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Seneca Social Dance Music

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Seneca Social Dance Music

Recorded from 1977 — 1980 by Mary Frances Riemer in upstate New York, this album presents a variety of “Social Music” unique to the Seneca Indians and performed by Avery and Fidelia Jimerson. Traditionally performed only by men, and accompanied solely by the water drum and cowhorn rattle, these songs were meant for dancing. Mary Francis Riemer explains in detail not only the types of instrument, song and dance of the Seneca Indians, but also the history of the Seneca. Includes notation, lyrics and photos.

Track Listing

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5 Stomp Dance Songs Avery and Fidelia Jimerson 5:18
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4 Moccasin Dance Songs Avery and Fidelia Jimerson 2:57
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3 Robin Dance Songs Avery and Fidelia Jimerson 3:06
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3 Shaking-the-Bush Dance Songs Avery and Fidelia Jimerson 2:58
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4 Raccoon Dance Songs Avery and Fidelia Jimerson 3:10
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2 Alligator Dance Songs Avery and Fidelia Jimerson 2:54
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Smoke Dance Avery and Fidelia Jimerson 1:01
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7 Ladies' Dance Songs Allegany Singing Society 8:14
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4 Rabbit Dance Songs Avery and Fidelia Jimerson 6:35
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2 Round Dance Songs Avery and Fidelia Jimerson 3:21
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Farewell Song Avery and Fidelia Jimerson 2:18
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Seneca Anthem Avery and Fidelia Jimerson 1:39
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