November 20, 2009

Buffy Sainte-Marie - It's my way!

Band/artist - Buffy Sainte-Marie
Genre(s) - Folk
Origin - Canada
Album - It's My Way!
Year of release - 1964

[Re-upload because of deleted file. Gracias a Rosmisur for letting me know]

This near-ancient album is Buffy's first and also the only one of hers that I really like. It is a very fine example of no-frills folk with acoustic guitar and vocals and little in the way of further ornamentation, which places emphasis on the lyrics and gives her messages a feeling of urgency. Buffy Sainte-Marie is of course of Cree heritage, and this is reflected in most of the songs, dealing with all kinds of social problems many indigenous communities face, but also normal day-to-day topics as seen through these people's eyes. I figure some of the tracks on here may be traditional, but I don't know. You may know The Universal Soldier and Cod'ine from Donovan as well, and they are some of the best on the album but the first eight songs are just brilliant as a whole and Now that the Buffalo is Gone doubly so.
  1. Now that the buffalo is gone
  2. The old man's lament
  3. Ananias
  4. Mayoo sto hoon
  5. Cod'ine
  6. Cripple creek
  7. The universal soldier
  8. Babe in arms
  9. He lived alone in town
  10. You're gonna need somebody on your bond
  11. The incest song
  12. Eyes of amber
  13. It's my way!
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1 comment:

  1. por favor podrias resubur este disco el link esta caido y me gustaria bajarlo...el blog esta muy interesante, un abrazo . Rodmisur