1. Old Times
2-4. Pow Wow
5. Warrior Song
6-9. Pow Wow
10. Rabbit Dance
11-16. Pow Wow
This new recording from the Red Lake Singers is a compilation of old pow wow songs that are also known as intertribal songs. Some of the songs were taught to the elder Red Lake Singers when they were children, as early as the 1920s. The other songs were created by the singers during their younger years.
Today, the Red Lake Nations’ youth continue to follow the path of their grandfathers, fathers and uncles. It is in this spirit that this recording honors our elder Red Lake Singers while they are still here with us, and for hanging onto the old style songs and passing them on to the generations to come.
Red Lake Singers: Dan Bellanger, Joe “Tiny” Bellanger, Johnny Smith, James “Gus” Strong, Peter Strong, Sr., and Willy Strong – Drum / Vocals
Producer: Robby Romero
Executive Producer: Stacey Thunder
Recorded by: Jason Orris & Rob Oesterlin at The Terrarium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mixed by: Steve Addabbo at Shelter Island Sound, New York, New York
Mastered by: Tom Hutten, at Bionic Mastering, New York, New York
Cover photo: Courtesy of Charles Brill
Back cover and insert photos: BJ Roache
Public Relations: Liz Hill Public Relations, Ltd.
Special Miigwetch (“thanks”)
The Red Lake Nation; past and current Red Lake Singers; and to our family, friends and all the people who have supported us.
The singers from Red Lake who taught us these songs: Otto Thunder, Brown Oakgrove, Thomas Hill, Baptise Taylor, Reed Stillday, Calvin Beaulieau, Sr., Johnson Kingbird, Albert Greely, Robert Gibbs, Sr., Isaac Johnson, Dan Raincloud, Sr., Melvin Owens, Sr., Robert Cloud, and to our younger people for carrying on these songs.
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