Written By Braddon S. Williams
Joe Cocker: Mad Dogs & Englishmen
Mad Dogs & Englishmen (1970) by Joe Cocker, is a loose congregation of musicians thrown together to fulfill a contract obligation to Cocker’s record label at the time.
The resulting live album still became a classic on the sheer strength of Cocker’s amazing vocals and performance, combined with the talent of the all star band put together by Leon Russell.
Some of the prime cuts include Feelin’ Alright, Cry Me A River, The Letter, Let’s Go Get Stoned, Honky Tonk Women, She Came In Through The Bathroom Window, and Blue Medley.
Joe Cocker became a star at Woodstock the previous year, and Mad Dogs & Englishmen guaranteed the Scottish blues singer would be sticking around for a long time to come.