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Billy Preston’s Organ

The world lost one of the world's greatest organists and sidemen in music history on June 6, 2006 when Billy Preston died after being in a coma for over 7 months. He had battled kidney disease after a lifetime of musician-style hard partying.

Billy Preston has one of the most distinguished careers in the music business. Famous for his organ, piano and keyboard work, he appears on some of the Beatles most notable recordings. In fact, many refer to Billy as the "fifth Beatle". John Lennon had argued to make Preston an official Beatle, but lost the argument to Paul. Preston played famously with the Beatles at their last public performance in London and his organ work can be found all over Let It Be.

Preston has also recorded with The Rolling Stones, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones, Joe Cocker, Blind Boys Of Alabama, Luther Vandross…

Impressed yet?

Well, you should be, and the list goes on and on. This playlist contains a good sampling of tracks that Billy has been involved with during his career. Please note that the Beatles do not appear as their music is still not available online legally. *sigh*

Billy Preston's Organ Playlist

1. Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) - The Rolling Stones

2. You Gotta Move - Sam Cooke

3. Sinner's Prayer - Ray Charles

4. Hello Old Friend - Eric Clapton 

5. Dr. Feelgood - Aretha Franklin

6. Look What You've Done - Jet

7. Superstition - Quincy Jones

8. Heart Full Of Rain - Joe Cocker 

9. Presence Of The Lord - The Blind Boys Of Alabama

10. 'Til My Baby Comes Home - Luther Vandross

11.  Marianne - Stephen Stills

12. Mother - Barbra Streisand 

13. Only You Know And I Know - Delaney & Bonnie

14. You Don't Have To Go Home - Boney James

15. Personal Jesus - Johnny Cash

16. Lady Lieright - Peter Frampton 

17. Everybody Got Their Something - Nikka Costa

18. What A Friend We Have In Jesus - Bobby Womack

19. Al Despertar - Enrique Iglesias

20. Body Heat - Quincy Jones 

21. Melody - The Rolling Stones

22. Monongahela (I Remember) - Will Porter

23. Got You On My Mind - Eric Clapton

24. Thank You - BeBe Winans 

25. Time Will Reveal - DeBarge

26. Little Red Rooster - Sam Cooke

27. Make Me Wanna Holler - Meshell Ndegeocello 

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