By the time he was 16, Billy Preston had already played with Mahalia Jackson, Little Richard and Ray Charles. He recorded the first two songs below around that time, "Greazee, Pts 1 & 2." These are two pretty awesome Hammond jams (with session icon Earl Palmer on drums). By 1969, Preston was buds with the Beatles, which led to the release of his That's The Way God Planned It LP on their Apple label. The band on the LP consisted of Preston on keys, George Harrison and Eric Clapton on guitar, Keith Richards on bass, and Ginger Baker on drums. A Beatle, a Rolling Stone, and two members of Cream. That's just nuts.
From The Concert For Bangladesh. Watch the entire song.
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Billy Preston - Greazee Pt 1 mp3 at Funky 16 Corners
Billy Preston - Greazee Pt 2 mp3 at Funky 16 Corners
Billy Preston - That's the Way God Planned It mp3 at Sober Musicians
Billy Preston - Nothing From Nothing mp3 at Dna 9 Sky (?)
Billy Preston - Space Race mp3 at New York Night Train
Billy Preston at Wikipedia