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.

VIDEO 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

Released on October 19, 2010 , The Union is a collaboration album by Elton John (his thirtieth) and Leon Russell. >>

‘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 >>

[2014] 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 >>

[1983] you do not want to miss Leon Russell jamming with house band at Late Night with David Letterman on NBC >> 9 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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