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1970 - Potlach

First big hit: Maggie

The second "Redbone" album contains their first hit: "Maggie". It's not often that I like big hits (in general) but this one has something special. The two brothers share the lead vocals (they both have great voices). Shorter songs, no instrumentals, Redbone was trying to get on the radios as much as possible. But they didn't loose their unique sound, on the contrary, it was condensed and stronger. Tony doesn't sing any leads on this one.

Potlach front cover

The songs

Maggie (lead vocal : Lolly) - Lyrics
Light as a Feather (lead vocal : Pat)
Who Can Say? (lead vocal : Lolly) - Lyrics
Judgment Day (lead vocal : Lolly)
Without Reservation (lead vocal : Lolly)
Chant: 13th Hour (lead vocal : Pat)
Alcatraz (lead vocal : Pat) - Lyrics
Drinkin' and Blo (lead vocal : Lolly)
Bad News Ain't No News at All (lead : Band)
New Blue Sermonette (lead vocal : Lolly)

Redbone back cover

 

The Band Members

Lolly Vegas: vocals, guitar
Pat Vegas: vocals, bass
Tony Bellamy: vocal, guitar
Pete DePoe: drums

Produced by Lolly Vegas and Pete Welding
Strings and Woodwinds arranged and conducted
by Pete Robinson
Recordists : Bob "Groovus" Breault
and Willie "the Hand" Greer
Remix engineer : Sy Mitchell

EPIC E 30109

Lyrics

Maggie

Single cover in the Netherlands
Single cover in Germany

Does the sun really rise?
Is the moon big and yellow?
Will a flame grow inside the man at hate?
Does the mind really rule?
What is love? can you touch it?
Do you fall when you sleep or not at all?

When the clouds disappear is the rain going nowhere?
Will a tree grow in space?
What is a song?
And is life just a dream?
Can you see is there Heaven?
Is a man flesh and blood or made of mud?

Will the master of all shadder a sweet thunder?
Will the garden of even be saved?
Or will man be the cause of his final destruction?
In a day who can say anyway?

Is there warmth and desire?
Does the light last forever?
Is a tear bits of pain or just a crime?
Is the night really black?
And the morn the day after?
Who can say what a day is anyway?

Will the master of all shadder a sweet thunder?
Will the garden of even be saved?
Or will man be the cause of his final destruction?
In a day who can say anyway?
In a day who can say anyway?

Few have seen your beauty like the Indian has.