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On April 23, 2012.

On April 23, 2012, John Christopher “Chris” Ethridge died aged 65. He was musician (bass, piano), member of International Submarine Band and The Flying Burrito Brothers. He has worked with Gram Parsons, Nancy Sinatra, Judy Collins, Leon Russell, Delaney Bramlett, Bill Withers, Johnny Winter, Randy Newman, Ry Cooder, Linda Ronstadt, Gene Clark, The Byrds, John Prine, Johnny Rivers, Jackson Browne, Arlo Guthrie, The Doors, Graham Nash and Willie Nelson.

On April 1, 2014.

On April 1, 2014, “Universal Records” label released “Life Journey”, the 37th Leon Russell album. It was recorded 2013 – 2014, at “Capitol Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Tommy LiPuma.

Personnel:

  • Leon Russell – lead and background vocals, piano, liner notes
  • Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
  • John Clayton- bass, conductor, arranger
  • Dixieland Band
  • William Cantos – background vocals
  • Alvin Chea– background vocals
  • Perry Morgan – background vocals
  • Louis Price– background vocals
  • Graham Dechter – acoustic guitar
  • Robben Ford– guitar
  • Anthony Wilson– guitar
  • Chris Simmons- slide guitar
  • Greg Leisz- pedal steel, pedal steel guitar
  • Hugh McCracken- guitar, soloist
  • Larry Goldings- Hammond B3
  • George Bohanon– trombone
  • Lee Callet – tenor saxophone
  • Charles Owens – tenor saxophone
  • Rickey Woodard– tenor saxophone
  • Keith Fiddmont – alto saxophone
  • Ira Nepus – trombone
  • Ryan Porter – trombone
  • Maurice Spears – bass trombone
  • Bijon Watson – trumpet
  • Gilbert Castellanos– trumpet
  • Clay Jenkins – trumpet
  • Sal Cracchiolo – trumpet
  • James Ford – trumpet
  • Darrell Leonard- flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Jeff Clayton- clarinet, alto saxophone
  • James Gordon – clarinet
  • Christoph Luty – bass
  • Willie Weeks- bass
  • Jeff Hamilton- drums
  • Abe Laboriel Jr.– drums
  • Elena Barere – concert master
  • Alan Broadbent- string arrangements
  • Jill Dell’Abate – string contractor
  • Elton John- executive producer
  • Shari Sutcliffe – music contractor, production coordination
  • Chandler Harrod – engineer, Pro-Tools
  • Mark Lambert – piano engineer, vocal engineer
  • Elliot Scheiner- string engineer
  • Al Schmitt- engineer, mixing
  • Doug Saks – mastering
  • Ryan Roth – design, photography
  • Mike Diehl – design

Track listing:

  1. Come On in My Kitchen – Robert Johnson
  2. Big Lips – Leon Russell
  3. Georgia on My Mind- Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell
  4. That Lucky Old Sun- Haven Gillespie, Beasley Smith 4:09
  5. Fever- Eddie Cooley, John Davenport
  6. Think of Me – Mike Reid
  7. I Got It Bad (and That Ain’t Good)- Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster
  8. The Masquerade Is Over – Herb Magidson, Allie Wrubel
  9. I Really Miss You – Paul Anka
  10. New York State of Mind- Billy Joel
  11. Fool’s Paradise -Johnny Fuller, Bob Geddins, Dr. David Rosenbaum
  12. Down in Dixieland – Leon Russell

On January 22, 2008.

On January 22, 2008, “Leon Russell Records” label released “In Your Dreams”, the 32nd Leon Russell album. It was recorded in 2003.

Personnel:

  • Leon Russell – vocals, piano

Track listing:

All tracks by Leon Russell.

  1. I Love the Way You Love Me
  2. Oklahoma Boogie
  3. Lover’s Hideaway
  4. Big Lips
  5. End of a Love Affair
  6. Love Can Hurt You So
  7. I Wanna Make Love to You
  8. Down in Louisiana
  9. Perfect Love
  10. A Little Thing Called Love
  11. Last Dance
  12. Down in Dixieland

On November 15, 1971.

