Billy Preston

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Soul musician Billy Preston was born on September 2, 1946 in Houston, Texas and raised mostly in Los Angeles, California. He began playing piano while sitting on his mother's lap at age three. He has collaborated with some of the greatest names in the music industry: Aretha Franklin, Sammy Davis Jr., Quincy Jones, Eric Clapton, The Jackson Five, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles. Miles Davis titled a song Billy Preston in his honor.

Billy Preston's online biography is extensive and can be viewed on his website. [1] (http://www.billypreston.net/)

Discography

1965

  • Early Hits
  • Most Exciting Organ Ever

1966

  • Wildest Organ in Town!

1967

  • Club Meeting

1968

  • The Beatles (White Album) - Apple

1969

  • Abbey Road - Apple
  • Billy Preston (Buddah)
  • Greazee Soul
  • I Heard That!
  • Sixteen Year Old Soul
  • That's the Way God Planned It

1970

  • Let It Be - Apple
  • 30 Great Hits
  • All Things Must Pass - Capitol
  • Encouraging Words
  • Organ Transplant

1971

  • Aretha Live at Fillmore West - Rhino Records
  • I Wrote a Simple Song - MCA Special Products
  • Live at Fillmore West - Koch International
  • Sticky Fingers - Virgin Records
  • The Concert for Bangladesh - Capitol
  • Young, Gifted & Black - Rhino Records

1972

  • Dollars - not rated
  • Exile on Main Street - Virgin Records
  • Forget Me Nots
  • Music Is My Life
  • Something's Coming
  • Together

1973

  • David T. Walker
  • Everybody Likes Some Kind of Music
  • Goats Head Soup - Virgin Records
  • Original Billy Preston: Soul'd Out
  • Ringo - Capitol

1974

  • Body Heat - A&M Records
  • Dark Horse - Capitol
  • Goodnight Vienna - Capitol
  • It's Only Rock and Roll - Virgin Records
  • Live European Tour
  • Martha Reeves
  • The Kids & Me
  • The Place I Love

1975

  • Blood on the Tracks - Sony
  • Discomania (1975)
  • Extra Texture - Capitol
  • Harder to Live
  • It's My Pleasure
  • It's My Pleasure
  • Sounds Spectacular
  • The Genius of Billy Preston
  • The Genius of Billy Preston

1976

  • 2nd Resurrection
  • 33 & 1/3
  • Billy Preston (A&M)
  • Billy's Bag
  • Black & Blue - Virgin Records
  • No Reason to Cry - Polygram Records

1977

  • Love You Live - Virgin Records
  • Whole New Thing

1978

  • Behold
  • Luxury You Can Afford - WEA International
  • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

1979

  • Late at Night

1980

  • Standing Tall

1981

  • Billy and Syreeta
  • Sucking in the 70's
  • The Way I Am

1982

  • Gone Troppo
  • Pressin' On

1983

  • In a Special Way - Motown / PGD

1984

  • Aretha's Jazz - Atlantic

1985

  • The Night I Fell in Love - Sony

1986

  • 30 Greatest Hits - Atlantic
  • Down and Out in Beverly Hills
  • Endless Love: Motown Love Songs - Motown / PGD
  • Wired

1987

  • Soul Survivor - MCA Special Products
  • Steppin' Up - Milestone Records
  • Total Happiness (Music from the Bill Cosby Show, Vol. Ii)

1988

  • Imagine: John Lennon (Original Soundtrack) - Capitol
  • Past Masters, Vol. 2 - Capitol
  • Platinum Entertainment All Our Love - MCA Special Products
  • Take Me Back - Platinum

1989

  • Billboard Top Rock & Roll Hits: 1973 - Rhino Records
  • Billboard Top Rock & Roll Hits: 1974 - Rhino Records

1990

  • All-Star Band - RYKO Disc
  • Mama Roo - GNP Crescendo
  • Pretty Woman - Capitol
  • Red Hot & Blue: Lee Atwater & Friends - Curb Records

1991

  • Back to Mono (1958-1969) - ABKCO
  • Gospels, Spirituals & Hymns - Sony
  • Listen to the Band - Rhino Records
  • Silver Lining - RYKO Disc
  • Soul Hits of the 70s: Didn't It Blow Your Mind, Vol. 13 - Rhino Records

