Leon Redbone

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26 August 1949. Believed to have been born in Canada, this enigmatic, gravelly voiced singer (‘I am a performer, but only in the metaphysical sense’) resolutely declines to divulge his origins. He was first heard of in Toronto during the early 70s, and achieved some popularity on the US television show Saturday Night Live. Even then he maintained an air of strict privacy, so much so that the contact number he gave to the legendary producer John Hammond Jnr. turned out to be a... Read more

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jazz
blues
ragtime
retro
old school
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