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Leon Russell (1942-2016): The Last of the Bird-Flipping Genre-Busters

Leon Russell (1942-2016): The Last of the Bird-Flipping Genre-Busters

This gravelly marvel of a singer, Leon Russell leaves us as the consummate musician – and a never-ebbing rebel.

Elton John and Leon Russell’s The Union was marked by this bittersweet sense of loss

Elton John and Leon Russell’s The Union was marked by this bittersweet sense of loss

Released this week in 2010, Elton John and Leon Russell’s fiesty collaboration ‘The Union’ is an often-loud record with its share of quiet truths.

Meet ‘The Wrecking Crew’: Largely anonymous studio geniuses behind countless hits

Meet ‘The Wrecking Crew’: Largely anonymous studio geniuses behind countless hits

‘The Wrecking Crew’ is an intriguing look at the typically anonymous musicians who helped complete so many hits of the Baby Boomer era.

Leon Russell, “Big Lips” from Life Journey (2014): One Track Mind

Leon Russell, “Big Lips” from Life Journey (2014): One Track Mind

Leon Russell makes a bold return to “Big Lips,” and uncovers something randier, rawer and all together rascally along the way.

OK, Elton John doesn't make music like he used to; is it too much to ask that he try?

The disappointment isn’t so much that Elton John doesn’t make music like he used to. It’s that he almost couldn’t be bothered to try.

Elvis Costello – National Ransom (2010)

This Costello disc followed up the simple, organic country-folk of 2009’s Secret, Profane And Sugarcane. The personnel (the Sugarcanes), including red-hot producer T Bone Burnett, carries over but only a little of the music does. National Ransom, which also includes the Imposters as well as Vince Gill, Marc Ribot, Buddy Miller and Leon Russell on some tracks, swerves wildly fromRead More

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