June 17, 2010

This is one of those songs that moves me no matter how many times I hear it. Leon Russell had made a name for himself as a session player before he stunned the music world with his brilliant self-titled record in 1970. This video is from PBS' Vine Street Sessions in 1971 and the audience includes country blues guitarist Furry Lewis and Memphis legend Don Nix.

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