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Joe Cocker 1944-2014

Read "Joe Cocker 1944-2014" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

For all of the boasting that the United States can do being the birthplace of every major popular music genre since 1920, the United States cannot claim the credit for the widespread popularization of this music. That honor goes to Europe, and more specifically, the United Kingdom, who more than any other country, forced the United States to fully appreciate her musical fruits. It was the institutional racism endemic in the United States that prevented artists like Ray Charles, Solomon ...

EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Joe Cocker: Mad Dogs and Englishmen

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Joe Cocker Mad Dogs and Englishmen A & M Records 1970 Give me a ticket for an aer-o-plane...I ain't got time to take no fast train... The first record album (long player of LP, that is--what old people put on turntables and played) I ever bought was Joe Cocker: With A Little Help From My Friends ( A&M, 1969). I purchased this lovely for $2.69 at Osco Drug in the University ...

ALBUM REVIEWS

Joe Cocker and the Grease Band: Live at Woodstock

Read "Live at Woodstock" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Great Britain taught America to be proud of her musical heritage by importing it, transforming it, and sending it back to her. The American South between 1920 and 1960 was a hothouse for all of America's great musical offerings: blues, R&B, country, jazz, and rock and roll. All of these genres germinated in the United States, migrated to Europe--particularly the United Kingdom--attend finishing school and were carried back to the United States by, among others, The Animals, The Beatles, Rolling ...

BAILEY'S BUNDLES

The Colossal Triumph Of Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs & Englishmen

Read "The Colossal Triumph Of Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs & Englishmen" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The phenomenon known as Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs & Englishmen turned 35 years old in 2005. A six-disc limited edition box set, Mad Dogs & Englishmen--The Complete Fillmore East Concerts, was released to commemorate the anniversary, and documents all four shows performed by the band at New York's Fillmore East Auditorium on March 27th and 28th, 1970. Released concurrently were the two-disc Mad Dogs & Englishmen--The Deluxe Edition and a remastered DVD of the original concert movie. ...


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