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Leon Russell Tribute Special
Gene Clark and the Gosdin Brothers – So You Say You Lost Your Baby (Columbia)
David Hemmings – Back Street Mirror (MGM)
JJ Cale – It’s a Go Go Place (Liberty)
Brian Hyland – The Joker Went Wild (Philips)
Tom Northcott – Sunny Goodge Street (WB)
Le Cirque – Land of Oz (Buddah)
Spotlights – Batman and Robin (Smash)
Spotlights – Dayflower (Smash)
Asylum Choir – Welcome to Hollywood (Smash)
Asylum Choir – Icicle Star Tree (Smash)
Asylum Choir – Indian Style (Smash)
Joe Cocker with Mad Dogs and Englishmen – Cry Me a River (A&M)
Leon Russell – Prince of Peace (Shelter)
Leon Russell – Delta Lady (Shelter)
Leon Russell – Shootout at the Plantation (Shelter)
Leon Russell – A Song For You (Shelter)
Leon Russell and the Shelter People – Of Thee I Sing (Shelter)
Leon Russell and the Shelter People – Crystal Closet Queen (Shelter)
Leon Russell and the Shelter People – Beware of Darkness (Shelter)
Leon Russell and the Shelter People – The Ballad of Mad Dogs and Englishmen (Shelter)
Leon Russell – Honky Tonk Women (Live – Homewood Sessions)
Leon Russell – Jumping Jack Flash/Youngblood (Shelter)
Leon Russell – Of Thee I Sing/Yes I Am (Shelter)
Delaney and Bonnie – Groupie (Superstar) (Atco)
Jesse Ed Davis – Alcatraz (Atco)
Joe South – Stranger In a Strange Land (Island)
BB King – Hummingbird (ABC)
Freddie King – Help Me Through The Day (Shelter)
Leon Russell – Tightrope (Shelter)
Leon Russell – This Masquerade (Shelter)
Joe Grogan – A Song For You (Piano Joe)
Welcome to this month’s episode of the Iron Leg Radio Show.
We have a very special episode for you this week (dropping a little early, as well).
The world recently lost the mighty Leon Russell, a brilliant songwriter, singer and pianist, and a foundational artist in my musical sensibilities.
I decided that tribute had to be paid, so this episode is dedicated to Leon as producer, arranger, composer and performing artist.
There are some familiar things, some things you may not have heard before, and I close out the show with a cover of one of Leon’s best songs by none other than the man who first brought Leon’s music into our house, close to 45 years ago, my Dad, Joe Grogan.
So settle in, with a mug of cocoa to take the chill out of the air (or something stronger if you so desire) and open your ears to some of the finest music of the last 50 years.
As always, I hope you dig it, and I’ll see you next week.
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