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Peyote Ceremonial Songs: A Collection
Genres: World Music, Pop
Since the mid-1800's an intertribal religion, the Native American Church has developed a philosophy and ritual around the use of the peyote cactus. The peyote ceremony of the Native American Church includes prayers and qui... more »
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Since the mid-1800's an intertribal religion, the Native American Church has developed a philosophy and ritual around the use of the peyote cactus. The peyote ceremony of the Native American Church includes prayers and quiet meditative songs accompanied by a special rattle and water-drum. This collection of vintage peyote recordings brings together many historic performances of sacred songs from this enduring tradition. Sung by David Apekaun, Morris Medicine with Betty Jo Pimpey and Pamela Medicine, Chief White Eagle, Chief Spotted Back Hamilton, Johnny Buffalo, Wilbur Jack, and Ralph Turtle with Alfred Armstrong.
Good Old Style Songs!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This compilation of prayer songs of the Native American Church is an excellent example of "old style" songs and singing styles. It is quite different from the modern electronically enhanced versions of peyote songs that have echoes and harmonies, which in my opinion turn the traditional songs into a more of a commercial product. This CD has some singing by elders who have now passed away, leaving behind a recording enriched by a traditional ceremonial history that most of us will never get to witness in this lifetime. Easy going songs, the insert explains the timing and use of the songs for those searching for the genuine stuff!"
My favorite Peyote Music
Just Me | Here (usually) | 04/05/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As a white man who has never experienced the Native American Church ceremonies, I don't really know good peyote music from bad. However, I've listened to a lot of peyote music and I like this CD. It's a good representative CD. There are a few production issues (the sounds goes fuzzy in a couple of places). But that just makes the CD seem more authentic."