Phillip Cassadore was the real deal. A distant relative of Cochise, Cassadore was an Apache medicine men and spiritual leader. He dedicated his life to preserving and restoring Apache religion and traditions.
Phillip Cassadore Sings Apache Songs is one of ten albums that he recorded for Canyon records. The album documents exactly what the title suggests — traditional songs from a culture that was vanishing very quickly.
It’s not for everybody, but if you’re into history, anthropology, or Native American cultures you’ll be interested. Prices are in the range of five to fifteen bucks American, but if you’re not interested in vinyl it looks like Canyon Records still offers one Phillip Cassadore CD.
Okay, now that I’ve said all the good things I can get this off my chest: That’s a really bad album cover.