This "swamp-rock" group was formed in Los Angeles in the late '60s and was led by brothers Pat and Lolly Vegas (who had played on TV's "Shindig" in the mid- '60s). They enjoyed their first successes in the early '70s with "Maggie" and "The Witch Queen of New Orleans" and had their biggest hit in 1974 with the Top 10 hit, "Come and Get Your Love".
2.Light As A Feather
3.Who Can Say?
6.Chant: 13th Hour
8.Drinkin' And Blo
9.Bad News Ain't No News At All
10.New Blue Sermonette
11.Message From A Drum
13.Sun Never Shines On The Lonely
17.Witch Queen Of New Orleans
18.When You Got Trouble
22.Come And Get Your Love
Redbone: Pat Vegas (vocals, bass); Anthony Bellamy, Lolly Vegas (guitar); Pete DePoe (drums).
Includes liner notes by Mark Marymont.
Liner Note Author: Mark Marymont.
This two-fer from '70s Native American Cajun-soul-rock outfit Redbone features their second and third albums Potlatch and Message from a Drum in their entireties, as well a couple of singles for good measure. Fans just looking for a copy of the band's hit single "Come and Get Your Love," or under-the-radar hits like "Maggie," the "Witch Queen of New Orleans" should pick up Epic/Legacy's Essential Redbone, while those looking to dig a little deeper into the group will find all that here and more. ~ James Christopher Monger