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Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman

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What Now, People? Vol. 2
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  • What Now, People? Vol. 2
    • 1977 - Paredon P-2002 LP

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  • Side One
    1. Mr. Landlord — Barbara Dane
    2. America, Where Did You Go? — Charlie King
    3. Lift Your Hand with the Indian — Barbara Dane
    4. A.I.M. Song/B.I.A. Song — The American Indian Singers/Floyd Westerman
    5. Talking U.F.W. Willie Sordill — Willie Sordill
    6. Rosa Parks (No Sir, I Will Not Get Up) — Dee Werner
    7. Sunrise — Si Kahn
  • Side Two
    1. Anything Good — Red Shadow
    2. I'm Glad I'm Prepared for the Recession — The Fast Flying Vestibule
    3. Siempre Con Puerto Rico — Amaury Pérez
    4. The Red Flag Canal — The Covered Wagon Musicians
    5. If a Revolution Comes to My Country — Pete Seeger
    6. Women Walk More Determined — Kristin Lems
    7. The Ones Who've Gone Before Us — Dorie Ellzey
    8. Fine Weather — Chris Kando Iijima

Sleeve Notes

This traditional Cheyenne war song has been adopted by chapters of the American Indian Movement (A.I.M.) throughout the land as the official one to be sung at gatherings, rallies and demonstrations. Sung around the big drum, it follows the traditional form of Plains war dances. The lead singer roars out a line which is then repeated by the rest of the singers. According to an article in SING OUT! magazine (Vol. 24, #5) from which we are quoting here, the difference between the style of the Northern Plains people and the Southern is that the northerners use a high falsetto while the southerners do not.

The whole group then sings part two in unison, and repeats it. During the repetition you can hear four heavy drum beats, which are called "honoring beats" to let the people assembled feel welcome and to let the singers know that the lead voice will come in again when the repetition is finished

When the lead singer comes in to begin the process all over again, he might make the pitch a bit higher and the beat faster. After several times through the song, a sharp break, indicated by heavy drum beats, is followed by one more singing through at a slower pace with even drum beats. We have reprinted the music and photo here from SING OUT! and wish to thank them for their co-operation in loaning the tape of the song. We also recommend their special issue on Native American music and urge you to subscribe to the magazine by writing them at 270 Lafayette St., NYC 10012. We especially thank Vernon Bellecourt of A.I.M. for saying that we could use the songs here.

The B.I.A. song is heard here through the courtesy of PERCEPTION RECORDS, and comes from their album by Native American singer Floyd Westerman. The balance of the album consists of solos by Floyd, songs inspired by the book by Vine Deloria, Jr. of the same name, "CUSTER DIED FOR YOUR SINS." Write to the distributor to get the album or to receive their excellent catalog of Native American music of every description. Their address is: CANYON RECORDS, 4143 16th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85016.

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Für Die Indianer
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  • Für Die Indianer
    • 1982 - Wundertüte TüT 114 LP (Germany)

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  • Side One
    1. Rauchzeichen — Cochise
    2. Wounded Knee — Ape, Beck & Brinkmann
    3. Indianersee — Ape, Beck & Brinkmann
    4. Was Die Erde Befällt/Seele Im Wind/Aber Mein Volk Fragt/Was Soll Ich Trauern — René Bardet Poesie & Musik
  • Side Two
    1. Ballad Of Crowfoot — Willie Dunn
    2. I Pity The Country — Willie Dunn
    3. They Didn´t Listen — Floyd Westermann
    4. BIA — Floyd Westermann
    5. Indian Boy — Sweet Grass

  • Credits
    • Producer: Carsten Linde, Claus Biegert

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Oyaté — Tony Hymas

  • Oyaté
    • 1990 - Nato/Vogue 669 003 CD (x2) (France)
    • 1990 - Nato, Mélodie 53010.2 CD (x2) (France)
    • 1998 - Pelican Sound Recordings PSR 9802 CD (x2) (USA)
    • 2005 - Nato/Nocturne HS10056, NT101 CD (x2) (France)

