Saturday, December 31, 2011

Top 5 - Best "Cherokee" Songs

It's time for another poll! These are my nominations for the best of the best songs that mention "Cherokee" in them. Some are fun, others sentimental, and others, inspirational. Listen to them and decide which you think is the best of the best and cast your vote at the bottom of the post.

5. Ballad of Will Rogers - Chris LeDoux

Reason -Just a fun little song about the famous Cherokee, Will Rogers.

4. Cherokee Fiddle - Johnny Lee

Reason - There were a lot of Cherokee men who played the fiddle, my own grandpa being one. Though a somewhat sad song, it does remind us Cherokees of those more recent generations of fiddlers in our families. It seems most of us know someone in our family, whether it was a grandpa, great-grandpa, uncle, or other relation, who played the fiddle.

3. Tsa La Gi, We Are Many - Becky Hobbs
(Click the link and then click the ">" beside the song to play it. I am sorry but Becky doesn't have a video for the song, but I didn't want to exclude it from the list because of that.)

Reason - A touching song that Becky sang at the inauguration of recently elected Principal Chief, Bill John Baker.

4. Cherokee Rose - Corey Smith

Reason - Give it a listen. I think you will figure out why it made the list.(Just a note - I don't like the video because of some of the stereotypical images and the fake "Iron Eyes Cody" that is in it, but it was about the only video I could find for the song. I do like the lyrics.)

1. Different People - Litefoot

Reason - I really, really LOVE this song. Not only is it sung by a Cherokee, it makes some good points. Litefoot has managed, in this song, to put into words, what so many of us have thought and felt for a long time.

Ok, those are my picks for the five best songs that mention "Cherokee" in them. Now it is your turn. Click below to cast your vote!

Which of these "Cherokee" songs do you think is best of the best?
 The Ballad of Will Rogers - Chris LeDoux
 Cherokee Fiddle - Johnny Lee
 Tsa La Gi, We Are Many - Becky Hobbs
 Cherokee Rose - Corey Smith
 Different People - Litefoot free polls 

Those are my thoughts for today.
Thanks for reading.

copyright 2011, Polly's Granddaughter - TCB

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