Leon Patillo – Dance Children Dance – 1979

This was Leon’s first solo album after leaving Santana and his first Christian album. The album is very easy listening and has a good amount if the funk sound Leon is known for. The album spawned 2 singles, “Dance Children Dance” which made it to # 12, and “Temple To The Sky” made it to #7. Pretty impress result from a first album but then again Leon’s sound was tailor made for the adult CCM charts.

Tracklist
1 – Dance Children Dance – 3:29
2 – High On You – 3:27
3 – These Signs – 3:31
4 – Born Again – 2:59
5 – Temple To The Sky – 3:58
6 – Trinity – 3:31
7 – He Is Comin’ – 4:21
8 – Come – 3:15

Credits
Artwork – Larry McAdams
Backing Vocals – Jackie Patillo, Joyce Luis, Leon Patillo
Bass Guitar – Leon Patillo
Drums – Leon Patillo
Horns – Darrel Gardner
Keyboards – Leon Patillo
Lead Vocals – Leon Patillo
Mixed By, Recorded By – Chris Taylor
Photography By – Stephen Kelly

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Leon Patillo – Brand New – 1987

This is the 8th album from Leon and his first on Sparrow after moving over from Myrrh. It really continues his previous work with some easy listening songs with a funk feel and some funk songs with an easy listening feel. The album had 3 singles. Isn’t It Crazy peaked at #4 with 14 weeks on the charts. I’m Brand New made it to #9 while staying on the charts 14 weeks. The 3rd single Strong Tower spent 10 weeks on the charts peaking at #30. I’d like to comment more on the album but really it’s very difficult to pick out anything to comment on this album vs his other albums. Bottom line if you liked Leon’s previous work you’ll like this one.

Tracklist
1 – I’m Brand New – 4:39
2 – Isn’t It Crazy – 4:36
3 – Deliver Me – 4:48
4 – Strong Tower – 3:24
5 – Melody Of Praise – 5:58
6 – Alpha & Omega – 4:52
7 – Blessed Are You – 3:30
8 – Golden City – 3:35
9 – New Thrill (Extended Version) – 3:53
10 – Try, Try Again – 4:08

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Leon Patillo – The Sky’s The Limit – 1984

This album from Leon Patillo was an easy listening effort.

Leon’s past work was varied, but his solo career had a “funk” sound, and that sound does come through slightly on this album. Prior to releasing Christian albums Leon was a member of several bands through the 70’s but the most prominent was Santana where he was the lead singer for 2 albums.

Track Listing:
1 – I’ve Heard The Thunder – 4:04
2 – Security – 4:04
3 – Life Is What You Make It – 3:57
4 – Come To Receive – 3:28
5 – J.E.S.U.S. – 3:58
6 – Love Calling – 4:30
7 – Fear Not – 4:07
8 – Sing Unto The Lord – 4:25
9 – The Sky’s The Limit – 3:43
10 – Small Still Voice – 4:27

Credits:
Art Direction – Dennis Hill
Backing Vocals – Donn Thomas, Elisecia Wright, LaVoughn Thomas, Linda Evans
Concept By [Album Cover] – Jackie Patillo
Engineer [Assistant] – Biff Vincent
Photography By, Concept By [Album Cover] – Alan Bergman
Producer, Composed By, Drums, Bass, Piano, Electric Piano, Synthesizer, Lead Vocals – Leon Patillo
Producer, Engineer, Mixed By – Skip Konte

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