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  • Disc One
    1. Crazy Horse
      1. Rapid Creek
      2. Crazy Horse (Tony Hymas/John Trudell)
      3. Tashunka Witko
    2. Manuelito
      1. Manuelito
    3. Satanta
      1. Satanta
      2. Say Tey Hi
    4. Quanah Parker
      1. Naudah Cynthia
      2. Quanah Parker
      3. Medicine Stars
    5. Chief Joseph
      1. Chief Joseph
    6. Captain Jack
      1. Captain Jack (Barney Bush/Tony Hymas)
      2. Kintpuash
  • Disc Two
    1. Black Kettle
      1. Black Kettle
    2. Red Cloud
      1. Mahpiya Luta
      2. Red Cloud
    3. Geronimo
      1. Geronimo
    4. Lone Wolf
      1. Guipago
      2. Lone Wolf
    5. Cochise
      1. Cochise
    6. Sitting Bull
      1. Chief Song (Sitting Bull)
      2. Sitting Bull (Tom Bee/Tony Hymas)
      3. Dreamer Of Visions (Tom Bee/Tony Hymas)
      4. Honor Song For Sitting Bull

  • Musicians
    • Tony Hymas: Piano, Keyboards, Bass
    • Vocals: Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman, John Trudell, Bonnie Jo Hunt, Dan Jim "D.J." Nez, George Archambault, Joanne Shenandoah, Joseph Bellanger, Oley Little Eagle, Paul Ortega, Tom Bee
    • Alto: George Turnland, John Underwood, Levine Andrade
    • Cello: Chris Van Kampen, Denis Vigay, Jonathan Williams
    • Clarinet: Alan Hacker
    • Contrabass: Chris Laurence, Robin McGee
    • Cor: David Cox
    • Drums: Stuart Elliott
    • Flute: Edward Wapp Wahpeconiah, Kevin Locke, R. Carlos Nakai
    • Guitar: Hugh Burns, Jeff Beck, Ray Russell
    • Percussion: Frank Ricotti
    • Slide Guitar: Mike Cooper
    • Soprano Sax: Michel Doneda, Stan Sulzmann
    • Tenor Sax: Jim Pepper, Tony Coe
    • Trumpet: Stuart Brooks
    • Violone: Bernard Partridge, Elisabeth Perry, Gillian Findlay, Ian MacKinnon, John Bradbury, Madelein Mitchell, Marcia Crayford, Michael Rennie, Peter Manning, Roger Garland
  • Credits
    • Producer: Jean Rochard
    • Direction: Tony Hymas
    • Engineer: Alain Cluzeau, Baird Banner, Chris Dibble, Nick Glover Horne, Simon Smart, Tony Hymas
    • Mixing: Alain Cluzeau, Chris Dibble, Simon Smart, Tony Hymas
    • Arranger: Tony Hymas
    • Illustrations & Logo: Pierre Cornuel
    • Images & Photography: Guy LeQuerrec
    • Photography: Kevin Locke
    • All tracks written by Tony Hymas, unless otherwise noted.

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Destination Nato
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  • Destination Nato
    • 1993 - Nato 53014.2 CD (France)

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  • Track List
    1. Flying Fortress (Tony Hymas) — Tony Hymas
    2. Surfing Sausage (Beresford/Coe/Coxhill) — The Melody Four
    3. Our Red Sea (Hymas/Bozzio/Burns/Coe) — The Lonely Bears
    4. Petite Fleur [Little Flower] (Bechet) — Lol Coxhill & Pat Thomas
    5. Left For Dead (Hymas/Bush) — Tony Hymas & Barney Bush
    6. Hasta Stempre Comandante (Puebla/Alleluia) — Tony Coe with Benat Achiary, Violeta Ferrer & Juan Jose Mosalini
    7. The Avengers/Chapeau Melon Et Bottes De Cuir (Johnson) — The Melody Four
    8. You Really Got Me (Davies/Monica) — British Summer Time Ends
    9. Chest (Lindsay/Hamilton/Ruin/Mosiman) — Arto Lindsay
    10. King Kill Rat (Hymas/Bozzio/Burns/Coe) — The Lonely Bears
    11. Captain Jack (Hymas/Bush) — Tony Hymas & John Trudell
    12. Guipago (Hymas/Geiogamah) — Tony Hymas with Floyd Westerman & Joe Bellanger
    13. Le Ciré De Madame Hu [The waxed Madame Hu] (Beresford/Hohki/Cat) — Kazuko Hohki & Steve Beresford
    14. Double Voi [Double Flight] (Pauvros) — Jean-François Pauvros
    15. Everybody's Gone Christmas (Beresford/Brenner) — Steve Beresford & Sandra Tavernier
    16. Jayne Mansfield (Beresford/Zorn/Toop) — Steve Beresford, John Zorn, Tonie Marshall & David Toop
    17. Zombie Bloodbath On The Isle Of Dogs (Coxhill/Cooper/Turner) — The Recedents
    18. Tangellen (Coe) — Tony Coe, Tony Hymas & Chris Laurence
    19. Music Hall (Hacker) — Alan Hacker

