Leon Redbone

Long Way From Home

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Record Label
Third Man Records

About this item

Third Man Records is proud to announce the forthcoming releases of Leon Redbone’s Long Way From Home, the never-before-released earliest known recordings of the mysterious performer. Redbone’s career has spanned over four decades and began with his earliest performances on the folk festival and club circuit. His numerous appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and Saturday Night Live and other outlets catalyzed his rise to international recognition. Over the ensuing years he has appeared throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Japan and released thirteen albums of his unique music, a panoply of early music styles that he delivered with his singular laconic idiosyncratic style.

A true champion of early American ragtime, blues and jazz, Leon Redbone has spent a lifetime preserving that musical tradition while exposing successive generations to a rich musical heritage of which they might not otherwise have become aware. Recorded in 1972 by Dave Benders for WBFO Radio at the University of Buffalo and features some of the first Leon Redbone recordings.

Long Way From Home was never released commercially and will finally be available in CD, LP and digital formats for all to enjoy.

TRACK LISTING

1. Looked Down The Road
2. Mother Queen Of My Heart
3. T B Blues
4. Don't Let It Bother You
5. Marie
6. Me And The Devil
7. If I Had A Possession Over Judgement Day
8. Mississippi Blues
9. Kind Hearted Woman
10. Love Letters
11. Hurry Home
12. Jailhouse Blues
13. Walking Stick
14. Catman
15. Gamblin' Barroom Blues
16. My Good Gal's Gone
17. Yodelling Cowboy
18. Bootleg Rum Dum Blues

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