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Southeast Alaska Folk Tradition, Vol. 1: Exploration and Discovery, 1786-1897

Various Artists
Southeast Alaska Folk Tradition, Vol. 1: Exploration and Discovery, 1786-1897

This album recorded in 1980, is in part a spoken record that recounts Alaskan folktales, interspersed with traditional guitar interludes, live recordings of dances and chants and other songs. The disparate pieces brought together on this album recount Alaskan History through a diversity of perspectives; that is both indigenous and foreign. Collected and arranged by John Ingalls and Barry Roderick. The liner notes include detailed history of Alaska, as well as information about each track.

Track Listing

101
Lituya / Yeil / Passage of the Neva (medley) Bev Rawson, John Ingalls, Barry Roderick, and John Hartle 3:47
102
Tlingit-Russian Encounter / Lumiansky's Vamp / Metelitsa: The Snowstorm / Hard Rock Reel (medley) Father Michael Williams, Mary Alice Salciccia, Bob Pavitt, John Ingalls, and Mark Wittow 6:35
103
Russian-American Preservation / Lament for Lord Franklin (medley) Father Michael Williams and Mark Wittow 3:47
104
Ballad of a Dark Eyed Woman Bev Rawson 5:54
105
Gijux Xa. Sheeyée: Song of the Golden Eagle Olaf Abraham 5:45
201
Mountain Yodel / Pilz Memoir / Joe Juneau's Ramblin' Blues (medley) Al Eagle, Fred Felka, and Jim Cubbage 5:37
202
Gastineau Gold / A.J.Mine (medley) Charlie Skuse and Sue Kilka 3:25
203
Alaska Mazurka Mary Alice Salciccia 1:52
204
Tsimshian Blanket Dance Song / Ballad of the Woodworm (Part 1) (medley) People of Yakutat, Bev Rawson, and John Ingalls 5:40
205
Gay Nineties / Norman Lee's Letter / Klondike Cattle Drive / Norman Lee's Diary / Walking Home (medley) Steve Hites, Barry Roderick, Mark Wittow, and Dale Wygant 8:49

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