2/02/2009

Redbone - Wovoka (1973) (1990)

Redbone - Wovoka (1973) (1990)

The fifth "Redbone" album is the most famous one. I think this is totally deserved, it mixes songs with much indian roots and rythms with very "pop" arrangements. The result is real great. And we still have those strange and atmospheric tunes ("Liquid truth" or "23rd and Mad") aside their most popular hit ever: " Come and Get Your Love".

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.
Formed by Pat and Lolly Vegas, Redbone was, along with Xit, one of the few "Native American" rock groups, often wearing Indian clothing and war paints to show their origins (which were maybe not as purely Indian as proclaimed, and that was the subject of some polemics). The Vegas brothers were good songwriters and they had worked with Jim Ford, and Rose Garden. They managed to sign a contract with Epic to release several successful albums and singles, combining rock, soul and vocal harmonies. They also toured intensively in North America and Europe. Unfortunately the group was not very talented and their albums are in the "also ran" category. They came back on RCA in 1978 with Cycles but it flopped...S. Rebeschini

This CD is one of my favorites from the 70's... back in 1973 or 1974 I saw Redbone perform "WOVOKA" and "Come And Get Your Love" on American Bandstand in full Indian costume and was hooked... I had to have this LP... once I got it I played it to death, I loved every note... this CD has great songs and chants with a Native American Indian influence...... buy yourself a copy and experience some of Redbones best work... I think you'll love it...J. Bailey II

320 @
80 MB

Tracklist:

01. Wovoka 03:03

Wovoka

In the moon of the fallen leaves (Wovoka)
Appeared one day
He had come of the land of spirit
With the message of prophecy

The flood will come and save you
Next spring when the good times come
From the lake of the pyramids (Wovoka)
Was here to say

Our people must dance
Keep on dancing, keep on dancing
Our people must sing
Keep on singing, keep on singing for the good times to come

Gin, Ricky, Ginny Ricky
Gin, Gin, Gin

On the third day a fire let your spirit be suspended (Wovoka)
Said Little Kid
From the park of the iron horse they saw (Wovoka)
To the dance of the ghost and say

Our people must dance
Keep on dancing, keep on dancing
Our people must sing
Keep on singing, keep on singing for the good times to come

Gin, Ricky, Ginny Ricky
Gin, Gin, Gin

His power is legend and his teaching's true (Wovoka)
The red and the seads
The beauty of his wisdome is an Indian song (Wovoka)
The property

Our people must dance
Keep on dancing, keep on dancing
Our people must sing
Keep on singing, keep on singing for the good times to come

Our people must dance
Keep on dancing, keep on dancing
Our people must sing
Keep on singing, keep on singing for the good times to come

Our people must dance
Keep on dancing, keep on dancing
Our people must sing
Keep on singing, keep on singing for the good times to come

02. Sweet Lady Of Love 03:04
03. Someday A Good Song 04:15
04. Liquid Truth 05:06
05. Come And Get Your Love 05:02
06. Day To Day Life 'Chant Wovoka' 02:45
07. Clouds In My Sunshine 04:46
08. 23rd And Mad 06:48

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Anonymous said...

Wovoka was an awesome power and Redbone was honorable to produce a great song about him. Thank you for posting the lyrics.

Culture Of None said...

listening to my own LP of this one now..it's really some nice stuff. i'm glad the '70s happened.