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Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Joe Cocker (vocals)

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY:

Fabulous singer, I think his name is recognized by everyone even if they're not rock lovers.

He was born John Robert Cocker in Sheffield on May 20th, 1944.


VANCE ARNOLD & THE AVENGERS


In the summer of 1963, Joe Cocker was heading his own band in his hometown Sheffield under the monicker Vance Arnold & The Avengers. Don´t know if there were previous lineups, but these were the musicians in the band in 1964:

VANCE ARNOLD & THE AVENGERS #?
1964-1965
Joe Cocker
vocals, harmonica
Dave Hopper
guitar
Dave Green
bass
Vernon Nash
keyboards
Dave Memmott
drums
Joe Cocker Bandê
Joe Cocker Bandê
Joe Cocker Bandê

The band was a very talented blues band. They were playing blues classics from Muddy Waters, Howlin´ Wolf, etc. long before these legends became household names.

The band passed an audition with Decca and recorded several songs but they were never released.

Next move for Cocker was to release a solo single with his real name, ´I´ll cry instead / Precious words´ in October 1964.

As the band was gaining fame, they toured France and appeared on TV. But Cocker decided retiring (!!!) in 1965. Fortunately, this was to be only a brief stop in his career.

Other info on members of Vance Arnold & The Avengers (I know up to 5 members)
To be covered (2): Dave Memmott, Vernon Nash
Not enough info (2): Dave Green, Dave Hopper


JOE COCKER BAND


Probably around 1966, Joe Cocker comes back to the musical scene, along with his longtime friend and musical director Chris Stainton, then a young bassist:

JOE COCKER BAND #1
1966
êScott William´s Combo
êThe Sheffields
êScott William´s Combo
Joe Cocker
vocals
Phil Crookes
guitar
Chris Stainton
bass
Vernon Nash
keyboards
John Pearson
drums

After a gig, Joe changed the band name to Joe Cocker & The Grease Band. So this was the real original lineup, contrary to what has been written in many books and articles.

Soon after, (still in 1966 I think), Frank Myles replaced Phil Crookes as guitarist in Joe Cocker & The Grease Band:

JOE COCKER BAND #2
1966
êDave Berry´s Cruisers
Joe Cocker
vocals
Frank Myles
guitar
Chris Stainton
bass
Vernon Nash
keyboards
John Pearson
drums

This was to be the line up which heralded a whole new, somewhat jazzier flavored Joe Cocker featuring songs from Lou Rawls as well as the grittier R&B he was well known for - the band opened the shows with ´Satin Doll´! They worked in and around Sheffield for several months becoming more and more popular until John Pearson left the band to move to London.

To replace John Pearson in Joe Cocker & The Grease Band, Joe called his former drummer from Vance Arnold & The Avengers, Dave Memmott:

JOE COCKER BAND #3
1966- Apr 68
Joe Cocker
vocals
Frank Myles
guitar
Chris Stainton
bass
Vernon Nash
keyboards
Dave Memmott
drums

Still based in Sheffield, they played their first gig in London at the Speakeasy.

The band recorded some demos in 1967 (´Marjorine´, for example), that were heard by producer Denny Cordell who secured Joe a record deal. A single was recorded, ´Marjorine / The new age of the lily´, released in April 1968, but it was recorded by Cocker and Stainton with famed sessionmen such as Albert Lee (guitar), Jimmy Page (guitar) and Clem Cattini (drums). The other band members weren´t used in the recording.

Next step asked by management was a move to London, and a new lineup was formed, with Tommy Eyre.

This was the Joe Cocker Band in April 1968, now including a young prodigy from Sheffield on keyboards, Tommy Eyre:

JOE COCKER BAND #?
Apr 68-Sep 68
Joe Cocker
vocals
Mickey Gee
guitar
Chris Stainton
bass
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Tommy Reilly
drums

After initial rehearsals in Sheffield, the band settled in London. But Gee and Reilly left the band very soon, in September 1968.

New members in October 1968, including the superb Henry McCullough:

JOE COCKER BAND #?
Oct 68-Jan 69
Joe Cocker
vocals
Henry McCullough
guitar
Chris Stainton
bass
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Kenny Slade
drums

This was the lineup that recorded Joe Cocker's first album, the worldwide famous With a little help from my friends, although many other musicians were used in it. The complete lineup only appears in 1 song, a very beautiful rendition of ´Don't let me be misunderstood´. Some other great musicians in the album: Jimmy Page, Albert Lee, David Cohen (guitar), Carol Kaye (bass), Artie Butler, the great Matthew Fisher, Steve Winwood (keyboards), Paul Humpries, the much-missed B J Wilson, Clem Cattini, Mike Kellie (drums), Merry Clayton, Brenda Holloway, Patrice Holloway, Madeline Bell, Sunny Weetman, Rosetta Hightower (backing vocals). Tommy plays in ´Just like a woman´, ´Don't let me be misunderstood´ (playing a fantastic organ solo) and the eternal ´With a little help from my friends´. A classical album.

Finally, in 1999, the remastered version appeared (it was about time!). It includes two bonus tracks: ´The new age of Lily´ (B-side of ´Marjorine´ single) and ´Something's coming on´ (B-side of ´With a little help from my friends´ single).

But by the time this album was released, Kenny Slade and Tommy had left the band (in January 69).

Many years later a live album, taken from BBC recordings, was released. It's called On air. It contains superb (and wild!) performances. It's a pity the sound quality is not perfect, but believe me, the performances are great. Listening to the work they perform in ´With a little help from my friends´ (especially Tommy Eyre and the fantastic Henry McCullough), I can't help wondering why Joe Cocker needed to use Jimmy Page for the studio track! Henry McCullough rocks!! (listen to him, for example, in ´Can't be so bad´, where Tommy's organ is also wild).

January 1969 saw a new lineup of Joe Cocker & The Grease Band. It also shows Chris Stainton changing from bass to keyboards. The new members were Alan Spenner and Bruce Rowland, who came from another fantastic band, Wynder K. Frogg (see my pages on Mick Weaver or Chris Mercer for more info on the band):

JOE COCKER BAND #?
Jan 69-Feb 70
êWynder K Frog
êWynder K Frog
Joe Cocker
vocals
Henry McCullough
guitar
Alan Spenner
bass
Chris Stainton
keyboards
Bruce Rowland
drums

This was the band that played in Woodstock in August, where they really hit the stage with a shocking performance.

Joe and Chris met Leon Russell in 1969. Leon made a big impression on Joe, and some months later, in February 1970, Joe dissolved The Grease Band, teaming with Leon Russell in a new, almost-crazy project, Mad Dogs & Englishmen. Before that, they still released a new album, simply called Joe Cocker!, with help from Leon Russell (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Clarence White (guitar), Sneaky Pete Kleinow (steel guitar), Bonnie Bramlett (vocals), Merry Clayton (vocals), Shirley Matthews (vocals), Rita Coolidge (vocals), Patrice Holloway (vocals), Milt Holland (percussion), Paul Humphrey (drums).

It's March 1970, and Leon Russell assembles a mega-band to back Joe Cocker in an American tour. Of course, Chris Stainton goes with Joe too. Be ready to read the whole lineup of Mad Dogs & Englishmen:

JOE COCKER BAND #?
Mar 70-May 70
Joe Cocker
vocals
Leon Russell
guitar, keyboards
Don Preston
guitar, keyboards
Carl Radle
bass
Chris Stainton
keyboards
Jim Price
trumpet
Bobby Keys
sax
Sandy Konikoff
percussion
Bobby Torres
percussion
Chuck Blackwell
percussion, drums
Jim Keltner
drums
Jim Gordon
drums
Rita Coolidge
backing vocals
Claudia Lennear
backing vocals
Donna Washburn
backing vocals
Daniel Moore
backing vocals
Donna Weiss
backing vocals
Pamela Polland
backing vocals
Matthew Moore
backing vocals
Nicole Barclay
backing vocals
Bobby Jones
backing vocals, piano

The tour finished in May 1970, but a couple of concerts were recorded and filmed in March. A double live album was released, the great Mad Dogs & Englishmen. I also have the movie from the same name, that I'd categorize as a superb musical chaos. Joe abandoned the idea after that, felt exhausted and retired for a while. On his side, Leon Russell used most of the musicians for his own band Leon Russell & The Shelter People.

Many years later, the double live album has been reissued several times, but there´s a deluxe edition as a 6CD. Absolutely stunning.

When Joe Cocker joins Chris Stainton in February 1972, they change their name to Chris Stainton Band With Joe Cocker:

JOE COCKER BAND #?
Feb 72-?
êChris Stainton Band
êChris Stainton Band
êChris Stainton Band
êChris Stainton Band
êChris Stainton Band
Joe Cocker
vocals
Chris Stainton
keyboards, vocals
Neil Hubbard
guitar
Glenn ´Ross´ Campbell
guitar
Alan Spenner
bass
Jim Price
trumpet
êChris Stainton Band
êChris Stainton Band
êChris Stainton Band
êChris Stainton Band
êChris Stainton Band
êChris Stainton Band
Rick Alfonso
trumpet
Bobby Keys
sax
Fred Scerbo
sax
Felix Flaco Falcon
percussion
Jim Keltner
drums
êChris Stainton Band
êChris Stainton Band
Jim Karstein
drums
Alan White
drums
+ backing vocalists, unknown to me. Help!

Can someone tell me if the live backing vocalists were at that point Viola Wills, Gloria Jones, Virginia Ayers and Beverley Gardner, please?

They released an album, Something to say, credited to Joe Cocker, with most of the lineup mentioned above (Cocker, Stainton, Hubbard, Spenner, Alphonso, Sherbo, Isadore, Keltner, White), and Jim Horn (sax), Milton Sloane (sax), the late Rebop Kwaku Baah (percussion), plus vocals by Virginia Ayers, Viola Wills and Gloria Jones.

And then, they started changing musicians.

Around 1972, this was another edition of the Chris Stainton Band that backed Joe Cocker:

JOE COCKER BAND #?
1972
Joe Cocker
vocals
Neil Hubbard
guitar
Alan Spenner
bass
Chris Stainton
keyboards
Jim Price
trumpet
Bobby Keys
sax
Jim Horn
sax
Felix Flaco Falcon
percussion
Jim Keltner
drums
Jim Karstein
drums
Viola Wills
backing vocals
Virginia Ayers
backing vocals
Beverley Gardner
backing vocals

And I don´t have more details, so any info would be very appreciated.

