A unique and innovative band of native americans
becomes a hit maker from the early seventies
Redbone is a rock band created in 1969. The band was formed in Los Angeles, California by the brothers Pat and Lolly Vegas, two Native Americans, in 1968. Two other native americans joined them, Tony Bellamy on rythm guitar and Pete DePoe on drums. They produced a few hits, among which the single Maggy, The Witch Queen of New Orleans and Come and Get Your Love who recently (2014) made it's comeback in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.
The book every fan should read:
Come and Get Your Love - A celebratory Ode to Redbone
Pat Vegas and Jim Hoffman are digging in the past to reveal the story of one of the greatest rock band ever. The story of two young guys mmoving to the city and creating a new musical style. Lots of details, facts and memories written down in more then 200 pages. A book you can order here.
If you want to know more about the book go to this page.
March 2017 : Beaded Dreams Through Turquoise Eyes with 6 bonus tracks
(Beaded Dreams Through) Turquoise Eyes is a classic Redbone album. It has been re-released with an addition of 6 wonderful tracks.You can download it here.
Two of these were released as singles in the seventies. And the others were lost in the vault. Discover more about this here.
January 2017 : Buffalo BLUZ, a new CD from Pat Vegas
Help Redbone get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Change.org is proposing this petition and needs all your votes :
"This letter is imploring the powers that be to consider the induction of one of rock’s greatest pioneers as the first Native American band (with Mexican roots), creators of a new genre, Native American Swamp Rock, and heavy influencers of many contemporary and descendant acts . . . Redbone: Lolly Vegas, Pat Vegas, Tony Bellamy, Peter DePoe, Arturo Perez and Butch Rillera. Where would rock ‘n’ roll be today without the Tribal Elders of Rock?”
A living band in the XXIst century
Pete DePoe is sharing some memories with us here. Redbone is still active and has produced two new CDs between 2000 and 2010, one with covers of their past standards and one with new compositions and Pat produced a solo album in 2012.