Sunday, August 09, 2020

Come and Get Your Love

"Come and Get Your Love" was a hit for Redbone in 1974. In 2014, it was featured in the movie Guardians of the Galaxy, which sparked a renewed interest in the song. What many new fans didn't know was that 1. the song was the first by a Native American band to hit the top 5 on Billboard, and 2. it never had an official music video. Until now.
“The time has come!” 79 year-old Pat Vegas says from his studio in California, where he is keeping busy with new recordings.

“Back then, we did what we had to do onstage to show our heritage. We were always fighting for recognition through our music," he said. "Bringing our sound and our culture was the way to fight the good fight. The song has a deeper meaning of a spiritual, religious and universal love. When we say in the song ‘Come and get your love, get it from the main vine,' that connects to Mother Earth. We are all longing for love.”
Read about Redbone and the deeper meaning of their new video for a 46-year-old song at Indian Country Today. (via Metafilter)

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