1992

  • Jefferson Airplane Loves You - RCA
  • Ono Box- RYKO Disc
  • The Collection
  • Up-Front

1993

  • Carlito's Way - Sony
  • Crossing
  • Duets - MCA
  • Hitsville USA, Vol. 2: The Motown Singles Collection 1972-1992
  • My World - Warner Brothers
  • Pulsating Rhythms, Vol. 2 - Hot Productions
  • Wandering Spirit - Atlantic

1994

  • 12 by 12 - Megatone Classics, Vol. 2
  • Giovanni Jovanotti
  • Heartaches & Harmonies (Box Set) - Rhino Records
  • Motown Comes Home
  • Motown's Disco Party Pac
  • Precious Stone: In the Studio - ACE (U.K.)
  • Pulsating Rhythms, Vol. 2 - Hot Productions
  • Rhythm Country & Blues - MCA
  • Rock Instrumental Classics, Vol. 3 - Rhino Records
  • The Best of Motorcity Records, Vol. 1 - Hot Productions
  • The Best of Motorcity Records, Vol. 2 - Hot Productions
  • The SAR Records Story - ABKCO

1995

  • Billboard Hot Soul Hits - 1972 - Rhino Records
  • Billboard Hot Soul Hits: 1973 - Rhino Records
  • Billy's Back
  • Headin' for an Overload
  • In Celebration - Angel Classics
  • In the House
  • Minister of Music
  • Motown Duets - PGD Special Markets
  • Radio Daze: Pop Hits of the 80s, Vol. 2
  • Sam Cooke's SAR Records Story
  • Soulful Love Duets, Vol. 2 - SOCL
  • Spanner in the Works 1995 Warner Brothers

1996

  • 16 Most Requested Songs - Sony
  • Go Cat Go
  • International Be Encouraged - Savoy Records
  • It Takes Two (Columbia)
  • Love Brought Me Back - Sony
  • On the Air - Unidisc Records
  • Organic - Sony
  • Peace Beyond Passion - Warner Brothers
  • Si El Norte Fuera El Sur - Sony
  • The Life (Original Cast) - RCA
  • Words & Music

1997

  • BeBe Winans - Atlantic
  • Bridges to Babylon - Virgin Records
  • Desesperadamente Enamorado - FON
  • Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection 1949 Rhino Records
  • One Step Up/Two Steps Back: The Songs of Bruce Springsteen - Capitol
  • Rahsaan Patterson - MCA
  • Rhythm and Blues, Vol. 1
  • Songs from a Parent to a Child - Sony
  • Synth Me Up: 14 Classic Electronic Hits - HIP-O RECORDS
  • Thanks for Sharing - Quality Records
  • The World of Soul
  • Too Much Woman
  • Universal Love
  • Vivir - FONOVISA INC.

1998

  • Back on My Feet Again: Songs of Hope & Inspiration
  • Funk Fest - RIVI
  • King Curtis & The Kingpins
  • Men of Gospel: We Are Soldiers - MCA
  • Night I Fell in Love/Give Me the Reason/Power of Love - Sony
  • No. 1 Hits of the 70's - Rebound Records
  • Non-Stop Funk, Vol. 3 - Polygram Records
  • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Polygram
  • Soul Classics: Best of the 70's - Rebound Records
  • The Best of Billy Preston - A&M Records
  • Undiscovered Soul (US) - Polygram
  • Wonsaponatime - Capitol

1999

  • 70 #1 Hits from the 70's
  • Billy Preston (Rivie're) - RIVI
  • Divine Sounds: Best of Classic Gospel - MCA
  • Funk Classics
  • Mother, Jugs and Speed
  • Muppets from Space - Varese Records
  • Only Soul 1975-1979
  • Soul Classics MCA Special Products
  • The Muppets from Space - Sony Capitol
  • Ultimate Hits Collection - Rhino Records

2000

  • Anthology & 10 Year Anniversary - Cleopatra
  • Plugged In - Phil Driscoll
  • Pure Love - Polygram Records
  • Retrospective - Cleopatra
  • Soul Survivor - Direct Source Label
  • Steal This Movie - Artemis Records
  • Ultimate Collection - HIP-O Records
  • Ultimate Collection - Hip-O Records
  • Undiscovered Soul (Import Bonus Tracks) - Polygram International


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