Description

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.

Tracks 1-12 were recorded and originally released in 1975 as Canyon Records LP The Cisco Band – Popular Dance Music of the Indians of Southern Arizona, (C-6138).

Tracks 13-24 were recorded and originally released in 1975 as Canyon Records LP The Joaquin Brothers Play Polkas and Chotis, (C-6139)

TRACKS: Click below to listen.
1. Mountain Chair (2:27)
2. Where Were You Last Night? (3:43)
3. Love My Life (3:28)
4. Why Not? (3:17)
5. Marsa (3:16)
6. How About Queenis Well? (3:31)
7. Trophy (3:32)
8. Did You See? (2:42)
9. Felipe (3:24)
10. Who Knows? (4:10)
11. Like It Was (2:21)
12. I Remember (3:21)
13. La Pachuca Polka (2:00)
14. Hohokam Choti (2:01)
15. Hohokam Polka (2:45)
16. You Are My Sunshine Polka (2:01)
17. El Changolaso Choti (2:22)
18. Estamos En Texas Polka (2:29)
19. No Sabemos Polka (2:31)
20. El Ebanto Choti (1:42)
21. La Pecosita Polka (2:30)
22. Never On Sunday Polka (2:02)
23. Corazon Corbarde Polka (2:33)
24. La Manana Choti (2:21)
Total Time: 68:12