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Billy Preston: The Troubadour, Los Angeles

Richard Cromelin, Phonograph Record, January 1972

IT'S NOT EASY to be uncompromisingly religious in a den of drugs, drink and iniquity like the Troubadour, but Billy Preston has both the Power of Faith and the gift of music, a combination that, in his gifted hands, quickly becomes downright irrestible – in spite of some less than worthy material.

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