Leon Russell, Carney (1972)
I love Leon Russell. LOVE! And I missed the chance to see him play – couldn’t justify the travel, but wish I had gone. I have a couple of records – Shelter People which I dig big time, in many ways my introduction to his fearsome talent as a singer/songwriter and performer (already knew of him as a great session guy and songwriter of course). And The Wedding Album – but I will be finding more as I can. And was super happy to pick this one up recently. A few years back I found some blogspot page that posted lots of old bootlegs and some classic albums from classic artists and I ripped all of the Leon albums I could find. That’s how I first heard Carney. Magical record. This Masquerade. Perfect. Really only Dr John was close to this. And some days he wasn’t even close.
Sample Track: Out In The Woods
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