Passed on over the delta today at the young age of ...127...Will miss him very much. Crazy Blues, Champagne Charlie, Mississippi Delta Blues and so much more. Discovered him in 1977 during college days.
Dylan said if he started a label the first person he'd sign would be Leon Redbone. Like Bob Dylan, Leon Redbone had an ease with the kind of Pop Music that pre-dates both Rock & Roll and Be-Bop. I put Leon Redbone for that reason in a category that also includes Harry Nilsson, Captain Beefheart, Randy Newman and even Madness. That song reminds me of something Madness would cover. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru4IqqeNduM Reminds me of this: https://youtu.be/NpIZkr2TBjM