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$250.00

Dunn, Willie - Who Were The Ones?

Format: LP
Label: CBC Radio Canada E-795
Year: 1972
Origin: Mohawk Nation (First Nations)
Genre: folk, First Nations
Keyword:  First Nations, Ojibway, Blackfoot, Crowfoot, Mohawk, Metis
Value of Original Title: $250.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No
Playlist: First Nations, 1970's, Spoken Word Educational

Tracks

Side 1

Track Name
Who Were The Ones - Hey Broker pawn my watch

Side 2

Track Name
Crowfoot

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Willie Dunn - Who Were The Ones?

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Who Were The Ones?

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Information/Write-up

Willie Dunn was born on the Restigouche Reserve in Quebec in 1941 and he was a Canadian music pioneer. Contained here is the opening presentation to the six part series, one of Willie's earliest recordings, on the CBC Radio Canada Transcription series "Who Were The Ones", Indian Stories and ballads written and sung by Willie Dunn. These recordings came after his famous recording of Canada's first music video, "Ballad of Crowfoot" which was released by the National Film Board and sponsored by the Department of Education in Ottawa in 1968. That video went on to win seven international awards. Featured here on side B is the story of Crowfoot as well as some musical interludes by Willie Dunn.

After these early recordings of "Who Were the Ones", he and Ann Mortifee composed the music for the play "The Ecstacy of Rita Joe", which appeared on CBC Radio Canada Trancsription series E-849 in 1973 and with Chief Dan George and Paul Horn on United Artists/ Kerygma Records. He appeared in the play when it first premiered at the Vancouver Playhouse on November 23, 1967.
-Robert Williston

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