This was the Chris Stainton Band that backed Joe Cocker during part of the tour of 1972:

JOE COCKER BAND #?
1972
Joe Cocker
vocals
Neil Hubbard
guitar
Alan Spenner
bass
Chris Stainton
keyboards
Rick Alfonso
trumpet
Fred Scerbo
sax
Felix Flaco Falcon
percussion
Jim Keltner
drums
Alan White
drums
Viola Wills
backing vocals
Gloria Jones
backing vocals
Virginia Ayers
backing vocals
Beverley Gardner
backing vocals

This was the lineup for Joe Cocker Band in their tour in 1972:

JOE COCKER BAND #?
1972
Joe Cocker
vocals
Neil Hubbard
guitar
Alan Spenner
bass
Chris Stainton
keyboards
Jim Price
trumpet
Jim Horn
sax, flute
Bobby Keys
sax
Felix Flaco Falcon
percussion
Jim Karstein
drums
Viola Wills
backing vocals
Virginia Ayers
backing vocals
Beverley Gardner
backing vocals

They recorded five tracks for the live album Live in LA, released in 1976, but recorded in 1972.

This is a different configuration for Joe Cocker Band in their tour in 1972, now including Conrad Isidore and Glenn ´Ross´ Campbell:

JOE COCKER BAND #?
1972
Joe Cocker
vocals
Neil Hubbard
guitar
Glenn ´Ross´ Campbell
steel guitar
Alan Spenner
bass
Chris Stainton
keyboards
Jim Price
trumpet
Jim Horn
sax, flute
Bobby Keys
sax
Felix Flaco Falcon
percussion
Jim Karstein
drums
Viola Wills
backing vocals
Virginia Ayers
backing vocals
Beverley Gardner
backing vocals

They recorded two tracks for the live album Live in LA, released in 1976, but recorded in 1972.

And again, a different configuration for Joe Cocker Band in their tour in 1972, now including Jim Keltner on drums:

JOE COCKER BAND #?
1972
Joe Cocker
vocals
Neil Hubbard
guitar
Alan Spenner
bass
Chris Stainton
keyboards
Jim Price
trumpet
Jim Horn
sax, flute
Bobby Keys
sax
Felix Flaco Falcon
percussion
Jim Keltner
drums
Jim Karstein
drums
Viola Wills
backing vocals
Virginia Ayers
backing vocals
Beverley Gardner
backing vocals

They recorded two tracks for the live album Live in LA, released in 1976, but recorded in 1972.

And then, Chris Stainton left Joe Cocker in February 1973 to concentrate on studio work.

Then, Joe released two studio albums produced by mate Jim Price: I can stand a little rain (released in August 1974) and Jamaica say you will (released in April 1975).

Joe Cocker played a live press show in LA in June 1974, but I´ve never been able to know who were the musicians backing him here. Does anybody know, please?

This was the live band that Joe Cocker assembled to promote his then brand new album I can stand a little rain, bringing back Henry McCullough and Jimmy Karstein with him:

JOE COCKER BAND #?
Jul 74-Aug 74
Joe Cocker
vocals
Henry McCullough
guitar
Bill Gelber
bass
Mick Weaver
keyboards
Jim Karstein
drums
Frankie Miller Bandê

After a period of rehearsals, inside problems soon arose and the band split in August 1974, before the tour started.

This was the new live band that Joe Cocker assembled in August 1974 as he needed to start his announced tour. They were dubbed as Joe Cocker & The Cock´n´Bull Band, and it featured the great Albert Lee:

JOE COCKER BAND #?
Aug 74-1974
Joe Cocker
vocals
Albert Lee
guitar
Greg Brown
bass
Mick Weaver
keyboards
Pete Gavin
drums

But Greg Brown was soon replaced.

This was the new lineup for Joe Cocker & The Cock´n´Bull Band still in 1974, with new bassist Andy Denno:

JOE COCKER BAND #?
1974-Dec 74
Joe Cocker
vocals
Albert Lee
guitar
Andy Denno
bass
Mick Weaver
keyboards
Pete Gavin
drums

The band split when the tour finished in December 1974.

In January 1975, Joe Cocker assembles a new live band, a mixture of British musicians and American sessionmen:

JOE COCKER BAND #?
Jan 75-Mar 75
Joe Cocker
vocals
Albert Lee
guitar
Cornell Dupree
guitar
Gordon Edwards
bass
Richard Tee
keyboards
Kenny Slade
percussion
Albert Lee Bandê
Pete Gavin
drums
Sue Bogas
backing vocals
Marianne Lindsey
backing vocals
Phyllis Lindsey
backing vocals

Albert Lee left them in March 1975, after a tour in Australia, to form his own band.

From March to May 1975, the Joe Cocker Band carried on with the tour promoting Jamaica say you will with only one guitarist, the superb Cornell Dupree:

JOE COCKER BAND #?
Mar 75-May 75
Joe Cocker
vocals
Cornell Dupree
guitar
Gordon Edwards
bass
Richard Tee
keyboards
Pete Gavin
drums
Kenny Slade
drums
Sue Bogas
backing vocals
Marianne Lindsey
backing vocals
Phyllis Lindsey
backing vocals

In January 1976, Joe Cocker hires the complete Stuff band as live band for promoting his then-new album Stingray (released in April 1976). They were billed as Joe Cocker & Stuff:

JOE COCKER BAND #?
Jan 76-Sep 76
Joe Cocker
vocals
Cornell Dupree
guitar
Eric Gale
guitar
Gordon Edwards
bass
Richard Tee
keyboards
Steve Gadd
drums
+ 3 Texan female vocalists, unknown to me. Help!

They finished touring in September 1976. Stuff went their own way, and Joe Cocker teamed with Kokomo for his next tour.

In December 1976, Joe Cocker & Kokomo joined forces for a short tour:

JOE COCKER BAND #?
Dec 76-Jan 77
Joe Cocker
vocals
Neil Hubbard
guitar
Alan Spenner
bass
Tony O´Malley
keyboards, vocals
Mel Collins
sax
John Sussewell
drums
Dyan Birch
backing vocals
Frank Collins
backing vocals
Bryan Ferry Bandê
Bryan Ferry Bandê

Kokomo comprised several ex-members of Cocker´s Grease Band, such as Hubbard and Spenner.

In January 1977, Kokomo split and Cocker stopped touring for a long period.

Does anybody know if Paddy McHugh was also in this lineup, please?
In September 1978, Joe Cocker assembles a new backing band under the name Joe Cocker & The American Standard Band with the core of an existing band:

JOE COCKER BAND #?
Sep 78-?
Joe Cocker
vocals
Cliff Goodwin
guitar
Howie Hersh
bass
Mitch Chakour
keyboards
Phil Driscoll
keyboards
Kevin Falvey
keyboards
Bobby Keys
sax
Deric Dyer
sax
Jim Karstein
drums
John Riley
drums
+ 3 female backing vocalists, unknown to me

This was the band that toured to promote Cocker´s Luxury you can afford, released that same month.

I think they played together until 1979, approximate.

And, from here on, I just include the lineups that I know due to being credited in live concerts, adverts for gigs, tour books, live videos, etc., as I have no better way to collect this info. So any additional information to complete this page would be VERY welcomed. I've been collecting details on Cocker tours for years, but my knowledge is still limited.

In October 1980, this is the live band backing Joe Cocker for his appearance at German show Rockpalast:

JOE COCKER BAND #?
1980
Joe Cocker
vocals
Cliff Goodwin
guitar
Vito San Filippo
bass
Howie Hersh
keyboards
Larry Marshall
keyboards
Eric Parker
drums
Maxine Green
backing vocals

I have a live recording by Joe Cocker, probably from early 1981, with this personnel:

JOE COCKER BAND #?
1981
Joe Cocker
vocals
Cliff Goodwin
guitar
Vito San Filippo
bass
Mitch Chakour
keyboards
Bob Leinbach
keyboards
B J Wilson
drums
Maxine Green
backing vocals
Ann Lang
backing vocals
Beth Anderson
backing vocals

Can someone help me with more details on the period, please?

And another different edition of Joe Cocker Band, probably around May 1981:

JOE COCKER BAND #?
1981
Joe Cocker
vocals
Cliff Goodwin
guitar
Howie Hersh
bass
Mitch Chakour
keyboards
Larry Marshall
keyboards
B J Wilson
drums
Maxine Green
backing vocals
Beverly Michael
backing vocals

And even another different edition of Joe Cocker Band, taken from a live DVD recorded in Italy, I guess in 1981 too:

JOE COCKER BAND #?
1981
Joe Cocker
vocals
Cliff Goodwin
guitar
Howie Hersh
bass
Mitch Chakour
keyboards
Larry Marshall
keyboards
B J Wilson
drums
Maxine Green
backing vocals
Beverly Bloomfield
backing vocals

This lineup of Joe Cocker Band is featured in a live video recorded in Paris, don´t know the date (help!):

JOE COCKER BAND #?
?
Joe Cocker
vocals
Cliff Goodwin
guitar
Howie Hersh
bass
Mitch Chakour
keyboards
Larry Marshall
keyboards
B J Wilson
drums
Maxine Green
backing vocals
Lynda Laurence
backing vocals

This was the lineup of Joe Cocker Band that appeared at Rockpalast show in August 1983:

JOE COCKER BAND #?
1983
Joe Cocker
vocals
Cliff Goodwin
guitar
Artie Funaro
bass
Howie Hersh
keyboards
Larry Marshall
keyboards
B J Wilson
drums
Maxine Green
backing vocals
Anita Sherman
backing vocals


ARMS SHOW


In order to raise more money, a short American tour was planned from November 83 to December 83 for ARMS Show, although Steve Winwood didn't join, being replaced by Joe Cocker:

ARMS SHOW #2
Nov 83-Dec 83
Eric Clapton
guitar, vocals
Jeff Beck
guitar
Jimmy Page
guitar
Joe Cocker
vocals
Paul Rodgers
vocals
Andy Fairweather Low
guitar, vocals
Bill Wyman
bass
Chris Stainton
keyboards
James Hooker
keyboards
Ray Cooper
percussion
Kenny Jones
drums
Charlie Watts
drums


The shows also featured Fernando Saunders (bass) and Simon Phillips (drums) as part of Jeff Beck Band, as well as assorted guest appearances by other mates such as Ronnie Lane, Ron Wood (guitar), Ian ´Stu´ Stewart (keyboards), Tony Hymas (keyboards) or Jan Hammer (keyboards).

