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  Joe Cocker
Joe Cocker is one of rock and roll's enduring performers who has survived the sixties, a low period in the seventies, made a comeback in the eighties, and continued to be a solid and consistent performer in the nineties and today.
Joe was born in Sheffield, England on May 20, 1944, the youngest son of a civil servant.
Joe Cocker is a survivor - a star - a rock legend.
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 Joe Cocker
Despite this, Cocker deserves credit for his gravelley, soulful, and distinctive singing - his phrasing and stage antics were lifted straight from Ray Charles, but he always managed to put his own stamp on the proceedings.
Cocker's own "High Time We Went" (a #2 hit) rides a pretty good, slide guitar-lubricated groove, but its gritty aimlessness sets the tone for the rest, like "Woman To Woman," with its cool, funky, tension-building, and endlessly repeated hook, and "Black-Eyed Blues," a plodding imitation of the the Stones.
Cocker was going through a minor comeback at this point: the same year he scored a surprise #1 hit with the single "Up Where We Belong" (a duet with Jennifer Warnes).
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 Rock Parents: JOE COCKER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Joe Cocker comes from a working class district of Sheffield, and still often visits his parents' gray stone house when he returns to England.
Off it, he is cool and withdrawnÑa temperamental mixture of Harold Cocker, his civil servant father who preferred gardening to posing with his favorite son, and outgoing chatty mother.
"When Joe left school at 16, I thought he was going to take up gas fitting as a career," she recalls.
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 Joe Cocker : Heart & Soul (EMI) - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
When he came to popular attention in the late 1960s, Joe Cocker reinvigorated and to a certain extent reinvented the art of interpretive singing at a time when it seemed to have been put in the shade permanently by the rise of singing songwriters led by Bob Dylan and the Beatles.
But on his many albums, Cocker usually made sure to balance his carefully selected covers of well-known material with previously unknown tunes so that he was able to originate some material.
Cocker's familiar growls and cracked crooning make the songs his own, as usual, and as usual he claims the material without any sense of exclusivity.
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 Amazon.de: Mad Dogs and Englishmen: Musik: Joe Cocker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
There are those that insist that "Mad Dogs and Englishmen," the 1970 record of the Joe Cocker tour, is the high point in the music career of the gravely voiced soul singer.
Two years earlier Cocker had hit the top of the charts in the U.K. with his cover of the Beatles' "A Little Help From My Friends," and when he sang the song at Woodstock he made a name for himself in the colonies.
Für mich war das noch Joe Cocker, der sich die Seele aus dem Leib schrie, bevor er nach vielen Jahren der Nichtbeachtung wieder an seine alten Erfolge anschließen konnte, wenn auch sehr viel seichter als in seinen ersten Jahren.
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 Amazon.com: Heart & Soul: Music: Joe Cocker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Joe Cocker's new studio release "Heart and Soul" is just about the best new album I have heard come down the pike in quite some time.
Joe Cocker, for 35 years, has always sung from the depths of his soul.
Joe Cocker's appeal has always lain in his poetic ability to dredge up and transmute the tragedy of loss and loneliness into powerful and beautiful dirges, and in the stark contrast between his ragged croak of a voice and a lush background of female vocals, wailing guitars, and slick orchestration.
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 Joe Cocker Album Reviews
Anyway, Cocker had a knack for remaking other people's songs as his own, and none more so than this classic, which features memorable riffs from Page, those churchy-keys/female backing vocals I previously mentioned, and most of all Cocker's completely over-the-top vocal performance, replete with one of the most spine-tingling screams on record.
Cocker does dominate the slow ballads, though, including a 12-minute soul medley (“I’ll Drown In My Own Tears,” "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby," and “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long”) and a rendition of "Bird On A Wire" that even makes his original version seem lively.
Don’t tell Cocker that a white man can’t sing the blues, as his ragged voice is an excellent instrument for conveying desperate emotions.
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 Ink 19 :: Joe Cocker
Cocker's amazingly talented Grease Band and Mad Dogs and Englishmen backing units were also responsible for the arrangements, and when he lost them as on the treackly "You Are So Beautiful," not to mention the cringe-inducing number one hit "Up Where We Belong," the singer's quality quotient took a dive.
Even though this collection ends in 1982 and Cocker has recorded steadily since then, it's a remarkably solid set and a perfect first purchase, especially for those on a budget.
It's not all the "best" of Joe Cocker (you'll have to spring for the four-disc box for that), but certainly some of them, and with a bit of creative CD programming, a non-stop enjoyable ride.
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 Joe Cocker: Mad Dogs and Englishmen
Joe Cocker is the finest white rhythm and blues singer ever.
Joe Cocker has transformed the music of Randy Newman, Dave Mason, Gary Wright, and those are just a few.
Cocker proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that he can interpret any music—Rock, R&B, Soul, Jazz, Folk, it is all here.
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 Joe Cocker biography - 8notes.com
Joe Cocker (born May 20, 1944) is a pop music singer.
