Various Artists - Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, And Country 1966-1985 2CD/3LP
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 an ambitious and historically significant project.
"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.
About this product: this compilation is available on 2CD and 3LP formats.
The 2CD comes in a thick, heavyweight 120-page book with details on the artists and songs plus many original record sleeve and label scans.
The 3LP box set comes in individual tip-on sleeves and a 64-page book.