Billy Preston - Everybody Likes Some Kind Of Music (1973)

Billy Preston was an American singer-songwriter and keyboard player, best known for his talents on the Hammond organ.

Everybody Likes Some Kind Of Music was Billy Preston's second self-produced album, and featured eleven fantasic original songs (most written in collaboration with Bruce Fisher), plus a funky cover of Bob Dylan's "It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)". For the most part consisting of his usual soul/rock/gospel mix, it was also notable for the closing classical piano instrumental "Minuet For Me". It yielded two successful singles - "You're So Unique" was a #11 R&B hit, and the synthesizer-driven instrumental "Space Race" followed in the footsteps of 1972's "Outa-Space", topping the R&B chart and getting to #4 on the pop chart. Overall, it turned out to be one of his most successful albums, and can be looked back on as one of his most interesting and diverse.
Around this time he was also working with The Rolling Stones - he had played Hammond organ, piano and clavient on Sticky Fingers, Exile On Main Street and Goats Head Soup. After the album's release, he joined them for their European Tour of September and October 1973, as both the opening act and their guest keyboardist.

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