Ed Lee Natay

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Ed Lee Natay had gained a reputation as a clear-voiced singer of traditional Native American songs when he was asked to record the soundtrack for a musical play presented by the Phoenix Little Theater.…
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Ed Lee Natay had gained a reputation as a clear-voiced singer of traditional Native American songs when he was asked to record the soundtrack for a musical play presented by the Phoenix Little Theater. Recording under the direction of Ray Boley, Natay's interpretation of Navajo, Hopi, Kiowa, Tewa, Zuni, and Pueblo songs were so impressive that Boley was inspired to produce an eight-song album, Navajo Singer, that became the first album released on the Canyon record label. A half century later, Canyon has grown into one of the top producers of Native American recordings with a catalog that includes more than 600 albums.