I love this man
I wore out the vinyl, wore out the cassette, and loaned out the CD and never got it back.
I’m so happy to have this music back!
A Gem of the Era!
This may well be one of the best recordings from late '69-early '70. Blues, rock and soul all fused into a killer album. Nearly 40 years after its release, I can listen to this any time, any day, and come away with a smile on my face. This belongs in anyone's collection of definitive albums of the "classic rock" era.
Joe before he shredded his voice. Nothing like this album. Still sounds great - probably one of the top 100 rock albums.
"I have tried,in my way,to be free.." Joe Cocker's first LP truly was "With A Little Help From My Friends"; heavy friends indeed! But this second helping, generously served up by guitar-piano-arranger Leon Russell was a sumptuous feast for all! They took this album's musicians and songs on the road for the awesome "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" Tour and Movie! "Joe Cocker" is an intoxicating brew of American R&B, Soul, Rock and Boogie filtered through the sand and gravel vocals of Sheffield, England's favorite son! The tunes covered here are all by top-shelf writers; British, American and Canadian! ( Dylan, Lennon+McCartney, Harrison, Cohen and Russell!) Seeing Joe Cocker "Live" is to appreciate "The Man In Full!" ( Joe Cocker and his Grease Band were the only group we saw at the original Woodstock Music & Arts Fair
in that hot August Summer of 1969!) Seeing him many times since; the man's still "got it!"
Add this "Classic Rock Album" to your collection today!...by Grimmbo.