Coyote and the Yellowstone Faerie Queen by Terry Yazzolino (audiocassette), self-produced, 1996.
I listened to this twice, once in the car as I drove to Toronto to perform, and once at home in my office.
There are a variety of dialects, voices, rhythms, sound effects and messages in the tape. Stories and songs are by the teller, with help in the telling and singing from some others, including children.
Yazzolino is a lover of language. He likes to play with words, particularly in the story called Tangle Talk. He seems to have a feel and concern for the natural world, and has used elements of some Native American stories in his work.
I found myself wishing, however, that the stories were more focussed. It may just have been me, but I had difficulty keeping on track in some of them, and others ended before I understood the point. If this is ever re- mastered, the technical people might wish to let the vocals be heard a bit more clearly through the music.
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The Second Story Review, Vol 3, No. 2, June 1998