Joe Cocker "Heart and Soul" album is released in Europe (EMI) September 27, 2004 and the U.S. (Universal) January 29, 2005. Joe Cocker "Heart and Soul" album is produced by CJ Vanston with guest solos from Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Steve Lukather and Jeff Baxter.
Joe Cocker (born May 20, 1944) started his musical career in the city of his birth Sheffield, England in some minor bands at the age of 15: the first band was the Avengers (under the stage name Vance Arnold), then Big Blues (1963), and then The Grease Band (1966). In 1969 he was featured on the American TV program The Ed Sullivan Show.
Joe Cocker first big hit was the song "With a Little Help from My Friends," a cover of the song by The Beatles off the Sgt. Pepper's album. The same year he appeared at the Woodstock Music Festival. Joe Cocker had further success covering Beatles tunes with his cover of their song "She Came In Through the Bathroom Window" off their Abbey Road album. Other early hits included "Cry Me a River" and "Feelin' Alright".
On stage, Joe Cocker often exhibited a physical intensity as he sang, and his unique stage presence was often spoofed by comedian John Belushi (including an impromptu duet when Joe was the guest musician on Saturday Night Live).
In the beginning of 1970s, Joe Cocker had problems with drugs and alcohol that obviously had a bad influence on his musical career. He managed, however, to make a comeback in the 1980s and 1990s with several massive chart hits like:
"Up where We Belong," (Academy Award winning song written by Will Jennings and sung with Jennifer Warnes for the motion picture "An Officer And A Gentleman," "You are So Beautiful," "When The Night Comes," "N'oubliez Jamais" and "Unchain my heart."
Joe Cocker "Heart and Soul" album tracklisting:
1. What's Goin' On
2. Chain Of Fools
4. Maybe I'm Amazed
5. I Who Have Nothing
6. Keep Forgettin'
7. I Put A Spell On You
8. Every Kind Of People
9. Love Don't Live Here
10. Don't Let Me Be Lonely
11. Jealous Guy
12. Everybody Hurts