Joe Cocker “Cocker”
This is one of those albums that did not include a disappointing track. I hadn’t listened to a new Cocker release in years when a promo of this arrived in my mail one day.
The most well known song was Randy Newman’s ‘You Can Leave Your Hat On.’ Sure, it still provides for some great video memories for many, but it was hardly the best song.
Give me JC’s reading of Marvin Gaye’s ‘Inner City Blues. Or maybe the opening cut, ‘Shelter Me.’
Not only are there great songs here, but Joe also brings them to life with a number of great musicians. They include one of my favorite guitarists of all time, Neal Schon, Jeff Lorber plays keyboards, Mel Collins on Sax, Bernard Edwards,bass.