Tagged Joe Cocker

Friday 12am ET: Feature LP: Joe Cocker – Heart & Soul (2004 / 2005)

Heart & Soul is the nineteenth studio album by Joe Cocker, released in the UK on October 12, 2004, and in the US on February 1, 2005. The album is composed solely of cover songs, including a live version of the U2 song “One” taken from Cocker’s 2004 Night of the Proms performance in Antwerp, Belgium.

The album reached No. 64 on Billboard’s 200.

“What’s Going On” – 5:15
“Chain of Fools” – 3:46
“One” – 4:36
“I Who Have Nothing” – 4:03
“Maybe I’m Amazed” – 3:24
“I Keep Forgetting” – 3:36
“I Put a Spell on You” – 4:33
“Every Kind of People” – 4:20
“Love Don’t Live Here Anymore” – 4:16
“Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight” – 3:42
“Jealous Guy” – 4:08
“Everybody Hurts” – 5:19

Joe Cocker – vocals, executive producer
Jeff Baxter – guitar ( A 2, A 4 )
Jeff Beck – guitar ( 4 )
Gene Black – guitar ( 8 )
Eric Clapton – guitar ( 7 )
Shane Fontayne – guitar ( 1, 5, 7, 8, 9 )
Bruce Gaitsch – acoustic guitar ( 8 )
Michael Landau – guitar ( 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11 )
Steve Lukather – guitar ( 1, 5, 12 )
Dean Parks – guitar ( 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11 )
Michael Thompson – guitar ( 3 )
Ray Neapolitan – bass ( 7, 8 ), executive producer
Leland Sklar – bass ( 4, 6, 11 )
C. J. Vanston – Drums, bass, keyboards, producer, mixing, engineer
Bruce Eskovitz – saxophone
Nick Lane – trombone
Chris Botti – trumpet
Bill Churchville – trumpet
Chris Tedesco – trumpet
Jerry Goodman – violin
Alexander Adhami – santoor
Ray Brinker – drums
Vinnie Colaiuta – drums ( 8, 9 )
Rafael Padilla – percussion
Bernie Barlow – backing vocals
Terry Dexter – backing vocals
C.C. White – backing vocals
Shelly Berg – conductor

Friday 12am ET: Feature LP: Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin (1991)

Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin is a 1991 tribute album consisting of interpretations of sixteen songs written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. The title refers to a song on John’s album 21 at 33, “Two Rooms at the End of the World”, and to the duo’s unusual collaborative style; it is also the title of a 1991 film documenting their collaboration.

“Border Song” – Eric Clapton 4:21
“Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long, Long Time)” – Kate Bush 4:57
“Come Down in Time” – Sting 3:38
“Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” – The Who 4:32
“Crocodile Rock” – The Beach Boys 4:21
“Daniel” – Wilson Phillips 4:03
“Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word” – Joe Cocker 3:57
“Levon” – Jon Bon Jovi 5:27
“The Bitch is Back” – Tina Turner 3:38
“Philadelphia Freedom” – Hall & Oates 5:12
“Your Song” – Rod Stewart 4:49
“Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” – Oleta Adams 6:02
“Madman Across the Water” – Bruce Hornsby 6:10
“Sacrifice” – Sinéad O’Connor 5:12
“Burn Down the Mission” – Phil Collins 6:58
“Tonight” – George Michael 7:23

Wednesday 2pm: Sounds of The 70’s

This week we feature music from; Paul Simon, Staple Singers, Melissa Manchester, Eddie Kendricks, Isley Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, Spinners, America, Joe Cocker, Eric Clapton, First Class and many more . . . 

Wednesday 2pm: Sounds of The 70s

This week on the Sounds of The 70’s:  Paul McCartney & Wings, Neil Sedaka, Elton John, Pilot, Dire Straits, Bee Gees, Dawn, Linda Ronstadt, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Joe Cocker, Doobie Brothers and more . . .

Monday 11am: Spot Light Artist – Joe Cocker

John Robert Cocker OBE (May 20,1944 – December 22, 2014), better known as Joe Cocker, was an English singer. He was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance, and distinctive versions of popular songs of varying genres.

Cocker’s recording of the Beatles’ “With a Little Help from My Friends” reached number one in the UK in 1968. He performed the song live at Woodstock in 1969 and performed the same year at the Isle of Wight Festival, and at the Party at the Palace concert in 2002 for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. His version also became the theme song for the TV series The Wonder Years. His 1974 cover of “You Are So Beautiful” reached number five in the US. Cocker was the recipient of several awards, including a 1983 Grammy Award for his US number one “Up Where We Belong”, a duet with Jennifer Warnes.

In 1993, Cocker was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male, in 2007 was awarded a bronze Sheffield Legends plaque in his hometown and in 2008 he received an OBE at Buckingham Palace for services to music. Cocker was ranked number 97 on Rolling Stone’s 100 greatest singers list.

Cocker died from lung cancer on December 22, 2014 in Crawford, Colorado, at the age of 70. He had smoked 40 cigarettes a day until he quit in 1991. The two remaining living ex-Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, were among those who paid tribute to the singer, while Cocker’s agent, Barrie Marshall, said that Cocker was “without doubt the greatest rock/soul singer ever to come out of Britain”.

Saturday 12pm / Sunday 6am: Brit Rock with Dominic Forbes

This week on Brit Rock – Michael Schenker Group, Scorpions, Focus, Concrete Kingdoms, Meme Detroit, Survival Code, Green Day, Guns ‘N’ Roses, Foo Fighters, Styx, Procol Harem, Marillion, Dio, Motorhead, Don Henley, Foreigner, Chicago, Queen, Deep Purple, Genesis, Night Ranger, Allman Bros Band, Fleetwood Mac, REM, Joe Cocker, Rolling Stones, Who, Ozzy Osbourne, Mountain, Rembrandts, C.C.S., Rod Stewart, Aerosmith.  Join Dominic Forbes 12pm or the encore Sunday 6am on RadioMaxMusic.

Sounds of The 70s with Dan Varroney 7pm ET

summer-kickoffIt’s the “Seventies Summer Kick-Off” with Dan Varroney tonight at 7:00 pm ET. We’ll feature popular summer tunes from the Bee Gees, Eddie Money, The Jackson 5, Grass Roots, Gordon Lightfoot, Joe Cocker, Derek and the Dominos, Heatwave, Lobo, Elton John, Steve Miller Band, Maynard Ferguson, Orleans, Skylark, Wings, Frankie Valli, Gallery, Pilot, Deep Purple, The Eagles, Dobie Gray, Styx, The Partridge Family, Billy Joel, Elvis Presley and so much more.