Sunday, March 29, 2009

Robbie Robertson & the Red Road Ensemble : Music for the Native Americans 1994

Robbie Robertson (born Jaime Robert Klegerman, 5 July 1943 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a singer-songwriter, and guitarist. He is best known for his membership in The Band.
He was ranked 78th in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

Bob Dylan hired The Band for his famed, controversial tour of 1966, his first wide exposure as an electrified rock and roll performer rather than his earlier acoustic folk sound. Robertson's distinctive guitar sound was an important part of the music; Dylan famously praised him as "the only mathematical guitar genius I’ve ever run into who doesn’t offend my intestinal nervousness with his rearguard sound."

Music for The Native Americans is a 1994 album by Robbie Robertson, compiling music written by Robertson and other colleagues (billed as the Red Road Ensemble) for the television documentary film The Native Americans.

The album was Robertson's first foray into writing music specifically inspired by his Mohawk heritage.


1. "Coyote Dance" (Dave Pickell, Jim Wilson) - (4:07)
2. "Mahk Jchi (Heartbeat Drum Song)" (Pura Fe) - Ulali (4:17)
3. "Ghost Dance" (Robertson, Jim Wilson) - (5:12)
4. "The Vanishing Breed" (Robertson, Douglas Spotted Eagle) - (4:39)
5. "It Is a Good Day to Die" (Robertson) - (5:46)
6. "Golden Feather" (Robertson) - (5:22)
7. "Akua Tuta" (Claude McKenzie, Florent Vollant) - Kashtin (4:51)
8. "Words of Fire, Deeds of Blood" (Robertson) - (4:52)
9. "Cherokee Morning Song" - Rita Coolidge (2:58)
10. "Skinwalker" (Robertson, Patrick Leonard) - (5:56)
11. "Ancestor Song" (Traditional) - Ulali (2:54)
12. "Twisted Hair" (Jim Wilson) - Robbie Robertson and Bonnie Jo Hunt (3:23)

Size 136 MB
Released : October 4, 1994
Format : CD
Label : Capitol Records
Bitrate 320
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Featuring :

Rita Coolidge - Vocals
Douglas Spotted Eagle
The Silvercloud Singers
Jim Wilson

Mohawk (Kanienkeh, Kanienkehaka or Kanien’Kahake, meaning "People of the Flint") are an indigenous people of North America originally from the Mohawk Valley in upstate New York to southern Quebec and eastern Ontario. Their current settlements include areas around Lake Ontario and the St Lawrence River in Canada. Their traditional homeland stretched southward of the Mohawk River, eastward to the Green Mountains of Vermont, westward to the border with the Oneida Nation traditional homeland territory, and northward to the St Lawrence River.


GHOST DANCECrow has brought the message
to the children of the sun
for the return of the buffalo
and for a better day to come

You can kill my body
You can damn my soul
for not believing in your god
and some world down below

You don't stand a chance
against my prayers
You don't stand a chance
against my love
They outlawed the Ghost Dance
but we shall live again,
we shall live again

My sister above
She has red paint
She died at Wounded Knee
like a later day saint

You got the big drum in the distance
the blackbirds in the sky
That's the sound that you hear
when the buffalo cry

You don't stand a chance
against my prayers
You don't stand a chance
against my love
They outlawed the Ghost Dance
but we shall live again,
we shall live again

Crazy Horse was a mystic
He knew the secret of the trance
And Sitting Bull the great apostle
of the Ghost Dance

Come on Comanche
Come on Blackfoot
Come on Shoshone
Come on Cheyenne

We shall live again

Come on Arapaho
Come on Cherokee
Come on Paiute
Come on Sioux

We shall live again


  1. I was searching for anything by Kashtin and ran across this cd so I'm going to edu-macate myself as to the music of Canada's First Nations musical groups.

    Thank you.

  2. Thanks for post this album. A Long time a go I saw a "Robbie Robertson's: From The Band to The Hall Of Fame" documentary.. that was the first time than I listen this music and I liked very much.. Greetings from Chile!

    1. Coming soon another album of Robbie . Stay on line .

  3. Thank you so much. I was searching this