Jim Pepper :: Pepper’s Pow Wow

The first song you hear on Pepper’s Pow Wow is the first song that Jim Pepper ever heard. “Witchitai-To” is a Comanche chant that his grandfather brought home from his duties leading peyote ceremonies in the Native American Church. It first appears on the album as a faithful recreation of the way Jim must have originally experienced it: chants, foot stomps, a turtle shell rattle.