Sunday, 13 November 2016

leon russell - delta lady, and the leave alone list

So another one of the old rock and rollers bites the dust. This time it's Leon Russell, a name that's probably not that well known to most people, but instrumental in some of may favourite records, and especially on Joe Cocker's 'Mad Dogs and Englishman' tour (and LP). One of the greatest road movies in the rock cannon.
Here's Leon with his own composition, 'Delta Lady.'

And here's Joe Cocker and Leon from the 'Mad Dogs' film, covering The Rolling Stones' 'Honky Tonk Women'

As for the grim reaper, here's a short list of people he can bugger off and leave alone for the time being

Keith Richards
Mick Jagger
Rick Parfitt
Francis Rossi
Iggy Pop
Bobby Gillespie
The Reid brothers from The Jesus and Mary Chain
David Johansen and Sylvain Sylvain from The New York Dolls
Nick Cave
Brain Wilson
Dr John
Little Richard
Chuck Berry
Bruce Springsteen
Todd Snider
Paul Simon
Rod Stewart
Van Morrison
Any of the remaining members of The Sex Pistols, Stranglers, Damned or Clash
Or The Pixies, Deus, Hawkwind, Who, U2 and Waterboys

That lot should keep me going for a while yet if he keeps his spindly little fingers off them

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