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Natives
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  • Natives
    • 1993 - FNAC Music 662244 CD (France)

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  • Track List
    1. Now That Buffalo's Gon — Buffy Saint-Marie
    2. Custer Died For Your Sins — Floyd Westerman
    3. Ballad Of Ira Hayes — Peter Lafarge
    4. Forty Nine — Paul Ortega
    5. Indian Reservation — Buddy Red Bow
    6. The Witch Queen Of New Orieans — Redbone
    7. Christopher Columbus — XIT
    8. Rebel Rouzer — Robby Bee
    9. Rumble — Link Wray
    10. Rockin The Res — John Trudell
    11. Guitar Slinger's Song And Dance — Blackfoot
    12. Witchi Taya To — Jim Pepper
    13. Djapana (Sunset Dreaming) — Yothu Yindi
    14. Charcoal Lane — Archie Roach
    15. Nembo's Guarani — Paul Barboza
    16. Camino Del Indio — Atahualpa Yupanqui
    17. El Condor Pasa — Los Incas

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A Sense Of Journey
Tony Hymas & Barney Bush
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  • A Sense Of Journey
    • 1995 - Nato 112 010 CD (France)

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  • Track List
    1. The Counselor's Breath — w/Joanne Shenandoah
    2. Left For Dead — w/Edmond Tate Nevaquaya
    3. Riding Oklahoma
    4. Lone Wolf — w/Jim Pepper
    5. Guipago — w/Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman
    6. Murmur Of Blood
    7. A Sense Of Journey
    8. Black Kettle — w/Carlos Nakaï
    9. Listening To Edith Piaf — w/Tony Coe
    10. Naudah Cynthia — w/Joanne Shenandoah
    11. Leroy Jackson
    12. Captain Jack — w/Evan Parker
    13. Round Dance — w/Merle Tendoy And Edmond Tate Nevaquaya
    14. Tashunka Witko — w/Michel Doneda
    15. On Gene Rose Calling Me About Granddad Little Coon
    16. Another Road For Creek Sounds
    17. Remake Of The American Dream Part 200 — w/Tony Coe
    18. Chief Joseph — w/Alan Hacker
    19. Wolf Love Song — w/Hawk

  • Musicans
    • Tony Hymas: Piano, Synthesizer, Percussion
    • Barney Bush: Vocals
    • Frank Ricotti: Drums
    • Jean-François Pauvros: Guitar
    • Jeff Beck: Guitar
    • Jonathan Kane: Drums
    • Mike Cooper: Guitar
    • Noël Akchoté: Guitar
    • Ray Russell: Guitar
    • Stuart Elliott: Drums, Percussion
  • Credits
    • Producer: Jean Rochard
    • Illustration: Pierre Cornuel

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Native America Calling — Music from Indian Country
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  • Native America Calling — Music from Indian Country
    • 2010 - Trikont US-0402 CD (Germany)

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  • Track List
    1. Indians Indians (2003) — Robert Mirabal
    2. Sunbow (1997) — Wayquay
    3. Creation Story (1997) — Joy Harjo & Poetice Justice
    4. Natives Say (2001) — Native Roots
    5. Goin' Down To Muskogee (1983) — Jim Pepper
    6. Going Home/Stomp Dance (2004) — Pura Fe
    7. I May Want A Man (1991) — Joanne Shenandoah
    8. Dohinoo (1981) — Morley Loon
    9. Mahk Jchi (1994) — Ulali
    10. Shan Ooh Jhee (1994) — Ulali
    11. I Am A Stone ( 1993) — Mitch Walking Elk
    12. School Days (1972) — Willie Dunn
    13. Custer Died For Your Sins (1970) — Floyd Westerman
    14. Shawnee Tribe (1973) — Link Wray
    15. Indian Cars (1992) — Keith Secola
    16. Is This Justice (2001) — Blackfire
    17. Dine' Gourd Dance Song (2001) — Blackfire
    18. Genocide In Progress (1994) — Julien B.
    19. No No Keshagesh (2009) — Buffy Sainte-Marie
    20. Radioactive Eskimo (1965) — Peter La Farge
    21. Tumbleweed Canyon (2000) — Behind The Mirror & Jimmy Carl Black
    22. Earth Spirit (1987) — R. Carlos Nakai

