Ultimate Collection [Hip-O]

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All Music Guide - Campbell
Hip-O's Joe Cocker Ultimate Collection contains 20 original tracks spanning the gruff-voiced singer's 30-plus years of recordings for A&M, MCA, Island, Capitol, and Sony Records. While a few favorites have been left out "Put Out the Light," "High Time We Went," and "Jamaica Say You Will", you can't argue with "Delta Lady," "You Are So Beautiful," "With a Little Help from My Friends," "The Letter," "Feelin' Alright," and his number one 1982 duet with Jennifer Warnes, "Up Where We Belong."
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All Music Guide - Campbell
Hip-O's Joe Cocker Ultimate Collection contains 20 original tracks spanning the gruff-voiced singer's 30-plus years of recordings for A&M, MCA, Island, Capitol, and Sony Records. While a few favorites have been left out "Put Out the Light," "High Time We Went," and "Jamaica Say You Will", you can't argue with "Delta Lady," "You Are So Beautiful," "With a Little Help from My Friends," "The Letter," "Feelin' Alright," and his number one 1982 duet with Jennifer Warnes, "Up Where We Belong."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/13/2004
  • Label: Hip-O Records
  • UPC: 602498612088
  • Catalog Number: 000157202
  • Sales rank: 60

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Joe Cocker Primary Artist
Clarence White Guitar
Wally Badarou Keyboards
Jimmy Cliff Vocals
Adrian Belew Guitar
Rita Coolidge Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Randy Newman Piano
Jimmy Page Guitar
Billy Preston Hammond Organ
Leon Russell Organ, Guitar, Piano
Bobby Lyle Keyboards
Joe Sample Keyboards
Bonnie Bramlett Background Vocals
Steve Power Guitar
Nickey Barclay Choir, Chorus
Madeline Bell Background Vocals
Clarence Clemons Tenor Saxophone
Nicky Hopkins Piano
Henry McCullough Guitar
John Miles Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Pamela Polland Choir, Chorus
Barry Reynolds Guitar
Vaneese Thomas Background Vocals
Jim Keltner Percussion, Drums
Sid Page Violin
Larry Marshall Keyboards
Jim Gordon Drums
Sneaky Pete Kleinow Guitar
Tawatha Agee Background Vocals
Kenny Aronoff Percussion, Drums
Michael Baird Drums
Rick Baptist Trumpet
Arthur Barrow Synthesizer, Bass
David Beal Drums
Chuck Blackwell Percussion, Drums
Alexandra Brown Background Vocals
Jack Bruno Drums
Robbie Buchanan Keyboards
Artie Butler Piano
David Campbell Conductor
Lenny Castro Percussion
Dave Catlin-Birch Bass
Mikey Chung Guitar
Crispin Cioe Horn
Merry Clayton Background Vocals
David Cohen Guitar
Mel Collins Saxophone
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Benny Diggs Background Vocals
Sly Dunbar Drums
Andy Duncan Percussion
Spike Edney Synthesizer
Tommy Eyre Organ
Wilton Felder Saxophone
Robert Funk Horn
Cliff Goodwin Guitar
Phil Grande Guitar
Maxine Green Background Vocals
Patrice Holloway Background Vocals
Rosetta Hightower Background Vocals
Milt Holland Percussion
Brenda Holloway Background Vocals
Stix Hooper Drums
James "Hutch" Hutchinson Bass
Mortonette Jenkins Background Vocals
Marlena Jeter Background Vocals
Carol Kaye Bass
Peter Kent Violin
Bobby Keys Tenor Saxophone
Curtis King Background Vocals
Katie Kissoon Background Vocals
Abraham Laboriel Sr. Bass
Jeff Levine Piano, Keyboards
Steve Madaio Horn
Daniel Moore Choir, Chorus
Matthew Moore Choir, Chorus
Jamie Muhoberac Synthesizer
Eric Parker Drums
Dean Parks Acoustic Guitar
Joel Peskin Horn
Tim Pierce Guitar, Trumpet
Don Preston Rhythm Guitar, Choir, Chorus
Carl Radle Bass
Bruce Rowland Drums
Vito San Filippo Bass
Julia Tillman Waters Background Vocals
Jonn Savannah Hammond Organ
Johnny Lee Schell Electric Guitar
