Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Leon Russell [R.I.P.] - Discography

 Leon Russell - Discography

Born: April 2, 1942 - Died: November 13, 2016

Leon Russell was an American musician and songwriter who was involved with numerous bestselling records during his 60-year career that spanned multiple genres, including rock and roll, country, gospel, bluegrass, rhythm and blues, southern rock, blues rock, folk, surf and the Tulsa sound.

All Albums are 320kbps Bitrate

2015 - Riding the Northeast Trail


RFelis said...

A very important man in the history of music

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much you have made my week! You are the best. Thank you again. Jim

Ozzieguy said...

Yes RFelis - I agree.

Ozzieguy said...

You are very welcome Jim.

LOFC said...

I look forward to hearing these. Thanks as always.

Hitparade said...

Thank you for adding 19 more albums to my Leon Russell collection. My favorites are:

(1974) "Stop All That Jazz" with Tim Harden's "If I Were A Carpenter", a beautiful instrumental of "Spanish Harlem", The Rolling Stone's "Wild Horses" and The #1 Country Song of 1939, "Wabash Cannonball" with Willie Nelson.

(2002) "Moonlight & Love Songs" with pop standards with The Nashville Symphony: "The Very Thought Of You", "My Funny Valentine", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "Stormy Weather", "Once In A While", "That Lucky Old Sun", "As Time Goes By" and "Angel Eyes".

(2014) "Life Joursey" with classics like Johnny Mercer's "Georgia On My Mind", Duke Ellington's "I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good", Little Willie John's and Peggy Lee's "Fever" and even Billy Joel's "New York State Of Mind".

Of course I loved his two greatest singles: "Tight Rope" (10-October 1972) and "Lady Blue" (8-October 1975).

Request: He recorded four country-bluegrass albums under the name of Hank Wilson which are missing, but need to be collected, preserved and included in this wondwerful collection.

Thanks again for all the music :-)

Ozzieguy said...

Thank you Hitparade for your lovely message, you are very welcome my friend.

Ozzieguy said...

You also are very welcome my friend LOFC.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting; I am now reading the (new) biography of Leon (written by Bill Janovich) and recommend it to anyone interested in Leon.

Thank you for this blog as it has turned me on to so much music (I am particularly enjoying the easy-listening side, like Andy Williams, Tom Jones etc).

May I pls humbly make some suggestions for future posts: Sammy Davis Jr LPs; Jackie Gleason LPs; bizarro / obscurecelebrity LPs of the 1970s (e.g. Esther Rolle; Richard Roundtree: etc).

Thanks again for everything

Anonymous said...

Wow. An interesting post with great comments. For me, I love "The Wedding Album" from the mid 70s. I did not know about the Hank Wilson lps, so that's another whole thing.

And in general for many of the artists you post, I think the 'later' stuff, the post-CD age of the last 25 years, is hard to find and often unheard or not sought out. So thanks for the opportunity to hear it alongside the earlier legacy-making LPs.

Steve in Toronto

imnokid said...

Great blog. You are missing the 2 albums he did with his wife. Leon & Mary Russell
The Wedding Album
Make Love To The People (1977)

Ozzieguy said...

Thank you imnokid. Sorry I do not have those other albums.

Anonymous said...

Great post. Thank you for sharing Leon! By any chance do you have this Leon Russell show from Budokan on 11-09-1973 (It was recorded the night after the Live in Japan record)?: https://www.giginjapan.com/leon-russell-shelter-people-budokan-73-2nd-night/

Anonymous said...

Many thanks for Leon Russell discography

Ozzieguy said...

Anonymous Anonymous person. You also are very welcome.