Sainte-Marie, Buffy - It's My Way!

Format: LP
Label: Vanguard VSD-79142
Year: 1964
Origin: Piapot Reserve, Saskatchewan
Genre: folk, First Nations
Keyword:  First Nations
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Release Type: Albums
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Side 1

Track Name
Now that the Buffalo's Gone
The Old Man's Lament
Mayoo Sto Hoon
Cripple Creek
The Universal Soldier

Side 2

Track Name
Babe in Arms
He Lived Alone In Town
You're Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond
The Incest Song
Eyes Of Amber
It's My Way



It's My Way!


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Buffy Sainte-marie's very first album, recorded for Vanguard in 1964, which earned her Billboard's award for best newcomer of the year. A staggering debut, recorded when she was 23, which addresses usually difficult subject matter: This is one of the most scathing topical folk albums ever made. Sainte-Marie sings in an emotional, vibrato-laden voice of war ("The Universal Soldier," later a hit for Donovan), drugs ("Cod'ine"), sex ("The Incest Song"), and most telling, the mistreatment of Native Americans, of which Sainte-Marie is one ("Now That the Buffalo's Gone"). Even decades later, the album's power is moving and disturbing.

Buffy Sainte-Marie: guitar, vocals
Patrick Sky: guitar
Art Davis: bass


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