Jim Pepper was an innovative saxophone player responsible for some of the earliest fusion music (jazz + rock). He was also a Native American, and freely incorporated indigenous music into the mix. This is his most well-known song, “Witchi Tai To.” He recorded it many times, but this, recorded with his fusion group Everything Is Everything, was the most commercially successful version. For a longer, more interesting version, check the one on “Pepper’s Pow Wow.”

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“Witchi Tai To” by Everything Is Everything
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg9LT4qR_Dw[/youtube]

Kevin Bacon fans might remember this song from the movie “Sleepers.”