Robbie Shakespeare Bass, Vocals
Alan Spenner Bass
Jeremy Stacey Drums
Chris Stainton Organ, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Wurlitzer
Neil Stubenhaus Bass
T.M. Stevens Bass
Uziah "Sticky" Thompson Percussion
Bobby Torres Conga
Carmen Twillie Background Vocals
Uptown Horns Horn
Jeffrey "C.J." Vanston Organ, Synthesizer
Donna Washburn Choir, Chorus
Maxine Willard Waters Background Vocals
The Waters Sisters Background Vocals
Donna Weiss Choir, Chorus
B.J. Wilson Drums
Evan Wilson Viola
Richie Zito Guitar
Paul Humphries Drums
Claudia Linnear Choir, Chorus
Julia Waters Background Vocals
Dave McDaniel Bass
Suzie Katayama Accordion, Cello
Mary Carewe Background Vocals
Bobby Lee Jones Choir, Chorus
Bob Feit Bass
Louis Shelton Guitar
Wayne Bergeron Trumpet
Arno Hecht Horn
Rudy Stein Cello
Chris Elliott Piano
Steve McEwan Guitar
Melvin Duffy Pedal Steel Guitar
Sunny Weetman Background Vocals
Don Shelton Saxophone
Alan Iles Trombone
Laudir DeOliveira Maracas, Tumba
Dick "Slide" Hyde Horn
Helen Hampton Background Vocals
Bdugo Drums
Sandy Koninoff Percussion
Sherlie Matthews Background Vocals
Don Shelton Saxophone
Paul Litterall Horn
Technical Credits
Leonard Cohen Composer
Buffy Sainte-Marie Composer
Jimmy Cliff Composer
Joe Cocker Executive Producer
John Hiatt Composer
John Lennon Composer
Dave Mason Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Randy Newman Composer
Billy Preston Composer
Leon Russell Arranger, Composer, Producer
John Sebastian Composer
Joe Sample Composer
The Grease Band Arranger
Steve Power Producer
Andy Fraser Composer
Terry Manning Producer, Engineer
John Miles Composer
Jack Nitzsche Composer
Jim Price Arranger, Producer
Chris Lord-Alge Producer, Engineer
Benji Armbrister Engineer
Chris Blackwell Producer
Steve Boone Composer
David Campbell String Arrangements
Crispin Cioe Arranger
Denny Cordell Producer
Roger Davies Producer, Executive Producer
Nick DiStefano Composer
Wilton Felder Producer
Bruce Fisher Composer
Rob Fraboni Engineer
Robert Funk Arranger
Arthur Hamilton Composer
Stix Hooper Producer
Brian Ingoldsby Engineer
Will Jennings Composer
Eddie Kramer Engineer
Stewart Levine Producer
Henry Lewy Engineer
Charlie Midnight Producer
Rik Pekkonen Engineer
Brian Reeves Engineer
John Rollo Engineer
Alex Sadkin Producer, Engineer
Chris Stainton Arranger
Uptown Horns Arranger
Jim Vallance Composer
Jeffrey "C.J." Vanston Arranger, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Diane Warren Composer
Don Was Producer
Richie Zito Producer
Ellen Fitton Mastering
Teddy Powell Composer
Vartan Art Direction
Arno Hecht Arranger
Wayne Carson Thompson Composer
Mark Sebastian Composer
Pat Lawrence Executive Producer
Robin Schwartz Licensing
Michele Horie Art Manager
J.P Bean Liner Notes
Bobby Sharp Composer
Paul Litterall Arranger
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    better than chocolate

    When it comes to good music, there is nothing like the honesty you hear in Joe Cocker’s deep and in my opinion sexy voice. I have been listening to the Joe Cocker Ultimate Collection repeatedly since I received it as a Valentines Day gift. This cd is much better than a box of chocolate that will make you fat, or roses that will eventually die. This cd has all of Joe’s famous songs that he has sung in his 30+ career. I love the opening song “With a little help from my friends”, and you can’t go wrong with “Delta Lady” and “She came in through the bathroom room window,” my boyfriend dedicated “You are so beautiful” which always makes me feel good in those tough times. This is a wonderful cd, and if you want to purchase any Joe Cocker music, I recommend this cd.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is NOT a good recording