Other info on members of ARMS Show (I know up to 13 members)
Old pages (2): Jeff Beck, Chris Stainton
To be covered (10): Eric Clapton, Ray Cooper, Andy Fairweather Low, James Hooker, Kenny Jones, Jimmy Page, Paul Rodgers, Charlie Watts, Steve Winwood, Bill Wyman


JOE COCKER BAND (again)


This was the Joe Cocker Band that played at Montreux Festival in July 1987:

JOE COCKER BAND #?
1987
Joe Cocker
vocals
Cliff Goodwin
guitar
John Troy
bass
Larry Marshall
keyboards
Charlie Giordano
keyboards
Ric Cunningham
sax, keyboards
Eric Parker
drums
Maxine Green
backing vocals
Janice Hughes
backing vocals

This was the Joe Cocker Band around summer 1988:

JOE COCKER BAND #?
1988
Joe Cocker
vocals
Jeff Pevar
guitar
T M Stevens
bass
Jeff Levine
keyboards
David Beal
drums
Maxine Green
backing vocals
Renee Geyer
backing vocals

This was the Joe Cocker Band around July 1989 when they played in Spain, with the very nice surprise of finding Chris Stainton again!:

JOE COCKER BAND #?
1989
Joe Cocker
vocals
T M Stevens
bass
Chris Stainton
keyboards
Jeff Levine
keyboards
Deric Dyer
sax
Steve Holley
drums
Doreen Chanter
backing vocals
Maxine Green
backing vocals
+ unknown guitarist. Help, please!

But soon later, they augment the lineup (the Live album was recorded in October 1989 with this new one):

JOE COCKER BAND #?
1989
Joe Cocker
vocals
Keith Mack
guitar
T M Stevens
bass
Chris Stainton
keyboards
Jeff Levine
keyboards
Deric Dyer
sax
Steve Holley
drums
Doreen Chanter
backing vocals
Maxine Green
backing vocals
Crystal Taliefero
backing vocals
+ The Memphis Horns:
Wayne Jackson
Gary Gazaway

I also have a video of a Joe Cocker concert for the German 'Ohne Filter' TV show, from 1988, and I think Chris was featured there, but I cannot find where I have the tape, to confirm the lineup.

I guess Chris Stainton kept on playing with more different incarnations of Joe Cocker Band, but it's extremely difficult finding info about the Joe Cocker Band lineups. Help, please!

In 1991, Joe Cocker appears at Rock In Rio Festival with a new lineup (please, help me, as the lineup is incomplete, just from I can recognize from my videotape):

JOE COCKER BAND #?
1991
Joe Cocker
vocals
T M Stevens
bass
Chris Stainton
keyboards
Jeff Levine
keyboards
Deric Dyer
sax
Maxine Green
backing vocals
+ others unknown to me. Help, please!

This is another lineup for Joe Cocker in 1991 (without backing vocalists?):

JOE COCKER BAND #?
1991
Joe Cocker
vocals
T M Stevens
bass
Chris Stainton
keyboards
Jeff Levine
keyboards
Deric Dyer
sax
Steve Holley
drums

There´s a live DVD from the Nigh calls tour, but I can´t find the list of players (maybe from 1991 or even 1992. With Cocker, Grande, Stainton, but can´t check the others, as I don´t have it - help with info, please!).

This is another lineup for Joe Cocker in 1992, when they played in Dortmund:

JOE COCKER BAND #?
1992
Joe Cocker
vocals
John Miles
guitar, keyboards, vocals
Warren McRae
bass
Chris Stainton
keyboards
Deric Dyer
sax, keyboards
Maxine Sharp
backing vocals
Cydney Davis
backing vocals

A live DVD was recorded from that gig, The best of Joe Cocker live.

This was the Joe Cocker Band that played at Montreux Festival in July 1992:

JOE COCKER BAND #?
1992
Joe Cocker
vocals
Laurie Wisefield
guitar
John Miles
guitar, keyboards, vocals
Warren McRae
bass
Chris Stainton
keyboards
Deric Dyer
keyboards, percussion
Jack Bruno
drums
Doreen Chanter
backing vocals
Maxine Sharp
backing vocals

Around October 1996, Joe Cocker plays a show for German Ohne Filter TV show with this great band with mostly American musicians but a welcome return to Chris Stainton:

JOE COCKER BAND #?
1996
Joe Cocker
vocals
Dean Parks
guitar
Greg Leisz
guitar
Hutch Hutchinson
bass
Chris Stainton
keyboards
Ken Stange
keyboards
Jim Keltner
drums
Maxine Sharp
backing vocals
Stacy Campbell
backing vocals

This concert was later released on DVD.

Cocker also toured promoting the Organic album, but I´m not sure if this was also the band for the whole tour.

This was the Joe Cocker Band for the Across from midnight tour, in 1997 (and probably 1998 too):

JOE COCKER BAND #?
1997-1998
Joe Cocker
vocals
Gene Black
guitar, vocals
Warren McRae
bass
Mark Alexander
keyboards, guitar
Ken Stange
keyboards, harmonica
Euge Groove
sax, keyboards, vocals
Jack Bruno
drums
Maxine Sharp
backing vocals
Stacy Campbell
backing vocals

This is the (incomplete) lineup for Joe Cocker Band around 2000:

JOE COCKER BAND #?
2000
Joe Cocker
vocals
Gene Black
guitar
Federico Pol
bass
Chris Stainton
keyboards
Deric Dyer
sax, keyboards
Kenny Aronoff
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help, please!

I can´t find proper info about this particular lineup. The bassist in the 1998 tour was Warren McRae, then I think Federico arrived. But by 2001 the new bassist was Onieda James.

Can anybody help me with info, please?
This was the Joe Cocker Band in 2001:

JOE COCKER BAND #?
2001
Joe Cocker
vocals
Gene Black
guitar
Oneida James
bass
Nick Milo
keyboards
Deric Dyer
sax, keyboards
Kenny Aronoff
drums
Maxine Green
backing vocals
Amy Keys
backing vocals

This was the Joe Cocker Band that played at Montreux Festival in July 2002, as part of the Respect yourself tour:

JOE COCKER BAND #?
2002
Joe Cocker
vocals
Gene Black
guitar
Oneida James
bass
Nick Milo
keyboards
Deric Dyer
sax, keyboards
Jack Bruno
drums
Maxine Green
backing vocals
Amy Keys
backing vocals

They also recorded the DVD Live in Cologne in 2002.

From January to March 2005, Joe Cocker and this band played the American leg of the Heart & Soul tour:

JOE COCKER BAND #?
Jan 05-Mar 05
Joe Cocker
vocals
Gene Black
guitar
Oneida James
bass
Nick Milo
keyboards
Jeffery C J Vanston
keyboards
Euge Groove
sax, keyboards
Jack Bruno
drums
Nichelle Tillman
backing vocals
Kacee Clanton
backing vocals

One question. Was Nicky Cranston a backing vocalist in this tour too? Maybe replacing Nichelle Tillman? Does anybody know?

And the European leg of the Heart & Soul tour by Joe Cocker happened from April to July 2005, with just one change in the band, with Norbert Fimpel instead of Euge Grove:

JOE COCKER BAND #?
Apr 05-Jul 05
Joe Cocker
vocals
Gene Black
guitar
Oneida James
bass
Nick Milo
keyboards
Jeffery C J Vanston
keyboards
Norbert Fimpel
sax, harmonica
Jack Bruno
drums
Nichelle Tillman
backing vocals
Kacee Clanton
backing vocals

This was the Joe Cocker Band in the tour 2007:

JOE COCKER BAND #?
2007
Joe Cocker
vocals
Gene Black
guitar
Oneida James
bass
Mike Finnigan
keyboards
Jeffery C J Vanston
keyboards
Nick Milo
keyboards
Norbert Fimpel
sax, keyboards
Jack Bruno
drums
Kacee Clanton
backing vocals
Nichelle Tillman
backing vocals

This was the Joe Cocker Band that played a South American tour around March 2012:

JOE COCKER BAND #?
2012
Joe Cocker
vocals
Gene Black
guitar
Oneida James
bass
Jeff Levine
keyboards
Nick Milo
keyboards
Norbert Fimpel
sax, percussion
Jack Bruno
drums
Nichelle Tillman
backing vocals
Andricka Hall
backing vocals

This was the Joe Cocker Band in September 2012:

JOE COCKER BAND #?
2012
Joe Cocker
vocals
Gene Black
guitar
Oneida James
bass
Nick Milo
keyboards
Euge Groove
sax, keyboards
Jack Bruno
drums
Nichelle Tillman
backing vocals
Kara Britz
backing vocals

A live DVD by this band was included as a bonus in the premium edition of the Fire it up album.

Other info on members of Joe Cocker Band (I know up to 145 members)
Already covered (11): Doreen Chanter, Cornell Dupree, Tommy Eyre, Mickey Gee, Phil Grande, Dan Hickey, Conrad Isidore, Bobby Keys, Andrew Love, Donna Washburn, Viola Wills
Old pages (5): Mike Finnigan, Colin Gibson, Chris Stainton, Mick Wayne, Mick Weaver
To be covered (127): Mark Alexander, Rick Alfonso, Beth Anderson, Kenny Aronoff, Virginia Ayers, Nicole Barclay, David Beal, Dyan Birch, Gene Black, Chuck Blackwell, Beverly Bloomfield, Sue Bogas, Greg Brown, Jack Bruno, Glenn ´Ross´ Campbell, Stacy Campbell, Mitch Chakour, Kacee Clanton, Frank Collins, Mel Collins, Rita Coolidge, Phil Crookes, Ric Cunningham, Cydney Davis, Andy Denno,... up to 127 musicians.
Not enough info (1): Kara Britz

Joe Cocker finally lost his battle against lung cancer on December 22nd, 2014. He died in Crawford, Colorado. What a great loss to music!

This page has been written just less than one day after Joe passed away. I've done my best to be as complete as I could, but haven't had time to check all my text, and I still need to add album scans, photos, etc. I'll be adding them along the days.

