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Leon Russell
Life Journey - UME
FILTER Grade: 83%

By A.D. Amorosi on April 24, 2014

 

Leon Russell

Leon Russell is one of rock’s legends. Whether solo (slow, moody hits like “This Masquerade”) or paired with the likes of Joe Cocker and Elton John (Life Journey’s executive producer), Russell brings a touch of the old South to all he surveys. Same here. Though Russell uses his craggy, soulful caterwaul and playful piano stylings on classics like “Georgia on My Mind,” Russell-penned originals such as the jump-boogieing "Big Lips" and the swinging "Down in Dixieland" are this winning deck's aces.