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(jan 6/73)Recorded at Skyhill Studios, Hollywood, California Between February 1967 and April 1969. Reissue producer: Tom Cartwright. Recording information: Skyhill Studios, Hollywood, CA (02/1967-04/1969).

CARATULA

VG+

DISCO

VG++

AÑO

1969

PAíS

EE.UU.

(side 1)

1.) Sweet Home Chicago (Leon Russell - Marc Benno) - 3:20

'Sweet Home Chicago' opened the album with a nice breezy blues tune that showcased Russell's instantly recognizable voice. I'm guessing the lyric had something to do with the '68 Democratic Convention. The tune was tapped as a Dutch single. rating: *** stars

2.) Down On the Base (Leon Russell - Marc Benno) - 2:18

Strange, but interesting tune with a not-too-subtle anti-war sentiment. Always liked the guitar solo and the nice bass pattern on this one. rating: *** stars

3.) Hello Little Friend (Leon Russell - Marc Benno) - 2:52

Russell double-tracking his voice on a rambling tune. Benno's fuzz guitar provided the highlights. rating: ** stars

4.) Salty Candy (Leon Russell - Marc Benno) - 2:26

I have yet to meet anyone who can explain the goofy lyric (I suspect it wasn't suitable for youngsters), but it almost didn't matter given the pretty, shimmering, slightly psychedelic melody and the fact this was one of Russell's nicest vocals. He almost sounded like Roy Orbison on this one. rating: **** stars

5.) Tryin' To Stay Live (Leon Russell - Marc Benno) - 2:50

Powered by his peerless piano, 'Tryin' To Stay Live' was one of Russell's funkier tunes. Always loved the chirping backing vocals. rating: *** stars



(side 2)

1.) ... Intro To Rita - 2:07

Hardly a song, rather a couple of minutes of studio chatter with Russell playing a couple of piano snippets for Rita Coolidge and Mark Benno. The second of the two was the funkier version and after flipping a coin, became the intro to 'Straight Brother'. rating: ** stars

2.) Straight Brother (Leon Russell - Marc Benno) - 3:08

The highlight of 'Straight Brother' was hearing Russell and Benno harmonize. Sadly, there wasn't much collaboration on this album. Another one with lyrics guaranteed to leave you scratching your head. Shelter tapped this as the US single. It was also released in France. rating: *** stars

3.) Learn How To Boogie (Leon Russell - Marc Benno) - 2:40

Piano-propelled blues number that sounded like it had been recorded live in the studio. Kind of dull and not exactly an album highlight. rating; ** stars

4.) Ballad for a Soldier (Leon Russell) - 4:24

Russell's commentary on My Lai ? If so, it was surprisingly insightful backed by a rollicking piano and fuzz guitar powered melody. rating: **** stars

5.) When You Wish Upon a Fag (Leon Russell) - 4:10

Geez, a breezy anti-smoking song in 1971 ? Unheard of ... rating: **** stars

6.) Lady In Waiting (Leon Russell) - 3:37

You wouldn't have expected a song that sounded like a waltz to be so enjoyable. rating: *** stars

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