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Paul Leon
B.A. Dartmouth College 
M.S. Duquesne Univ.  
Honor Society: Pi Lambda Theta

 

"Beyond a certain point, the music isn't mine anymore. It's yours.”   
 
Phil Collins  
 
 “Where words fail, music speaks.”  
 
 H. C. Andersen  
      
      


      The music that we appreciate most, can allow us to revisit our past, can become inter- twined with our emotions, can even articulate our thoughts and values in a way that is un- surpassed by any other form of human expression.  Our music can and does speak for us.   
 
 


 
Member:  A.R.S.C.          S.P.A.H.          T.B.F.          
 
 


MY 33.3 RPM / 45 RPM / CD COLLECTION* SELECTIONS   
 
 
 


 
 


Segue:  All Of My Life          Another Day In Paradise          Throwing It All Away   
 
 


R&B Spotlight:  A Father’s Way

                                            Everything Is Everything   

                                                                       Please, Please, Please

                                              Smiling Faces Sometimes     

Reggae Spotlight:  Coming In From The Cold

                Downpressor Man

                       Many Rivers To Cross 

Rock Spotlight:  Close To The Edit

                                          I Can’t Make You Love Me 

                         Love Rescue Me

                 Somebody 
 
 
 


Adele   
 
"I get so nervous on stage.  Behind the eyes it's pure fear.  I find it difficult to believe I'm going to be able to deliver."
 
"I'm like Johnny Cash, I only wear black."
 
Honorable Mention)  I Can’t Make You Love Me (Bonnie Raitt Cover)  
 
Rolling In The Deep 

Someone Like You 
 
Aerosmith   
 
Dream On   
 
Christina Aguilera   
 
Beautiful   
 
Will I. Am   
 
“The difference between heart, mind and gut. HEART is love & emotions. MIND is strategy & logic. GUT is intuition & spiritual connectivity.”   
 
 
Art Of Noise

Close To The Edit

Average White Band   
 
Goin' Home

Pick Up The Pieces  
 
Joan Baez
 
"Action is the antidote to despair."   
 
Amazing Grace  
 
 
The Band   
 
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down  
 
Gnarls Barkley   
 
Crazy   
 
Just A Thought  
 
The Beach Boys   
 
Little Deuce Coupe  
 
Beatles   
 
Can’t Buy Me Love  
 
Help   
 
I Need You   
 
In My Life   
 
Let It Be   
 
The Long And Winding Road  
 
Nowhere Man   
 
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band  
 
When I’m Sixty-Four   
 
Yellow Submarine   
 
Yesterday   
 
Bee Gees   
 
Nights On Broadway   
 
George Benson   
 
Breezin   
 
On Broadway   
 
This Masquerade   
 
Chuck Berry   
 
“One song had it’s birth when the tour first brought me to New Orleans, a place I'd longed to visit ever since hearing Muddy Waters's lyrics, 'Going down in Louisiana, way down behind the sun.' That inspiration, combined with little bits of Dad's stories and the thrill of seeing my black name posted all over town in one of the cities they brought the slaves through turned into the song Johnny B. Goode.”  
 
“If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it 'Chuck Berry'.” (John Lennon)  
 
10)  Johnny B. Goode   
 
Rock and Roll Music   
 
Roll Over Beethoven   
 
Blackbyrds   
 
Do It Fluid   
 
Mary J. Blige   
 
“I believe there are certain things that God uses to get us out of a bad situation, and I believe music was one of the things he used for me.”   
 
“Music makes us want to live. You don't know how many times people have told me that they'd been down and depressed and just wanted to die. But then a special song caught their ear and that helped give them renewed strength. That's the power music has.”  
 
1) (Tie)  One (Performed With U2)  
 
Blood, Sweat & Tears

And When I Die

Boston   
 
Long Time   
 
Peace Of Mind   
 
David Bowie   
 
Under Pressure (Performed With Queen)  
 
Jackie Brown/Randy Crawford   
 
Street Life   
 
James Brown   
 
"I've been knocked down a lot of times."