    I like Joe Cocker's music, but the music is poorly served here. This CD's sound is brittle and harsh and, on some tracks, it actually hurts your ears. The record company continues to multiply its profits by reissuing the same music, over and over--while taking no care for how the music sounds. I don't know what generation of source tape they used for this CD, but it's of poor quality indeed. Oh, the sound is "clear" enough, but it's brittle and harsh, and the instruments (e.g., percussion and piano) merely RESEMBLE their natural sound--all of which renders the music far less enjoyable. I'd like to finally have a quality Joe Cocker recording. Had I known how bad the sound of this CD is, I would have saved my money. And if the rest of you refuse to buy it, maybe the record company will finally see an incentive to make the effort to issue a good-quality recording--finally.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ultimate Collection

    True music is hard to define, but I believe that you can hear it in the voice of people that have actually felt pain, and that is why in this modern day of pop, sizzle, and shine music that seems to be coming out lately, Joe Cocker will always stand out. It’s very refreshing to hear the wonderful music that the JOE COCKER ULTIMATE COLLETCION has. His gravelly voice and heartfelt lyrics are one of a kind, and should be admired and listened to for the greatness that it is. This c.d. starts off with the beautiful, touching, and everlasting “With a little help from my friends” and continues with other great hits throughout his career like, “You can leave your hat on” and, “You are so beautiful” which has become a wedding and karaoke staple throughout the country. He has some amazing duets with the Crusaders “I’m so glad I’m standing here today”, and the simplicity and elegance he displayed with the duet with Jennifer Warnes on “Up where we belong” which helped catapult him back to prominence. Other great hits to look out for are the 90’s version of “Unchain my heart.” This cd lives up to its name because it truly is Joe Cockers Ultimate Collection!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ultimate Collection

    this is some definite mood music for you and your lady. i had no idea there were so many songs sung by cocker that i've always loved. After listening to it I was like, “Oh, I know that song. And that one. And that one.” I realized I knew at least half the songs. except of course 'You are so beautiful', b/c that one is just legendary. seems like every wedding i've ever attended played that song sometime during the night. and theres 'With a little help from my friends'. i didnt even realize cocker sang that song (yknow, the Wonder Years theme). the beatles wrote it, but i still like cocker's version better. this is supposed to be the only record to collect his whole career on one cd, which pretty tough considering it covers 30 years. and the players and guest singers are so diverse - soooo many cool players on here. Page, Jimmy Cliff, Billy Preston, Randy Newman, etc.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Collection worth listening to

    A friend of mine just told me Joe Cocker released a new greatest hits, and I can’t get over how good it is. It’s titled “Ultimate Collection”, and it is really Ultimate because it covers 30 years of his career, all of his hits from 1969-1999 are on this album. If you don’t know who Joe Cocker is, let me briefly inform you; he is an awesome British rock singer that covers a majority of his songs, you will forget about the originals after listening to his soulful voice take over the songs. The collection starts off with the track, “With A Little Help From My Friends”, an original Beatles song, but this one is of course cooler, cause its with non other then Jimmy Page!! Other tracks I totally dig are “Summer in the City”, “You Can Leave Your Hat On” and a live version of “Cry me a River” (not the Justin Timberlake song, only the song title he ripped off!) There is this hunger within Cocker’s voice that makes me rejoice and really feel the emotion behind his songs. This album is a must have for fan of music. An album anyone can listen to and enjoy. With so many good songs and a ton of artists such as The Crusaders, Randy Newman, and Jennifer Warnes helping him out on some tracks.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bringin back the rock

    I remember seeing Joe Cocker in 69” at the first Woodstock festival, to think it was 35 years ago, my wife bought me “Ultimate Collection” recently and I felt like a kid again. Cocker is one of those artists with a voice you don’t ever forget, the voice stays with you throughout the years and you never forget his songs. I own a great deal of Cocker albums, and this by far the most enjoyable compilation album of his. Hailing from Sheffield, Joe has made a career by covering a vast majority of his songs. One of my favorites on the “Ultimate Collection” is a cover of the Lovin’ Spoonfull’s ‘summer in the City’; this song brings back great memories of playing baseball in the summer heat of the 60’s. Another favorite of mine is the classic song ‘You can leave your hat on’, a song both my wife and I have enjoyed dancing to over the years I fully recommend this album for any Joe Cocker fan, as young fans go, definitely check this album out, get a good sense of older rock and what its all about.

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    Posted October 30, 2008

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