"Gu-Achi Fiddlers: Old Time O’Odham Fiddle Music"
"Canyon Records Vintage Collection, Volume 7"
Canyon Records, CR-8082
Simple pleasures, good craic, sigh… 😎
"Since 1951 Canyon Records has specialized in the production and distribution of traditional and contemporary Native American Music." ~ Navajo, Hopi, Pueblo, Apache, Papago, O’odham, Yaqui, Ute, Kiowa, Lakota, Blackfeet ~ …
"This is the first commercial recording of the fiddle band music of the Tohono O’odham people of Southern Arizona. Utilizing instruments originally introduced by Spanish missionaries, the fiddle band sound is highly unique, utilizing violins, guitar and drums playing polkas, two-steps and mazurkas. The result is an exciting sound and one of Southern Arizona’s richest musical traditions."
Elliot Johnson ~ fiddle
Lester Vavages ~ fiddle
Wilfred Mendoza ~ guitar
Gerald Leos Senior ~ snare drum
Tommy Lopez ~ bass drum
Polkas ~ 1, 4, 6, 8 &10
Two-Steps ~ 2, 5, 9 & 11
Mazurkas ~ 3, 7 & 12