   3 BANDS (WITH 58 SELECTED RECORDINGS):

BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
ARMS Show   
Other info on members of ARMS Show (I know up to 13 members)
Old pages (2):Jeff Beck, Chris Stainton
To be covered (10):Eric Clapton, Ray Cooper, Andy Fairweather Low, James Hooker, Kenny Jones, Jimmy Page, Paul Rodgers, Charlie Watts, Steve Winwood, Bill Wyman
Vance Arnold & The Avengers   
Other info on members of Vance Arnold & The Avengers (I know up to 5 members)
To be covered (2):Dave Memmott, Vernon Nash
Not enough info (2):Dave Green, Dave Hopper
Joe Cocker Band  35 RECORDINGS:
  • With a little help from my friends - Joe Cocker (May 1969)

    • Members: Albert Lee, Henry McCullough, Kenny Slade, Chris Stainton (RIP: Joe Cocker + Tommy Eyre, B J Wilson)
    • Guests: Madeline Bell, Artie Butler, Clem Cattini, Merry Clayton, David Cohen, Laudir De Oliveira, Matthew Fisher, Sue Glover, Carol Kaye, Mike Kellie, Sunny Leslie, Jimmy Page, Steve Winwood (RIP: Rosetta Hightower, Patrice Holloway)
    • Producer: (RIP: Denny Cordell)
    • Technical: Tony Visconti
  • Joe Cocker - Joe Cocker (November 1969)

    • Members: Rita Coolidge, Henry McCullough, Bruce Rowland, Leon Russell, Chris Stainton (RIP: Joe Cocker + Alan Spenner)
    • Guests: Bonnie Bramlett + Merry Clayton, Paul Humphrey, Shirley Matthews (RIP: Milt Holland, Patrice Holloway, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Clarence White)
  • Mad dogs and englishmen - Joe Cocker (September 1970) (LIVE)

    • Members: Nicole Barclay, Chuck Blackwell, Rita Coolidge, Jim Gordon, Bobby Jones, Jim Keltner, Claudia Lennear, Daniel Moore, Matthew Moore, Pamela Polland, Don Preston, Jim Price, Leon Russell, Chris Stainton, Bobby Torres, Donna Washburn, Donna Weiss (RIP: Joe Cocker + Bobby Keys, Carl Radle)
  • Something to say - Joe Cocker (December 1972)

    • Members: Rick Alfonso, Virginia Ayers, Beverley Gardner, Jim Horn, Neil Hubbard, Conrad Isidore, Gloria Jones, Jim Keltner, Fred Scerbo, Chris Stainton, Alan White (RIP: Joe Cocker + Felix Flaco Falcon, Alan Spenner, Viola Wills)
    • Guests: (RIP: Rebop Kwaku Baah)
    • Producer: (RIP: Denny Cordell)
  • I can stand a little rain - Joe Cocker (August 1974)

    • Members: Jim Horn, Jim Karstein, Henry McCullough, Daniel Moore, Jim Price, Chrissie Stewart (RIP: Joe Cocker + Cornell Dupree, Nicky Hopkins, Richard Tee)
    • Guests: Stu Blumberg, Ollie E Brown, Merry Clayton, Venetta Fields, Jay Graydon, Ralph Hammer, Clydie King, Trevor Lawrence, Steve Madaio, Greg Mathieson, Shirley Matthews, Dave McDaniel, David Paich, Ray Parker, Bernard Purdie, Chuck Rainey (RIP: Jeff Porcaro)
    • Technical: Rob Fraboni
  • Jamaica say you will - Joe Cocker (April 1975)

    • Members: Nicole Barclay, Jim Horn, Jim Karstein, Henry McCullough, Daniel Moore, Matthew Moore, Chrissie Stewart (RIP: Joe Cocker + Cornell Dupree, Nicky Hopkins, Bobby Keys, Richard Tee)
    • Guests: Joe Correro, Venetta Fields, Clydie King, Trevor Lawrence, Steve Madaio, Shirley Matthews, Dave McDaniel, Don Poncher, Bernard Purdie, Chuck Rainey, Jean Roussel, Sid Sharp (RIP: Ben Benay)
    • Producer: Jim Price
    • Technical: Rob Fraboni
  • Stingray - Joe Cocker (April 1976)

    • Members: Gordon Edwards, Steve Gadd, Jim Karstein, Albert Lee, Phyllis Lindsey (RIP: Joe Cocker + Cornell Dupree, Felix Flaco Falcon, Eric Gale, Richard Tee)
    • Guests: Eric Clapton + Patti Austin, Bonnie Bramlett, Tyrone Downie, Lani Groves, Brenda White King, Maxine Willard Waters, Deniece Williams (RIP: Gwen Guthrie, Sam Rivers, Peter Tosh)
    • Producer: Rob Fraboni
    • Technical: Bernie Grundman
  • Live in LA - Joe Cocker (December 1976) (LIVE)

    • Members: Virginia Ayers, Glenn ´Ross´ Campbell, Beverley Gardner, Jim Horn, Neil Hubbard, Conrad Isidore, Jim Karstein, Jim Keltner, Jim Price, Chris Stainton (RIP: Joe Cocker + Felix Flaco Falcon, Bobby Keys, Alan Spenner, Viola Wills)
    • Technical: Steve Nye
    • Comments: Recorded live in different concerts in 1972, but released in 1976. It features three different lineups of Joe Cocker Band.
  • Luxury you can afford - Joe Cocker (September 1978)

    • Members: Mitch Chakour, Steve Gadd, Cliff Goodwin, Howie Hersh, Wayne Jackson, Ann Lang, John Riley (RIP: Joe Cocker + Cornell Dupree, Felix Flaco Falcon, Bobby Keys, Richard Tee)
    • Guests: Marcus Belgrave, Gary Brown, Larry Byrom, Harrison Calloway, Pete Carr, Dr John, Phil Guilbeau, Roger Hawkins, David Hood, Jimmy Johnson, Clydie King, Randy McCormick, Joey Murcia, Bernard Purdie, Chuck Rainey, Charles Rose, George Terry, Harvey Thompson, Mona Lisa Young (RIP: Barry Beckett, Leroy Cooper, Hank Crawford, Rick Danko, Donny Hathaway, Clyde Kerr, David ´Fathead´ Newman, Billy Preston)
    • Producer: Michael Lang, Allen Toussaint
  • Space captain - Joe Cocker (1982)

  • Sheffield steel - Joe Cocker (May 1982)

    • Members: (RIP: Joe Cocker)
    • Guests: Wally Badarou, Adrian Belew, Mikey Chung, Sly Dunbar, Barry Reynolds, Robbie Shakespeare (RIP: Robert Palmer, Uziah Sticky Thompson)
    • Producer: Chris Blackwell (RIP: Alex Sadkin)
    • Technical: Ted Jensen
  • Off the record - Joe Cocker (1984)

  • Civilized man - Joe Cocker (May 1984)

    • Members: Jim Horn, Jim Keltner, Dean Parks (RIP: Joe Cocker)
    • Guests: Dave Bargeron, Randy Brecker, David Briggs, Paulinho Da Costa, Nathan East, Jon Goin, Cissy Houston, Dann Huff, David Hungate, John Shane Keister, Steve Lukather, Rob Mounsey, David Paich, Greg Phillinganes, Lenny Pickett, Zachary Sanders, Sid Sharp, James Stroud, Julia Tillman Waters, David Tofani, Luther Waters, Oren Waters, Maxine Willard Waters, Bob Wray, Reggie Young (RIP: Frank Floyd, Larrie Londin, Jeff Porcaro, Domenic Troiano)
    • Producer: Gary Katz
    • Technical: Robin Lane, Bob Ludwig, Rik Pekkonen
  • Cocker - Joe Cocker (March 1986)

    • Members: Mel Collins, Cliff Goodwin, Maxine Green, Howie Hersh, Eric Parker, Vito San Filippo (RIP: Joe Cocker + Andrew Love, Larry Marshall)
    • Guests: Mike Baird, Arthur Barrow, Michael Boddicker, Jeff Bova, Bob Ezrin, Anton Fig, Dann Huff, Dick ´Slyde´ Hyde, Randy Jackson, Curtis King, Jeff Lorber, Steve Madaio, Eddie Martinez, Mike Moran, Joel Peskin, Neal Schon, Leslie Smith, Julia Tillman Waters, Joe Turano, Maxine Willard Waters, Elisecia Wright, Richie Zito (RIP: Bernard Edwards)
    • Producer: Ron Nevison
  • Unchain my heart - Joe Cocker (1987)

    • Members: David Beal, Ric Cunningham, Renee Geyer, Phil Grande, Maxine Green, Jeff Levine, T M Stevens (RIP: Joe Cocker)
    • Guests: Tawatha Agee, Crispin Cioe, Lawrence Feldman, Sammy Figueroa, Bob Funk, Arno Hecht, Robbie Kilgore, Paul Litteral, B J Nelson, Vaneese Thomas (RIP: Clarence Clemons, Greg Johnson, Phoebe Snow)
    • Producer: (RIP: Dan Hartman)
    • Technical: Chris Lord-Alge, Bob Ludwig
  • One night of sin - Joe Cocker (August 1989)

    • Members: David Beal, Deric Dyer, Phil Grande, Jeff Levine, Jeff Pevar, Chris Stainton, T M Stevens (RIP: Joe Cocker)
    • Guests: Bryan Adams, Tawatha Agee, Crispin Cioe, Mario Cruz, Frank Elmo, Bob Funk, Arno Hecht, Bashiri Johnson, Curtis King, Paul Litteral, Mark Pender, Lenny Pickett, Vaneese Thomas
    • Producer: Michael Lang (RIP: Dan Hartman)
    • Technical: Chris Lord-Alge, Bob Ludwig
  • Joe Cocker live - Joe Cocker (May 1990) (LIVE)

    • Members: Doreen Chanter, Deric Dyer, Gary Gazaway, Phil Grande, Maxine Green, Steve Holley, Wayne Jackson, Jeff Levine, Keith Mack, Chris Stainton, T M Stevens, Crystal Taliefero (RIP: Joe Cocker + Andrew Love)
    • Guests: Tawatha Agee, Bashiri Johnson, Earl Slick, Vaneese Thomas, Fonzi Thornton
    • Producer: Michael Lang, Steve Thompson
    • Technical: Chris Lord-Alge, Howie Weinberg
  • With a little help from my friends - live - Joe Cocker (1992) (LIVE)

  • Night calls - Joe Cocker (1992)

    • Members: David Beal, Cydney Davis, Phil Grande, Steve Holley, Jim Keltner, Jeff Levine, John Miles, Maxine Sharp, Chris Stainton, T M Stevens (RIP: Joe Cocker)
    • Guests: Alex Acuna, Bryan Adams, Tawatha Agee, Mike Baird, Mike Campbell, Crispin Cioe, Bob Funk, Arno Hecht, Curtis King, Jeff Lynne, David Paich, Greg Phillinganes, Neil Stubenhaus, Benmont Tench, Vaneese Thomas, Michael Thompson, Julia Tillman Waters, Maxine Willard Waters (RIP: Clarence Clemons, Ian McLagan)
    • Producer: Danny Kortchmar, Chris Lord-Alge, David Tickle
    • Technical: Richard Dodd, Stephen Marcussen, Ray Neapolitan, Brian Scheuble, Shelly Yakus
  • The First time - Joe Cocker (1993)

  • Midnight rider - Joe Cocker (1994)

  • Have a little faith - Joe Cocker (September 1994)

    • Members: Jack Bruno, Bob Feit, Chris Stainton, Jeffery C J Vanston (RIP: Joe Cocker)
    • Guests: Rick Baptist, Wayne Bergeron, Bekka Bramlett, Alexandra Brown, Lenny Castro, Joey Diggs, Alexander Iles, Mortonette Jenkins, Marlena Jeter, Steve Kipner, Abraham Laboriel, Tim Pierce, Michael Thompson, Julia Tillman Waters, Carmen Twillie, Lamont Van Hook, Ernie Watts, Fred White, Maxine Willard Waters (RIP: Israel Baker, Dick Marx)
    • Producer: Chris Lord-Alge
    • Technical: Doug Sax
  • Organic - Joe Cocker (October 1996)