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Rare Breed: The Songs of Peter La Farge
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  • Rare Breed: The Songs of Peter La Farge
    • 2010 - Slink Productions 884502523041 CD

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  • Track List
    1. The Ballad of Ira Hayes — Johnny Cash
    2. Drums — John Densmore, Floyd Westerman
    3. Bad Girl — John Trudell
    4. I Will Bring You Flowers — Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion
    5. Stumbling — James Intveld
    6. Marijuana Blues — Hank Williams III
    7. Crimson Parsons — Keith Secola
    8. Indian/Alien — Blackfire
    9. Gather Round — Felipe Rose
    10. Broken Bird — Micki Free & Shea

  • Credits
    • Ira Hayes
      • Vocals: Johnny Cash
      • Produced by Don Law and Frank Jones, Nashville, TN 1964
    • Drums
      • Vocals: John Densmore and Floyd Westerman
      • Bass: Dave Roe
      • Backing Vocals: Martha Redbone
      • Organ: Harlan Steinberger
      • Acoustic Guitar: Harlan Steinberger
      • Co-Producer: John Densmore and Harlan Steinberger
      • Engineer: Harlan Steinberger
      • Mixed by Harlan Steinberger and John Densmore
      • Recorded at Hen House Studios, December 2005
      • Recorded at MadDog Studios, Los Angeles, June 2005
    • Bad Girl
      • Spoken Word Vocals: John Trudell
      • Guitar and Vocal: Mark Shark
      • Guitar: Billy Watts
      • Bass Guitar and Drums: Ricky Eckstein
      • Arrangement: Ricky Eckstein
      • Produced by John Trudell and Bad Dog
      • Engineer: Glen Nashita
      • Recorded at Pacifica Studios, Culver City, January 2005
    • I Will Bring You Flowers
      • Vocals: Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion
      • Backing Vocals: The Burns Sisters
      • Acoustic guitar: Johnny Irion and Tim Sears
      • Piano: Abe Guthrie
      • Produced by Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion
      • Sun Studio, Memphis, TN, December 2005
      • Mixed by Abe Guthrie
      • Recording Engineer: James Lott
      • Post recording special guest storyteller and Peter's best friend: Rambling Jack Elliott
    • Stumbling
      • Vocal and All Instruments: James Intveld
      • Produced by James Intveld and Michael Turner
      • Los Angeles February, 2006
    • Marijuana Blues
      • All Instruments — Drums, Acoustic & Electric Guitar, and Noises: Hank III
      • Produced and Arranged by Hank III
      • East Nashville, TN, October 2005
    • Crimson Parsons
      • Musicians: Sand Creek Band
      • Produced by Keith Secola
      • Tempe, AZ 1992
    • I’m an Indian/I’m an Alien
      • Produced and Arranged by Blackfire
      • Flagstaff, AZ, January 2005
    • Gather Round
      • Produced and Arranged by Felipe Rose and Frosty Lawson
      • Haskell, New Jersey, February 2006
    • Broken Bird
      • Produced by Micki Free, 2009

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Honor The Treaties
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  • Honor The Treaties
    • 2014 - Elektra R1-545444 [12"] (USA)
    • 2014 - Elektra 0349789745 [12"] (Europe)

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  • Tracks
    1. Ghost Song (Lyrics: Jim Morrison/Music: The Doors) — The Doors
    2. Drums (Peter LaFarge) — Floyd Westman & John Densmore
  • Musicians (Drums)
    • Floyd Westerman: Vocals
    • John Densmore: Drums, Percussion, Vocals
    • Dave Roe: Bass
    • Martha Redbourne: Guest, Vocals
    • Harlan Steinberger: Organ, Acoustic Guitar
  • Credits (Drums)
    • Producer: John Densmore , Harlan Steinberger & Keith Secola
    • Recorded at Hen House Studios & MadDog Studios, Los Angeles
    • Engineer: Harlan Steinberger
    • Mixed by John Densmore & Harlan Steinberger
    • Mastered by Bruce Botnick
    • Artwork: Aaron Huey, Cheyenne Randall, Shepard Fairey
  • Notes
    • Limited edition of 8000 copies for Black Friday 2014.
    • All artist royalties to benefit Honor the Treaties.

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