This man is living proof that you can be born in Sheffied and still sing like a black man from Mississipi. His personal idol is Ray Charles; Eric Burdon and Van Morrison are among the few white singers who can be put on a par with him. His performance at the Woodstock Festival made him a cult star in the New World; and the New York Times called him the best singer of all times. His name? Joe Cocker!
Joe always needed a little help from his friends to get him back on his feet after an exhausting tour or a drugs trip.
It was this cover version of the classic Beatles song that made Joe Cocker and his first album famous, even though the title is the penultimate number on the B side. But no one minds that because all the foregoing songs are so powerful that waiting is sheer pleasure! Cocker’s own compositions are interpolated with dusky ballads such as Peter Dello’s Do I Still Figure In Your Life or Bob Dylan’s I Shall Be Released so that a wide range of emotions are interpreted. Without a doubt, many listeners would define this compilation as "the very best" of Joe Cocker.