    • Members: Kenny Aronoff, Hutch Hutchinson, Jim Keltner, Greg Leisz, Dean Parks, Maxine Sharp, Chris Stainton (RIP: Joe Cocker)
    • Guests: Denyse Buffum, David Campbell, Merry Clayton, Portia Griffin, Darryl Jones, Suzie Katayama, Peter Kent, Jamie Muhoberac, Sid Page, Joe Porcaro, Johnny Lee Schell, Evan Wilson (RIP: Billy Preston, Myrna Smith)
    • Producer: Don Was
    • Technical: Stephen Marcussen, Rik Pekkonen
  • Across from midnight - Joe Cocker (1997)

    • Members: Kenny Aronoff, Hutch Hutchinson, Dean Parks, Chris Stainton, Jeffery C J Vanston (RIP: Joe Cocker)
    • Guests: Matt Backer, Miles Bould, Alexandra Brown, Luis Conte, Chris Difford, Joey Diggs, Geoff Dunn, Mark Feltham, Claudia Fontaine, Gary Grant, Jerry Hey, Dan Higgins, Nick Ingman, Mortonette Jenkins, Marlena Jeter, Ronnie Johnson, Michael Landau, Graham Lyle, Tessa Niles, Rafael Padilla, Tim Pierce, Stephen Piggott, Bill Reichenbach, Tim Renwick, Juliet Roberts, John Robinson, Steve Sidwell, Phil Spalding, Neil Stubenhaus, Jamie Talbot, Glenn Tilbrook, Lamont Van Hook, Fred White (RIP: Dick Marx)
    • Producer: Chris Lord-Alge (RIP: Bob Thiele)
    • Technical: Tony Cousins, Doug Sax
    • Comments: Joe Cocker has always included great musicians in his albums. In this one, we can find Tim Renwick (guitar), Michael Landau (guitar), Tim Pierce (guitar), Ronnie Johnson (guitar), Dean Parks (guitar), Graham Lyle (guitar), Phil Spalding (bass), Neil Stubenhaus (bass), James 'Hutch' Hutchinson (bass), his long time friend Chris Stainton (keyboards), Steve Piggott (keyboards), Chris Difford & Glenn Tilbrook (from Squeeze), Jamie Talbot (sax), Mark Feltham (harmonica), John Robinson (drums), Geoff Dunn (drums), and the mighty Kenny Aronoff (drums). Backing vocals by Tessa Niles and others. It includes a cover of Bob Marley's ´Could you be loved´.
  • On air - Joe Cocker and The Grease Band (1998) (LIVE)

    • Members: Henry McCullough, Bruce Rowland, Kenny Slade, Chris Stainton (RIP: Joe Cocker + Tommy Eyre, Alan Spenner)
    • Guests: Sue Glover
    • Producer: (RIP: John Walters)
  • No ordinary world - Joe Cocker (August 2000)

    • Members: Jeffery C J Vanston (RIP: Joe Cocker)
    • Guests: Bryan Adams, Tommy Blaize, Chris Cameron, Dave Clayton, Andy Duncan, Spike Edney, Lance Ellington, Natalie Jackson, Mortonette Jenkins, Marlena Jeter, Katie Kissoon, Keith Murrell, Richard Niles, Tim Pierce, Steve Power, Adam Seymour, Neil Sidwell, Steve Sidwell, Jeremy Stacey, Neil Stubenhaus, Michael Thompson, Gavyn Wright
  • Respect yourself - Joe Cocker (July 2002)

    • Members: Kenny Aronoff, Jeffery C J Vanston, Patrick Warren (RIP: Joe Cocker)
    • Guests: Rusty Anderson, Paul Bushnell, Lenny Castro, Bill Churchville, Nick Lane, Tim Pierce, John Shanks, Chris Tedesco, Julia Tillman Waters, Maxine Willard Waters
    • Technical: Robert Hadley, Doug Sax
  • Heart & soul - Joe Cocker (October 2004)

    • Members: Gene Black, Dean Parks (RIP: Joe Cocker)
    • Guests: Eric Clapton + Mick Barakan, Bernie Barlow, Jeff ´Skunk´ Baxter, Jeff Beck, Chris Botti, Ray Brinker, Bill Churchville, Vinnie Colaiuta, Bruce Gaitsch, Jerry Goodman, Michael Landau, Nick Lane, Steve Lukather, Rafael Padilla, Leland Sklar, Chris Tedesco, Michael Thompson
    • Producer: Ray Neapolitan, Jeffery C J Vanston
    • Technical: Bob Clearmountain, Robert Hadley, Doug Sax (RIP: Greg Ladanyi)
  • Live at Montreux 1987 - Joe Cocker (May 2005) (LIVE)

    • Members: Ric Cunningham, Charlie Giordano, Cliff Goodwin, Maxine Green, Janice Hughes, Eric Parker, John Troy (RIP: Joe Cocker + Larry Marshall)
    • Producer: (RIP: Claude Nobs)
    • Technical: Jean Ristori
  • Hymn for my soul - Joe Cocker (March 2007)

    • Members: Mike Finnigan, Jim Keltner, Albert Lee, Greg Leisz (RIP: Joe Cocker)
    • Guests: Greg Adams, Merry Clayton, Chuck Findley, James Gadson, Julie Gigante, Jim Gilstrap, Don Heffington, David Palmer, Tom Scott, Benmont Tench, Julia Tillman Waters, Tata Vega, Oren Waters (RIP: Bob Babbitt)
    • Technical: Tim Young
  • Live at Woodstock - Joe Cocker (October 2009) (LIVE)

    • Members: Neil Hubbard, Henry McCullough, Bruce Rowland, Chris Stainton (RIP: Joe Cocker + Alan Spenner)
    • Technical: Eddie Kramer
  • Hard knocks - Joe Cocker (October 2010)

    • Members: (RIP: Joe Cocker)
    • Producer: Tony Brown
    • Comments: There was a limited live edition as a CD+DVD with 6 live tracks recorded in 2010.
  • Fire it up - Joe Cocker (November 2012)

    • Members: Gene Black, Jack Bruno, Euge Groove, Oneida James, Nick Milo, Nichelle Tillman (RIP: Joe Cocker)
    • Guests: Jeff Babko, Brian Dembow, Stephen Erdody, Mike Finnigan, Julie Gigante, Jamie Hovorka, Jamie Muhoberac, Ray Parker, Tim Pierce, Julia Tillman Waters, Maxine Willard Waters
    • Comments: There was a premium edition with a live DVD recorded in September 2012. The live tracks feature this band: Gene Black (guitar), Oneida James (bass), Nick Milo (keyboards), Euge Groove (keyboards), Jack Bruno (drums), Nicole Tillman (backing vocals), Kara Britz (backing vocals). None of them appear in the original studio album.
  • The Best of Joe Cocker live - Joe Cocker ( - ) (LIVE)

    • Members: Cydney Davis, Deric Dyer, Phil Grande, Dan Hickey, Warren McRae, John Miles, Maxine Sharp, Chris Stainton (RIP: Joe Cocker)
    • Comments: DVD recorded live in Dortmund in 1992.
  • Live in Cologne in 2002 - Joe Cocker ( - ) (LIVE)

    • Members: Jack Bruno, Deric Dyer, Maxine Green, Oneida James, Amy Keys, Nick Milo (RIP: Joe Cocker)
    • Comments: Live DVD.
    23 COMPILATIONS:
  • Cocker happy - Joe Cocker (April 1971)

  • Superstarshine vol 18 - Joe Cocker (1972)

  • Greatest hits - Joe Cocker (1978)

    • Members: Rick Alfonso, Virginia Ayers, Nicole Barclay, Chuck Blackwell, Rita Coolidge, Beverley Gardner, Jim Gordon, Neil Hubbard, Bobby Jones, Gloria Jones, Jim Keltner, Sandy Konikoff, Claudia Lennear, Henry McCullough, Daniel Moore, Matthew Moore, Pamela Polland, Don Preston, Jim Price, Bruce Rowland, Leon Russell, Fred Scerbo, Chris Stainton, Bobby Torres, Donna Washburn, Donna Weiss, Alan White (RIP: Joe Cocker + Cornell Dupree, Tommy Eyre, Felix Flaco Falcon, Nicky Hopkins, Bobby Keys, Carl Radle, Alan Spenner, Viola Wills, B J Wilson)
    • Guests: Madeline Bell, Bonnie Bramlett, Merry Clayton, Joe Correro, Sunny Leslie, Shirley Matthews, Dave McDaniel, Jimmy Page, Sid Sharp (RIP: Ben Benay, Milt Holland, Patrice Holloway, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Sam Rivers, Clarence White)
    • Producer: Rob Fraboni
  • Platinum collection - Joe Cocker (1981)

  • Collection - Joe Cocker (1986)

  • Replay on Joe Cocker - Joe Cocker (1986)

  • Definite 1964-1986 - Joe Cocker (1987)

  • Nightriding - Joe Cocker (1988)

  • 16 greatest hits - Joe Cocker (1988)

  • Classics vol 4 - Joe Cocker - Joe Cocker (1989)

  • Collection vol 2 - Joe Cocker (1991)

  • Love songs & ballads - Joe Cocker (1992)

    • Members: Jim Karstein, Henry McCullough, Jim Price, Chrissie Stewart (RIP: Joe Cocker + Alan Spenner)
    • Guests: Ollie E Brown, Venetta Fields, Jay Graydon, Mike Kellie, Clydie King, Greg Mathieson, Shirley Matthews, Dave McDaniel, Ray Parker, Steve Winwood
  • The Best of Joe Cocker - Joe Cocker (1992)

    • Members: Doreen Chanter, Mel Collins, Deric Dyer, Gary Gazaway, Cliff Goodwin, Phil Grande, Maxine Green, Steve Holley, Wayne Jackson, Jim Keltner, Jeff Levine, Keith Mack, John Miles, Eric Parker, Vito San Filippo, Maxine Sharp, Chris Stainton, T M Stevens, Crystal Taliefero (RIP: Joe Cocker + Andrew Love, Larry Marshall)
    • Guests: Alex Acuna, Mike Baird, Mike Campbell, Nathan East, Cissy Houston, Steve Lukather, Jeff Lynne, David Paich, Greg Phillinganes, Neil Stubenhaus, Benmont Tench, Jennifer Warnes, Elisecia Wright (RIP: Jeff Porcaro)
    • Producer: Tony Carey, Michael Lang, Stewart Levine, Chris Lord-Alge, David Tickle, Richie Zito
  • The Legend - Joe Cocker (1992)

