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|
Redbone 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 | change 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 | change source]
- "Barnes and Noble review of On The Track".
- Brooks, Tim (2007-10-17). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946–Present (9 ed.). Ballantine Books. p. 903. ISBN 0-345-49773-2. Unknown parameter
- 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). 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. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
Throughout his career, Redbone has produced 11 albums and has been featured on Garrison Keillor's "Prairie Home Companion."