Buffy Sainte-Marie -- US Singles

You may not know that Buffy Sainte-Marie released more than a dozen singles during the sixties and early seventies. Dispite the fact that Buffy and other folk singers were black-listed in the United States during the sixties, for their political views, and major radio stations would not give them air play, Buffy, Joan Baez and others released many singles during this turbulent period. These singles did manage to get some air play here and there, from mostly college and small listener-sponsered radio stations.

Meanwhile, all during Buffy's carrer, other artists scored hits doing covers of her songs. Donovan put "Universal Soldier" on the charts, Bobby Bare had a hit with "Piney Wood Hills." Elvis made "Until It's Time For You To Go" a top 40, and many other artists followed him in recording that song, including Barbara Streisand, Neil Diamond, Roberta Flack, Bobby Darin.

By 1971, Buffy had a hit single with "Soldier Blue" in Europe, Canada and Japan -- but not in the U.S. Then in 1972, "He's An Indian Cowboy In the Rodeo" reached #1 in Boise, Idaho, and her her single "Mister Can't You See" hit #38 on the Billboard Charts.

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