Buffy Sainte-Marie

Genres: Documentaries Folk Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Tags: folk singer-songwriter native american female vocalists 60s canadian Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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20 February 1941, Piapot Reserve, Saskatchewan, Canada. Adopted and raised in Maine and Massachusetts, Sainte-Marie received a PhD in Fine Art from the University of Massachusetts, but eschewed a teaching career in favour of folk singing. She was signed to Vanguard Records in 1964, following her successful performances at Gerde’s Folk City. Her debut It’s My Way! introduced a remarkable compositional and performing talent. Sainte-Marie’s impassioned plea for Indian rights, ‘Now That The Buffalo’s Gone’, reflected her native-American parentage and was one of several stand out tracks, along with ‘Cod’ine’ and ‘The Universal Soldier’. The latter was recorded, successfully, by Donovan, which helped to introduce her to a wider audience. Her second selection included ‘Until It’s Time For You To Go’, a haunting love song that was later recorded by Elvis Presley. However, Sainte-Marie was also a capable...

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