Sunday, June 10

Iconic Musicians Perform "A Song for You" in NYC

On surfing YouTube's classic pop music archives, I happened upon a clip of iconic rock, country and R&B performers Leon Russell, Willie Nelson and Ray Charles, respectively, performing Russell's vintage hit "A Song for You."

According to the marginal notes posted with the clip last February, "Included on the DVD Willie Nelson and Friends: Live & Kickin', it was performed during Willie Nelson's 70th birthday party at New York City's famed Beacon Theatre on 9 April 2003. Leon and Willie take a verse, of this Leon Russell original, and let Ray finish it up, as only Ray (one-take) could. Ray died shortly after the performance."




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