"My son don't have to say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud.  He don't have to be called those crazy names."

Honorable Mention)  Please, Please, Please  
 
Say It Loud, I’m Black And I’m Proud  
 
Jackson Browne   
 
Running On Empty   
 
Buffalo Springfield   
 
For What It’s Worth   
 
Solomon Burke   
 
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love  
 
Burning Spear   
 
Slavery Days   
 
Jerry Butler

Only The Strong Survive

The Byrds   
 
To Everything There Is A Season  
 
The Carpenters   
 
Hurting Each Other   
 
Solitaire   
 
We’ve Only Just Begun  
 
The Cars

Let The Good Times Roll

Johnny Cash   
 
“Sometimes I am two people. Johnny is the nice one. Cash causes all the trouble. They  
  fight.”    
 
“When I record somebody else's song, I have to make it my own or it doesn't feel right.”  
 
“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.”   
 
Amazing Grace   
 
1) (Tie)  One (U2 Cover)  
 
Harry Chapin   
 
“When you're going nowhere, anywhere's a better place to be.”   
 
“Good dreams don't come cheap, you've got to pay for them and if you just dream when you're asleep this is no way for them to come alive... to survive.”   
 
“Our lives are to be used and thus to be lived as fully as possible, and truly it seems that we are never so alive as when we concern ourselves with other people.”  
 
 
Tracy Chapman   
 
Fast Car   
 
Ray Charles   
 
In The Heat Of The Night  
 
The Chi-Lites   
 
Have You Seen Her   
 
The Clash   
 
Rock The Casbah   
 
Jimmy Cliff   
 
Many Rivers To Cross  
 
Sitting In Limbo   
 
Joe Cocker 
  
"I was in Germany when the wall came down."
 
"Unfortunately, I was in New York when 9/11 happened."
 
Feelin’ Allright   
 
The Letter 
 
Honorable Mention)  One (U2 Cover)  
 
Up Where We Belong   
 
Coldplay   
 
Clocks   
 
Viva La Vida   
 
Nat King Cole   
 
Looking Back

O’ Tannenbaum   
 
Natalie Cole   
 
Unforgettable   
 
Phil Collins   
 
“The world is in your hands, now use it.”  
 
Against All Odds   
 
Honorable Mention)  All Of My Life  
 
Honorable Mention)  Another Day In Paradise  
 
The Commodores   
 
Brick House

Nightshift   
 
Sam Cooke   
 
A Change Is Gonna Come  
 
Bing Crosby   
 
I’ll Be Home For Christmas  
 
White Christmas   
 
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young   
 
Ohio   
 
John Denver   
 
Take Me Home, Country Roads  
 
Neil Diamond   
 
America   
 
Doobie Brothers   
 
Long Train Running   
 
Takin' It To The Streets  
 
Bob Dylan   
 
"He not busy being born is busy dying."
 
"Money doesn't talk, it swears."
 
Blowin' In The Wind   
 
Knockin' On Heaven’s Door  
 
Honorable Mention)  Like A Rolling Stone  
 
Times They Are A Changin'  
 
Sheila E.   
 
A Love Bizarre   
 
The Eagles   
 
Hotel California   
 
Take It To The Limit  
 
Earth, Wind & Fire   
 
After The Love Has Gone

Burnin' Bush   
 
That’s The Way Of The World  
 
Gloria Estefan   
 
Con Los Anos Que Me Quedan  
 
Words Get In The Way  
 
Eurythmics   
 
Here Comes The Rain Again

Missionary Man  
 
Jose Feliciano   
 
Light My Fire (The Doors Cover)  
 
Roberta Flack   
 
You’ve Got A Friend (James Taylor Cover)  
 
Fleetwood Mac   
 
Dreams   
 
Go Your Own Way   
 
Peter Frampton   
 
Do You Feel Like We Do  
 
Aretha Franklin   
 
Amazing Grace   
 
Respect   
 
Peter Gabriel   
 
Don’t Give Up   
 
Marvin Gaye   
 
I Heard It Through The Grapevine  
 
What’s Going On   
 
Genesis   
 
"Cause you know I know baby, that I don't wanna go." (Phil Collins)
 
Honorable Mention)  Throwing It All Away 

Gotye

"Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing."

