The Witch Queen Of New Orleans

Artist:Redbone ( 1974)

Website:http://www.leobennink.nl

This is also a tribute to Redbone, one of the best and legendary cajun rock r&b bands from the 70th’s best known for their hits like;
We were all wounded at wounded knee,
Maggie,and the witch queen of new orleans and a lot of other great songs.Right from the start in the early 70th’s i was a big fan,and their music had a great influence on my way of makin music through the years !A-specially Pete de Poe and his way of drummin was something i never had heard before, together with the great talent of composing by Pat and Lolly Vegas, filled with the great guitar licks and voice of Tony bellamy, made them one of the best and outstanding bands from that area.I also want to wish the best to Lolly Vegas and Tony Bellamy who suffer from illness, and i hope ( together
with many other dutch fans) that they
will quickly recover and get back on that stage !!!! Best of wishes, Leo dihl & abby Bennink and robbie vd herp big chiefs
from the red feet indians.

Leo & Dihl Bennink have a long musical history behind them,both were members of two famous Dutch groups in the sixties Dihl(Tee Set)
Leo(The Motions)in 1996 they got the idea to join together and started the legendary guitar group The Black Albinos with Hoss on fenderbass,
It makes this band a true time capsule of one of the best guitar talents/bands in this world around.

Leo began as a guitar-player in 1959 with the Indo-Rock groups THE REAL RHYTHM TEENS and THE ROCKING SENSATION BOYS. In 1962 (17 years old) he started a professional career as a member of THE TWANGIES and he played for several years in Western Germa­ny. His last contract in Germany was with THE REBELS, in which he met drummer Leo Kappé. Back in Holland he played guitar in such guitar-groups as RENE & ALLIGATORS, THE SPECIALS, THE SPECIAL FIVE and THE BLACK ALBINO’S. With THE SPECIAL FIVE he recorded Silly Silly and it’s his most remembered instru­men­tal. At that time Leo also was the first guit­arist in Holland, who could play all the Mosrite stuff from Nokie Edwards. In 1966 his career got a lift when he was a member of Dutch beat groups as THE JAY JAYS and THE MOTIONS. For THE JAY JAYS LP he also recorded Cruncher (from Ventures LP Surfing). With THE MOTIONS he toured all over Europe and even did concerts is the USA together with ERIC BURDON, FRANK ZAPPA, ALICE COOPER and THE MONKEES. In 1991 he was a member of the ‘new’ JUMPING JEWELS and a single was recorded for CNR with Hot Samba (written by Leo Bennink) and Dakota. Also released in Japan on CD (Sound Of Euro Instro/ CENTURY) together with a third track Africa. Leo is a real Strat-man, but in the mid-sixties he used his own build guitar ‘Maserati’ with 6 pick-ups and silver scratchplate. Since 6 years has Bennink a musicschool at home and he’s teaching guitar, bass and keyboard and he’s also producing modern r&b with new talents.

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25 thoughts on “The Witch Queen Of New Orleans

  1. truth2masses

    @loveybells77 i …
    @loveybells77 i don’t think lolly died. it was tony bellamy, the slim brother with th mustache.i hope lolly is ok.

  2. yutube221

    does anyone …
    does anyone recognize how lolly expressed himself with his eyes other than me!!!? I do love that. and i give thanks for that. thats sayn somethin!!

  3. HellsEagle58

    Marie Laveau is …
    Marie Laveau is very alive and well in the spiritual. I touch her feet to show deference!

  4. Tengobaila

    This is so great! …
    This is so great! Thank you for all the info here and posting this fabulous video!

  5. dimpledick3inch

    Lolly Vasquez was …
    Lolly Vasquez was having gay sex with Rock Hudson back in the early seventies,who was his real witch queen of New Orleans.

  6. loveybells77

    Rest in peace LOLLY …
    Rest in peace LOLLY.. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. tHANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR MUSIC WITH US.

  7. 12Zwolf

    Thank You For …
    Thank You For Posting This Thoughtful Tribute, Rest In Peace, Lolly Vegas.
    Cheers!
    Valkyrie Ziege Mourne

  8. DutchHeartMonger1

    My dear friends, I …
    My dear friends, I got some sad news. this morning Lolly Vegas guitar/singer(come and get your love) died of cancer, just 2 months after Tony. I am very very sad, and pray to the Great Spirit for both of them…may Lolly and Tony find eachother up there..R.I,P my brothers

  9. truth2masses

    @truth2masses now i …
    @truth2masses now i just googled and found tony bellamy. he was the slim brother with the unique moustache! RIP, tallchief. may the creator and the heavens be pleased with you. ameen.

  10. truth2masses

    aw man! i’m just …
    aw man! i’m just hearing of tony bellamy’s death! i guess he never recovered from the stroke. RIP,big chief.

  11. thawthepast

    @TheMbird May GOD …
    @TheMbird May GOD the Great Spirit treat us all like cool…Tony was a great man and all my respects

  12. MrNutinfancy

    Sad to hear he had …
    Sad to hear he had good voice and played the guitar pretty good. R.I.P.

  13. TheMbird

    T-bone Bellamy ( …
    T-bone Bellamy (Tony) lead guitarist and vocalist…passed away December 25th 2009 at 8:13 am in Las Vegas. His Celebration will be the 30th of Dec at Bugsys in Vegas.

  14. crystalbeau

    none of the were …
    none of the were siouix, they were mixed blood more hense the name redbone. it was old slang for a bit of Nat, blood… not enough to be enrolled

  15. vobear

    Lead singer is Pat …
    Lead singer is Pat Vegas/Vasquez. Other lead is his brother Lolly. Tony Bellamy is guitarist on far left.

  16. magicspidercat

    wheres that sexy …
    wheres that sexy witch queen ,U need a spell putting on me…….

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