Leon RedboneStrings And Jokes, Live in Bremen 1977
DETAILSEvent: BLACK FRIDAY 2019
Release Date: 11/29/2019
Format: 2 x LP
Label: Made In Germany
Release type: RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Release
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Wanderer between the worlds. No other words can describe the musical work of Leon Redborne. His first official stage appearance took place in 1971 at the Mariposa Folk Festival in Orillia, Ontario, and soon after he began performing in local clubs where he became famous with his unique style. His trademarks were a perfect suit (white jacket, black trousers), dark sunglasses, a moustache and a white fedora. Best known for his interpretations of music from the Depression Era--Blues, Ragtime, Folk and Tin Pan Alley—laying on top his remarkable singing style. Influenced by the music of Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, Jimmy Rodgers or Irving Berlin, his interpretations are legendary.
Both concerts on this RSD Black Friday release took place in Bremen, Northern Germany, in 1977 and show two different sides of Leon Redbone. At the first concert, at the "Glocke", he was accompanied by tube player Jonathan Dorn, and the second, at the "Post-Aula" was a solo concert, pure and simple. Both are electrifying because of his unique performance and the combination of Blues and influences from Folk-Jazz. He sings, yodels, murmurs and hums and knows to fascinate his fans with his warm and outstanding voice. A must have for every fan of traditional and not commonplace music.