Message from a Drum

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).

Message from a Drum
Message from a Drum cover.jpeg
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 1971
ProducerPat Vegas and Lolly Vegas
Redbone chronology
Message from a Drum
Already Here
Alternative covers
The Witch Queen of New Orleans cover.jpeg
Cover of the European release, The Witch Queen of New Orleans
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic link

Track listingEdit

Side oneEdit

  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 twoEdit

  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