We remember 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.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Willie Nelson, Ray Charles – A Song For You 2 . w/ John Mayer – A Song For You 3 . Life And Love (2002) 4 . Lady Blue 5 . w/ Jools Holland (1998) 6 . w/ JJ Cale – No Sweat (1979) 7 . Message From My Baby 8 . Crystal Closet Queen (1971) 9 .…

Decca publish ‘The Union,’ a collaboration album by Elton John and Leon Russell (2010)

'The Union' by Elton John & Leon Russell is a collaboration album produced By T Bone Burnett and released on October 19, 2010 by Decca.1 . If It Wasn't For Bad (Beacon Theatre, NYC) 2 . If It Wasn't For Bad 3 . Eight Hundred Dollar Shoes (Beacon Theatre, 10/19/10) 4 . Hey Ahab ("Letterman") 5 . Hey Ahab (The Beacon Theatre, New York) 6 . Gone To Shiloh (The Beacon Theater, October 19,…

Shelter Records publish ‘Leon Russell and the Shelter People’ (1971)

'Leon Russell and the Shelter People' is his second solo album released on May 3, 1971 by Shelter.Track Listing : 1.Stranger In A Strange Land (Leon Russell, Don Preston) - 04:01 . 2.Of Thee I Sing (Leon Russell, Don Preston) - 04:22 . 3.A Hard Rain'S A-Gonna Fall (Bob Dylan) - 05:08 . 4.Crystal Closet Queen (Leon Russell) - 02:59 . 5.Home Sweet Oklahoma (Leon Russell) - 03:26 . 6.Alcatraz (Leon…

Joe Cocker records ‘Mad Dogs & Englishmen’ at Fillmore East with Leon Russell et al (1970)

Joe Cocker's 'Mad Dogs & Englishmen' is a live album recorded on March 27–28, 1970 at Fillmore East, New York City and released in August 1970 by A&M.Track Listing : 1.Honky Tonk Women (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) - 03:47 . 2.Sticks And Stones (Titus Turner, Henry Glover) - 02:37 . 3.Cry Me A River (Arthur Hamilton) - 04:00 . 4.Bird On The Wire (Leonard Cohen) - 06:37 . 5.Feelin' Alright…

On TV today, Leon Russell & Friends on KCET Los Angeles (1970)

December 5, 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 More Info

Leon Russell – Life Journey

Released on April 1, 2014, "Life Journey" is an album by Leon Russell, consisting of a mix of originals and standards ranging from Robert Johnson’s “Come On in My Kitchen” to Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind.”Track Listing : 1.Come On In My Kitchen (Robert Johnson) - 02:20 . 2.Big Lips (Leon Russell) - 03:12 . 3.Georgia On My Mind (Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell) - 04:52 . 4.That Lucky Old…

Leonard Cohen records ‘Live in London’ at London’s O2 Arena (2009)

Leonard Cohen's 'Live in London' is his eighteenth album recorded on July 17, 2008 at London's O2 Arena and released on March 31, 2009 By Columbia.1 . Dance Me To The End Of Love (London) 2 . The Future (London) 3 . Ain't No Cure For Love (London) 4 . Bird On The Wire (London) 5 . Everybody Knows (London) 6 . In My Secret Life (London) 7 . Who By Fire (London) 8 . Hey, That's No Way To Say…

This week In Male Balladeers 46/52

Bryan Ferry, Meat Loaf, Aloe Blacc, Morrissey, Don McLean, Frank Sinatra, Akon, Gilbert O' Sullivan, Gary Barlow, Robbie Williams, Barry Manilow, Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, Leon Russell, Chris Martin, John Hammond

This week In One-Off Collaborations 42/52

Flea & Nirvana, Eddie Van Halen & Sheryl Crow, Keith Richards & U2, John Mayer & Eric Clapton, Lee Ritenour & Steve Lukather, Steve Cropper, Robert Cray & Dave Edmonds, Elton John & Leon Russell, Lauryn Hill & Ziggy Marley, Wyclef Jean & Destiny's Child, Donna Summer & Seal, Jack Bruce & Friends, John Legend & Esperanza Spalding

This week In Male Balladeers 42/52

Paul Young, Vinícius de Moraes, Jason Mraz, Jonathan Richman, Dave Gahan, Elton John, Leon Russell, Harry Chapin, Billy Bragg, Joe Henry, Elvis Costello, Randy Newman, John Martyn, Elvis Presley

This week In Collaborations 31/52

Ibrahim Ferrer & Omara Portuondo, Billy Joel & Boyz Ii Men, Bob Dylan, Keith Richards & Ron Wood, George Harrison, Eric Clapton & Leon Russell , John Lennon & Paul Mccartney, Larry Coryell & Murali Coryell, Sachal Jazz Ensemble & Wynton Marsalis , George Duke & Billy Cobham, Carlos Santana & Jerry Garcia, Liza Minnelli & Pet Shop Boys, Lang Lang &…

