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Catalog No: IH 1001

16 Taos round dance songs


John C. Gomez, Orlando Lujan, Ralph Lujan, Bennie Mondragon, Ruben Romero, Louis Sandoval

Recorded at:

Taos Pueblo, New Mexico, November 12, 1966


Taos Pueblo


CD-R, Cassette (Soundclip)

About this Recording
About this Recording

This was our first Indian House recording. It was in the early evening of November 12th, 1966, that a group of us hiked a mile up a narrow mountain trail behind Taos Pueblo, carrying drum, battery recorder and microphones, to record the very first album of Taos Pueblo round dance songs. None of the singers had ever recorded before. We were at about 8000 feet. It was cold that night, and the singers started a campfire to keep warm. They started off with their newest songs, composed that year in 66, and later went back to some older songs composed in the 30s, 40s, and 50s. We recorded 31 songs that night which came out in February of '67 on two LPs called Round Dance Songs of Taos Pueblo Vols. I and II. Between the songs you can still hear the crackle of that campfire from back then.

The soundclip is from the first song on the recording, composed by Orlando Lujan in 1966. T.I.

Taos round dance song, composed by Orlando Lujan, 1966.

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