Various Artists / Dancing in the Dust
Album: Dancing in the Dust   Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Nov 2003
Label:Blue Bhikku Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-11-17 Pull Date: 2004-01-19 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jan 18 Jan 11 Dec 21 Dec 14 Nov 30 Nov 23
Airplays: 2 1 2 1 5 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 29, 2011: Brownian Motion
Sufras Porque Te Quiero
4. Aug 30, 2006: Brownian Motion
Sufras Porque Te Quiero
2. Nov 24, 2010: Brownian Motion
Pan Tak Special, Sufras Porque Te Quiero
5. Jan 14, 2004: Brownian Motion
Sufras Porque Te Quiero
3. Mar 17, 2010: Brownian Motion
On and on Chote
6. Jan 13, 2004: At the Cafe Bohemian
Quiero Que Sepas

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2003-11-17
Native American “Chicken Scratch” from the Tohono O’odam reservation of S. Arizona. Chicken Scratch, or Waila, is party, dance music played on special events that last all night, 12 hours at a time. Borrowing heavily from Norteno/Tejano, this is guitar/bass/drum music that features distinctive tenor sax and accordian leads and melodies. This CD is a record of the 10th Annual Waila Festival held in Tucson in 1998. The festival serves to expose this form of music to uniniated anglos, for the most part, and this CD is an excellent intro, educational, covering several bands, improv jams, and representing the main music styles used in Chicken Scratch:

Waila=2/4 upbeat polka, Chote=2/4 with heaaavy sexy deeeeeep backbeat, Cumbia=traditional multistep mid paced dance ubiquitous in mexico, Mazurka=heavy ¾ waltz

1) CD intro
2,4,7,12,14,16,21,22) MC
3) upbeat fun representative waila
5) heavy backbeat chote, the shit!
6) upbeat waila
8) minor keyed cumbia
9) waila with great chicken sax
10) MC speaks in Tohono at first then gives an excellent intro to the next song
11) very old sounding, very early form of chicken scratch, out of tune dissonant charm
13) waila jam
15) heavy chote
17) beautiful traditional polka done waila style
18) oh yeah! Drunken feel chote, heavy bad ass stuff
19) nice outro by band
20) good cumbia, great drums
23) mazurka
24) waila

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Crow Hang Ten in One
2. Crow Hang Dream Cloud Chote
3. Crow Hang Quiero Que Sepas
4. Santa Rosa Band "A" Minor Cumbia
5. Santa Rosa Band No Sabemos Polka
6. San Xavier Fiddle Band Pan Tak Special
7. Jam Band "D" Waila
8. Jam Band "D" Chote
9. Papago Viva Sequien Polka
10. Papago Sufras Porque Te Quiero
11. Papago El Ano Viejo
12. Desert Suns Ranch Hand
13. Desert Suns Wa:K Waila
14. Desert Suns On and on Chote