Marilyn Maye with The Tony DiPardo Orchesta The Chiefs are on a Warpath B/W We're Number One Chief 1970 CAT# ZTSC 142955
CHIEFS! How about KC right now in terms of sports? Baseball locked up, soccer always good, and the Chiefs win their first playoff game since the days of Martyball with Joe Montana as the QB. Nice.
This is a Marilyn Maye novelty 7" recorded with the official Chiefs band, the Tony DiPrado Orchestra, to help celebrate their 1969 Super Bowl win over the Minnesota Viking. A completely Kansas City record through and through.
|If Marilyn Maye didn't sign your records, you weren't worth a shit|
The well known song, "The Chiefs are on a Warpath," isn't something that would be recorded today and probably shouldn't have been done in 1970, but people weren't as aware back then. I wouldn't call the record racist, but the use of Native American cliches is certainly insensitive by today's standards. Nevertheless, it's a pleasant novelty track about the Kansas City team that won it all. And, it's still pretty fun to listen to, especially after an 11 game winning streak.
The flip side is enjoyable, but generic, "We're Number One!". Obviously, it talks about the Chiefs being number one, it's also got the clever line, "We come from Kansas City and we haven't any pity, when we wreck they are permanently wrecked." If we win the Super Bowl, it's this song, all day.
Chiefs are on a Warpath