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Ultimate Collection
Billy Preston
Ultimate Collection
Genres: Pop, R&B
 
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The key to Billy Preston's success, from the mid `70's to the early `00's has been diversity. With a career that has spanned from Ray Charles to the Beatles and from gospel to funk to rock, Preston was quoted in Rolling St...  more »

     
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All Artists: Billy Preston
Title: Ultimate Collection
Members Wishing: 8
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hip-O Records
Original Release Date: 3/21/2000
Release Date: 3/21/2000
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Pop, R&B
Styles: Funk, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 731454123129

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The key to Billy Preston's success, from the mid `70's to the early `00's has been diversity. With a career that has spanned from Ray Charles to the Beatles and from gospel to funk to rock, Preston was quoted in Rolling Stone circa `71 as saying "Young whites, young blacks, old people, jazz people - I want `em all." While that sort of open-armed pursuit of music fans everywhere helped to cement Preston's position as a worlwide superstar, it also makes his place in rock history hard to pigeonhole. He's too R&B for classic rockers, too pop for the funketeer camp, and not camp enough for the folks who remember the `70's for "Kung-Fu Fighting" or "Afternoon Delight"
When you get right down to it though, it's not about the genre classification, it's about the music.
This Ultimate Collection has 20 of Billy's best, ready to remind you not only why clerks had a hard time figuring out where to file him, but why they couldn't keep his records in the store!

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Not What I Expected
Bill Moor | 07/10/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I remember Billy Preston as just a kid playing organ on Shindig or some such 60's TV music program. Just happy type music. Then, years later, I saw him backing Ray Charles, with The Man pausing and saying, "Take it, Mr. Preston," and, boy, did he, instrumentally. That's what I wanted, but what I got is the Happy Music, which is fine and delightful, but not what I was hoping for. So, if you like his happy upbeat singing and playing style, you'll probably like this--and that's not a put-down. But I wanted to hear his genius as an organist. So, my search continues."
Where Is "God Loves YOU"?
S. Brown | Prince George's County | 12/03/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Billy Preston is certainly missed. In addition to his work with the Beatles and others, if you look at the video for the Rolling Stones' "Hot Stuff", you will see him all over that too. R.I.P."