Leon Russell – Leon Russell And The Shelter People (1971/2013/2019)

Posted by Green on July 12, 2019as

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Leon Russell’s accolades are monumental in a number of categories, from songwriting to session playing, to his solo work. Leon Russell and the Shelter People is the second solo album by the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. This 1971 gem shot to No. 17 on the Billboard album charts.

This recording is a prime example of Russell’s instrumental dexterity and ability to produce some energetic rock ‘n’ roll. Poignant and expressive tracks such as “Of Thee I Sing,” “Home Sweet Oklahoma,” and “She Smiles Like a River” all lay claim to Russell’s soulful style and are clear-cut examples of the power that he musters through his spirited piano playing and his voice. His Dylan covers, “It Takes a “Lot to Laugh,” “It Takes A Train To Cry” and “A Hard Rain’s A Gonna Fall” are especially strong and have him sounding so forceful, they could have been his own compositions.

Leon Russell, vocals, guitar, piano, Hammond organ
Jesse Ed Davis, guitar
Eric Clapton, guitar
Chris Stainton, guitar
Jimmy Johnson, guitar
Don Preston, guitar, vocals
Jim Price, Hammond organ
John Gallie, Hammond organ
Barry Beckett, Hammond organ
Jim Keltner, drums
Chuck Blackwell, drums
Jim Gordon, drums
Roger Hawkins, drums
Joey Cooper, guitar, vocals
David Hood, bass
Carl Radle, bass
Claudia Lennear, background vocals
Kathi McDonald, background vocals

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