Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Joe Cocker

Joe Cocker had great taste - in choosing songs and fellow musicians. When Louis and Simon tell useless kid karaoke singers "you made that song your own", it's clear the two musical gurus have not listened to Joe.

Joe's live version of "The Lettter" from the Mad Dogs & Englishmen tour, featured another star we've lost - Bobby Keys on tenor. The Beatles enjoyed Joe's cover of With a Little Help From My Friends so much that they gifted him Something and She Came In Through the Bathroom Window.

Here are some other covers to enjoy - Hitchcock Railway, originally recorded by Jose Feliciano; Darling Be Home Soon (performed by John Sebastian at Woodstock on the Saturday; Joe opened the Sunday line-up); Jamaica Say You Will, written by Jackson Browne; and You Are So Beautiful, written by Billy Preston and Bruce Fisher, with uncredited support from Dennis Wilson of The Beachboys.

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