(LP Records. 12" Vinyl. 33 1/3 RPM. Mono and Stereo). This collection of thirty-five 12-inch vinyl LP records comprises mainly 1960s and 1970s southwestern Native American recordings from Apache, Hopi, Navajo, and Zuni and other Indigenous American artists, bands, singer-songwriters, vocalists, and musicians in and around modern day New Mexico and Arizona.
Of particular interest are several rare self-released records (or independently released via small record labels such as the Indian Arts of America (circa 1960s Albuquerque), from the bands The Zuni Midnighters, Apache Spirit, The Fenders, and The Wingate Valley Boys. Many interesting uncommon albums and compilations from the Canyon Records (Phoenix, AZ) and Ethnic Folkways (Smithsonian/D.C.) labels are present here as well.
Most of the records are first pressings, and many are the only vinyl pressings that have been released of each album. A few of them are promotional copies. Condition is predominantly Very Good records in Very Good sleeves and covers; some better reaching Near Mint, and a few are in markedly worse condition but are still considered rare, of significant interest, and/or notable and integral to the collection. The short list below provides a quick overview of the titles in the collection. A complete list containing full catalog descriptions, with annotations and condition information for each individual item, is available upon request. Priced for the lot. Item #64589
Short list of the archive's contents:
(Format: Artist. Title. Release information.)
(A complete list with full descriptions, annotations, and condition information, is available upon request.)
1. The American Indians. The American Indians Play Chicken Scratch. 1974, Canyon Records (C-6120) (Phoenix, AZ).
2. Apache Spirit. “Indian Cowboy”. 1978, Apache Spirit (AS 666) (Whiteriver, AZ and Albuquerque, NM).
3. Apache Spirit. Keep Movin’ On. 1977, Apache Spirit (AS 667) (Whiteriver, AZ and Albuquerque, NM).
4. Apache Spirit. Volume 3. Vinyl, LP, Album. Stereo. 1978, Apache Spirit (AS 668) (Whiteriver, AZ and Albuquerque, NM).
5. Billy Thunderkloud and the Chieftones. Off the Reservation. 1974, 20th Century Records (T-452).
6. Billy Thunderkloud and the Chieftones. Some of Nashville’s Finest. Circa 1975, Indi-Kloud (SLP-212) (Nashville, TN).
7. Chants of the Native American Church of North America III as sung by Wilbur Jack (Paiute-Wasco). 1971, Canyon Records (Phoenix, AZ).
8. Davis, Jesse. ¡Jesse Davis! Promo copy. 1970, Atco/Atlantic Records (SD 33-346).
9. Davis, Jesse “Ed”. Keep Me Comin’. 1973, Epic/CBS (KE 32133).
10. Elvin Kelly y Los Reyes and The Molinas. Chicken Scratch. Popular Dance Music of the Indians of Southern Arizona. 1972, Canyon Records (C-6093) (Phoenix, AZ).
11. The Fenders. The Fenders. Circa 1965, Indian Arts of America (R-3004) (Albuquerque, NM).
12. Hopi Katcina Songs and Six Other Songs by Hopi Chanters. 1964, Folkways Records. Ethnic Folkways Library FE 4394.
13. Hopi Katcina Songs and Six Other Songs by Hopi Chanters. 1964, Folkways Records. Ethnic Folkways Library FE 4394. (Variant copy/cover.)
14. Hopi Social Dance Songs, Volume One. 1973, Canyon Records (C-6107) (Phoenix, AZ).
15. Hopi Social Dance Songs, Volume Two. 1976, Canyon Records (C-6108) (Phoenix, AZ).
16. Hubbell, Rich. The Country Indian. , Dineh Records (Dineh 1001) (Albuquerque, NM).
17. Indian Songs of the Southwest. Thunderbird Records (TR-1943A) (Santa Fe, NM).
18. Jackalope. Weavings. 1988, Canyon Records (CR-7002) (Phoenix, AZ).
19. Many Hogans. American Clan. 1979, Mother Earth Records & Tapes (Albuquerque, New Mexico).
20. Mike Enis and Company. From San Xavier Del Bac. Popular Dance Music of the Indians of Southern Arizona. 1976, Canyon Records (C-6141) (Phoenix, AZ).
21. Moyles, Jack. Harold Courlander. Hopi Tales from Harold Courlander's Book "People of the Short Blue Corn". 1971, Folkways Records (FC 7778).
22. Mr. Indian [Eugene Beyale]. Eagle Chanter. 1983, Eagle Chanter Music (NYC).
23. Mr. Indian and Time. Morning Star. 1983, Eagle Chanter Music, Inc (NYC).
24. Ortega, Gilbert. Gilbert Ortega Sings Great Country Songs With That Beautiful Spanish Flavor. 1977, LRJ Records (LRJ 2001) (New Mexico).
25. Redbone. Wovoka. Promo copy. 1973 CBS/Epic.
26. Sounds of Indian America: Plains and Southwest. Recorded Live at the Gallup Inter-tribal Ceremonial. 1970, Indian House (IH 9501) (Taos, NM).
27. Westerman, Floyd. Custer Died For Your Sins. 1969, Perception Records (PLP-5).
28. Westerman, Floyd. Indian Country. Promo. 1970, Perception Records (PLP14).
29. Westerman, Floyd. The Land Is Your Mother (La Tierra Es Tu Madre). 1984, Full Circle Productions, Red Crow Publishing (S-12466).
30. The Wingate Valley Boys. Navajoland U.S.A. Country Happening. Circa 1960s, Wingate Valley Boys (Window Rock, AZ).
31. The Wingate Valley Boys. Wingate Valley Boys. [Circa 1960s], Indian Arts of America (Albuquerque, NM).
32. XIT [Crossing of Indian Tribes]. Plight of the Redman. 1972, Rare Earth/Motown.
33. Yarrow, Joyce. Jumping Mouse. 1977, Pacific Arts (PAC7-109).
34. The Zuni Midnighters. The Long Journey. Circa mid-1970s. Self-released (c/o Triangle-B-Bar, Fence Lake, New Mexico 87315).
35. The Zuni Midnighters. Wanted. 2xLP. [c. 1970]. Self-released (New Mexico).