Honorable Mention)  Somebody That I Used To Know 
 
Eddy Grant

Electric Avenue

Denyce Graves   
 
Christmas Medley (Carol Of The Bells) @ The Washington National Cathedral   
 
Dobie Gray   
 
Drift Away   
 
Al Green   
 
Take Me To The River  
 
Tired Of Being Alone  
 
Green Day   
 
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams  
 
Norman Greenbaum   
 
Spirit In The Sky   
 
Guns N’ Roses   
 
Sweet Child O’ Mine   
 
Hall & Oates   
 
Missed Opportunities  
 
She’s Gone   
 
Herbie Hancock   
 
Watermelon Man   
 
Calvin Harris   
 
 Feel So Close (The Maurice Song II)   
 
George Harrison   
 
My Sweet Lord   
 
Donny Hathaway

Everything Is Everything

Isaac Hayes   
 
Do Your Thing   
 
The Heavy   
 
How You Like Me Now   
 
The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Purple Haze

Bruce Hornsby   
 
The Way It Is   
 
Whitney Houston   
 
I Will Always Love You  
 
Where Do Broken Hearts Go  
 
INXS

New Sensation

Iron Butterfly   
 
In A Gadda Da Vida   
 
The Isley Brothers   
 
The Pride   
 
J. Geils Band

Whammer Jammer

Michael Jackson   
 
Man In The Mirror   
 
The Jackson 5   
 
I Want You Back   
 
Mick Jagger   
 
Ruthless People   
 
Jethro Tull   
 
Living In The Past   
 
Billy Joel   
 
All My Life   
 
Matter Of Trust   
 
Piano Man   
 
The Stranger   
 
We Didn’t Start The Fire  
 
You’re Only Human   
 
Dr. John   
 
Right Place, Wrong Time  
 
Elton John   
 
Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me

Howard Jones

No One Is To Blame

Quincy Jones   
 
We Are The World (Conductor)  
 
Kansas   
 
Carry On Wayward Son  
 
R. Kelly   
 
I Believe I Can Fly   
 
Alicia Keys   
 
Fallin'   
 
Albert King   
 
I’ll Play The Blues For You  
 
B.B. King   
 
The Thrill Is Gone   
 
When Love Comes To Town (Performed With U2)  
 
Ben E. King   
 
Spanish Harlem   
 
Stand By Me   
 
Carole King   
 
It’s Too Late   
 
You’ve Got A Friend   
 
Gladys Knight & The Pips   
 
Midnight Train To Georgia  
 
Kool & The Gang   
 
Summer Madness   
 
Cyndi Lauper   
 
Money Changes Everything  
 
Led Zeppelin   
 
Stairway To Heaven

When The Levee Breaks   
 
John Lennon   
 
“Guilt for being rich, and guilt thinking that perhaps love and peace isn't enough and you have to go and get shot or something.”  
 
“When you're drowning, you don't say 'I would be incredibly pleased if someone would have the foresight to notice me drowning and come and help me,' you just scream.”   
 
“I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It's just that the translations have gone wrong.”
 
“Love is the answer, and you know that for sure; Love is a flower, you've got to let it grow.”  
 
“We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.”  
 
“All you need is love.”  
 
6)  Imagine   
 
Stand By Me (Ben E. King Cover)  
 
Huey Lewis & The News   
 
The Heart Of Rock And Roll  
 
Jerry Lee Lewis   
 
Would You Take Another Chance On Me  
 
Gordon Lightfoot   
 
Carefree Highway   
 
Jennifer Lopez

All I Have

Que Hiciste

Lynyrd Skynyrd   
 
Sweet Home Alabama   
 
Main Ingredient

Everybody Plays The Fool

The Mamas & The Papas   
 
California Dreamin'   
 
Bob Marley & The Wailers (Complete Album Collection)   
 
