Leon Russell – A Song For Leon

This day (November 13, 2016), in Nashville, died Claude Russell Bridges a.k.a. Leon Russell, an American musician, singer and songwriter.

DIGEST

Digest Tracklist :

w/ Willie Nelson, Ray Charles – A Song For You . w/ John Mayer – A Song For You . Life And Love (2002) . w/ Jools Holland (1998) . Message From My Baby . Lady Blue . w/ JJ Cale – No Sweat (1979) . Crystal Closet Queen (1971) . Interviewed By Bert Borth (2003) .

TOP 10

Leon Russell Top 10 :

A Song For You . Stranger In A Strange Land . Tight Rope . Out In The Woods . Hummingbird . Delta Lady . This Masquerade . Shoot Out On The Plantation . Lady Blue . Back To The Island .

SELECTED ALBUMS

Leon Russell and the Shelter People’ is his second solo album released on May 3, 1971 by Shelter. >>

MORE VIDEOS

[1964] young American pianist Leon Russell is on ABC musical variety series Shindig! with country music star Glen Campbell. >> 2 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2015] the Tedeschi Trucks Band and Friends – that is Rita Coolidge, John Bell, Alicia Shakour, Doyle Bramhall, Warren Haynes, Dave Mason, Chris Robinson and Leon Russell will pay a tribute to Joe Cocker and Mad Dogs & Englishmen at Lockn’ Festival in Arrington, Virginia >> 97 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2014] Leon Russell gives a concert in New York City >> 97 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1970] you do not want to miss the ‘Homewood Session’ on KCET Los Angeles featuring Leon Russell and Friends – that is Don Nix, Claudia Linnear, Kathi McDonald, Chuck Blackwell, Jim Horn, John Gallie, Furry Lewis, Don Preston, Joey Cooper, Carl Radle & Emily – taped at Vine Street Theatre in Hollywood, CA >> 59 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2010] Elton John will be at the Waldorf Astoria in New York to induct Leon Russell at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame >> 20 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2010] you do not want to miss Elton John & Leon Russell promoting their album The Union at Late Show with David Letterman on CBS >> 5 MINUTES on RVM >>

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Wikipedia : This day (November 13, 2016), in Nashville, died Claude Russell Bridges a.k.a. Leon Russell, an American musician, singer and songwriter.

Leon Russell : Leon has played on pop, rock, blues, country, bluegrass, standards, gospel, and surf records. As a session musician, arranger, producer, singer, songwriter, pianist, guitarist, record company owner, bandleader, and touring musician, he has collaborated with hundreds of artists,…

@allmusic : A similar eclecticism and scope also surfaced in his solo work, which couched his charmingly gravelly voice in a rustic yet rich swamp pop fusion of country, blues, and gospel.

@last.fm : After becoming a part of Phil Spector’s studio group, Russell played backup on many of the most popular hits of the 1960s, including The Byrds, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, and Herb Alpert.

@Discogs : US-American musician and songwriter, who has recorded as a session musician, sideman, and maintained a solo career in music. He was born April 2nd 1942, Lawton, OK, USA.

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