Leon Russell is an American singer, songwriter and musician, best known as a virtuoso pianist.
The re-issues of various Leon Russell albums in recent years have brought with them quite a number of bonus tracks. This compilation brings together bonus material from the reiusses of Leon Russell, Leon Russell & The Shelter People, Hank Wilson’s Back and Stop All That Jazz. The Eric of “Jamming With Eric”, an outtake from his debut album, is Eric Clapton, who Russell knew through both of them having played with Delaney & Bonnie Bramlett (both their debut solo albums of 1970 featured backing from the Bramletts and their crew). There are also three fantastic Bob Dylan covers, outtakes from his second album, plus a brief verse of Dylan’s “Masters Of War” set to the tune of “The Star-Spangled Banner”. Also has a country-styled cover of The Rolling Stones “Wild Horses”, and a duet of “Wabash Cannonball” with Willie Nelson (which was actually a non-album single they released in 1984, but was put on the reissue of Stop All That Jazz).
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