This week In ’70s Throwback’ 18/52

Bob Seger, Tom Petty, the Heartbreakers, Aerosmith, Queen, AC/DC, Focus, Blue Öyster Cult, Leon Russell, JJ Cale, Bob Marley, the Wailers, Elvis Costello, the Attractions, Al Stewart

Luther Vandross releases his third album : ‘Busy Body’ co-produced with Marcus Miller (1983)

Luther Vandross 'Busy Body' is his third studio album co-produced with Marcus Miller and released on November 25, 1983.1 . How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye (w/ Dionne Warwick ) 2 . How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye (w/ Dionne Warwick, 1985) 3 . Superstar / Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do) 4 . Superstar (Wembley) Track Listing : 1.I Wanted Your Love (Luther Vandross, Marcus…

Atlantic publish Bette Midler’s debut album ‘The Divine Miss M’ featuring ‘Do You Want to Dance?’, ‘Chapel of Love,’ ‘Friends’ and ‘Boogie…

Bette Midler's The Divine Miss M' is her debut album (titled after her famous stage persona) released on November 7, 1972 by Atlantic.1 . The Showgirl Must Go On / Do You Wanna Dance / From A Distance / Showgirl Routine... 2 . Chapel Of Love / Kiss My Brass 3 . Superstar 4 . Superstar ("Burt Bacharach Special") 5 . Friends (w/ Barry Manilow ) 6 . Friends (Uja Theleton, 1973) 7 . Hello In There…

Derek and the Dominos featuring Eric Clapton record ‘Live at the Fillmore’ (1970)

Derek and the Dominos' 'Live at the Fillmore' is a double album featuring Eric Clapton and recorded on October 23 & 24, 1970 and released on February 22, 1994 By Polydor.1 . It's Too Late (On "The Johnny Cash Tv Show," 1971) Track Listing : 1.Got To Get Better In A Little While (Eric Clapton) – 13:52 . 2.Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad? (Bobby Whitlock, Eric Clapton) – 14:49 . 3.Key To The…

George Benson records ‘Weekend in L.A.’ featuring ‘On Broadway’ (1977)

George Benson's 'Weekend in L.A.' is a live album recorded between September 30 and October 2, 1977 and released In 1978 By Warner Bros.1 . Weekend In La (Montreux, 1986) 2 . The Greatest Love Of All Track Listing : 1.Weekend In L.A. (George Benson) - 07:28 . 2.On Broadway Song Review (Jerry Leiber, Barry Mann, Mike Stoller, Cynthia Weil) - 10:07 . 3.Down Here On The Ground (Gale Garnett, Lalo…

George Harrison releases his sixth album : ‘Extra Texture (Read All About It)’ featuring ‘You’ (1975)

George Harrison's 'Extra Texture (Read All About It)' feat. 'You' is his sixth studio album released on September 22, 1975 by Apple. Track Listing : 1.You (George Harrison) - 03:41 . 2.The Answer'S At The End (George Harrison) - 05:32 . 3.This Guitar (George Harrison) - 04:11 . 4.Ooh Baby (You Know That I Love You) (George Harrison) - 03:59 . 5.World Of Stone (George Harrison) - 04:40 . 6.A Bit…

Tedeschi Trucks Band & Friends pay tribute to Joe Cocker (2015)

September 11, 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

Herbie Hancock releases ‘Possibilities,’ his forty-fifth album featuring John Mayer, Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera, Angélique Kidjo, Annie Lennox, Joss Stone, Carlos Santana, Paul…

Herbie Hancock's 'Possibilities' is his forty-fifth studio (featuring a myriad of famous guests) album released on August 29, 2005 by Vector/Hear Music.1 . Possibilities (w/ John Mayer 2 . A Song For You (w/ Christina Aguilera, Grammy 2006 3 . A Song For You (w/ Christina Aguilera 4 . Hush, Hush, Hush (w/ Annie Lennox, the Making Of 5 . Possibilities (w/ Cyro Baptista 6 . Don't Explain…

Columbia publish Aretha Franklin’s fourth album : ‘Laughing On The Outside’ (1963)

Aretha Franklin's 'Laughing On The Outside' is his fourth studio album released on August 12, 1963 by Columbia.1 . Skylark Track listing : 1.Skylark (Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael) - 02:49 . 2.For All We Know (Sam M. Lewis, J. Fred Coots) - 03:25 . 3.Make Someone Happy (Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne) - 03:48 . 4.I Wonder (Where Are You Tonight) - Aretha Franklin, Ted White) - 03:16 .…

This week In ’70s Throwback’ 31/52

Chic, Stevie Wonder, Leon Russel, George Harrison, The Commander Cody Band, Jerry Lee Lewis, Slade, Boston, Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac, Linda Ronstadt

