Message from a Drum

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Message From A Drum
Message from a Drum cover.jpeg
Studio album by Redbone
Released December 1971
Length 34:37
Label Epic
Producer Pat Vegas and Lolly Vegas
Redbone chronology
Message from a Drum
Already Here
Alternative covers
Cover of the European release, The Witch Queen of New Orleans
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link

Message from a Drum is the third album by Native American rock band Redbone released in 1971. It was released in Europe under the name The Witch Queen of New Orleans with the same track list and a different cover.[1] The CD version released in the early 2000s has the European cover and title of the original LP and includes the single version of "Chant: 13th Hour" as a bonus track (the full version being from the second LP Potlatch).

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Message from a Drum" (Patrick Vegas) – 3:08
  2. "Niji Trance" (R. A. Bellamy/Patrick Vegas/Lolly Vegas) – 3:27
  3. "The Sun Never Shines on the Lonely" (Lolly Vegas) – 2:35
  4. "Maxsplivitz (instrumental)" (Lolly Vegas) – 0:18
  5. "Emotions" (Lolly Vegas) - 4:10
  6. "Jerico" (Lolly Vegas/Patrick Vegas) - 3:47

Side two[edit]

  1. "The Witch Queen of New Orleans" (Patrick Vegas/Lolly Vegas) – 2:45
  2. "When You Got Trouble" (Patrick Vegas/Lolly Vegas) – 3:24
  3. "Perico (instrumental)" (Lolly Vegas) – 0:18
  4. "Fate" (Lolly Vegas) – 6:36
  5. "One Monkey" (Lolly Vegas) - 4:09



Chart (1972) Peak
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[2] 25
US Billboard 200[3] 75