Thursday, November 24, 2016

The History of Leon Russell - The Session Years Part 1


Meticulously researched from documents obtained directly from the L.A. Musicians Union in Hollywood, California, Volume One is a full hour of songs from Leon’s session days, and focuses on Leon’s extensive body of L.A. session work from the Sixties, where he established himself as one of the most highly sought after session players in the business.

1. Tulsa - Wayne Hancock
2. “Leon Live” Medley - Leon Russell
3. Moody River - Johnny Burnette
4. Jambalaya - The Raiders
5. Breakaway - Jackie DeShannon
6. Telstar - The Ventures
7. Old Rivers - Walter Brennan
8. I Walk The Line - Herman Clebanoff And His Orchestra
9. I Fall To Pieces - Leon McAuliffe
10. Mr. Record Man - Willie Nelson
11. Jazz Waltz from “The Candidate” - Steve Karmen
12. Say It Isn’t So - Aretha Franklin
13. A Cock-Eyed Optimist - Linda Lloyd
14. Ain’t Gonna Try Anymore - Dean Martin
15. Sweet Little Sixteen - Pat Boone
16. Running On Faith - Eric Clapton (Unplugged)
Direct from the vaults of the Tulsa Area Music Archives, Preserving Tulsa’s Music History.

Compiled, mixed and edited by Steve Todoroff/Tulsa/USA


  1. Brilliant. Thanks so much for this. Dr. James McKillip, Ottawa.