young Grey Horse Society. Program notes by Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Bear Medicine and Stephen Butler.
Traditional Lakota Songs. 1997. Canyon Records CR-8007. Canyon Records vintage collection, vol. 16.
Porcupine Singers. Program notes by Ronnie Theisz and Mary Boley with texts in Lakota with English translations.
Traditional Lakota Songs. 1998. Canyon Records CR-6145. Canyon Records vintage collection, Vol. 15. William Horncloud, Chief Charles Red Cloud, Ben Sitting Up, Frank Afraid of Horses, singers. Program notes by J. William K. Powers and Mary Boley in English with English translations of Lakota lyrics (illus.).
Traditional Music from Warm Springs. 1998. Canyon Records CR-6123. Canyon Records vintage collection, vol. 11.
Ellen Squiemphem, Susan Moses, Bernice Mitchell, Ada Sooksit, Adeline Miller, singers. Program notes by Glenn H. White.
Traditional Navajo Songs. 1998. Canyon Records CR-6064. Canyon Records vintage collection, vol. 2.
Reg Begay; Mesa Verde National Park Team; Ed Lee Natay; Roger McCabe; Joe Lee of Lukachukai; Tseiya Chee; Navajo Ceremonial Dance Team. Program notes by Mary Boley and Stephen Butler.
Traditional Tohono O’Odham Songs. 1998. Canyon Records CR-6084. Canyon Records vintage collection, vol. 6. Lorenzo Pablo, Joaquin Garcia, Frances Manuel, Emma Francisco; Jose Pancho, Baptista Lopez, Mary Lopez, Eva Lopez, singers. Recorded and collected by J. Richard Haefer. Program notes by the collector.
Traditional Voices: Historic Recordings of Traditional Native American Music. 1998. Canyon Records CR-7053. Canyon Records vintage collection, vol. 20. Program notes by Stephen Butler and Mary Boley (24 p., illus.).
Utes: Traditional Ute Songs. 1998. Canyon Records CR-6113. Canyon Records vintage collection, vol. 10. Eddie Box, Sr., Eddie Dutchie, Gilbert Dutchie, Lonnie Dutchie, Gerald Ketchum, Jim L.Box, Kenneth Frost, singers. Program notes in English by E.Box, Sr. and Robert Doyle.
Yaqui Ritual and Festive Music. 1998. Canyon Records CR-6140. Canyon Records vintage collection, vol. 8. Recorded in Old Pascua, a Yaqui village in Tucson, Arizona. Program notes by James Griffith and Bob Nuss and lyrics in Yaqui and English.
See Chapter 7
Bunggridj-bunggridj: Wangga Songs by Alan Maralung–Northern Australia. Smithsonian Folkways CD SF 40430.
An anthology of recorded performances of many of the songs of the late Alan Maralung (this is the source recording from which “Ibis” was licensed). The accompanying booklet (by Allan Marett) is very informative. This is a good resource for exploring Aboriginal Australian music and culture.
New York City: Global Beat of the Boroughs. 2001. Smithsonian Folkways SW 40493.
Music from New York City’s ethnic and immigrant communities. Program notes by Ray Allen.
Safarini=In Transit: Music of African Immigrants. 2000. Smithsonian Folkways SFW 40457.
Recorded 1995–1998 in the Pacific Northwest. Program notes and biographies of the performers with bibliography and discography.
Paul Pena and Tuvan music
Kongar al-Ondar and Paul “Earthquake” Pena. Genghis Blues: Music from the Motion Picture. Six Degrees Records 657036 1038-2.
Excellent examples of both traditional khoomei overtone singing and the unique blues-kargyraa fusion style of the late Paul Pena.
60 Horses in My Herd: Old Songs and Tunes of Tuva. 1993. Shanachie
The Tuvan group Huun-Huur-Tu offers songs and tunes, including khoomei overtone singing.
Deep in the Heart of Tuva: Cowboy Music from the Wild East. 1996. Ellipsis Arts.
Collection of music from Tuva, including demonstrations of styles of throat singing. Includes extensive notes by Richard Feynman.