It’s Thursday again. You know what that means. Uncle Bardie’s Weekly Music Pick. Uncle Bardiie gives a double thumbs up to this week’s selection. Leon Russell performing with George Harrison at the 1971 Concert for Bangladesh, “Jumping Jack Flash/Young Blood“:
Leon Russell can really kick butt. During the seventies, this Oklahoman gave us some unbelievable music, combining the energy of rock ‘n’ roll, soul, blue grass, gospel and blues. He could do no wrong. And in Joe Cocker, he found the perfect vehicle for his song, “Delta Lady”. As a songwriter, side musician and record producer, Leon made a steady living. But it was as a live performer that he put the WOW in wow. There was an energy to his performance that was unbelievable. As this piece of video shows. Leon is a force of nature. It was a thing of beauty to watch Leon show his chops.