We Remember J.J. Cale

July 26, 2013 - J.J. Cale, American guitarist, singer and songwriter passed away aged 74. He is remembered.Tracklist : 1 . After Midnight 2 . Cocaine 3 . Devil in Disguise (studio live) 4 . Cajun Moon 5 . Call Me The Breeze (w/ Eric Clapton) 6 . w/ Leon Russell at the Paradise Studios, LA 1979

The Byrds release ‘Mr. Tambourine Man,’ their debut album featuring ‘All I Really Want to Do’ (1965)

The Byrds' 'Mr. Tambourine Man' feat. "All I Really Want to Do" is their debut album released on June 21, 1965 by Columbia.1 . Mr. Tambourine Man (w/ McGuinn, Hilman, Crosby and Dylan) 2 . I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better (5/11/65 3 . I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better (6/12/65 4 . The Bells of Rhymney 5 . Bells of Rhymney (Live) 6 . All I Really Want To Do (8/12/65 7 . I Knew I'd Want You (5/8/65 8 .…

143 Records publish ‘Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden’ (2009)

'Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden' is his third live album recorded In 2008 at MSG in New York City and released on June 16, 2009 by 143 Records.1 . Me & Mrs. Jones (Madison Square Garden) 2 . Trailer 3 . Everything (Madison Square Garden) 4 . I've got the world on a string (Madison Square Garden) 5 . I'm your man (Madison Square Garden) Track Listing : 1.I'M Your Man (Leonard…

Elton John releases ‘Empty Sky,’ his debut album (1969)

Elton John's 'Empty Sky' is his debut studio album produced by Steve Brown and released on June 6, 1969 by DJM.1 . Skyline Pigeon (Playhouse Theatre 1976) 2 . Skyline Pigeon (São Paulo, Brazil) Track Listing : 1.Empty Sky (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) - 08:28 . 2.Val-Hala (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) - 04:12 . 3.Western Ford Gateway (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) - 03:16 . 4.Hymn 2000 (Elton John,…

George Harrison releases ‘Living in the Material World,’ his fourth album featuring ‘Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)’ (1973)

George Harrison's 'Living in the Material World' is his fourth studio album co-produced with Phil Spector on two songs and released on May 30, 1973 by Apple Records.1 . Give Me Love (Live) 2 . Living In The Material World (The Making Of) Track Listing : 1.Give Me Love (George Harrison)- 03:36 . 2.Sue Me, Sue You Blues (George Harrison)- 04:48 . 3.The Light That Has Lighted The World (George…

Elton John releases ‘Too Low for Zero,’ his seventeenth album featuring ‘I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues’ and ‘I’m Still Standing’ (1983)

Elton John's 'Too Low for Zero' is his seventeenth studio album produced by Chris Thomas and released on May 30, 1983 by Geffen / Rocket1 . Cold As Christmas (Sydney with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra 1986) 2 . I'm Still Standing 3 . Too Low For Zero (Live) 4 . I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues 5 . I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues 6 . Crystal (Sydney, Australia 1984) 7 . Kiss The…

Warner Bros. publish Al Jarreau’s live album : ‘Look to the Rainbow’ (1977)

Al Jarreau's 'Look to the Rainbow' is a live album recorded in Europe and released on May 27, 1977 by Warner Bros.Track Listing : 1.Letter Perfect (Al Jarreau) - 05:16 . 2.Rainbow In Your Eyes (Leon Russell) - 06:17 . 3.One Good Turn (Al Jarreau) - 06:30 . 4.Could You Believe (Al Jarreau) - 06:49 . 5.Burst In With The Dawn (Al Jarreau) - 07:24 . 6.Better Than Anything (Bill Loughborough, David…

A&M publish ‘Carpenters,’ their eponymous third album featuring ‘Superstar’ (1971)

'Carpenters' feat. 'Superstar' is their eponymous third studio album released on May 14, 1971 by A&M.Track Listing : 1.Rainy Days And Mondays (Roger Nichols, Paul Williams) - 03:40 . 2.Saturday (John Bettis, Richard Carpenter) - 01:20 . 3.Let Me Be The One (Roger Nichols, Paul Williams) - 02:25 . 4.(A Place To) Hideaway (Randy Sparks) - 03:40 . 5.For All We Know (Fred Karlin, Arthur James,…

A&M release The Carpenters’ fifth album : ‘Now & Then’ (1973)

The Carpenters' 'Now & Then' is their fifth album featuring Karen Carpenter as a drummer on almost all tracks and released on May 1, 1973 by A&MTrack Listing : 1.Sing (Joe Raposo) - 03:20 . 2.This Masquerade (Leon Russell) - 04:50 . 3.Heather (Johnny Pearson) - 02:47 . 4.Jambalaya / Dead Man'S Curve / Johnny Angel / The Night Has A Thousand Eyes / Our Day Will Come / One Fine Day ( .…