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RIP Joe Cocker

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Well I was GONNA do up part 6 of the Greek Punk series today (Thanks again to my Greek homie
Apantabapanta), we'll hit that tomorrow as today brings the sad news of the passing of Joe Cocker today at the age of 70. I don't have a huge selection of his work, but I think I have some good ones though, vinyl rips compliments of Mr. Miller (my Dad) who loved Cocker, and these vinyl rips are gonna sound great to ya trust me.

Cocker was unique with the roughest, grittiest voice one could imagine, his shit rocked mercilessly, and he could break down a cover version like maybe NO ONE else before or since....
First up I have his first release "With a Little Help From My Friends", which of course features that beatles classic, a sellar "Feeling Alright", Dylan's "Just Like a Woman", and so much more......listened today and what an album. Power packed and five star all the way.
My second vinyl rip in this limited "collection" is the incredible "Mad Dogs and Englishmen", on which he crushes, among others, the Stones'"Honkey Tonk Women", an even more epic "Feelin Alright", the Beatles "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window", and, especially, the totally frentic closing duo of The Four Tops "The Letter" (rips the original to shreds) and Leon Russell's "Delta lady" (Likewise).......

For my money he kinda actually got into some pretty sappy shit in the 1970's, not gonna argue if you like "You Are So Beautiful" or something, but to me, these two albums, in particular in this sweet, sweet vinyl version, are the DEFINITIVE Cocker......when I was a kid my Dad played these ALL the time, and my Dad had almost as good taste in music as myself.....even if you have these in "Deluxe CD versions" (I Don't), you must check out these tasty vinyl rips, trust your uncle here, they are the absolute shit!

Greek Punk Tomorrow, promise!

WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS-01 Feeling Alright/02 Bye Bye Blackbird/03 Change in Louise/04 Marjorine/05 Just Like a Woman/06 Do I Still Figure In Your Life?/07 Sandpaper Cadillac/08 Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood/09 With a Little Help From my Friends/10 I Shall be Released

MAD DOGS AND ENGLISHMEN-01 Honky Tonk Women/02 Sticks and Stones/03 Cry Me A
River/04 Bird on a Wire/05 Feelin ALright/06 Superstar/07 Let's Go Get Stoned/08 Blue Medley: I'll Drown In My Own Tears/When Something Is Wrong With my baby/I've Been Loving You Too Long/09 Girl From the North Country/10 Give Peace a Chance/11 She Came In through the bathroom Window/12 Space Captain/13 The Letter/14 Delta lady

RIP Joe, ya done DAMN GREAT with these albums....I also always liked his take on "Midnight Rider", don't have whatever album that's on.......hook a brother up? Feel free to contribute ANY Cocker you have these two vinyl rips are the extent of MY collection, but no question, this man could WAIL!!!!!

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