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Old 11-13-2017, 12:23 PM   #12
Dawn
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Default Re: RIP Leon Russell

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Originally Posted by NightMistBlue View Post
The Wrecking Crew is a great documentary, for many reasons. I don't remember Leon being interviewed, but he was surely mentioned.

The New York Times obit gives a good overview of Mr. Russell's amazing career; they call him a musician's musician. I love the anecdote that over 100 artists have covered "A Song for You" but it took Mr. Russell just about 10 minutes to write it http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/14/ar...t-74.html?_r=0

IMO, Karen Carpenter did the most moving rendition of "A Song for You." Particularly when she gets to the lyric: I love you in a place where there's no space or time/I love you all my life, you are a friend of mine...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQKnpJul8MU

I gotta stop now, I'm verklempft. Talk amongst yourselves...
Just an FYI

Here are a couple of isolated vocal tracks of Karen Carpenter. I enjoyed them all but Superstar and Yesterday Once More are two of my personal favorites.

https://dangerousminds.net/comments/...isolated_vocal
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