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by Native American Indian Lakota Elder Joseph Flying Bye

Native American Traditional Ceremonial Pipe Songs and teachings by a respected Lakota Sioux elder and medicine man in the Hunkpapa oral tradition.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Introduction - The Great Day
1:19 $0.99
2. Remember Who Is Greater Above
15:51 $0.99
3. Pipe Filling Song
0:49 $0.99
4. Interpretation and Teachings
28:26 $0.99
5. Learning Song
2:55 $0.99
6. Interpretation and Closing
3:49 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
On his 2nd recording, Joseph Flying Bye (1917-2000)discusses the meanings behind the pipe filling song. Based on his life experiences and teachings from his Grandfather (who was also a traditional Lakota medicine man) and his father (who was a Christian minister) Joseph Flying Bye raises his voice to the upcoming generations to encourage them to follow the good advise of the Buffalo Calf Woman on the ways of a pipe carrier. This recording also contains an honoring song in education. Total run time is 53 minutes. Spoken words and written lyrics are in both Lakota and English.

On June 22, 2000 Joe Flying Bye passed into the spirit world. He will be dearly remembered by his family, friends and Lakota people. He was 83 years old.

At this time there are only a few elders who can see that far back into the past. The purpose of these recordings is to pass on what we currently know of that past and where we stand with these ways at this time. In this way, we can help the future generations hear an elder from our time speak and pray.

Remember to live a good life, and do good things with each day that you are given. Help each other and encourage each other to be good people.

At this time we are expecting to produce at least five different recordings total. Please check back periodically for release dates. Your purchases will help to keep our project alive.




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Second, and last of Flying Bye's CDs. It reitterates tradition, respect, honor
The only other Lakota Pipe Filling songs CD released with Lakota Elder Joseph Flying Bye. It utilizes traditional Lakota story telling style to teach the listener the meaning and words to Sacred songs. If one wants to truly learn these songs, one should learn them from Flying Bye's CDs for words are only part of learning, these CDs instill the other part. Hoka! Wopila!

Whispering Wind Magazine

Excellent Example of the Lakota Oral Tradition!
Flying Bye's skills of oratory and storytelling are once again played against a stunning array of environmental sounds and original music to great affect. This respected elder and medicine man is a true treasure.

Richard Lees

A look into the spirit of the Lakota people.
The voice of the elder speaking to the Lakota way of belief brings a kind of peace to the soul of those rsuhing through life. The content is beautiful.

chrisd laro (mato chun miyelo)

JFB's pipe songs are wakan
Much of my own training on my path these many years has been finding the best access to info I needed at the right time. And so, I found these cd's, ordered the first one and Joseph's pure intention gave me what I sought as well as reinforced what I had already come to know. I wish I could have sat and offered smoke with him. Peace to you brother and mitakuye oyasin!

c laro

Jay Red Eagle - Native American flutist

Highly recommended!
Cds like this are hard to find. Highly recommended!