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.          



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


"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 
Dream On   
Christina Aguilera   
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   
Just A Thought  
The Beach Boys   
Little Deuce Coupe  
Can’t Buy Me Love  
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   
Bee Gees   
Nights On Broadway   
George Benson   
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   
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

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   
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  
“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   
Viva La Vida   
Nat King Cole   
Looking Back

O’ Tannenbaum   
Natalie Cole   
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

Sam Cooke   
A Change Is Gonna Come  
Bing Crosby   
I’ll Be Home For Christmas  
White Christmas   
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young   
John Denver   
Take Me Home, Country Roads  
Neil Diamond   
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  
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   
Go Your Own Way   
Peter Frampton   
Do You Feel Like We Do  
Aretha Franklin   
Amazing Grace   
Peter Gabriel   
Don’t Give Up   
Marvin Gaye   
I Heard It Through The Grapevine  
What’s Going On   
"Cause you know I know baby, that I don't wanna go." (Phil Collins)
Honorable Mention)  Throwing It All Away 


"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  

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)  
Carry On Wayward Son  
R. Kelly   
I Believe I Can Fly   
Alicia Keys   
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   
Get Up, Stand Up   
9)  Johnny Was   
No Woman, No Cry   
Redemption Song   
She’s Gone   
So Jah Seh   
So Much Trouble In The World  
Talkin' Blues   
Three O’clock Roadblock/Rebel Music  
Waiting In Vain   

 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   



Freda Payne   
Band Of Gold   

Peter, Paul & Mary   

 If I Had A Hammer   

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers   
I Won’t Back Down   

Don’t Let Me Get Me   
Family Portrait   

Pink Floyd   


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   

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    


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   

Black Magic Woman   
Oye Como Va   

Boz Scaggs   
It’s Over   

"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   


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   


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   

The Logical Song   

The Supremes   

 Baby Love   

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   

Ball Of Confusion   
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  


“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

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


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   

Neil Young   
Heart Of Gold   
Old Man   
Southern Man      

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

An Officer And A Gentleman  
Born Free   
Cadillac Records   
The Color Purple   
Crazy Heart   
Cry Freedom   
The Graduate   
A Hard Day’s Night   
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)   
Red Violin   
Round Midnight   
Shaft (1971, 2000)   

The Sound Of Music   


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

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