Originally recorded in 1974 in Klagetoh, AZ and re-released in 2011 on the Indian House Label. The songs on this recording were considered modern style some 40 years ago. Called Skip-dance and Two-step songs in English the Klagetoh Swingers have dubbed these "Songs about Love" since the songs included on this recording are about this particular popular subject. Singers included on this recording are Amos Y. Begay, Frank J. Begay, Ted B. Bonnie, Ned T. Clark, Ben J. Johnson & Joe J. Roanhorse.
"Happy Trails" is a compilation of 14 Round Dance Songs composed and produced by Leo Charlie from the Thompson Salish Lower Nichola Band from B.C. Canada. Composing round dance songs that reflect love lost, love newly found, and sprinkled with English lyrics. Mr. Charlie, an independent producer can be found selling his original songs at various powwows and round dances across the US and Canada. KSUT Southern Ute Tribal Radio would like to Thank Mr. Charlie for his donation of this CD to the station.
Santana's 36th album is dedicated to Native American Indians and features 13 mostly original songs he has been saving for a special release. Only one song, the Latin-flavored "Eres La Luz," features vocals (singers Andy Vargas and Tony Lindsay). The remaining instrumental tracks showcase Santana's virtuoso guitar playing in a beautifully arranged and carefully paced album.
This week's "Friday Featured CD" is Mountain Kree, a Northern Drum Group from the Small Boys Camp, Alberta, Canada. Their self-titled album "Mountain Kree" was recorded live at the 2011 Legends Casino Powwow in Toppinish, Washington. Released on April 12, 2012, the group consist of Ten singers and the CD includes 13 different powwow song varying from Men's Grass to Woman's Jingle. Join KSUT Tribal Radio this Friday, August 3rd at Noon (MST) for "Mountain Kree"
Wild Rose Singers recorded "Established" live at the Hiltem'Waq'iswit Clearwater River Casino Powwow in 2010. Started in 1997 with a core group of five singers, Wild Rose attended local powwows and events bringing their music to the people. Today twelve members comprise the group as well as three outstanding lady backup singers.
Randy Wood from St. George, Utah once again brings another unique arrangement of round dance songs. His distinctive style of blended contemporary and traditional round dance songs has won him awards and nominations throughout mainstream and native music organizations. Including the GRAMMY, NAMMY, Aboriginal Music Awards and JUNO award. Enjoy 15 tracks of Randy Wood's originally composed songs as it it is showcased as the July 20th Friday Featured CD on KSUT Tribal Radio. Randy Wood recordings can be obtain by visiting www.roundanceblues.net