  • Blues & ballads - Joe Cocker (1993)

  • The Very best of Joe Cocker - Joe Cocker (1994)

  • The Essential - Joe Cocker (1995)

  • Long voyage home: the silver anniversary collection - Joe Cocker (November 1995)

    • Members: Chris Stainton (RIP: Joe Cocker)
    • Guests: Chris Lord-Alge
    • Producer: Chris Blackwell, Bob Clearmountain, Wilton Felder, Keith Forsey, Rob Fraboni, Stix Hooper, Danny Kortchmar, Stewart Levine, Jim Price, Leon Russell, David Tickle, Allen Toussaint, Richie Zito (RIP: Denny Cordell, Mike Leander, Alex Sadkin, Joe Sample)
  • Greatest hits - Joe Cocker (1998)

    • Members: Kenny Aronoff, David Beal, Jack Bruno, Cydney Davis, Deric Dyer, Bob Feit, Phil Grande, Euge Groove, Dan Hickey, Hutch Hutchinson, Jim Keltner, Michael Landau, Greg Leisz, Jeff Levine, Warren McRae, John Miles, Dean Parks, Maxine Sharp, Chris Stainton, T M Stevens, Jeffery C J Vanston (RIP: Joe Cocker)
    • Guests: Bryan Adams, Tawatha Agee, Mike Baird, Rick Baptist, Arthur Barrow, Wayne Bergeron, Alexandra Brown, Denyse Buffum, David Campbell, Mike Campbell, Lenny Castro, Crispin Cioe, Merry Clayton, Luis Conte, Joey Diggs, Bob Funk, Gary Grant, Portia Griffin, Arno Hecht, Jerry Hey, Dan Higgins, Dick ´Slyde´ Hyde, Alexander Iles, Randy Jackson, Mortonette Jenkins, Marlena Jeter, Suzie Katayama, Peter Kent, Curtis King, Don Kirkpatrick, Abraham Laboriel, Paul Litteral, Jeff Lorber, Jeff Lynne, Steve Madaio, Jamie Muhoberac, Rafael Padilla, Sid Page, Joel Peskin, Tim Pierce, Bill Reichenbach, John Robinson, Johnny Lee Schell, Neal Schon, Leland Sklar, Leslie Smith, Neil Stubenhaus, Vaneese Thomas, Julia Tillman Waters, Joe Turano, Carmen Twillie, Lamont Van Hook, Paul Warren, Fred White, Maxine Willard Waters, Evan Wilson, Richie Zito (RIP: Clarence Clemons, Dick Marx, Billy Preston, Myrna Smith)
    • Producer: Chris Lord-Alge, Don Was
    • Comments: Compilation including one song only released as a single, one live take, plus another live song with Eros Ramazzotti.
  • The Ultimate collection 1968-2003 - Joe Cocker (2003)

  • Greatest love songs - Joe Cocker (January 2003)

    • Members: Kenny Aronoff, Jack Bruno, Rita Coolidge, Deric Dyer, Gordon Edwards, Bob Feit, Steve Gadd, Phil Grande, Steve Holley, Jim Keltner, Henry McCullough, John Miles, Daniel Moore, Dean Parks, Jim Price, Bruce Rowland, Leon Russell, Chris Stainton, T M Stevens, Jeffery C J Vanston (RIP: Joe Cocker + Cornell Dupree, Tommy Eyre, Eric Gale, Nicky Hopkins, Alan Spenner, Richard Tee, B J Wilson)
    • Guests: Jimmy Page + Wally Badarou, Bonnie Bramlett, Alexandra Brown, Ollie E Brown, Lenny Castro, Mikey Chung, Merry Clayton, Joey Diggs, Sly Dunbar, Venetta Fields, Matthew Fisher, Jay Graydon, Mortonette Jenkins, Marlena Jeter, Darryl Jones, Clydie King, Michael Landau, Greg Mathieson, Shirley Matthews, Dave McDaniel, Jamie Muhoberac, Rafael Padilla, Tim Pierce, Bernard Purdie, Chuck Rainey, Barry Reynolds, John Robinson, Robbie Shakespeare, Neil Stubenhaus, Lamont Van Hook (RIP: Milt Holland, Patrice Holloway, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Billy Preston, Sam Rivers, Uziah Sticky Thompson, Clarence White)
    • Producer: Rob Fraboni, Bill Levenson, Stewart Levine, David Tickle, Don Was (RIP: Denny Cordell, Alex Sadkin)
  • Ultimate collection - Joe Cocker (January 2004)

    • Members: Kenny Aronoff, Nicole Barclay, David Beal, Chuck Blackwell, Jack Bruno, Crispin Cioe, Mel Collins, Rita Coolidge, Bob Feit, Cliff Goodwin, Jim Gordon, Phil Grande, Maxine Green, Hutch Hutchinson, Bobby Jones, Jim Keltner, Sandy Konikoff, Claudia Lennear, Jeff Levine, Henry McCullough, John Miles, Daniel Moore, Eric Parker, Dean Parks, Pamela Polland, Don Preston, Jim Price, Bruce Rowland, Leon Russell, Vito San Filippo, Chris Stainton, T M Stevens, Bobby Torres, Jeffery C J Vanston, Donna Washburn, Donna Weiss (RIP: Joe Cocker + Tommy Eyre, Nicky Hopkins, Bobby Keys, Larry Marshall, Carl Radle, Alan Spenner, B J Wilson)
    • Guests: Jimmy Page + Bryan Adams, Tawatha Agee, Wally Badarou, Mike Baird, Rick Baptist, Arthur Barrow, Adrian Belew, Madeline Bell, Wayne Bergeron, Bonnie Bramlett, Alexandra Brown, Robbie Buchanan, Artie Butler, David Campbell, Lenny Castro, Mikey Chung, Merry Clayton, David Cohen, Paulinho Da Costa, Laudir De Oliveira, Melvyn Duffy, Sly Dunbar, Andy Duncan, Spike Edney, Wilton Felder, Bob Funk, Helen Hampton, Arno Hecht, Stix Hooper, Dick ´Slyde´ Hyde, Mortonette Jenkins, Marlena Jeter, Suzie Katayama, Carol Kaye, Peter Kent, Curtis King, Katie Kissoon, Abraham Laboriel, Sunny Leslie, Paul Litteral, Bobby Lyle, Steve Madaio, Shirley Matthews, Dave McDaniel, Jamie Muhoberac, Sid Page, Joel Peskin, Tim Pierce, Barry Reynolds, Johnny Lee Schell, Robbie Shakespeare, Louie Shelton, Don Snow, Jeremy Stacey, Neil Stubenhaus, Vaneese Thomas, Julia Tillman Waters, Carmen Twillie, Jennifer Warnes, Maxine Willard Waters, Evan Wilson, Richie Zito (RIP: Clarence Clemons, Rosetta Hightower, Milt Holland, Patrice Holloway, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Billy Preston, Joe Sample, Uziah Sticky Thompson, Clarence White)
    • Producer: Chris Blackwell, Bill Levenson, Stewart Levine, Chris Lord-Alge, Steve Power, Don Was (RIP: Denny Cordell, Alex Sadkin)
    • Technical: Rob Fraboni, Glyn Johns, Eddie Kramer, Rik Pekkonen, Brian Reeves, Tony Visconti (RIP: Henry Lewy)
  • Gold - Joe Cocker (March 2006)

    • Members: Kenny Aronoff, Virginia Ayers, Nicole Barclay, David Beal, Chuck Blackwell, Jack Bruno, Mitch Chakour, Mel Collins, Rita Coolidge, Deric Dyer, Gordon Edwards, Bob Feit, Steve Gadd, Cliff Goodwin, Jim Gordon, Phil Grande, Maxine Green, Howie Hersh, Steve Holley, Jim Horn, Neil Hubbard, Hutch Hutchinson, Bobby Jones, Gloria Jones, Jim Keltner, Ann Lang, Claudia Lennear, Jeff Levine, Henry McCullough, John Miles, Daniel Moore, Matthew Moore, Eric Parker, Dean Parks, Pamela Polland, Don Preston, Jim Price, John Riley, Bruce Rowland, Leon Russell, Vito San Filippo, Maxine Sharp, Chris Stainton, T M Stevens, Bobby Torres, Jeffery C J Vanston, Donna Washburn, Donna Weiss (RIP: Joe Cocker + Cornell Dupree, Tommy Eyre, Eric Gale, Nicky Hopkins, Bobby Keys, Larry Marshall, Carl Radle, Alan Spenner, Richard Tee, Viola Wills, B J Wilson)
    • Guests: Jimmy Page + Bryan Adams, Tawatha Agee, Wally Badarou, Mike Baird, Rick Baptist, Arthur Barrow, Adrian Belew, Marcus Belgrave, Madeline Bell, Wayne Bergeron, Stu Blumberg, Bonnie Bramlett, Alexandra Brown, Gary Brown, Ollie E Brown, Paul Bushnell, Artie Butler, David Campbell, Mike Campbell, Lenny Castro, Leon Ndugu Chancler, Mikey Chung, Bill Churchville, Crispin Cioe, Merry Clayton, David Cohen, Joe Correro, Paulinho Da Costa, Joey Diggs, Sly Dunbar, Andy Duncan, Nathan East, Spike Edney, Wilton Felder, Venetta Fields, Bob Funk, Jerry Goodman, Jay Graydon, Phil Guilbeau, Ralph Hammer, Helen Hampton, Arno Hecht, Stix Hooper, Cissy Houston, Dick ´Slyde´ Hyde, Mortonette Jenkins, Marlena Jeter, Carol Kaye, Peter Kent, Clydie King, Curtis King, Katie Kissoon, Abraham Laboriel, Michael Landau, Nick Lane, Trevor Lawrence, Sunny Leslie, Paul Litteral, Steve Lukather, Jeff Lynne, Steve Madaio, Shirley Matthews, Dave McDaniel, Jamie Muhoberac, Rafael Padilla, Sid Page, David Paich, Ray Parker, Joel Peskin, Greg Phillinganes, Tim Pierce, Barry Reynolds, John Robinson, Johnny Lee Schell, Robbie Shakespeare, John Shanks, Sid Sharp, Don Snow, Jeremy Stacey, Neil Stubenhaus, Chris Tedesco, Michael Thompson, Julia Tillman Waters, Carmen Twillie, Lamont Van Hook, Jennifer Warnes, Patrick Warren, Fred White, Maxine Willard Waters, Evan Wilson, Richie Zito (RIP: Ben Benay, Clarence Clemons, Leroy Cooper, Hank Crawford, Rosetta Hightower, Milt Holland, Patrice Holloway, David ´Fathead´ Newman, Jeff Porcaro, Billy Preston, Sam Rivers, Joe Sample, Uziah Sticky Thompson, Clarence White)
    • Producer: Chris Blackwell, Rob Fraboni, Suzie Katayama, Gary Katz, Bill Levenson, Stewart Levine, Chris Lord-Alge, Ray Neapolitan, Steve Power, David Tickle, Allen Toussaint, Don Was (RIP: Denny Cordell, Alex Sadkin)
    • Technical: Bob Clearmountain, Richard Dodd, Glyn Johns, Eddie Kramer, Rik Pekkonen, Brian Reeves, Tony Visconti (RIP: Greg Ladanyi, Henry Lewy)
    Other info on members of Joe Cocker Band (I know up to 145 members)
    Already covered (11):Doreen Chanter, Cornell Dupree, Tommy Eyre, Mickey Gee, Phil Grande, Dan Hickey, Conrad Isidore, Bobby Keys, Andrew Love, Donna Washburn, Viola Wills
    Old pages (5):Mike Finnigan, Colin Gibson, Chris Stainton, Mick Wayne, Mick Weaver
    To be covered (127):Mark Alexander, Rick Alfonso, Beth Anderson, Kenny Aronoff, Virginia Ayers, Nicole Barclay, David Beal, Dyan Birch, Gene Black, Chuck Blackwell, Beverly Bloomfield, Sue Bogas, Greg Brown, Jack Bruno, Glenn ´Ross´ Campbell, Stacy Campbell, Mitch Chakour, Kacee Clanton, Frank Collins, Mel Collins, Rita Coolidge, Phil Crookes, Ric Cunningham, Cydney Davis, Andy Denno,... up to 127 musicians.
    Not enough info (1):Kara Britz

