Redbone were a native American Indian outfit formed in 1968 by the Vegas brothers, Pat and Lolly on bass and guitars/vocals respectively. Both brothers had already pursued minor performing careers, with Lolly recording as early as 1961. Redbone, an Anglicized cajun epithet for 'halfbreed', was completed by drummer Peter DePoe and rhythm guitarist/vocalist Tony Bellamy. Their debut album, 'Redbone", was released on Epic Records in 1970. Prior to recording this album, they'd initially backed several different artists, including John Lee Hooker and Odetta. They scored a major international hit with our featured track, which owed much to the then-popular southern or Cajun "swamp rock" style. They had further success in 1974 with "Come and get your Redbone", but they split at the end of the seventies.
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Biography by Bill Dahl
Redbone was a Los Angeles-based group led by Native American Pat and Lolly Vegas. They hit paydirt in 1974 with the million-seller "Come and Get Your Love." Lead singers Pat and Lolly Vegas had previously worked under their own names, appearing in the 1965 film It's a Bikini World prior to forming Redbone. Their first success as Redbone came in 1970 with "Maggie" on Epic. "The Witch Queen of New Orleans" did somewhat better the next year, and "Come and Get Your Love" gave them their largest and last hit in 1974. 


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Redbone - 1970 - Potlatch - 4/5

Redbone - 1970 - Redbone - 4/5

Redbone - 1972 - Already Here - 2/5

Redbone - 1972 - Message from a Drum - 3/5

Redbone - 1974 - Beaded Dreams Through Turquoise Eyes - 2/5

Redbone - 1974 - Wovoka - 2/5

Redbone - 1994 - Redbone Live - 3/5

Redbone - 2002 - Take Two - 4/5



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