Leon Russell

Leon Russell

by Leon Russell


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Leon Russell

Leon Russell never quite hit all the right notes the way he did on his eponymous debut. He never again seemed as convincing in his grasp of Americana music and themes, never again seemed as individual, and never again did his limited, slurred bluesy voice seem as ingratiating. He never again topped his triptych of "A Song for You," "Hummingbird," and "Delta Lady," nor did his albums contain such fine tracks as "Dixie Lullaby." Throughout it all, what comes across is Russell's idiosyncratic vision, not only in his approach but in his very construction -- none of the songs quite play out as expected, turning country, blues, and rock inside out, not only musically but lyrically. Yes, his voice is a bit of an acquired taste, but it's only appropriate for a songwriter with enough chutzpah to write songs of his own called "I Put a Spell on You" and "Give Peace a Chance." And if there ever was a place to acquire a taste for Russell, it's here.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/03/1995
Label: The Right Stuff
UPC: 0724383402823
catalogNumber: 34028

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Leon Russell   Primary Artist,Bass,Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Joe Cocker   Vocals
Delaney & Bonnie   Track Performer
George Harrison   Guitar
Mick Jagger   Vocals
Ringo Starr   Drums
Steve Winwood   Keyboards
Charlie Watts   Drums
Bonnie Bramlett   Vocals
Delaney Bramlett   Guitar
Bill Wyman   Bass
Jim Gordon   Drums
Eric Clapton   Guitar
Merry Clayton   Vocals
Buddy Harmon   Drums
Jim Horn   Saxophone
Alan Spenner   Bass
Chris Stainton   Keyboards
Klaus Voormann   Bass
B.J. Wilson   Drums

Technical Credits

Bob Dylan   Composer
Leon Russell   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Bonnie Bramlett   Composer
Marc Benno   Engineer
Clydie King   Contributor
Denny Cordell   Producer
Greg Dempsey   Composer,Contributor
Todd Everett   Liner Notes
Glyn Johns   Engineer
Chris Stainton   Composer
Bobby Whiplash   Contributor
Tom Cartwright   Reissue Producer
David Swartz   Producer,Executive Producer
Ken Kahn   Reissue Production Assistance
Mark Waldrep   Producer
Michael Stern   Executive Producer

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Leon Russell 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
JohnQ More than 1 year ago
This album is full of classic songs. Leon was a Huge star in the Seventies but almost forgotten in the Eighties. His Great albums deserve to be heard again.