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The Best of Leon Haywood

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Album Review

This 19-song collection on Mercury focused on his '70s output, including the hits "I Want'A Do Something Freaky to You," "Don't Push It Don't Force It, " "Come and Get Yourself Some, " "Keep It in the Family, " and other small singles. It also has his 1967 soul hit for Decca, "It's Got to Be Mellow."

Customer Reviews


I Want'a Do Something Freaky to you is what D-R-E used to sample in his greatest song ever. play it and you'll instantly recognize it.

Leon Was Banging Back In The Day

This cd is great, Leon did not get a lot of credit back then maybe because of all the great competion in the 70's. I'm from that era and I did not know that Leon recorded some of these songs.The two that i'm aware of is I want to do something freaky to you, and Don't push it don't force it.

Didn't get the hold song

Play and stop in the middle of the song


Born: 1941 in Houston, TX

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s

Soul/funk journeyman Leon Haywood periodically dented the charts in the 1970s with hits that tapped into the grooves and musical hooks of the day's trends. An accomplished songwriter and arranger, Haywood never pretended to be an innovator, and his hits are cheerful derivations of '70s midtempo funk and romantic ballads, usually embellished by smooth string charts. His best material recalled the late-'60s/early-'70s Motown sound; on the slower material in particular, his vocals bore a resemblance...
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