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Artist: Various Artists
Title: The Songs Of Leon Russell
Format: CD
Label: ACE - UK
Catalog Number:1590
Barcode:029667101424 itemnumber=1000124972
Price: Pre-Order  $20.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: ROCK
Release Date: 3/12/2021
Availability: Not Currently In Stock
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(5% DISCOUNT THRU 2-26-21) The name Leon Russell should evoke welcome memories for anyone old enough to remember that time in the late 60s-early 70s when rock and soul seemed to be sprouting wings and flying in all directions, with no boundaries to contain the flow of mad, wide-eyed creativity. The collection comprises almost entirely songs from the period 1966 to 1979 and is packaged with a booklet featuring a 6,500-word essay by Kris Needs. The earliest selections - 'Before You Go' by Bobby Vee and 'The Loser (With A Broken Heart)' by Gary Lewis & the Playboys, both from Leon's time as producer Snuff Garrett's right-hand man, 'Raspberry Rug' by Bobby Whitlock and the Beatles-flavoured 'Land Of Oz' by Le Cirque - were all released before his name became well known to the public, although he was already established as one of the leading session musicians on the Los Angeles recording scene. His first major success came in 1969 with Joe Cocker's recording of 'Delta Lady', included here along with definitive versions of 'A Song For You', 'Groupie (Superstar)' and 'This Masquerade' by Donny Hathaway, Delaney & Bonnie and George Benson respectively.

Track Listing
 1. 
IF IT WASN'T FOR BAD - Elton John / Leon Russell

 2. 
DELTA LADY - Joe Cocker

 3. 
GROUPIE (SUPERSTAR) - Delaney & Bonnie & Friends featuring Eric Clapton

 4. 
A SONG FOR YOU - Donny Hathaway

 5. 
ME AND BABY JANE - José Feliciano

 6. 
TIME FOR LOVE - Randy Crawford

 7. 
LAND OF OZ - Le Cirque

 8. 
BEFORE YOU GO - Bobby Vee

 9. 
RASPBERRY RUG - Bobby Whitlock

10. 
YOU LOOK LIKE THE DEVIL - Willie Nelson

11. 
BACK TO THE ISLANDS - Janis Siegel

12. 
RAINBOW IN YOUR EYES - Al Jarreau

13. 
MY CRICKET - Rumer

14. 
MAKE LOVE TO THE MUSIC - Maria Muldaur

15. 
SOMETHING GOOD IS GONNA HAPPEN TO YOU - Wornell Jones

16. 
I'D RATHER BE BLIND - Freddie King

17. 
ALCATRAZ - Nazareth

18. 
THE LOSER (WITH A BROKEN HEART) - Gary Lewis & The Playboys

19. 
LONESOME AND A LONG WAY FROM HOME - Earl Scruggs & The Earl Scruggs Revue

20. 
LOVE'S SUPPOSED TO BE THAT WAY - California

21. 
THIS MASQUERADE - George Benson


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