leejohnson's current selection is:
The Witch Queen of New Orleans
Here's a short (English) description from the German "JPC.de" sales website, written in for a 2004 CD issue of the band's 1971 album, from which today's selection is the (European) title track:
"The Witch Queen of New Orleans" was a 'Cajun funk' hit that also became a 'disco' dance floor favourite. It got to Number 21 in the US Billboard chart in January 1972 and helped launch the first Native American 'rock' band. 'Redbone' was the brainchild of the brothers Pat (bass) and Lolly (guitar) Vegas who drummed up this unique and welcome project in 1968. The original 1971 eleven track album [titled "Message from a Drum" outside Europe] has "The Witch Queen of New Orleans", as well as "The Sun Never Shines on the Lonely", "Emotions" and "When You Got Trouble". We have added a bonus track, "Chant: 13th Hour", that was originally the B-side of "The Witch Queen Of New Orleans".
As well as its US success in early 1972 mentioned above, in late 1971 the single made No. 2 in the UK, No. 7 in Ireland, No. 6 in Norway, No. 5 in the Netherlands and No. 1 in Belgium.
1971 - Epic Records - United States - From the album "Message from a Drum" (US only - in Europe it was released as "The Witch Queen of New Orleans")
Posted: 18th January 2019