Legend in My Time: Hank Wilson Vol. III

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My Time: Hank Wilson Vol. III
Studio album by
Leon Russell
has Hank Wilson
GenreCountry music
LabelLeon Russell Records - Ark 21 Records
ProducerLeon Russell
Leon Russell
has Hank Wilson chronology
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My Time: Hank Wilson Vol. III
Face in the Crowd (Leon Russell album)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars

Legend in My Time: Hank Wilson Vol. III is an album by singer and songwriter Leon Russell singing as Hank Wilson. The album was recorded in 1995. The album has classic country and bluegrass tunes and was produced by Leon Russell. CD was released by Ark 21 Records.[1][2] The CD includes a 21-minute conversation between Russell and Harold Bradley about the songs on the album and stories they remembered. [3]


Leon Russell was born in Oklahoma, had a home in Tulsa, and grew up around country and blues music. After making successful rock albums, touring, and releasing the concert album Leon Live, he returned to his roots under the name of a fictional musical personality: Hank Wilson. The first Hank Wilson album called Hank Wilson's Back Vol. I was made by Leon Russell and some of his close friends from both Los Angeles and Nashville, and recorded the honky tonk songs between February 26 and February 28 in 1973.[4][5][6] [7][8]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Sixteen Tons (Merle Travis) – 2:46
  2. Night Life (Paul Buskirk, Walter Breeland, Willie Nelson) – 3:39
  3. Act Naturally (John Russell, Voni Morrison) – 3:08
  4. Sweet Dreams (Don Gibson) – 3:58
  5. Daddy Sang Bass (Carl Perkins) – 2:28
  6. He Stopped Loving Her Today (with Willie Nelson) (Claude Putnam, Robert Braddock) – 3:46
  7. Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys (Ed Bruce, Patsy Bruce) – 2:40
  8. Funny How Time Slips Away (W. Nelson) – 3:12
  9. Okie From Muskogee (Merle Haggard, Roy Burris) – 3:02
  10. Crazy (W. Nelson) – 3:47
  11. Love's Gonna Live Here (Buck Owens) – 2:05
  12. He'll Have to Go (Audrey Allison, Joe Allison) – 2:45
  13. A Legend in My Time (D. Gibson) – 2:40
  14. Audio Liner Notes by Leon Russell and Harold Bradley – 21:35


  • Lead Vocals, Piano – Leon Russell
  • Acoustic Guitar – Harold Bradley, Pat Flynn
  • Backing Vocals – Jackie Wessel
  • Banjo – Butch Robbins
  • Drums – Eddie Bayers, Harry Stinson
  • Electric Guitar – David Smith, Pete Wade
  • Harp and harmonica – Mickey Raphael
  • Mandolin – Marty Stuart
  • Piano – Leroy Roselle
  • Steel Guitar – Sonny Garrish
  • Producer – Leon Russell


  1. ^ allmusic.com, My Time: Hank Wilson Vol. III
  2. ^ "My Time: Hank Wilson Vol. III". Discogs.com. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
  3. ^ washingtonpost.com, My Time: Hank Wilson Vol. III, By Geoffrey Himes, August 14, 1998
  4. ^ "Leon Russell". Thechurchstudio.com. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  5. ^ Thom Jurek. "Hank Wilson's Back! – Leon Russell | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
  6. ^ "Leon Russell – Hank Wilson's Back Vol. I".
  7. ^ "Hank Wilson, Vol. 2 - Leon Russell - Releases". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  8. ^ theboot.com, Hank Wilson, by Bobby Moore, April 2, 2019
  9. ^ Allmusic, Best of Hank Wilson

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