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RIP Leon Redbone

Discussion in 'In Memorium' started by rollingdam, May 30, 2019.

  1. rollingdam

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  2. Wardo

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    Damn, I liked him.
     
  3. mawmow

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    I loved his mystery-wrapped character... and still wish I could play the way he did !
    R.I.P. Leon Redbone... :-(
     
  4. mhammer

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    I liked him too. He was always so pleasant and laid back. If there was one player who made you think "Yeah I would like a parlour guitar", it was him.

    I wasn't aware that he had moved to Canada initially.
     
  5. Scottone

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    Sorry to hear. Love his Christmas album

     
  6. Wardo

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    If I recall correctly he played Toronto not that long ago maybe at Hugh’s Room.
     
  7. Kerry Brown

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    Back on my party days, many years ago, when everyone had gone home, I’d put on the headphones and play either Leon Redbone or Frank Zappa really loud. Leon if I was drunk and mellow, Frank if I’d been doing something other than alcohol and pot. When everyone was there partying I’d get booed if I put either of them on.
     
  8. Electraglide

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    Back in the early 70's, just after my first marriage went south my younger brother came over with a dime bag and a cassette I had to listen to. We put the tape in the player, set on repeat, opened a mickey I had sitting around and rolled up a couple. Didn't take too long before what was on the tape didn't matter. I crashed in the small hours of the morning and woke up to the tape still playing so with a very aching head I listened to it. Good stuff. For some reason tho. like a lot of people, I thought he was older.
     
  9. Wardo

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    yeah i thought he was older as well
     
  10. Kerry Brown

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    He had an old soul.
     
  11. mhammer

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    Remember John Belushi's impression of Roy Orbison? He introduced it by stating that Orbison "always stood perfectly straight, and never took off his sunglasses". Similarly, Redbone never took off his sunglasses, or his hat, and always sat when he performed. I'm just sorry he never got to be one of the Col. Sanders in the commercials. He would have been great.
     
  12. WCGill

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    Damn, that's too bad. I totally loved that guy and he ignited my love of finger style guitar. RIP Leon.
     

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