2185 Right Now – Billy Preston (1970)

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Billy Preston.

This song was written by Billy Preston. He recorded it in 1970. The recording was produced by George Harrison and Billy Preston. The recording features George Harrison on guitar and backing vocals and Ringo Starr on drums. The recording also features Eric Clapton on guitar, Klaus Voormann on bass and Doris Troy on backing vocals. It was released in 1970 on the album Encouraging Words.

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2184 Encouraging Words – Billy Preston (1970)

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Encouraging Words.

Encouraging Words is the fifth studio album released by Billy Preston. The album was recorded at Trident Studios and Olympic Studios in London in 1969 and 1970. The album features George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, and Klaus Voormann. The album was produced by George Harrison and Billy Preston and was released on the Apple Records label in 1970. The album contains thirteen tracks including versions of My Sweet Lord, I’ve Got A Feeling, and All Things Must Pass.

Tracklist
Side 1
1) Right Now
2) Little Girl
3) Use What You Got
4) My Sweet Lord
5) Let The Music Play
6) The Same Thing Again
Side 2
1) I’ve Got A Feeling
2) Sing One For The Lord
3) When You Are Mine
4) I Don’t Want You To Prestend
5) Encouraging Words
6) All Things Must Pass
7) You’ve Been Acting Strange

2183 Went To See The Gypsy – Bob Dylan (1970)

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New Morning.

This song was written and recorded by Bob Dylan in 1970. It was recorded at Columbia Studios in New York. The recording was produced by Bob Johnston and features George Harrison on guitar. It was released on Bob Dylan’s album New Morning in 1970. The 2013 album The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 includes a demo version and an alternate version of Went To See The Gypsy, neither of which features George Harrison.

2182 Time Passes Slowly – Bob Dylan (1970)

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Bob Dylan.

Time Passes Slowly was written by Bob Dylan in 1970. It was recorded by him at Columbia Studios in New York. George Harrison was present during the sessions and played guitar on some takes. An alternate version featuring George Harrison was released in 2013 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 10. Time Passes Slowly was first released in 1970 on the album New Morning. That version does not feature George Harrison.

Now Hear This: Time Passes Slowly #1 – Bob Dylan (2013)

2181 If Not For You – Bob Dylan (1970)

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If Not For You.

If Not For You was written and recorded by Bob Dylan in 1970. It was recorded at Columbia Studios in New York. George Harrison attended the recording session and played guitar on some takes. An alternate take featuring George Harrison on guitar was released in 1991 on the Bob Dylan boxset The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3. Another alternate take, not featuring George Harrison, was released in 2013 on The Bootleg Series Vol.10: Another Self Portrait.  The version released on the album New Morning does not feature George Harrison. If Not For You was also released as a single in the UK in 1971. The B-side was New Morning. George Harrison also recorded the song in 1970. It was released on his album All Things Must Pass and features Ringo Starr.  Bob Dylan and George Harrison played the song during the soundcheck for the Concert for Bangladesh in 1971. They also played the song together at The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration at Madison Square Garden in New York in 1992. The song has also been recorded by Olivia Newton-John, Bobby Wright, and Glen Campbell among others.

Now Hear This:
If Not For You – George Harrison (1970)
If Not For You – Bob Dylan (1991)

2180 Tobacco Road – Edgar Winter (1970)

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Edgar Winter and Ringo Starr

Tobacco Road was written by John D. Loudermilk in 1960. It was released as a single by The Nashville Teens in 1964. Edgar Winter recorded the song in 1970 for his debut album Entrance. Tobacco Road was released as a single in 1970 with Now Is The Time on the B-side. Tobacco Road was part of the repertoire of Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band and was sung by Edgar Winter.

2179 Lucky Man – Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970)

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Ringo Starr and Greg Lake.

Lucky Man was written by Greg Lake. It was recorded by Emerson, Lake & Palmer in 1970. It was released on their 1970 album Emerson, Lake & Palmer.  The song was released as a single in 1971 with Knife’s Edge on the B-side. The single reached number forty-eight on the Billboard chart. The single was re-released in 1973. Lucky Man was part of the repertoire of Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band and was sung by Greg Lake. A live version was released in 2002 on the album King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Ringo & His New All-Starr Band.

Now Hear This: Lucky Man – Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band (2002)