dinsdag 4 augustus 2015

Do You Remember , Joe Cocker - The Letter (1970)

from the album  Mad Dogs & Englishmen  a live album by Joe Cocker, released in 1970.

  According to the liner notes, Cocker needed to put together a band quickly for a U.S. tour that his management had organized. Russell recruited the musicians, many from his prior dealings with Delaney and Bonnie (Rita Coolidge, Carl Radle, Jim Price, Jim Horn, Jim Keltner and Jim Gordon). Chris Stainton was held over from Cocker's Grease Band and Cocker's producer Denny Cordell was part of the backing vocalists

              .The Letter" is a song written by Wayne Carson Thompson and made famous by The Box Tops and their singer, Alex Chilton, released in 1967 on the album of the same name. It reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number five on the UK singles chart. The song was popular during the Vietnam War and was also included in the computer game Battlefield Vietnam. Rolling Stone ranked it #363 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.


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