Here's an exceptionally rare piece of reclaimed footage from the Don Nix archives featuring special guest (and close friend) Leon Russell on piano and the presence of the one and only Furry Lewis.
Digital remastering by
Video Post-Production by Steve Cox for
With special thanks to Ms. Emily.
UPDATE: Uncorroborated information found on the Net concerning this footage:
Leon Russell & Friends - "Homewood Session" Live at Vine Street Theatre, Hollywood, California, USA.
"Vine Street Theatre presents Homewood"
Originally aired in 1971 on PBS, actually KCET in Los Angeles at the Vine Street Theater on Hollywood and Vine, a theater with a little studio in the back part of the building, which is not there anymore. They shot 6 hours, but only broadcast 1 hour, unscripted and unrehearsed.
It was the first national "stereo" rock-and-roll TV broadcast - that's why Leon agreed to do it.
Billed as "Session - Leon Russell with a Few of His Friends":
and, of course, Sweet Emily