In December 1971.


In December 1971, “Epic” label released “Message from a Drum”, the third Redbone album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by Pat Vegas and Lolly Vegas. It was released in Europe under the name “The Witch Queen of New Orleans” with different cover and the same track list.


  • Lolly Vegas – lead guitar, organ, acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Tony Bellamy– rhythm guitar, Wah-Wah, dobro, vocals
  • Patrick Vegas – bass, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, vocals
  • Peter DePoe– drums, percussion, vocals

Track listing:

  1. Message from a Drum – Patrick Vegas
  2. Niji Trance – A. Bellamy, Patrick Vegas, Lolly Vegas
  3. The Sun Never Shines on the Lonely – Lolly Vegas
  4. Maxsplivitz – Lolly Vegas
  5. Emotions – Lolly Vegas
  6. Jerico – Lolly Vegas, Patrick Vegas
  7. The Witch Queen of New Orleans – Patrick Vegas, Lolly Vegas
  8. When You Got Trouble – Patrick Vegas, Lolly Vegas
  9. Perico – Lolly Vegas
  10. Fate – Lolly Vegas
  11. One Monkey – Lolly Vegas



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