I’m dating myself here, but how many of you remember the hoopla surrounding the Concert for Bangladesh? I mean, even Dylan showed up for it.
Lots of great music from that show, but this has always been my favorite.
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Sheeeeeeeit man. After a great weekend that’s the way to start Monday morning. Thanks Bluto.
I’m glad they left off George’s laconic introduction: “Here’s a couple of numbers from Leon.” For the first time since 1969, George Harrison of the superhuman Beatles was upstaged by a fellow performer. All joking aside, Leon’s medley was the high point of the Concert.
Saw Leon at The Foundry here in Athens about a year before he passed. What a performer.
Leon and the Mad Dogs and Englishmen played in Huff Gym at the U of I and they didn’t have a stage, just a riser, and i was able to lean on his piano and shoot the shit with him between songs. You want to see a weird movie about him try A Poem Is a Naked Person by Les Blank. Leon didn’t like it or Blank so he wouldn’t let him release it. When Blank died his son got with Leon and released it. You get to see a snake eat a chicken and a guy eat a glass at a dirt track race.
The Homewood Session is killer
03:20 – Will The Circle Be Unbroken
06:30 – Caravan
09:28 – It Takes A Lot To laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
14:49 – Delta Lady
19:50 – A Song For You
24:10 – Good Morning Judge
27:55 – John Henry
30:38 – Furry’s Blues
33:10 – Amos Burke
36:03 – Honky Tonk Women
39:29 – Sweet Emily
42:53 – Prince Of Peace
46:22 – Girl From The North Country
49:13 – Big Boss Man
52:14 – Crystal Closet Queen
55:19 – Of Thee I Sing
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Thanks Bluto and Mr. ILlINI84 you guys took me back to a better time. Music was original and crisp actually foot tapping along the morning drudgery. Just a better place THEN !
RIP Iconic George and the never fully appreciated Leon.
You should enjoy this from his days with the Wrecking Crew
Lennon was supposedly willing to perform, but not without Yoko.
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