Joe Cocker - Joe Cocker (1972)

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

In 1971 after his huge Mad Dogs & Englishmen tour Joe Cocker returned to the UK, where he lay low for a while to recover. Meanwhile A&M Records released the single "High Time We Went" in the US, and it became a #22 hit. He re-emerged in 1972 and went back on tour with a new band organized by his long-term musical partner Chris Stainton. They toured both the US and Europe, and recorded material for a new record in between. The self-titled album came out in late '72, featuring two live recordings alongside eight studio cuts. It was a fine collection of blues-rock tunes, almost entirely written by Cocker and Stainton, with the three exceptions being covers of Gregg Allman's "Midnight Rider", Dan Penn's "Do Right Woman" and the folk/blues classic "St James Infirmary". "High Time We Went" was included, and "Midnight Rider" gave him another hit when released as a single, getting to #27.

Mad Dogs & Englishmen (1971) <|> I Can Stand A Little Rain (1974)
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KDNYfm said...

Always was a huge Cocker fan...and this album didnt disappoint. Do right Woman and St James Infirmary were great covers!

Anonymous said...

Rest In Peace Joe Cocker!

You gave us some soulful music that i love.

gigio said...

Any chance to re-up, with the other one (Joe!:-))? Thanks, Luigi