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|Leon Russell||Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals|
|Ambrose Campbell||Percussion, Conga, Drums|
|Joey Cooper||Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals|
|John Gallie||Organ, Keyboards|
|Rev. Patrick Henderson||Percussion, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals|
|Don Preston||Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals|
|Nawasa Crowder||Background Vocals|
|Leon Russell||Composer, Producer, Contributor|
|Rev. Patrick Henderson||Arranger|
|Tom Cartwright||Reissue Producer|
|Ellis Widner||Liner Notes|
Posted October 1, 2010
Leon Live is like a rock-and-roll gospel revival on speed. Blues, soul, and gospel music join some good old-fashioned piano-banging rock that would have made Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard blush.
The Mighty Quinn Medley begins the album with a bang, taking listeners on a caustic ride through I'll Take You There, Idol with the Golden Head, and I Serve a Living Savior. In this case, trust me, you ain't seen nothing like the Mighty, Mighty Quinn.
From there, Leon attacks some of his best songs with a blazing tempo and gritty vocals. Leon takes a step away from the microphone for the touching gospel songs Some Day and Sweeping through the City before closing the set with almost 30 minutes of blazing medleys. A great listen for anyone who loves the raw, blistering live music of the seventies.