Tag Archives: Leon Russell

Honky Tonk Women: The Rolling Stones; Ike & Tina Turner; Joe Cocker.

Hello there! This week we will discuss a great classic rock song, Honky Tonk Women. We will first review the original song by The Rolling Stones. Next we will feature covers of this song by Ike & Tina Turner, and … Continue reading

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The Letter: The Box Tops; Joe Cocker; Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Hello there! Our song this week is The Letter, an R&B tune that has been covered nearly 200 times. We will review the original by The Box Tops. We will then discuss a cover version by Joe Cocker, and a … Continue reading

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Delta Lady: Leon Russell; Joe Cocker; Bobbie Gentry

Hello there! Our song this week is Delta Lady. This is a great country-blues song. We will review the version by Leon Russell, who wrote the song. We will also discuss versions by Joe Cocker and by Bobbie Gentry. Leon … Continue reading

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Young Blood: The Coasters; Leon Russell; Bad Company

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Young Blood. This is a delightfully funky 50s R&B song. We will start with the original song by The Coasters, and then we will review covers from Leon Russell and … Continue reading

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Heartbreak Hotel: Elvis Presley; Hoyt Axton; Willie Nelson & Leon Russell

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Heartbreak Hotel. This was not only Elvis Presley’s first #1 record, but it is one of the most important rockabilly tunes. We will start with the original song by Elvis, … Continue reading

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When a Man Loves a Woman: Percy Sledge, Leon Russell, Art Garfunkel

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song When a Man Loves a Woman. This is a moving and beautiful soul tune. We will start with the original song by Percy Sledge, and then we will review covers … Continue reading

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