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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Leon Russell

Last night, we went to the Orange County Fair and saw Leon Russell. We think the laptop in front of him was being used as a teleprompter (i.e. so he could see the words of the songs). He played "Delta Lady", "Out In The Woods", "Jumpin' Jack Flash" - but not "Tightrope"!

I got "Carney" when it came out; it fell by the wayside in the 70's, as I ventured through the European music hemisphere. I never noticed him much at all in the 80's or 90's - and, quite frankly, when I got interested in his solo work again a few years back, I was surprised that not only was he still alive, but he was still regularly touring!

LP ASYLUM CHOIR (with Marc Benno) SMASH US SRS 67107

1968 8 TRKS

LP ASYLUM CHOIR II (with Marc Benno) MCA CORAL US MCA-684

1969 11 TRKS

LP BEST OF SHELTER US SRL 52004

1976 12 TRK Collection, insert

LP CARNEY PHILIPS NL 6369 110

1972 12 TRKS insert

CD CARNEY kami TOSHIBA JPN TOCP-67769

1972 12 TRKS ('05 issue) kami sleeve

CD FACE IN THE CROWD SAGESTONE US SAG-5003.2

1999 12 TRKS

CDx2 GIMME SHELTER! - THE BEST OF EMI US E2-52644

1996 40 TRK Collection

CD HANK WILSON'S BACK SHELTER US 35537.2

1973 15 TRKS (2 x bonus tracks) ('95 issue)

LP HANK WILSON'S BACK Vol. 1 SHELTER US SW-8923

1973 13 TRKS

LPx3 LEON LIVE PHILIPS NL 6641 139

1973 19 TRKS Live '72

LP LEON RUSSELL SHELTER US SHE 1001

1970 12 TRKS original label. company logo

CD LEON RUSSELL (Gold disc) DCC US GZS-1049

1970 17 TRKS Gold Disc (5 x bonus tracks) ('93 issue)

CD LEON RUSSELL & THE SHELTER PEOPLE POLYSTAR JPN PSCW-1031

1971 14 TRKS ('90 issue) (3 x bonus tracks)

LP LEON RUSSELL & THE SHELTER PEOPLE A&M UK AMLS 65003

1971 11 TRKS insert

LP SOLID STATE PARADISE US PRL-0001

1984 11 TRKS

LP STOP ALL THAT JAZZ SHELTER US SR 2108

1974 10 TRKS

LP WILL O' THE WISP SHELTER US SR 2138

1975 11 TRKS

I would like to find CD's of his 70's albums that I do not already have - and I would also be willing to listen to any of his later works that I have not heard. Remember "Leon Russell Live in Japan" Phillips Japan LP? I could also get out and watch my Joe Cocker "Mad Dogs & Englishmen" DVD - there should be a fair amount of LR in there. And I should probably get "Concert for Bangla Desh" on DVD - I remember his contribution well.

- Ron

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Anonymous Jim Donato said...

Well, Leon Russell is right up there with Al Kooper for a long and varied MVP career. Are you sure the Mac wasn't running his MIDI rig?

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