13 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Folk music in the '60s wasn't always pretty. Buffy Sainte-Marie's deep and quavering voice was a long way from the angelic sounds of Baez and Collins, but it was the perfect vehicle for her songs—whether traditional Child Ballads of incest and betrayal, or modern protest songs. Her 1964 debut introduced a few folk standards, particularly the Donovan-covered "Universal Soldier" and "Now That the Buffalo's Gone," one of the first songs about Native American genocide. The uncharacteristically upbeat title track was an early feminist anthem.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Folk music in the '60s wasn't always pretty. Buffy Sainte-Marie's deep and quavering voice was a long way from the angelic sounds of Baez and Collins, but it was the perfect vehicle for her songs—whether traditional Child Ballads of incest and betrayal, or modern protest songs. Her 1964 debut introduced a few folk standards, particularly the Donovan-covered "Universal Soldier" and "Now That the Buffalo's Gone," one of the first songs about Native American genocide. The uncharacteristically upbeat title track was an early feminist anthem.

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