Black Lodge Singers Brotherhood
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- Released: June 1, 2005
- Label: Soar Records
- 1.The People
- 2.Stillwater Straight
- 3.2 Straight
- 4.Trying Hard
- 5.Dancing Girls
- 6.Crow Hoppin'
- 7.Straight Too
- 8.A Dream
- 9.Side Steppin'
- 10.Straight Up
- 11.Sneakin' Up
- 12.Old Style
- 13.A Flag Song
Black Lodge Singers: Kenneth Scabby Robe, James Randall, Berta Laclair, Tracy Scabby Robe, Erwin Scabby Robe, Louise Scabby Robe, Candice Chief Scabby Robe, Myron Scabby Robe, John Scabby Robe, Emerson Scabby Robe, Algin Scabby Robe, Fred Ike, David Spotted Eagle, Jr., Don Jones, Skunk Scabby Robe, Matthew Scabby Robe, Shawn Scabby Robe.
BROTHERHOOD was nominated for the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Native American Music Album.
Audio Mixers: J. Douglas Geist; Tom Bee.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Emerson Scabbyrobe; David Spotted Eagle, Jr.; Myron Scabbyrobe; Tracy Scabbyrobe; James "IPP" Randall; Erwin Scabyrobe; Mathew Scabbyrobe; Shawn Scabbyrobe; John Scabbyrobe; Kenneth Scabbyrobe; Algin Scabby Robe; Skunk Scabbyrobe; Don Jones; Louise Scabbyrobe; Fred Ike; Chief Scabbyrobe,Candice; Berta Laclair.
The Black Lodge Singers are longtime leaders of the Native American powwow music scene. Their industrious career has resulted in countless live performances and over 20 albums. In 2002, the group received a Grammy nomination for TRIBUTE TO THE ELDERS. Hailing from White Swan, Washington, the Black Lodge Singers include Kenny Scabby Robe and his 12 sons. Family membership is a traditional aspect of powwow music and contributes to that earth-shaking, unified wall of sound that explodes when the group utters their bellowing calls. That sound (along with the constant beat of the drums) distinguishes powwow music from any other tribal music, but with Black Lodge there is also a unique artistry. The sound is richer and denser than typical powwow music, with a layer of extremely high-pitched vocals that sound like they're coming from a woman or a child. "Trying Hard" is a down-tempo, reflective piece featuring chanting and spoken word. "Crow Hoppin'" is so catchy and melodious it feels more like a folk tune. The group creates a rippling drum effect in "Sneaking Up" which highlights their considerable instrumental talent--not to be overlooked amidst such powerful vocal feats.
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