       2 ALBUMS FOR 2 BANDMATES AND FRIENDS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Delaney & Bonnie Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Motel shot - Delaney & Bonnie (June 1971)

    • Members: Bonnie Bramlett + Kenny Gradney, Jim Keltner, Dave Mason, Bobby Whitlock (RIP: Delaney Bramlett + Duane Allman, Ben Benay, Bobby Keys, Carl Radle)
    • Guests: (RIP: Joe Cocker + John Hartford, Gram Parsons, Clarence White)
    • Producer: Leon Russell
    • Technical: Bruce Botnick
    • Comments: Their fifth album.
    Other info on members of Delaney & Bonnie Band (I know up to 32 members)
    Already covered (3):Delaney Bramlett, J J Cale, Bobby Keys
    To be covered (29):Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Ben Benay, Bonnie Bramlett, Eric Clapton, Sam Clayton, Rita Coolidge, King Curtis, Jim Gordon, Kenny Gradney, George Harrison, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Horn, Tex Johnson, Jerome Jumonville, Jim Karstein, Jim Keltner, Darrell Leonard, Frank Maize, Dave Mason, Jerry McGee, Chuck Morgan, Billy Preston, Jim Price, Carl Radle,... up to 29 musicians.
    Leon Russell Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Leon Russell - Leon Russell (May 1970)

    • Members: Leon Russell
    • Guests: Bonnie Bramlett, Eric Clapton, Jim Gordon, Jim Horn, Chris Stainton, Ringo Starr, Klaus Voormann + Merry Clayton, Jon Hiseman, Clydie King, Charlie Watts, Steve Winwood, Bill Wyman (RIP: Delaney Bramlett, Joe Cocker, George Harrison + Alan Spenner, B J Wilson)
    • Producer: (RIP: Denny Cordell)
    • Technical: Glyn Johns
    • Comments: CD reissue contains 2 bonus tracks.
    Other info on members of Leon Russell Band (I know up to 23 members)
    Old pages (1):Marcy Levy
    To be covered (14):Chuck Blackwell, Nawasa Crowder, John Gallie, Roger Hawkins, David Hood, Claudia Lennear, Mary Ann Lindsey, Phyllis Lindsey, Juke Logan, Kathi McDonald, Wayne Perkins, Don Preston, Carl Radle, Leon Russell
    Not enough info (8):Delores Allen, Ambrose Campbell, Carolyn Cook, Joey Cooper, Nettie Davenport, Charlene Foster, Rev Patrick Henderson, Roger Linn

       6 COLLECTIVE ALBUMS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    VVAA  5 RECORDINGS:
  • Woodstock - VVAA (1970) (LIVE)

    • Guests: Joan Baez, Chick Churchill, David Crosby, Roger Daltrey, Ric Lee, Leo Lyons, Country Joe McDonald, Graham Nash, Carlos Santana, John Sebastian, Stephen Stills, Pete Townshend, Neil Young (RIP: Paul Butterfield, Joe Cocker, John Entwistle, Richie Havens, Jimi Hendrix, Alvin Lee, Keith Moon)
    • Technical: Eddie Kramer
    • Comments: 3LP taken live at the famous festival, held in August 1969. Featuring tracks by: John B Sebastian, Canned Heat, Richie Havens, Country Joe & The Fish, Arlo Guthrie, Sha Na Na, Country Joe McDonald, Joan Baez, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, The Who, Joe Cocker, Santana, Ten Years After, Jefferson Airplane, Sly & The Family Stone, Butterfield Blues Band and Jimi Hendrix.
  • Two rooms - celebrating the songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin - VVAA (1991)

    • Guests: Oleta Adams, Jon Astley, Glen Ballard, Dave Bargeron, Gene Black, Michael Boddicker, Jeff Bova, Michael Braun, Jack Bruno, John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Chris Cameron, Timmy Cappello, Eric Clapton, Alan Clark, Dave Clayton, Phil Collins, Lyndon Connah, Ronnie Cuber, Roger Daltrey, Deric Dyer, Elliot Easton, Bob Feit, Steve Ferrone, Sammy Figueroa, Jeff Golub, Phil Grande, Richard Greene, Daryl Hall, Andy Hamilton, Jerry Hey, Dan Higgins, Steve Holley, Bruce Hornsby, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, Darryl Jones, Carol Kenyon, Randy Kerber, Robbie Kondor, Michael Landau, Mike Love, Ian Lynn, George Marinelli, Ollie Marland, George Michael, John Miles, Charlie Morgan, Rob Mounsey, Billy Nicholls, Tessa Niles, Aldo Nova, John Oates, Pino Palladino, David Palmer, Jeff Peters, Greg Phillinganes, John Robinson, Carmine Rojas, Kevin Savigar, Leland Sklar, Chris Stainton, Carole Steele, T M Stevens, Jerry Stevenson, Rod Stewart, Sting, Neil Stubenhaus, Daryl Stuermer, Kasim Sulton, Don Teschner, Pete Townshend, Tina Turner, Ian Wilson, Steve Winwood, George Young (RIP: Michael Brecker, Joe Cocker, John Entwistle, Bob Mayo, Kenny Moore, Alan Murphy, Alan Rubin, Carl Wilson, Tom T-Bone Wolk, Rev Timothy Wright)
    • Producer: Trevor Horn, Chris Lord-Alge, Hugh Padgham, David Tickle (RIP: Gus Dudgeon)
    • Technical: Steve Chase, Brian Malouf, Charles Paakkari, Brian Scheuble
    • Comments: Tribute album to Elton John and Bernie Taupin, featuring Oleta Adams, The Beach Boys (backed by Jerry Stevenson & Ian Lynn), Jon Bon Jovi, Kate Bush, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, Phil Collins, Hall & Oates, Bruce Hornsby, George Michael, Sinead O´Connor, Rod Stewart, Sting, Tina Turner, The Who and Wilson Phillips.
  • Earthrise - VVAA (June 1992)

    • Guests: Ian Anderson, Sam Brown, Andy Fairweather Low, Harold Faltermeyer, David Gilmour, Herbie Hancock, Chaka Khan, Stevie Lange, Julian Lennon, Brian May, Paul McCartney, Michael McDonald, Richard Page, Maggie Reilly, Jennifer Rush, Chris Thompson (RIP: Joe Cocker)
  • One step up / two steps back: the songs of Bruce Springsteen - VVAA (September 1997)

    • Guests: Carlos Alomar, Kenny Aronoff, Berton Averre, Roy Bittan, David Bowie, Sarah Brown, Crispin Cioe, Allan Clarke, Merry Clayton, Dennis Davis, Davey Faragher, Gary Ferguson, Herbie Flowers, Ray Glynn, Arno Hecht, John Hiatt, Hutch Hutchinson, David Immergluck, Louis Johnson, Jim Keltner, David Landau, Greg Leisz, Billy Livsey, Nils Lofgren, Steve Lukather, Bob Malach, Geoffrey McCormack, Arnold McCuller, Jamie Muhoberac, George Murray, Tony Newman, Ann Odell, David Paich, Dean Parks, Greg Phillinganes, Steve Porcaro, Marc Ribot, Peter Robinson, Ralph Schuckett, John Siegler, Earl Slick, Bruce Springsteen, Garry Tallent, Steve Van Zandt, Waddy Wachtel, Ernie Watts, Max Weimberg, Bill Zacagni (RIP: Phillip Ballou, Clarence Clemons, Joe Cocker, Danny Federici, Doug Fieger, Bruce Gary, Richie Havens, Roy M ´Junior´ Husky, Kevin Kavanaugh, Wells Kelly, Donald Lindley, Jeff Porcaro, Billy Preston, Donna Summer)
    • Producer: Roger Cook, Quincy Jones, Don Was
    • Technical: Dan Hersch, Jimmy Iovine, Bob Ludwig, Rik Pekkonen, Toby Scott, Bruce Swedien
  • Prince´s Trust rock gala volume 3 - VVAA (1999) (LIVE)

    • Guests: Gary Barnacle, Perla Batalla, Mark Brzezicki, Julie Christensen, Eric Clapton, Alan Clark, Leonard Cohen, Phil Collins, Ray Cooper, Nathan East, Steve Ferrone, Peter Gabriel, Barry Gibb, Steve Gregory, Elton John, Howard Jones, Katie Kissoon, Mark Knopfler, Brian May, Tessa Niles, Susie O´List, David Rhodes, L Shankar, Neil Sidwell, Paul Spong, John Thirkell, Pete Thoms, Midge Ure (RIP: Joe Cocker, Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb, Mick Karn)
    • Producer: (RIP: David Richards)
    • Comments: Live DVD recording of a benefit gala held in June 1998 during two different concerts, featuring Wet Wet Wet, Leonard Cohen, T´Pau, Midge Ure, Howard Jones, Rick Astley, Colin Vearncombe, Phil Collins, Joe Cocker, The Bee Gees, Peter Gabriel, Mark Knopfler, Sting, Elton John and Eric Clapton.
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • And someone left the cake out in the rain... - VVAA (May 2000)

    • Guests: Art Garfunkel, Linda Ronstadt (RIP: Joe Cocker, Richard Harris, Dusty Springfield, Donna Summer)

