Joe Cocker - Joe Cocker! (1969)

Joe Cocker is a British singer who first came to popularity in the late 60s.

Cocker quickly followed his fantastic debut with a second album the same year. Like its predecessor, it followed the formula of creative re-inventions of pop and rock songs, which included those by The Beatles ("She Came In Through The Bathroom Window" and "Something"), Bob Dylan ("Dear Landlord"), Leonard Cohen ("Bird On The Wire") and John Sebastian ("Darling Be Home Soon"). It also featured two songs from Leon Russell ("Delta Lady" and "Hello Little Friend"), who at the time had not begun his solo career and was working as a session musician. He co-produced the album with Denny Cordell. "Delta Lady" was released as a single and got to #10 in the UK. Russell's own version came out the next year on his debut album.
Among the musicians that appear on the album are keyboardist Chris Stainton, guitarist Clarence White, bassist Allen Spenner, drummer Bruce Rowland, pedal steel guitarist Pete Kleinow, percussionist Milt Holland, and Russell himself (on piano, organ and guitar).

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