Sunday Breakfast with John Platt: Radio Interview

“Sunday Breakfast with John Platt: A conversation with one of music's true eccentrics, Leon Redbone, joined in the studio by Vince Giordano, bandleader of the Nighthawks.”
Airing on Sunday, August 31st, 8-11AM.
Listen in at http://www.wfuv.org/programs/sundaybreakfast

4 comments

  • Tommy Jensen

    Tommy Jensen Newmarket, Ontario

    I met Leon in the basement of Fiddlers Green, in Toronto, many moons ago. He helped me with a song I was working on, based on an old blues rag, out of pity I am sure. It was years before I realized how blessed I was. All the best maestro! Tommy

    I met Leon in the basement of Fiddlers Green, in Toronto, many moons ago. He helped me with a song I was working on, based on an old blues rag, out of pity I am sure. It was years before I realized how blessed I was. All the best maestro!
    Tommy

  • Alice DuBois Goldrick

    Alice DuBois Goldrick Suffield, CT

    Hi Leon, how fortunate that I'm able to write to you. You were a gift to my husband for Father's Day back in the early 80's. He had seen you are on the Johnny Carson show and raved about you. Well, I saw an advertisement for a show that you were going to appear in, in Putnam, CT. I took took him on a "mystery trip", and you were the best gift I could've given him, plus you won my heart too. We are so sorry to not be able to see you again. We saw you perform in Northampton, MA, and got to meet you right after the show. You were very kind to agree to take a photo with us, which we cherish. Leon, God bless you and know that you are loved. I was born in 1940, so you know that your music is our music. Alice and Gerry

    Hi Leon, how fortunate that I'm able to write to you. You were a gift to my husband for Father's Day back in the early 80's. He had seen you are on the Johnny Carson show and raved about you. Well, I saw an advertisement for a show that you were going to appear in, in Putnam, CT. I took took him on a "mystery trip", and you were the best gift I could've given him, plus you won my heart too. We are so sorry to not be able to see you again. We saw you perform in Northampton, MA, and got to meet you right after the show. You were very kind to agree to take a photo with us, which we cherish. Leon, God bless you and know that you are loved. I was born in 1940, so you know that your music is our music. Alice and Gerry

  • Linda Quest

    Linda Quest hamilton ontario canada

    I too was born in 1949....You make my Heart Sing...I would just love a cup of tea with you. Praying you are well....your biggest fan

    I too was born in 1949....You make my Heart Sing...I would just love a cup of tea with you. Praying you are well....your biggest fan

  • Gary Oraniuk

    Gary Oraniuk Geelong, Australia

    Glad to see you have a Leon Redbone website. I have just scored an LP copy of On The Track again, which I originally bought in 1972, or thereabouts, the time of its original release. Wonderful album, and I am going to buy more, on LP. Leon is the best interpreter of these songs I have ever come across, and that On The Track album is a cracker. I have no questions to ask Leon, except: "When are you coming to Australia again?" I am also chuffed that the instruments on that album-and others of his-were all in the proper tuning of A=432 Hz-as far as I can tell, from what my guitar tuner tells me-which is a thing that makes the albums much more listenable, as it will any music. Perhaps Leon can confirm the tuning? The bloke's a master!!! Thank you Leon.

    Glad to see you have a Leon Redbone website. I have just scored an LP copy of On The Track again, which I originally bought in 1972, or thereabouts, the time of its original release. Wonderful album, and I am going to buy more, on LP.
    Leon is the best interpreter of these songs I have ever come across, and that On The Track album is a cracker.
    I have no questions to ask Leon, except: "When are you coming to Australia again?"
    I am also chuffed that the instruments on that album-and others of his-were all in the proper tuning of A=432 Hz-as far as I can tell, from what my guitar tuner tells me-which is a thing that makes the albums much more listenable, as it will any music.
    Perhaps Leon can confirm the tuning?
    The bloke's a master!!! Thank you Leon.

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