“I know that I’m not perfect and that I don’t claim to be, so before you point your fingers make sure your hands are clean.” (Bob Marley)   
 
Coming In From The Cold  
 
Could You Be Loved   
 
Crazy Baldheads   
 
Exodus   
 
Get Up, Stand Up   
 
9)  Johnny Was   
 
No Woman, No Cry   
 
Redemption Song   
 
Revolution   
 
She’s Gone   
 
So Jah Seh   
 
So Much Trouble In The World  
 
Talkin' Blues   
 
Three O’clock Roadblock/Rebel Music  
 
Waiting In Vain   
 
War   

 Wake Up And Live   
 
Who The Cap Fit   

The Marmalade   

Reflections Of My Life  

The Marshall Tucker Band   

 Can’t You See   

Dave Mason   

 We Just Disagree   

Curtis Mayfield   
 
Freddie's Dead

Little Child Runnin' Wild  
 
People Get Ready (The Impressions)  

John Cougar Mellencamp   
 
Hard Times For An Honest Man  
 
Jack And Diane   

 Minutes To Memories   
 
Small Town   

George Michael   
 
Careless Whisper   
 
One More Try   

Bette Midler   

“Group conformity scares the pants off me because it's so often a prelude to cruelty towards anyone who doesn't want to - or can't - join the Big Parade.”   
 
7)  The Rose   

The Steve Miller Band   
 
Fly Like An Eagle   
 
The Joker (The Maurice Song)  

Alanis Morissette/Joan Osbourne   
 
If God Was One Of Us  

Sinead O’Connor   
 
Nothing Compares 2U   

The O’Jays   
 
Back Stabbers

For The Love Of Money   

Orishas

Represent

Freda Payne   
 
Band Of Gold   

Peter, Paul & Mary   

 If I Had A Hammer   

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers   
 
I Won’t Back Down   

Pink   
 
Don’t Let Me Get Me   
 
Family Portrait   

Pink Floyd   

 Money   

The Platters   

 The Great Pretender   

The Police   
 
Every Breath You Take

Voices Inside My Head

Wrapped Around Your Finger  

Elvis Presley   
 
Amazing Grace   

 My Boy   

 My Way   
 
Pieces Of My Life   

Prince   
 
When Doves Cry   

Richard Pryor   

“I just don't want to die alone, that's all. That's not too much to ask for, is it?  It would be nice to have someone care about me, for who I am.”  
 
“I think about being married again, having a home and a wife.”   
 
“I believe in the institution of marriage, and I intend to keep trying till I get it right.”  
 
“We will see.”  
 
Honorable Mention)  Bicentennial Prayer  

Lou Rawls

Dead End Street

Red Hot Chili Peppers   
 
Under The Bridge   

Otis Redding   
 
Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay  

Lionel Richie   
 
Say You, Say Me   

Righteous Brothers   
 
Unchained Melody   

Kenny Rogers   
 
Coward Of The County    

The Gambler    

Rolling Stones    

Angie

Beast Of Burden

Gimme Shelter   
 
You Can’t Always Get What You Want  
 
Wild Horses   

Diana Ross   
 
Believe In Yourself   
 
Do You Know Where You’re Going To  

Run D.M.C.   
 
It’s Like That   

Santana   
 
Black Magic Woman   
 
Oye Como Va   

Boz Scaggs   
 
It’s Over   

Seal   
 
"And when all in life's unfair, are you strong enough to find another way, another way, another way?"

Honorable Mention)  A Father’s Way

Fly Like An Eagle (The Steve Miller Band Cover)   

The Shirelles   
 
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow  

Paul Simon   

 Homeless   

Simon & Garfunkel   
 
Bridge Over Troubled Waters  

Nina Simone   
 
Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood  

Frank Sinatra   
 
My Way   
 
New York, New York    

Summer Wind    

Percy Sledge   
 
When A Man Loves A Woman  

Sly And The Family Stone   
 
I Want To Take You Higher  

Bruce Springsteen   

My City Of Ruins  

Staple Singers   
 
I’ll Take You There   

Edwin Starr   

 War   

Steppenwolf   
 
Born To Be Wild   

Cat Stevens (A.K.A. Yusuf Islam)   

“Ever since I became a Muslim, I've had to deal with attempts to damage my reputation and countless insinuations seeking to cast doubt on my character and trying to connect me to causes which I do not subscribe to.”   
 
