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Leon Russell and Elton John, "There Is No Tomorrow"

Has anyone ever seen Leon Russell and Walt Whitman in the same place at the same time? Think about it.

Upset about election results?  Living in a “blue state” [see what I did there]?  In what turned out to be a real nail-biter of a race, Pennsylvania is sending Washington its newest Most Conservative Senator, and Russ Feingold of Wisconsin, the only senator to vote against the Patriot Act, has been replaced by someone who thinks it “inappropriate” for a member of congress to be publicly critical of taking military action.  Also, the bootleggers, prison union and alcohol lobby proved too much for California’s Prop 19.

Well, then here’s something to pick up your spirits.  “There’s No Tomorrow” is from the recently released Leon Russell/Elton John collaboration Union.

Elton John and Leon Russell, “Theres No Tomorrow” [Buy Union]

I actually saw Leon Russell a few years ago at a pretty awful Allentown, PA venue with a name that strangely foreshadows this year’s collaboration, Crocodile Rock Cafe.  I remember an awesome rendition of the Rolling Stones’ “Wild Horses.”  As a bonus, here’s one of my favorites, from Russell’s Carney (1972).

Leon Russell, “This Masquerade” [Buy Carney]

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