Music 101: Native Americans in Rock

Music 101: Native Americans in Rock

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The documentary Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World highlighted the unsung contributions of Native Americans in rock, folk, blues, and other genres of music. Inspired by the documentary, this episode of Music 101 traces the influence of Native Americans in modern music.

For more music discovery from Native American artists, you can learn more at the Native American Music Awards website.

Playlist: Native Americans in Rock 

Charley Patton | “Down The Dirt Road Blues”
Mildred Bailey | “Rock It For Me”
Link Wray | “Rumble”
Peter LaFarge | “The Ballad Of Ira Hayes”
Johnny Cash | “Custer”
Buffy Sainte-Marie | “The Universal Soldier”
The Band | “Across The Great Divide”
Jimi Hendrix | “Cherokee Jam”
Redbone | “Come And Get Your Love”
Jackson Browne | “Doctor My Eyes”
The Wild Tchoupitoulas | “Brother John”



In each episode of Music 101, your host Margot highlights a different chapter in music history, bringing you songs you love and the stories behind them.

Listen to Music 101 on the Colorado Sound every Sunday at 10am MST, with the same episode repeated Wednesday at 8pm MST.

You can also hear recent episodes on our Music 101 show page