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Lady Blue

(Leon Russell)

Turgid ballad that loses whatever melody it has with Russell’s improvisational and often flat stylings.  A tired saxophone solo injects the feeling of the last dance of a long wedding reception.  This was, in fact, the last track of Russell’s 1975 release, Will o’ the Wisp, and went to #14 on the Billboard singles chart.

Leon Russell recordings
Shelter SR-40378 (MC3825) (US promo 45)