Leon Russell is currently ranked 6th in our poll of The Greatest Rock Piano Players. Who is your favorite keyboard player? Favorite song?
Leon Russell’s work is prolific throughout rock. As a studio musician with Phil Spector’s Wrecking crew he recorded with early rock pioneers including the Byrds, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, The Ronettes, and Darlene Love. In 1969-70 Leon toured with Delaney & Bonnie and then went on to touring with Joe Cocker’s Mad Dogs and Englishmen. Of Leon’s recordings, our favorite is “Leon Russell and Friends, the Homewood Sessions” recorded in 1970.
The following Leon Russell songs/recordings/sessions are all ranking in our Top Keyboard Performances poll:
- Roll Away the Stone
- Tight Rope
- A Song For You
- Asylum Choir
- Jumping Jack Flash
- Leon Russell and Friends
- Stranger in a Strange Land
- Of Thee I Sing
Please comment below and let us know who your favorite is. Keep rockin!