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There have been at least four albums where Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were essentially the backup band for somebody else: The Missing Years by John Prine Unchained by Johnny Cash American III: Solitary Man by Johnny Cash Mystery Girl by Roy Orbison They also backed up Joe Cocker on a Rick Rubin produced album, …
Joe Cocker was nominated for a Grammy for this song in the early 80s, but somehow it never made it onto one of his albums and I don’t think it was performed in concert. It’s a pity- it’s a beautiful song. Full lyrics HERE.
The studio version is available HERE, but I really like this one apparently filmed by a fan. You can see how the man almost disappears, becoming a conduit for music and emotion to flow through. He was amazing. Full lyrics available HERE.
If you only have room for one Joe Cocker album, Organic is the one to get. Most of his hits are here, along with a few new ones, but with a stripped-down background that really emphasizes the vocals. Darling Be Home Soon is my favorite of his romantic songs. Full lyrics HERE.
Most performers won’t even try to pull off an optimistic, idealistic song that makes you feel good, but Joe never shied away.
When I had feelings and emotions in me that I couldn’t express, Joe Cocker was my voice.