Leon Redbone in 2010 at Knuckleheads Saloon in Kansas City, MO
|Birth name||Dickran Gobalian|
|Also known as||Leon Redbone|
|Born||August 26, 1949|
|Genres||Vaudevillian, ragtime, jazz, blues|
|Occupations||musician, songwriter, arranger, producer|
|Instruments||Guitar, Harmonica, Banjo, Piano, Throat Tromnet|
|Labels||Warner Bros. Records, Emerald City, Rounder, August, Blue Thumb Records|
He sang the theme to the television series Mr. Belvedere. He was a semi-regular musical guest on NBC's Saturday Night Live throughout the late 1970s. He last appeared on the show in 1983. During the 1980s and '90s Redbone was a frequent guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. He has also been a guest on A Prairie Home Companion.
Studio albums[change | edit source]
- On the Track (1975)
- Double Time (1977)
- Champagne Charlie (1978)
- From Branch to Branch (1981)
- Red to Blue (1985)
- Christmas Island (1987)
- No Regrets (1988)
- Sugar (1990)
- Up a Lazy River (1992)
- Whistling in the Wind (1994)
- Any Time (2001)
References[change | edit source]
- "Barnes and Noble review of On The Track". http://music.barnesandnoble.com/On-the-Track/Leon-Redbone/e/75992729727.
- Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle F. (2007-10-17). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946–Present (9 ed.). Ballantine Books. pp. 903. ISBN 0-345-49773-2.
- McGinn, Andrew (October 16, 2009). "Leon Redbone Has Been Performing Timeless Tunes For Decades, But He's Still Got An Air Of Mystery -- And That's The Way He Likes It.". Dayton Daily News (subscription needed). http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-20890195.html. Retrieved 15 September 2012. "It's now impossible to envision Redbone back on "SNL." His last appearance on the show was in 1983."
- "Leon Redbone to perform at Clarke; Guitarist will perform a mix of folk, jazz and ragtime music". Telegraph - Herald (Dubuque)(subscription needed). March 4, 2004. http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-11121750.html. Retrieved 15 September 2012. "Throughout his career, Redbone has produced 11 albums and has been featured on Garrison Keillor's "Prairie Home Companion.""