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Oklahoma Profile: Leon Russell – Part 2

 

December 2, 2016



As we saw last week, Leon Russell was born and raised in Oklahoma, but he left the Sooner State as a young man to pursue a career in the music business in California.

Eventually he became a well-respected and often-used studio musician who performed on some of the most famous recordings in musical history.

In the meantime, Russell also carved out a career for himself as a recording artist. His albums (of which he recorded over 30) are an eclectic mix of rock, blues, jazz, gospel, country and everything in between.

As such, he had more success with albums than with singles. That is to say,...



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