He started his musical career in the city of his birth Sheffield, England in some minor bands at the age of 15: the first band was the Avengers (under the stage name Vance Arnold), then Big Blues (1963), and then The Grease Band (1966).
Joe Cocker: You Are So Beautiful Performed by Joe Cocker, composed by Billy Preston, Bruce Fisher.
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 Joe Cocker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Joe Cocker (born John Robert Cocker, 20 May 1944, in Sheffield, England) is an English rock/blues musician.
Cocker then had a second UK hit with the Leon Russell song "Delta Lady".
Joe Cocker: The Authorised Biography by J. Bean (2003) ISBN 1-85227-043-8
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 VH1.com : Joe Cocker : Biography - Urge Music Downloads
Cocker's first peak of success came when Russell organized the "Mad Dogs & Englishmen" tour of 1970, featuring Cocker and over 40 others, and resulting in a third gold album and a concert film.
Subsequent efforts were less popular, and problems with alcohol (both on-stage and off-) reduced Cocker's once-powerful voice to a croaking rasp.
But he returned to the U.S. Top Ten with the romantic ballad "You Are So Beautiful" in 1975 and topped the charts in a duet with Jennifer Warnes on "Up Where We Belong," the theme from the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman.
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 Amazon.com: Joe Cocker!: Music: Joe Cocker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Year was 1969, and Joe Cocker was a hot ticket in the circles of rock n roll.
Joe's second album, Joe Cocker!, is a pretty solid work, and just barely escapes a 5 star rating (it gets like a 4.5 or so).
Cocker's singing is the main attraction of course, along with his raucous gospel/R&B sensibilities.
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Joe and Theresa have put together a celebrity auction on www.cmtauctions.com to benefit the family of Robert Crump.
Head on over to tommywilcox.com and see some pictures of Joe and Theresa fishing during a vacation!
On August 1st, Joe will be a featured artist on the Tuesday Night Opry (Grand Ole Opry)!
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 Joe Cocker · The Story
oe Cocker - one of the truly great rock voices of all time - was born in Sheffield, England on May 20, 1944, the youngest son of a civil servant.
The following year Joe left the Gas Board and released his first single, a cover of The Beatles "I'll Cry Instead." His band, Joe Cocker Big Blues, built up a large following in the north of England and ventured to France for a two month stint, playing on American airbases.
Then along came the man Joe has called the greatest musician in the world, Chris Stainton.
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 Joe Cocker News
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On this date in 1968, Joe Cocker's remake of the Lennon/McCartney tune, " ", hits the top spot on the UK's New Musical Express chart.
English blues legend Joe Cocker arrived in Sofia for a night of singing his hear out at the posh wedding of industrial mogul Nikolay Banev and tourist boss Zheni Gencheva.
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 Joe Cocker - Reviews on RateItAll
Cocker should have been one of the halls first inductees.
As far as I'm concerned the idiots at the rock and roll hall of fame are all morons.
Not only is Joe Cocker deserving of being in the hall of fame, he can still perform at a high level.
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 Joe Cocker Rock Music Memorabilia
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Joe Cocker - one of the truly great rock voices of all time - was born in Sheffield, England
Joe Cocker is one of the most distinctive voices in Rock.
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 Rolling Stone : Joe Cocker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
True believers have come to rate Cocker's albums on a bell curve, getting by on the relative terseness of Sheffield Steel or the promising punch of last year's Unchain My Heart.
The latter album was too slick and conformist for Cocker, but at least producers...
British white-soul singer Joe Cocker parlayed Ray CharlesPish vocals and an eccentric stage presence into a string of late-'60s hits only to suffer from his excesses in drugs and alcohol by the mid-'70s.
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 Joe Cocker - In His Own Words
No voice is quite like Joe Cocker's, no stage presence quite the same.
A sometime tragic victim and survivor of the rock world, his life is a great chronicle of the excesses of the day.
During the time of "You Are So Beautiful," I was working at Village Recorders, in Los Angeles, and someone comes into the studio and says, "Joe, we've got this video to show you that you're not going to like." I don't know how long
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 Joe Cocker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
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 Joe Cocker
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In 1970, his live cover of the Box Tops' hit "The Letter", which appeared on the tour compilation album ''Mad Dogs & Englishmen'', became his first U.S. Top Ten.
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 Joe Cocker - In Concert   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Currently, there are not enough Tomatometer critic reviews for Joe Cocker - In Concert to receive a rating.
Gravel-voiced classic rocker Joe Cocker comes lives from Baden-Baden, Germany for an hour-long concert performance.
The voices of Paul Newman and Owen Wilson give life to the CGI vehicles of Pixar's "Cars," out on DVD now.
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 Joe Cocker: Have a Little Faith (1996) (V)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
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 VH1.com : Joe Cocker : Artist Main   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
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 Joe Cocker Tabs: 401 Tabs Total @ 911Tabs - Tabs Search Engine
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 Joe Cocker on Rhapsody   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
After the initial 1960s success of now-classics like Joe Cocker!
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