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Leo LP discography

This is a discography of LPs released on the Finnish label Leo in the 1970s and 1980s. The label was started by Edward Vesala.

The list is probably incomplete. Hopefully confusion with other Leo labels has been avoided!.

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Leo LPs

Springbird, Juhani Aaltonen, 1977, Leo 005

Tracks : Windows Of The Mystical Night, Mellow, Springbird, Siapa, Lullaby, Manzil, Hibernate, Ghostrider, Dance Of The Witches

Musicians : Juhani Aaltonen, Edward Vesala, Iro Haarla, Pekka Rechardt, Antti Hytti, Teppo Hauta-aho, Abdoulaye Diakhate, Abdoulaye Diouf, Bakary Goudiaby, Mamadou Ly, Mamadou Ndiaye, Moustapha Cisse, Tero Sarikoski

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Twelve Shades Of Black: For All Intents And Purposes, Frank Foster's Living Color, 1979, Leo 007

Tracks : For All Intents And Purposes, Someone's Rocking My Jazzboat, Loneliness, Square Knights Of The Round Table, Love The Girl, Cecilia Is Love

Musicians : Frank Foster, Charles I. Williams, William Saxton, Sinclair Acey, Virgil Jones, Charles Stephens, Janice Robinson, Willie J. Davis, , Mickey Tucker, Earl May, Charli Persip, Babafume Akunyun

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Almost Green, Tomasz Stanko, 1979, Leo 008

Tracks : New Song, From Greenhills, Slowly By, When On Earth, Almost Green, Megaira

Musicians : Tomasz Stanko, Tomasz Szukalski, Palle Danielsson, Edward Vesala

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Heavy Life, Edward Vesala, 1980, Leo 009

Tracks : Coming Of The Nocturnal Sun, Meating, High Red Table, Moonlight Walk Of The Soothsayer, Columbus Circle, Slambura Road

Musicians : Edward Vesala, Tomasz Stanko, Chico Freeman, J. D. Parran, James Spaulding, Howard Johnson, Bob Stewart, Joe Daley, Iro Haarla, Reggie Workman

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Loaded, Quartet, 1980, Leo 010

Tracks : Mr. Person, Macondo, The Promise, Train People

Musicians : Tomasz Szukalski, Slawomir Kulpowicz, Pawel Jarzebski, Janusz Stefanski

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Music From Taj Mahal And Karla Caves, Tomasz Stanko*, 1980, Leo 011

Tracks : Sbigi, Shadow Of The Midnight Moon, Daada, Almost Black, For You, Night Flight, Almost Black, Small Rooms' Magic, Daada, Mountain Bird, Slambura Road, And The Ancient Ones Smiled, Nightly Whisper

Musicians : Tomasz Stanko

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Tea For Four, Charlie Mariano, Edward Vesala, Arild Andersen, Jasper Van't Hof, 1984, Leo 012

Tracks : Croki, Melanie, Misty Morning Light, Whizzle Whazzle, Truk, Silent Rain

Musicians : Charlie Mariano, Jasper Van't Hof, Arild Andersen, Edward Vesala

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Prana: Live At Groovy, Juhani Aaltonen, 1983, Leo 013

Tracks : Saxax, Moon Triangle, Prana, Journey Within, Oasis, Waves Through The Mind, Conclusion

Musicians : Juhani Aaltonen, Reggie Workman, Edward Vesala

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Welcome, Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, 1983, Leo 014

Tracks : One Love, One People, Moment's Opening, Search Inside, Fly, Welcome Defda, Welcome To Our Love

Musicians : Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, Edward Wilkerson, Kahil El'Zabar

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Bad Luck, Good Luck, Edward Vesala, 1985, Leo 015

Tracks : Song Of The Witch Doctors, Caliban, Bad Luck, Good Luck, Bread For Soul, Noble Man, Arcilemac, Out Of Mascarade

Musicians : Edward Vesala, Esko Heikkinen, Heikki Haimila, Markku Johansson, Olli Högström, Tomasz Stanko, Juhani Aalto, Mircea Stan, Petri Juutilainen, Pepa Päivinen, Teemu Salminen, Pentti Lahti, Juhani Aaltonen, Unto Haapa-Aho, Tom Bildo, Iro Haarla, Raoul Björkenheim, Pekka Sarmanto, Esko Rosnell

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Happy Peter, Pekka Poyry, 1984, Leo 016

Tracks and groups: Erottamattomat (Conjunto Baron), Doubles (UMO), 4-3-5 (Pekka Pöyry Quartet), Piece Of Mind (Tasavallan Presidentti), Mountains (Pekka Pöyry & Jukka Tolonen), Modal Code (Mike Koskinen Sextet), Päivänsäde Ja Menninkäinen (Vesa-Matti Loiri & UMO), Beautiful Morning (Pekka Pöyry)

Notes : This is a compilation of tracks by various groups recorded between 1968 and 1980 featuring Pekka Pöyry.

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Kullervo, Edward Vesala, 1985, Leo 017

Tracks : Osa 1, Osa 2

Musicians : Edward Vesala, Esko Heikkinen, Jari Hongisto, Markku Veijonsuo, Pertti Päivinen, Juhani Aaltonen, Heikki Wikla, Iro Haarla, Raoul Björkenheim, Antti Hytti, Ritva Ahonen

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Ippe Katka Band, Ippe Katka Band, 1985, Leo 018

Tracks : Ronald Duck, Le Pond De Mirabeau, Comment C'est, Eko (You Know), Nätsi (The Magic Man), Outlaws In-Laws, Rubango

Musicians : Takku Ylinen, Kari Komppa, Heikki J. Heinonen, Seppo Tyni, Markku Lindfors, Ippe Kätkä

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RinneRadio, RinneRadio, 1988, Leo 019

Tracks : Setsibo, Walking Eyes, Between Tomorrow and Nothing, But Anyway Green, Let’s Have a Donc Line, After You’ve Burned Your Cards, O-Bou, Ula, Quatzaa Buldi

Musicians : Simo Salminen, Antero Priha, Tapani Rinne, Iro Haarla, Jimi Sumen, Raoul Björkenheim, Seppo Tyni, Edward Vesala

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Afrikan Tahdet, Edward Vesala, 1989, Leo 637

Tracks : Lennä Poni, Kärry Leikki, Hyrre Hylje, Avaruus Auto, El Saa Vallitta, Tirrati Jee, Liikkuu Liikkuu, Kissat Kilpasilla, I Hmeelinen Pallo, Rattaa Rattaa, Afrikan Tähdet, Arvoituksia, Tanssitaan Kuutamolla, Haukku Haluaa, Kpula, Jooti Joo, Pieniä Urheilumiehiä, Tahtoisin Bambin, Iltalaulu

Musicians : Edward Vesala, Jorma Tapio, Iro Haarla, Jim Sumen, Uffe Krokfors, Lumi Vesala, Aniida Vesala, Harri Saskala, Helena Salonius, Jenni Jajoni Päivinen, Jenny Robson, Ona Robson

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