Patuxent CD-224 Leon Morris - Thinking Today of My Home
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I begin these liner notes with my own unique memories and appreciation for the opportunity to write about Leon Morris. Leon is the real deal; a genuinely pleasing and smooth singer and super talented multi instrumentalist. He began performing at the age of 12 and has played shows through the US and Canada since 1947. Longevity and love of bluegrass music are what brings us his latest collection of confident and polished songs.
Leon and I have been friends since he migrated from Canada in 1959. Along the way we shared the experience of working with the great Buzz Busby. With this album Leon gives us excellent renderings of the Buzz Busby classics; “Going Home”, “Me and the Jukebox”, and “Lost”. He also displays his considerable prowess as an instrumentalist on “Golden Slippers” and turns in a fine rendition of my own tune, “Welcome to New York.” Leon’s composition “Charlie” pays tribute to another great lead singer and friend Charlie Waller. He has also included some wonderful inspirational songs and “Now I’m Free” really does it for me. Leon always had a way of gathering fine musicians around him and this album is no exception; all the supporting musicians are top notch.
I know this first rate album will hold you captive as it has me.