Leon Russell — Roll Away The Stone
Album: Leon Russell
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Released: 1970
Length: 3:04
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Well it's such a strange world that I'm living in
She was my woman and she was my friend
But I was wrong again.
Such a strange changes that you put me through
But like a fool I fell in love with you
What can this poor boy do?

Roll away the stone
Don't leave me here alone
Resurrect me and protect me
Don't leave me laying here
What will they do in two thousand years?

It's such a strange time that we're passing through
I thought you'd tell me when your time was due
I guess you thought I knew
Strange way to keep avoiding me
Why did you lie how could I help but be
Oh won't you help me be?
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Leon and his signature, slightly exaggerated, draaawl…
12:03 pmLeon Russell
Roll Away The Stone
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Turtle Blues
Cheap Thrills (1969)


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Bill is trying to melt the snow with this set


Farewell, Leon.

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Leon. Any. Time. 
 horseplayer wrote:
Oh yeah, and It's a mightly long way down rock n' roll
From the Bradford cities to the Oreole
And you look like a star but you're still on the dole
....all the way from Mem-phis I mean, I hear that too, don't you? (And I know who ripped off whom)
 
Leon wrote his ass off.  For everyone.  If you're going to say anything other, I'm not listening.  {#Meditate}
Good stuff, without a doubt.
It's a mighty long way down rock and roll. 
some of this would be good
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thank you Jesus,...and you too Bill
Why have only 246 of you rated this song when it was recorded in 1970? When were you born? Versus, is this not a timeless classic?
 Propayne wrote:
Check out "The Wrecking Crew" doc.

 
+2  Excellent doc. 

Also check out Elton John's speech inducting Leon (his hero) into the RR Hall of Fame.  
 passsion8 wrote:
Does the "News Blimp" mean anything to anyone hearing this?

 
They used this song as an outro to this show:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr9_gzEHrV8
Ladies and Gentlemen,
The Master Of Space And Time

Does the "News Blimp" mean anything to anyone hearing this?
geeze bill i've not heard such great music ...since i can't even remember when.  sorry the bucks are short and i haven' t been contributing regularly.  you are playing lotsa greats!
{#Hearteyes}
Check out "The Wrecking Crew" doc.
Seems to be nostalgia day on Radio Paradise today... :) 
Awesome! Love me some Leon Russell. How about Girl From the North Country some time too ;^ )
Oakie boy couldn't hit the note with a pitch fork but he sure could sing, furshur. Gets an 8 from Billyburg.
Day-um, Bill, I sure wish you'd play this song more often!{#Drummer}
 zipper wrote:
not even funny.
 
well, maybe a little...
 Buzzardcheater wrote:
Leon!

Is it really possible that this hasn't been heard (or at least commented on) in almost three years?!?
 
and then another 8 years, yowzah!  Leon is absolutely awesome, and thank you to great commenters who recognize it
Absoulute icon!
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So we must be in the middle of a Messianic set ... this sone followed Tom Wait's Chocolate Jesus and OTR's Jesus in New Orleans. Should we say "amen" after each song?
BTW, that's Charlie Watts on drums and Bill Wyman on bass.
Laying on the floor at the warehouse, early 70 N.O.
dsr15 wrote:
Santa or ZZ Top? 5
:rolleyes: not even funny.
Santa or ZZ Top? 5
Now you have to play Bob's Watching the River Flow with Leon's barrelhouse piano filling in the holes.
I loved this song/album when it first came out, but I always suspected Leon Russell partly responsible for Joe Cocker's evolution from 'gift from God' (With a Little Help From My Friends) to something a lot less original (Mad Dogs & Englishmen) in the space of a year or two.
jagdriver wrote:
This is a kick-:moon: tune! It's always been. Some Leon trivia for you: A former LA session guy, he literally rounded up all the players that formed the "Mad Dogs" tour, these same guys playing on "All Things Must Pass" and "Layla & Other Love Songs". Leon's best work is "This Masquerade", covered very well by George Benson. And did you know Leon penned "This Diamond Ring" for Gary Lewis & the Playboys?
Unless Leon was writing under a pseudonym, Al Kooper, Bob Brass, and Irwin Levine wrote "This Diamond Ring", although it's generally accepted that he played piano on the recording date. It was pretty easy to round up the Mad Dogs band: he simply lifted Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett's touring band whole cloth (himself, Gordon, Keltner, Whitlock, and Radle), added Keyes, Price, and Keltner, and mixed 'em in with Chris Stainton from Cocker's Grease Band. Voila! Instant, thundering, lumbering band. A great album is Delany & Bonnie & Friends: On Tour with Eric Clapton. The core band plus Clapton and on occasion Dave Mason and George Harrison behind the Bramlett's. One of the great, neglected masterpieces of that era. :propeller:
Oh yeah, and It's a mightly long way down rock n' roll From the Bradford cities to the Oreole And you look like a star but you're still on the dole ....all the way from Mem-phis I mean, I hear that too, don't you? (And I know who ripped off whom)
To echo other listeners...how nice to hear this again after so many years!
Always good to hear ol' Leon...did you ever notice how the intro to this makes you think you're about to hear Mott the Hooples "All the Way to Memphis?"
Great song, really happy to be hearing it right now. Even happier coming after Hot Tuna and Tom Waits. What a set list!
Ya gotta love Leon's barrelhouse piano on Bob's Watching the River Flow.
Played a small club here last Saturday PM. I did not make it, but heard it was really good. Still kickin'...
Mediocre since that time...
Great to hear this, I was a big fan back in the 70s
LEON!!! Alive & Well @ a small resort venue tomorrow night... :crown.gif:
oh, wow, i have definitely not heard enough Leon Russel - RP is so cool!
Leslie wrote:
A classic Leon song. This sure takes me back! :D
This is a kick-:moon: tune! It's always been. Some Leon trivia for you: A former LA session guy, he literally rounded up all the players that formed the "Mad Dogs" tour, these same guys playing on "All Things Must Pass" and "Layla & Other Love Songs". Leon's best work is "This Masquerade", covered very well by George Benson. And did you know Leon penned "This Diamond Ring" for Gary Lewis & the Playboys?
dwa375 wrote:
Whoa! - Is he still alive? 8O
yes indeed. he's still touring too....amazing, eh?
Whoa! - Is he still alive? 8O
Leon! Is it really possible that this hasn't been heard (or at least commented on) in almost three years?!?
What a great way to start my work day! :D
Reminds me about 10cc. Please play some 10cc songs
A classic Leon song. This sure takes me back! :D