On November 15, 1971, “Shelter” label released “Asylum Choir II”, the second and final  Leon Russell and Marc Benno album. It was recorded February 1967 – April 1969, at “Skyhill Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Leon Russell and Marc Benno.

Personnel:

  • Marc Benno– vocals, guitars
  • Leon Russell– bass, guitar, keyboards, piano, vocals
  • Jesse Ed Davis– guitars
  • Chuck Blackwell– drums
  • Carl Radle– bass
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn– bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Leon Russell and Marc Benno except where noted.

  1. Sweet Home Chicago
  2. Down on the Base
  3. Hello, Little Friend – Leon Russell
  4. Salty Candy
  5. Tryin’ to Stay ‘Live
  6. Intro to Rita
  7. Straight Brother
  8. Learn How to Boogie
  9. Ballad for a Soldier – Leon Russell
  10. When You Wish upon a Fag – Leon Russell
  11. Lady in Waiting – Leon Russell

 

 

On August 2, 1994.

On August 2, 1994, “Arista” label released the self-titled, debut Tractors album. It was recorded 1993 – 1994, and was produced by Steve Ripley and Walt Richmond. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Steve Ripley– lead vocals, electric guitar, drums, engineer, original art, design
  • Ron Getman – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, slide guitar, steel guitar, Dobro, mandolin, high harmony vocals
  • Jamie Oldaker– drums, “groove snares”, tambourine, percussion
  • Walt Richmond – Steinway piano, Hammond B–3 organ, accordion, Wurlitzer, clavinet, drums, horns, bassvocals
  • Casey van Beek – bass guitar, low harmony vocals
  • J. Cale– guitar
  • Joe Davis – saxophones
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Glen Mitchell – Hammond B-3 organ
  • Bonnie Raitt– slide guitar
  • Angelene Ripley – Hammond B-3 organ
  • Elvis Ripley – tremologuitar
  • Leon Russell– synthesizer, MIDI
  • Ed Richmond – fiddle
  • Joe Davis – saxophones
  • Ron Morgan – upright bass
  • Debbie Campbell – background vocal
  • John Crowder – background vocals
  • Jim Sweney – background vocals
  • Steve Collier – steel guitar
  • Gene Crownaver – steel guitar
  • Curly Lewis – fiddles
  • Waddy Pass – steel guitar
  • Rick Morton – fiddle
  • Jim Pulte – bass vocals
  • Bonnie Raitt – slide guitar
  • Angelene Ripley – Hammond B-3 organ
  • Elvis Ripley – tremolo guitar, engineer
  • James Burton– “Master of the Telecaster”
  • Steve Bagsby – steel guitar
  • Curly Lewis – fiddle
  • Ry Cooder– slide guitar
  • Eldon Shamblin– guitar
  • Joe Davis – horns
  • Junior Markham & the Tulsa All-Stars
  • Jimmy “Junior” Markham – harmonica
  • Jimmy Karstein – drums
  • Chuck Blackwell – drums
  • Chuck Browning – drums
  • David Teegarden – drums
  • Steve Hickerson – guitar
  • Tommy Tripplehorn – guitar
  • Glen Mitchell, Larry Bell, Carl Bickhardt, Dick Sims, Angelene Ripley, Ed Robinson – Hammond B-3 organs
  • Steve Allen, Rick Beilke, Mike Bruce, Mark Bruner, Jim Byfield, Robert Coggins, Jon Crowder, Gary Cundiff, Jim Edwards, Richard Feldman, Huey Flannery, Ron Flynt, Michael Garrett, Gary Gilmore, Doc James, Roger Linn, Steve Pryor, Jim Pulte, Gordon Shryock, “Skee”, Roger Tillison, Don White – guitar
  • Chuck DeWalt, Bill Belknap, Rich Brown, Jim Keltner – additional drums
  • Stacey Grant – trombone
  • Danny Mayo– life observations and noises
  • Ron Morgan – bass guitar riffs
  • Bonnie Raitt – slide guitar
  • Charlene Ripley – trumpet
  • Pat “Taco” Ryan – saxophone
  • Jim Strader – bass guitar licks
  • Spencer Sutton – piano
  • Ron Getman – engineer
  • Walt Richmond – engineering, photography
  • Angelene Ripley – engineering
  • Denny Purcell – mastering
  • Maude Gilman – art direction
  • Señor McGuire – photography

