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The Progressive Tracks Show #237 (The Unvarnished Thanksgiving), originally broadcast on Friday, November 24, 2017, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

var·nish /ˈvärniSH/

verb   disguise or gloss over (a fact).  

This week we Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, a truly wonderful holiday spent with family and friends.  But how today’s Americans view the underpinnings of this day (the relationship between European-American settlers and Native Americans) has been highly ‘varnished’ over time.

This week’s Progressive Tracks Show pays musical tribute to the Native Americans, while examining the reality of their plight.


  • The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra – “The Theme From The Big Valley” from 100 Greatest Western Themes on Silva Screen Records
  • The Fierce and The Dead – “Chief” from Spooky Action on Bad Elephant Music
  • Barclay James Harvest – “Medicine Man” from Baby James Harvest (Bonus Tracks Edition) on Cherry Red Records
  • Kevin Gilbert – “Indian Burn” from Kaviar: The Kaviar Sessions on The Estate of Kevin Gilbert
  • Kansas – “Cheyenne Anthem” from Leftoverture on CBS
  • John Arch – “Cheyenne” from Twist of Fate EP on Metal Blade Records
  • Solstice – “Cheyenne” from Silent Dance – The Definitive Edition on Cherry Red Records
  • Elton John – “Indian Sunset” from Madmen Across The Water on UNI
  • Iluvatar – “Indian Rain” from  A Story Two Days Wide on Kinesis
  • Zombi – “Spirit Warrior” from Spirit Animal on Relapse Records
  • Primus – “Wounded Knee” from Pork Soda on Interscope Records

If you have comments (always welcome), or suggestions for show topics/music, feel free to contact me anytime via email:

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

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