Leon Redbone (born Dickran Gobalian, August 26, 1949 – May 30, 2019) was a singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor specializing in jazz, blues, and Tin Pan Alley classics. Recognized by his Panama hat, dark sunglasses, and black tie, Redbone was born in Cyprus of Armenian ancestry and first appeared on stage in Toronto, Canada, in the early 1970s. He also appeared on film and television in acting and voice-over roles.
Double Time (Leon Redbone album). Double Time is the second studio album by singer/guitarist Leon Redbone, released in 1977. It peaked at on the Billboard pop album charts. Diddy Wa Diddie" (Blind Blake) – 3:05. Nobody's Sweetheart" (Ernie Erdman, Gus Kahn, Billy Meyers, Elmer Schoebel) – 2:13. Shine On Harvest Moon" (Nora Bayes, Jack Norworth) – 3:21. arr. Perry Bradford) – 4:16.
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Profilo: Singer and guitarist, born 26 August 1949, Cyprus. While his gravelly baritone and omnipresent fedora, dark glasses, and Groucho Marx mustache made him one of the more distinct and recognizable characters in popular music, little is known about the neo-vaudeville crooner Leon Redbone. After 1978's Champagne Charlie, Redbone began recording only sporadically; following 1981's Branch to Branch, he waited four years before reentering the studio to cut Red to Blue. Invariably, his albums featured guest appearances from an eclectic cast of luminaries: while 1987's Christmas Island included a cameo by Dr. John, 1994's Whistling in the Wind included duets with Ringo Starr and Merle Haggard and 2001's Any Time featured contributions from such jazz luminaries as guitarist Frank Vignola, reedman Ken Peplowski, and bassist Jay Leonhart.
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Leon Redbone performs at the Paradiso on Aug. 27, 1991 in Amsterdam. Legendary Tin Pan Alley/jazz interpreter Leon Redbone died early Thursday morning (May 30) at age 69. The singer's death from undisclosed causes was confirmed by his family, who wrote a remembrance of the enigmatic song interpreter who retired from performing in 2015 after releasing 16 albums during an eclectic 40-year career. His final studio album of new material was 2014's Flying By on his own August Records imprint, with fan Jack White re-releasing Redbone's 1975 Warner Bros. debut album and the pre-fame collections of unheard tracks Long Way From Home in 2016. I don't do anything mysterious on purpose," Redbone once said about why he nevery directly answered questions about his age, origin or family background. I'm less than forthcoming, but that doesn't necessarily mean I'm mysterious.