“To be what you want to be, you must give up being what you are.”   
 
But I Might Die Tonight  
 
8)  Father And Son   
 
Hard Headed Woman   
 
Miles From Nowhere   
 
On The Road To Find Out  

 Peace Train   
 
Wild World   

Supertramp   
 
The Logical Song   

The Supremes   

 Baby Love   

T.L.C.   
 
Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls  

Talking Heads   

 Take Me To The River (Al Green Cover)  

James Taylor   
 
Fire And Rain   
 
You’ve Got A Friend (Carole King Cover)  

Tears For Fears   
 
Shout   

Temptations   
 
Ball Of Confusion   
 
Masterpiece   
 
Pappa Was A Rolling Stone  

Three Dog Night    

"The ink is black, the page is white, together we learn to read and write.  The world is black, the world is white, it turns by day and then by night."    

Black And White   
 
Honorable Mention)  One  

Toots & The Maytals   
 
Pressure Drop   

Peter Tosh   
 
Downpressor Man 

Tina Turner

I Can't Stand The Rain (Ann Peebles Cover)

Missing You

Nutbush City Limits (Ike & Tina)

Proud Mary (Ike & Tina)

What's Love Got To Do With It  

U2   

“To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.” (Bono)  

“Ethiopia didn't just blow my mind; it opened my mind. Anyway, on our last day at this orphanage a man handed me his baby and said, 'Would you take my son with you?' He knew, in Ireland, that his son would live, and that in Ethiopia, his son would die.” (Bono)

“You see, Africa makes a fool of our idea of justice. It makes a farce of our idea of equality. It mocks our pieties. It doubts our concern. It questions our commitment. Because there is no way we can look at what's happening in Africa, and if we're honest, conclude that it would ever be allowed to happen anywhere else.” (Bono)  

“Music can change the world because it can change people.” (Bono)   
 
All I Want Is You   
 
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For

Love Rescue Me  
 
1) (Tie)  One   
 
Pride/In The Name Of Love  
 
So Cruel   
 
Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own  
 
With Or Without You   

The Undisputed Truth

Smiling Faces Sometimes

War   
 
City, Country, City   

Dionne Warwick   
 
Walk On By   

The Who   
 
Eminence Front   

Wild Cherry   
 
Play That Funky Music  

Jackie Wilson   
 
Lonely Teardrops  

The Edgar Winter Group

Autumn 

Steve Winwood   
 
While You See A Chance  

Bill Withers   
 
Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone  
 
Lean On Me   

Stevie Wonder   

“Ya gots to work with what you gots to work with.”  
 
“Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.”   
 
“If you don't ask, you don't get.”  
 
12)  Higher Ground   

 Living For The City   
 
Superstition   

Neil Young   
 
Heart Of Gold   
 
Old Man   
 
Southern Man      


Film Scores (Soundtrack Vinyl LP Albums/CD’s)   


Amistad   
 
An Officer And A Gentleman  
 
Born Free   
 
Cadillac Records   
 
The Color Purple   
 
Crazy Heart   
 
Cry Freedom   
 
Glory   
 
The Graduate   
 
A Hard Day’s Night   
 
Help   
 
In The Heat Of The Night  
 
The King’s Speech   

 Let It Be   
 
Love: The Beatles  

Neil Young Journeys 
 
No Direction Home   
 
Purple Rain   
 
Pursuit Of Happyness (sic)   
 
Ragtime   
 
Ray   
 
Red Violin   
 
Round Midnight   
 
Shaft (1971, 2000)   

The Sound Of Music   

Sparkle   

Standing In The Shadows Of Motown  
 
Super Fly   
 
The Wiz   
 
Yellow Submarine       


*With A Few Exceptions, Without The Blues. 
Last Updated: 8-25-12