1-CD with 68-page booklet, 27 tracks. Playing time approx. 68 mns.
Peter La Farge, Indian activist, folksinger, Korean War veteran and rodeo bull rider, lived a lot in his 33 years. He is best remembered for writing Ballad Of Ira Hayes, a 1964 hit for Johnny Cash which chronicled the tragic death of a national War hero. This 27-song collection reissues the entirety of two 1964-65 La Farge Folkways albums primarily concerned with the plight of Native Americans.
(The original Ballad Of Ira Hayes appears here). No great shakes as singer or guitarist, La Farge was nonetheless an articulate spokeman for his people whose eloquent, angry songs evinced
a sensibility decidedly ahead of its time.