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Notes.txt (which is simply these notes included in the torrent)
Bio Excerpt from All Music:
The ultimate rock & roll session man, Leon Russell\'s long and storied career includes collaborations with a virtual who\'s who of music icons spanning from Jerry Lee Lewis to Phil Spector to the Rolling Stones. A similar eclecticism and scope also surfaced in his solo work, which couched his charmingly gravelly voice in a rustic yet rich swamp pop fusion of country, blues, and gospel. Born Claude Russell Bridges on April 2, 1942, in Lawton, OK, he began studying classical piano at age three, a decade later adopting the trumpet and forming his first band. At 14, Russell lied about his age to land a gig at a Tulsa nightclub, playing behind Ronnie Hawkins & the Hawks before touring in support of Jerry Lee Lewis. Two years later, he settled in Los Angeles, studying guitar under the legendary James Burton and appearing on sessions with Dorsey Burnette and Glen Campbell. As a member of Spector\'s renowned studio group, Russell played on many of the finest pop singles of the 1960s, also arranging classics like Ike & Tina Turner\'s monumental \"River Deep, Mountain High\"; other hits bearing his input include the Byrds\' \"Mr. Tambourine Man,\" Gary Lewis & the Playboys\' \"This Diamond Ring,\" and Herb Alpert\'s \"A Taste of Honey.\" ...
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All Music Album Review:
\"Tight Rope\" leads off Carney, and it\'s not just his biggest hit, it offers an excellent introduction to an off-kilter, confused, fascinating album. In a sense, it consolidates his two extremes, offering a side of fairly straightforward roots rock before delving headfirst into twisted psychedelia on the second side. On the whole, the second side deflates the first side, since it\'s just too fuzzy -- it\'s intriguing, at least in parts, but it never adds up to anything. Besides, the first side is already odd enough, but in a meaningful way; here, his fascination with Americana sideshows is married to songs that work, instead of just being vehicles for tripping in the studio. Of course, part of what makes Carney interesting is that it contains a bit of both, but interesting doesn\'t equal compelling, as the whole of Carney bears out.
01. Tight Rope
02. Out In The Woods
03. Me And Baby Jane
04. Manhattan Island Serenade
05. Cajun Love Song
06. Roller Derby
08. Acid Annapolis
09. If The Shoe Fits
10. My Cricket
11. This Masquerade
12. Magic Mirror
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