Joe Cocker!

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Featuring  gritty interpretations of Beatles tunes  ("Something," "She Came In Through the Bathroom Window") which debuted on Abbey Road (1969) just weeks prior to this release, along with ramblin' renditions  of Leon's "Delta Lady," Bob's "Dear Landlord," John Sebastian's eternally magnificent "Darling Be Home Soon" - and Leonard's  classic "Bird on a Wire" - John Robert Cocker's sophomore slab reads akin to a greatest hits collection.

Joe Cocker and Rita Coolidge

Joe Cocker and Rita Coolidge

With The Master of Space and Time helming the producer / keyboard chair and a band to kill for:  Chris Stainton, Clarence White, Bruce Rowland, Henry McCullough; a carnal chorus comprised of Merry Clayton, Bonnie Bramlett, and Rita Coolidge among others - Joe digs deep into his rhythm and blues by way of Sheffield roots.

Merry Clayton

Merry Clayton

The bassist is the incomparable Alan "What's the Buzz" Spenner, grooving ala Jamerson with a mastery of time, space, rhythm,  and melody.

Alan Spenner

Alan Spenner

The Master of Space and Time - Leon Russell

The Master of Space and Time - Leon Russell