Double Time (1977)
Red to Blue (1985)
Whistling in the Wind (1994)
Leon Redbone (True name and date of birth are unsubstantiated) is a singer-songwriter and guitarist specializing in jazz, blues, and Tin Pan Alley classics. Recognized by his Panama hat, dark sunglasses, and black tie, Redbone first appeared on stage in Toronto, Canada in the mid-1970s.
Redbone’s concerts blend performance, comedy, and skilled instrumentals. Recurrent gags involve the influence of alcohol and claiming to have written works originating well before he was born (Redbone favors material from the Tin Pan Alley era circa 1890s to 1910). He sang the theme to the 1980s television series Mr. Belvedere and has released sixteen albums.
On May 19, 2015 on his web site, his publicist announced his retirement from performing and recording.