Redbone is a band made up of Indegenious Peoples of America formed by brothers Pat and Lolly Vegas. They started playing the top clubs (Gazzarri’s, Whisky A Go-Go) around Los Angeles and built a solid reputation. They also began writing songs including “Niki Hoeky” which was a hit for P.J. Proby. In 1969 they were signed to Epic Records and started to go by the name Redbone. Redbone is a cajun term for a multiracial person. “Maggie” was their first chart entry when it hit the Top 50 in 1970. The swamp-rock classic, “Witch Queen Of New Orleans”, came a couple years later. In 1974 they hit the bigtime. “Come And Get Your Love” was a monster hit, charting near the top and selling millions. Redbone became the first Native American band to reach the Top 5 on the Billboard charts.
Redbone was inducted into the Native American Music Association Hall Of Fame in 2008.
Come And Get Your Love – #5 (1974) GOLD
Witch Queen Of New Orleans – #21 (1972)
Maggie – #45 (1970)
Wovoka – #101 (1974)
Suzi Girl – #108 (1974)
Fais Do Do (1972 Album Track)
Poison Ivy (1972 Album Track)
We Were All Wounded At Wounded Knee (1973 Album Track)
One More Time (1974 Album Track)
But It’s All Right (cover of the J.J. Jackson hit)
Lay A Little Lovin’ On Me