Leon Haywood

Otha Leon Haywood (February 11, 1942 – April 5, 2016) was an American funk and soul singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known for his 1975 hit single "I Want'a Do Something Freaky to You", which has been much sampled by Dr. Dre and others.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 11th, 1942 (Houston), Died April 5th, 2016 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1967 - 1968

Roles Represented in DAHR: organ, vocalist, piano

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 119090 6/19/1967 It's got to be mellow Leon Haywood vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, organ  
Decca 119091 6/19/1967 Cornbread and buttermilk Leon Haywood vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, organ  
Decca 119519 10/20/1967 Mellow moonlight Leon Haywood instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 119520 10/20/1967 Hold on I'm coming Leon Haywood instrumentalist, organ  
Decca L 14679 10/3/1967 Mercy mercy mercy (2:48) Leon Haywood vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, organ  
Decca L 14680 10/3/1967 Yesterday Leon Haywood vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, organ  
Decca L 14681 10/3/1967 I can't stop loving you Leon Haywood vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, organ  
Decca L 14682 10/3/1967 Nobody knows when you're down and out Leon Haywood vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, organ  
Decca L 14683 10/3/1967 Tennessee waltz Leon Haywood vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, organ  
Decca L 14684 10/3/1967 Ode to Billie Joe, part 1 Leon Haywood vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, organ  
Decca L 14685 10/3/1967 Ode to Billie Joe, part 2 Leon Haywood vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, organ  
Decca L 14686 10/3/1967 Mercy mercy mercy (4:01) Leon Haywood vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, organ  
Decca L 14687 10/3/1967 'Round midnight Leon Haywood vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, organ  
Decca L 14904 3/19/1968 I want to talk about my baby Leon Haywood vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, organ  
Decca L 14905 3/19/1968 It's the last time Leon Haywood vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, organ  
Decca L 14906 3/19/1968 You don't have to see me to cry Leon Haywood vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, organ  
Decca L 15011 9/4/1968 Blues get off my shoulder Leon Haywood ; Leon Haywood ; Leon Haywood vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, organ  
Decca L 15012 9/4/1968 Everybody will be like a holiday Leon Haywood ; Leon Haywood ; Leon Haywood vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, organ  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Haywood, Leon," accessed March 7, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204370.

Haywood, Leon. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 7, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204370.

"Haywood, Leon." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 7 March 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204370

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