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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
Joe Cocker's first three A&M albums form the bedrock of a career that spans over three decades. While Cocker certainly wasn't always in top form during this stretch -- thanks to alcohol problems and questionable comeback moves in the '80s and '90s -- his early records did inform the classic pub rock sound later credited to proto-punk figures like Graham Parker and Brinsley Schwarz. On those early records, Cocker mixed elements of late-'60s English blues revival recordings John Mayall, et al. with the more contemporary sounds of soul and pop; a sound fused in no small part by producer and arranger Leon Russell, whose gumbo mix figures prominently on this eponymous ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
Joe Cocker's first three A&M albums form the bedrock of a career that spans over three decades. While Cocker certainly wasn't always in top form during this stretch -- thanks to alcohol problems and questionable comeback moves in the '80s and '90s -- his early records did inform the classic pub rock sound later credited to proto-punk figures like Graham Parker and Brinsley Schwarz. On those early records, Cocker mixed elements of late-'60s English blues revival recordings John Mayall, et al. with the more contemporary sounds of soul and pop; a sound fused in no small part by producer and arranger Leon Russell, whose gumbo mix figures prominently on this eponymous release and the infamous Mad Dogs & Englishmen live set. Russell's sophisticated swamp blues aesthetic is felt directly with versions of his gospel ballad "Hello, Little Friend" and Beatles-inspired bit of New Orleans pop -- and one of Cocker's biggest hits -- "Delta Lady." Following up on the huge success of an earlier cover of "With a Little Help From My Friends," Cocker mines more Beatles gold with very respectable renditions of "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window" and "Something." And rounding out this impressive set are equally astute takes on Dylan's "Dear Landlord," Leonard Cohen's "Bird on the Wire," and John Sebastian's "Darling Be Home Soon." Throughout, Cocker gets superb support from his regular backing group of the time, the Grease Band. A fine introduction to the singer's classic, late-'60s and early-'70s period.
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  • Release Date: 10/11/1989
  • Label: A&M
  • UPC: 075021332621
  • Catalog Number: 3326

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Joe Cocker Primary Artist, Indexed Contributor, Vocals
Clarence White Guitar
Rita Coolidge Vocals, Background Vocals
Leon Russell Organ, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals
Paul Humphrey Drums
Bonnie Bramlett Vocals, Background Vocals
Henry McCullough Guitar
Sneaky Pete Kleinow Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar
Merry Clayton Vocals, Background Vocals
Patrice Holloway Vocals, Background Vocals
Milt Holland Percussion
Bruce Rowland Drums
Alan Spenner Bass
Chris Stainton Organ, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards
Paul Humphries Drums
Paul Humphreys Drums
Sherlie Matthews Vocals, Background Vocals
Bruce Rowland Drums
Shirley Mathews Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Leon Russell Arranger, Producer, Audio Production
The Grease Band Arranger
Denny Cordell Producer, Audio Production
Glyn Johns Remixing, Mastering
Brian Ingoldsby Engineer
Bill Levenson Producer
Henry Lewy Engineer
Chris Stainton Arranger
Suha Gur Mastering
Jim McCrary Back Cover
Theresa Malham Mastering
J.P Bean Liner Notes
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