Buffy Sainte-Marie, “Medicine Songs” (True North Records)- Buffy Sainte-Marie has been railing against
the twin evils of injustice and oppression for well over half a century now, and this unique performer
seems unlikely to opt for growing old gracefully on the evidence presented so eloquently by “Medicine
Songs.” The contents offer up a blend of politically charged new material and re-recordings of the cream
of Buffy’s distinctive back catalogue, including her 1971 hit, “Soldier Blue,” “Little Wheel Spin and
Spin” and the classic anti-war anthem, “Universal Soldier.” Splendid stuff. By Kevin Bryan.