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Songs by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Louis of Kitimat Part 3
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1 audio reel ; 7"
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Item is third of three sound recordings made by Dr. Ida Halpern that feature Mr. and Ms. Fred Louis of Kitimat, British Columbia singing what are possibly Nuu-chah-nulth songs, along with drum accompaniment. Mr. Louis introduces each song. He states in the recording that most songs are written by his cousin Simon Peter of Iqaluit.
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Audio Recordings Reel to Reel Box 3
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62 MB sound recording (mp3) : 34 min.
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Recordings made by Dr. Halpern of Fred Louis are featured in “Nootka Indian Music of the Pacific North West Coast”, which was released by Folkways Records in 1974 through support of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (http://www.folkways.si.edu/george-clutesi/echo-song-paddle-song/american-indian/music/track/smithsonian). Also see the Ida Halpern fonds at the BC Archives, specifically Sub-Series MS-3195.E – Fred Louie and Ella Thompson recording sessions, May 24, 1951 (http://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/fred-louie-and-ella-thompson-recording-sessions).
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Fred Louis of Kitimat & Alberni dances