Saturday, February 22, 2014

40 Year Itch: You Look So Divine


On February 22, 1974 the Native American rock band, Redbone, performed their funky Top 5 single "Come and Get Your Love" on The Midnight Special. They'd been on the music scene for years  Elton John called Redbone his favorite band way back in 1971. Formed by brothers Pat and Lolly Vegas, who had worked for years as session musicians and songwriters ( "Niki Hokey" ( Aretha Franklin), "Juju Man" (Dave Edmonds)), Redbone specialized in funky swamp rock and didn't shy away from songs with political overtones . "We Were All Wounded at Wounded Knee" even got banned from some radio stations.


  1. Pat and Lolly Vegas also appear on the uniquely brilliant Harlan County album by Jim Ford.
    They also recorded Pat and Lolly Vegas at the Haunted House in 1966.
    The first of the above two albums is much better than the second!

  2. Redbone made it three years before with The Witch Queen of New Orleans, #21 on Billboard in 1971 and still my favourite song of the band. (Jorge)

    1. Come and Get Your Love will always be one of my faves from that year