Redbone is a Native American Funk band that played many different genres. This band is comprised of Pat and Candido “Lolly” Vegas, Tony Bellamy (Keyboard), Peter DePoe (Drum Kit), Butch Rillera (Drum Kit), Arturo Perez (Drum Kit), Raven Hernandez (Guitar), and Alosio Aguiar (Bass Guitar)
As you can see, they had lots of Drummers.
The name Redbone in Cajun term for mixed-race person. The band adopted this name to signify the mixed races of the band members.
Patrick and Lolly were born in Coalinga, CA, near Fresno. They have Mexican and Native American heritage, but they chose to highlight their Native American Heritage much more than Mexican.
The brothers traveled to Los Angelos and play in clubs for 10 years under the name Pat and Lolly Vegas. Later, Pat won the Coca-Cola’s first singing contest in 1958, when he was just 17.
They played in clubs in Hollywood, such as Gazzari’s, and play many songs from legendary players, such as Elvis, James Brown, and many others.
Soon, they were recording surfer music and playing it under the name “The Vegas Brothers”
Their Agent told them “The world is not ready for Mexicans playing Surfer Music.”
Later, they formed a band with Tony Bellamy (Keyboard), Peter DePoe (Drum Kit), Butch Rillera (Drum Kit), Arturo Perez (Drum Kit), Raven Hernandez (Guitar), and Alosio Aguiar (Bass Guitar)
You may have heard their hit song, “Come and Get Your Love”, which surprisingly made it in the top five in 1974.
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