Track listing:

  1. The Tulsa Shuffle – Steve Ripley
  2. Fallin’ Apart – Steve Ripley, Ron Getman
  3. Thirty Days – Chuck Berry
  4. I’ve Had Enough – Steve Ripley
  5. The Little Man — Jim Pulte, Ripley, Tim DuBois
  6. Baby Likes to Rock It – Steve Ripley, Walt Richmond
  7. Badly Bent – Steve Ripley, Richmond, Martha Ellis
  8. The Blue Collar Rock – Steve Ripley
  9. Doreen – Steve Ripley
  10. Settin’ the Woods on Fire – Fred Rose, Ed G. Nelson
  11. Tryin’ to Get to New Orleans – Steve Ripley, Richmond, DuBois
  12. The Tulsa Shuffle (revisited) – Steve Ripley

On April 7, 1975.

On April 7, 1975, “Shelter” label released “Will O’ the Wisp”, the sixth Leon Russell studio album. It was recorded in 1975, and was produced by Denny Cordell and Leon Russell.

Personnel:

  • Leon Russell – vocals, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, synthesizer, clavinet, percussion
  • Steve Cropper, Bobby Manuel, J. Cale, Tommy Allsup, Don Preston – guitar
  • Donald Dunn, Carl Radle– bass guitar
  • Patrick Henderson– organ
  • Teddy Jack Eddy, Richard “Moon” Calhoun, Al Jackson Jr., Ambrose Adekoya Campbell, Jim Keltner, Carl Himmel – drums
  • Mary McCreary – background vocals
  • Jim Horn– alto saxophone
  • Masako Hirayama – biwa
  • Minoru Muraoka – flute
  • Roger Linn– synthesizer, programming
  • Gailard Sartain – illustrations, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Leon Russell

  1. Will O’ the Wisp
  2. Little Hideaway
  3. Make You Feel Good
  4. Can’t Get Over Losing You
  5. My Father’s Shoes
  6. Stay Away from Sad Songs
  7. Back to the Island
  8. Down on Deep River
  9. Blue Bird
  10. Laying Right Here in Heaven
  11. Lady Blue

In February 1967.

In February 1967, “Columbia” label released “Gene Clark with the Gosdin Brothers”, the debut Gene Clark album. It was recorded in 1966, and was produced by Larry Marks and Gary Usher.

Personnel:

  • Gene Clark– vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Glen Campbell– electric guitar
  • Jerry Cole– guitars
  • Bill Rinehart– guitars
  • Clarence White– guitar
  • Doug Dillard– electric banjo
  • Leon Russell– piano, harpsichord; string arrangements
  • Van Dyke Parks– keyboards
  • Chris Hillman– bass
  • Jim Gordon– drums
  • Michael Clarke– drums
  • Vern Gosdin– backing vocals
  • Rex Gosdin– backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Gene Clark, except where noted.

  1. Echoes
  2. Think I’m Gonna Feel Better
  3. Tried So Hard
  4. Is Yours Is Mine
  5. Keep on Pushin’ – Gene Clark, Bill Rinehart
  6. I Found You
  7. So You Say You Lost Your Baby
  8. Elevator Operator – Gene Clark, Bill Rinehart
  9. The Same One
  10. Couldn’t Believe Her
  11. Needing Someone