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Walela is a Native American trio of singers. The group was founded in 1996 by sisters Rita Coolidge and Priscilla Coolidge, with Priscilla's daughter Laura Satterfield as the third member.

Biography[edit]

Featured as part of Robbie Robertson and the Red Road Ensemble's album Music for The Native Americans, their distinctive vocal blend brings to life "The Cherokee Morning Song" and has allowed them to tour to an international audience. During the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, Walela had the opportunity to represent their nations—both Cherokee and the United States—as they performed extensively in the Olympic Park. Their 1997 debut release on Capitol Records earned them the recognition of the Nammy Awards (Native American Music Awards) where they took home the award for Debut Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for "The Warrior".

Discography[edit]

Walela (1997)[edit]

  1. Is Everybody Here
  2. Cherokee River
  3. Wash Your Spirit Clean
  4. The Warrior
  5. Muddy Road
  6. Cherokee
  7. Cherokee Morning Song
  8. Wounded Knee
  9. The Whippoorwill
  10. Circle Of Light
  11. Earth Children
  12. Amazing Grace (in Cherokee)
  13. I’ll Turn My Radio On

Unbearable Love (2000)[edit]

  1. Gathering of Eagles
  2. The Sequence
  3. Cherokee Rose
  4. I Know I Don’t Walk on Water
  5. Smoke in the Wind
  6. Bright Morning Star
  7. I Have No Indian Name
  8. Tell Them They Lie
  9. When It Comes
  10. When Love Was All We Knew
  11. God Save Us from Ourselves
  12. Unbearable Love

Live in Concert (2004)[edit]

  1. The Gathering of Eagles
  2. Cherokee River
  3. Cherokee Rose
  4. Wash Your Spirit Clean
  5. I Have No Indian Name
  6. When It Comes
  7. Muddy Road
  8. When Love Was All We Knew
  9. Cherokee Morning Song
  10. Wounded Knee
  11. Tell Them They Lied
  12. God Save Us From Ourselves

The Best of Walela (2007)[edit]

  1. Is Everybody Here
  2. Cherokee Morning Star
  3. Amazing Grace
  4. Bright Morning Star
  5. Smoke In the Wind
  6. Wash Your Spirit Clean
  7. The Warrior
  8. Cherokee Rose
  9. I’ll Turn My Radio On
  10. I Have No Indian Name
  11. God Save Us From Ourselves
  12. When It Comes
  13. The Whippoorwill
  14. Unbearable Love

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2 news items

 
Pagosa Daily Post
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 08:00:00 -0700

"Sinking Suspicions” by Pagosa Springs author Sara Sue Hoklotubbe is the third in her popular mystery series set in Cherokee Country featuring crime solver Sadie Walela . All three books have been donated to your library by the author. Previous books ...
 
Thousand Oaks Acorn
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 20:22:30 -0700

She later performed and recorded with her Grammy-awardwinning sister, Rita Coolidge, and daughter, Laura Satterfield, as the Native American trio Walela. Rita Coolidge is best known for her hit “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher.” From ...
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