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Come and Get Your Love – Redbone

Redbone is one of the rare Native American bands to notch a lasting top 40 hit. In fact, they are the only Native American band that comes to mind. Blackfoot was a Native American rock/metal band in the 1980s. But they never hit the big time.

Redbone did with their 1973 hit from their Wovoka album. No one really rembembers that record. But lots of people remember “Come and Get Your Love” since it hit #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in April 1974. The song was so popular, it spent 18 weeks in the Top 40 and sold over 1 million copies in the United States. No wonder why they were inducted into the Native American Music Association Hall of Fame in 2008.

To my ears, “Come and Get Your Love” is a pure classic.

If you want to get picky, Redbone is not a pure one hit wonder band. They actually charted at #21 with “The Witch Queen of New Orleans” in 1972. But you don’t remember that song and neither do I. So let’s just focus on “Come and Get Your Love” instead.

Listen to “Come and Get Your Love”
Redbone_Come_and_Get_Your_Love.mp3

Watch Rebone rock “Come and Get Your Love”

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4 Responses to "Come and Get Your Love – Redbone"

  1. Ed Curtis says:

    After listening this song “Come and Get Your Love”, I’d like to hear some opinions. The Clovers did a song called “Lovey Dovey” as also did Bunny Sigler a version called “Lovey Dovey (You’re So Fine). Listen to Lovey Dovey where it says, “I’m HIGH as the CEILing when you are with me and the KISS that I’m STEALing, has got me reeling, cause I’m SAYing that I LOVE you, no one above you … Do you hear the intro guitar and bass line that structures COME AND GET YOUR LOVE?

  2. Ed Curtis says:

    Correction. The Joker was in 1973 and Come and Get Your Love was 1974. Wish I could go back to edit that. WHEW!

  3. Michael Waterman says:

    Ed,

    Good ears. You are correct that the vocal line in “Lovey Dovey” by The Clovers is a dead ringer for the opening guitar and bass riff of “Come and Get Your Love” by Redbone. Here is a link to a video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIuUmyNL1iE

    Listen for the riff to start a 1:17 on The Clovers’ song. That’s it. Nice call and thanks for sharing.
    Michael

  4. chase martinez says:

    i like come and get your love because it makes me cry a littel bit

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