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Chicken Scratch

Chicken Scratch

The social dance music of the native people of southern Arizona, waila (also known as chicken scratch) is a hybrid music style in which polkas, cumbias, two-steps, and other old world dances are given a Native American twist.

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The Cisco Band and The Joaquin Brothers (CR-6138)

The Cisco Band and The Joaquin Brothers (CR-6138)

The Cisco Band and the Joaquin Brothers are two legendary bands in the history of Waila, popularly known as "Chicken Scratch". The energetic dance music of the Native peoples of southern Arizona, Waila features the intertwining melodies of saxophone and accordion propelled by the rhythms of guitar, bass and drums. Playing the Polkas and Two-Steps that are hallmarks of the Scratch sound, these two renowned bands exemplify this innovative confluence of music from Tohono O'odham and European culture.

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$14.98

Southern Scratch - Em-ew:hejed (For All of You) (CR-8097)

Southern Scratch - Em-ew:hejed (For All of You) (CR-8097)

Waila is the social dance music of the Tohono O'odham ("Desert People") of the Sonoran desert. The world waila was derived from the Spanish word for dance (baile). Also known as "Chicken Scratch" waila music evolved from the earlier acoustic fiddle bands which adapted European and Mexican tunes heard in Northern Sonora. The music is most frequently hear on and near the Tohono O'odham, Gila River and Pima Salt River reservation of central and southern Arizona.

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$14.98

Southern Scratch - Chicken Scratch Christmas (CR-8101)

Southern Scratch - Chicken Scratch Christmas (CR-8101)

Chicken Scratch is the social dance music of the Tohono O'odham ("Desert People"). Also known as waila music evolved from the earlier acoustic fiddle bands which adapted European and Mexican tunes heard in Northern Sonora. The music is most frequently hear on and near the Tohono O'odham, Gila River and Pima Salt River reservation of central and southern Arizona. Twelve popular Christmas carols are done in the happy go lucky chicken scratch style by one of the premiere bands of the Tohono O'odham.

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$14.98

Pima Express - Together We'll Fade Away (CR-8113)

Pima Express - Together We'll Fade Away (CR-8113)

Chicken Scratch is the social dance music of the native people of southern Arizona in which polkas, cumbia, two-steps and other old world dances are give a Native American flavor. One of the most popular scratch band around, Pima Express plays twelve original songs that are in demand throughout the Sonoran desert.

T.O. Combo - T.O. Forever (CR-8114)

T.O. Combo - T.O. Forever (CR-8114)

Waila, commonly known as "chicken scratch", is the popular dance music of the natives peoples of the southern Arizona deserts. The intricate melody lines of saxophone and accordion are accompanied by guitar, bass and drums in these renditions of polkas, cumbias, mazurkas and shottiches. On this recording, chicken scratch veterans T.O. Combo deliver their own exciting variety of Waila.

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$14.98

Pima Express - Nothing Special (CR-8115)

Pima Express - Nothing Special (CR-8115)

For over two decades, Pima Express has been crisscrossing the Southwest bringing their blend of country, rock and chicken scratch (the popular dance music of the Native peoples of southern Arizona) to audiences both on and off reservation communities. Hailing from the Gila River Reservation, Pima Express present some of their best and newest songs ni their own rockin' style.

Desert Horizon - Sunset to Sunrise (CR-8116)

Desert Horizon - Sunset to Sunrise (CR-8116)

Waila, (sometimes called "Chicken Scratch") is the popular dance music of the Native Peoples of the southern Arizona deserts. Saxophone and accordion are accompanied by guitar, bass and drums in these renditions of polkas, cumbia, mazurka and shottiches. One of Waila's hottest young groups, Desert Horizon has made a name for themselves by delivering this fresh Waila sound.

Pima Express - Voices Upon the Wind (CR-8117)

Pima Express - Voices Upon the Wind (CR-8117)

For over two decades, Pima Express has been rockin' the Southwest and bringing their blend of country, rock and chicken scratch (the popular dance music of the native peoples of southern Arizona). From the village of Bapchule, on the Gila River Reservation, Pima Express presents their latest and hottest songs in their own rockin' style.

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$6.00

Pima Express - Time Waits for No One (CR-8118)

Pima Express - Time Waits for No One (CR-8118)

For decades, Pima Express has captured the hearts of fans throughout the southwest and beyond with their mix of country-western, rock and chicken scratch. From the 'Akimel 'O'odham ("The River People"), Pima Express is proud to share their best and newest songs. These traveling road kings are sure to have you dancin' all night long.

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$14.98