Showing posts with label redbone. Show all posts
Showing posts with label redbone. Show all posts

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Saturday Sonata XVII: Redbone

My 17th Saturday Sonata is up at The Peace Tree, this week a reposting and expansion of a post I did here a year ago or so, featuring the 1970s band, Redbone.

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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Come and Get Your Wounded Knee

You're probably familiar with the band Redbone and the 1974 song "Come and Get Your Love." Big, simple, fun song, and a big hit in the U.S. All the members of the band, built around brothers Pat and Lolly Vegas, had Native American heritage.



A year earlier, in 1973, they had another hit song - one that you probably don't remember: "We Were All Wounded at Wounded Knee.



In this 2004 interview Pat Vegas tells how the song was basically banned in the U.S., and how it became a #1 hit in Europe.



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