       1 SOUNDTRACKS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    OST  1 RECORDINGS:
  • The Bodyguard OST - OST (1992)

    • Guests: Kenny G, Gary Grant, Paul Jackson, Chaka Khan, Jeremy Lubbock, Curtis Stigers, Kirk Whalum, Danny Wilensky (RIP: Joe Cocker, David Cole, Whitney Houston)
    • Producer: Walter Afanasieff, David Foster, Danny Kortchmar, Narada Michael Walden
    • Technical: Humberto Gatica, Mick Guzauski, Chris Lord-Alge, Bill Schnee (RIP: George Marino)

       15 SESSIONS (FOR 14 ARTISTS):

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Jimmy Barnes Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Flesh and wood - Jimmy Barnes (1994)

    • Members: Tony Brock
    • Guests: Sunil De Silva, Portia Griffin, Roy Martin, Jessica Williams (RIP: Joe Cocker)
    Other info on members of Jimmy Barnes Band (I know up to 17 members)
    To be covered (9):Dave Amato, Ray Arnott, Tony Brock, Angus Burchall, Lisa Hunt, Alan Mansfield, Sharon O´Neill, Walfredo Reyes, Charlie Sexton
    Not enough info (8):Jimmy Barnes, Clayton Dooley, Michael Hegerty, Matt Heydon, Tom Lang, Jeff Neill, Rob Riley, Jamie Wilson
    James Brown Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Soul session live - James Brown (1987)

    • Members: (RIP: James Brown)
    • Guests: (RIP: Joe Cocker, Robert Palmer, Wilson Pickett)
    Other info on members of James Brown Band (I know up to 47 members)
    To be covered (4):Haji Ahkba, Pee Wee Ellis, David Matthews, Fred Wesley
    Not enough info (43):Vickie Anderson, James Brown, Bobby Byrd, Amy Christian, Carol Coleman, Robert Coleman, Joseph Collier, Bootsy Collins, Catfish Collins, Arthur Dickson, Hollie Farris, Kush Griffith, Clayton Gunnells, Lewis Hamlin, Martha High, Darryl Jamison, Tyrone Jefferson, Keith James Jenkins, Roosevelt Johnson, Ronald Laster, Hearlon Martin, Tiger Martin, Cynthia D Moore, Jimmy Lee Moore, George Nealy II,... up to 43 musicians.
    The Crusaders  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Standing tall - Crusaders (1981)

    • Members: Larry Carlton, Paulinho Da Costa, Wilton Felder, Barry Finnerty, Stix Hooper, David T Walker (RIP: Joe Sample)
    • Guests: Steve Gibson, Jon Goin, Louis Johnson, Marcus Miller, Dean Parks, Stephanie Spruill, Julia Tillman Waters, Maxine Willard Waters, Reggie Young (RIP: Joe Cocker, Billy Preston)
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Best of The Crusaders - The Crusaders (July 2000)

    • Members: Randy Crawford
    • Guests: B B King, Bill Withers (RIP: Joe Cocker)
    Other info on members of The Crusaders (I know up to 44 members)
    To be covered (44):Hector Andrade, Patti Austin, Roland Bautista, Steve Baxter, Max Bennett, Brad Bobo, Garnett Brown, Larry Carlton, Leon Ndugu Chancler, Randy Crawford, Rafael Cruz, Paulinho Da Costa, Eddie Davis, Jimmy Earl, Wilton Felder, Barry Finnerty, Michael Finnerty, Reichii Guillory, Bobby Haynes, Adam Henderson, Wayne Henderson, Stix Hooper, Alphonso Johnson, Tim Landers, Nils Landgren,... up to 44 musicians.
    Bo Diddley Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • The 20th Anniversary of rock´n´roll - Bo Diddley (1976)

    • Members: (RIP: Bo Diddley)
    • Guests: Carmine Appice, Elvin Bishop, Tim Bogert, Ernie Hayes, Billy Joel, Corky Laing, Albert Lee, Roger McGuinn, Daniel Moore, Matthew Moore, Ted Neeley, Leslie West (RIP: Joe Cocker, Alvin Lee, Keith Moon)
    Other info on members of Bo Diddley Band (I know up to 23 members)
    Already covered (2):Stretch, Steve York
    To be covered (6):Fred Below, David Bowker, Mike Fink, Sandy Gennaro, Jon Paris, Jim Satten
    Not enough info (15):Rick Allegri, Phil Bass, Frank Daley, Bo Diddley, Debbie Hastings, Clifton James, Peggy Jones, Dave Keys, Steve Kilbride, Margo Lewis, Tom Major, Peggy Malone, Wally Malone, Dan Neale, Bobby Parker
    Fairport Convention  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Fairport unconventional - Fairport Convention (2002)

    • Members: Martin Allcock, Bob Brady, Roger Burridge, Gerry Conway, Jerry Donahue, Judy Dyble, Roger Hill, Ashley Hutchings, Chris Leslie, Dave Mattacks, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Bruce Rowland, Ric Sanders, Dave Swarbrick, Richard Thompson (RIP: Sandy Denny, Martin Lamble, Trevor Lucas, David Rea)
    • Guests: Don Airey, Ian Anderson, Barriemore Barlow, Martin Barre, Phil Beer, Gary Boyle, Dave Bristow, Victor Brox, Paul Burgess, Ian Campbell, Martin Carthy, Clem Clempson, Shirley Collins, Christine Collister, Steve Cooke, Spencer Cozens, Pat Donaldson, Alan Dunn, John Etheridge, John Evan, Hughie Flint, Robert Fripp, Steve Gibbons, Mike Giles, Pete Giles, Steve Goldstein, Alan Greed, Clive Gregson, Mark Griffiths, Sue Harris, Tony Hooper, Karl Jenkins, Eddie Jobson, Bob Johnson, Rick Kemp, John Kirkpatrick, Peter Knight, Cathy Lesurf, Neil Marshall, Julie Matthews, Jackie McAuley, Ian McDonald, Rory McFarlane, Binky McKenzie, Jacqui McShee, Doug Morter, Poli Palmer, Doane Perry, Maddy Prior, Michael Rosen, Jean Roussel, Larry Steele, Cat Stevens, Liza Strike, Roger Swallow, John Tams, Graeme Taylor, Danny Thompson, Linda Thompson, Peter John Vettesse, Peter Watkins, Chris While, Gay Woods, Terry Woods, P J Wright, Pete Zorn (RIP: John Bonham, Mike Burney, Ron Chesterman, Joe Cocker, Mark Craney, John Dunkerley, Graham Gallery, Michael Garrick, Tim Hart, Dorris Henderson, Gordon Huntley, Martin Jenkins, Alexis Korner, Ronnie Lane, Steve Miller, William Murray, Cozy Powell, Alan Spenner, Drachen Theaker, Jerry Underwood, Royston Wood)
    • Comments: 4CD boxset full of unreleased tracks.
    Other info on members of Fairport Convention (I know up to 25 members)
    To be covered (25):Martin Allcock, Dan Ar Bras, Bob Brady, Roger Burridge, Gerry Conway, Sandy Denny, Jerry Donahue, Judy Dyble, Tom Farnell, Liam Genockey, Roger Hill, Ashley Hutchings, Martin Lamble, Chris Leslie, Trevor Lucas, Dave Mattacks, Ian Matthews, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, David Rea, Bruce Rowland, Ric Sanders, Dave Swarbrick, Richard Thompson, Paul Warren
    Gutter Brothers  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Rudebelly´s review - Gutter Brothers (1993)

  • Hinkley´s Heroes  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Volume One - Hinkley´s Heroes (1999)

    • Members: Tim Hinkley + Mel Collins, John Halsey, Henry McCullough, Poli Palmer, Mick Ralphs, Steve Simpson, Bobby Tench (RIP: Boz Burrell, Mitch Mitchell, Mike Patto)
    • Guests: Kuma Harada, Stretch + Neil Hubbard, Zoot Money, Micky Moody, Chrissie Stewart (RIP: Alvin Lee, Alan Spenner, Ian Wallace + Joe Cocker)
    • Comments: Good news here! Almost 25 years later, a Hinkley's heroes album has been finally officialy released! It's called Volume one (I hope this means it will be followed by more volumes). The list of musicians appearing here is awesome. Attention to Joe Cocker appearing under the nickname Cow Chocker.
    Other info on members of Hinkley´s Heroes (I know up to 31 members)
    Already covered (1):Andrew Love
    Old pages (4):Jim Cregan, Tim Hinkley, Jimmy McCulloch, Steve Simpson
    To be covered (26):Maggie Bell, Eric Burdon, Billy Burnette, Boz Burrell, Wayne Carson, Roger Chapman, Mel Collins, Kiki Dee, Donnie Fritts, John Halsey, Roger Hawkins, Bernie Holland, David Hood, Wayne Jackson, Kris Kristofferson, Henry McCullough, Mitch Mitchell, Spooner Oldham, Poli Palmer, Mike Patto, Dan Penn, Mick Ralphs, Brian Robertson, Julio Segovia, Bobby Tench,... up to 26 musicians.
    Al Jarreau Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • All I got - Al Jarreau (2002)

    • Members: Al Jarreau + Ross Bolton, Tom Canning, Paulinho Da Costa, Jerry Hey, Arno Lucas, Freddie Ravel, Joe Turano, Chris Walker, Larry Williams
    • Guests: Charlie Bisharat, Bridgette Bryant, Denyse Buffum, Darius Campo, Larry Corbett, Bruce Dukov, Matt Funes, Berj Garabedian, Siedah Garrett, Dan Higgins, Paul Jackson, Suzie Katayama, Peter Kent, Randy Kerber, Larry Kimpel, Jeff Lorber, Tony Maiden, Bill Meyers, Ricky Peterson, Bill Reichenbach, Steve Richards, Haim Shtrum, Daniel Smith, Richard Todd, David Torkanowsky, Roberto Vally, Brad Warnaar, Kirk Whalum, Evan Wilson, John Wittenberg (RIP: Jon Clarke, Joe Cocker)
    • Technical: Steve Genewick, Stephen Marcussen, David Rideau, Al Schmitt, Tommy Vicari, Erik Zobler
    Other info on members of Al Jarreau Band (I know up to 72 members)
    Already covered (1):John Gustafson
    To be covered (71):Alex Acuna, Nadirah Ali, Michael Baker, Stanley Banks, Tom Barney, Joe Baron, George Benson, Ross Bolton, Robbie Buchanan, Stacy Campbell, Tom Canning, Terri Lyne Carrington, Lenny Castro, Felicia Collins, Randy Crawford, Paulinho Da Costa, Debbie Davis, Debra Dobkin, Dr Gibbs, Charlie Drayton, Nathan East, Kiki Ebsen, Buzzy Feiten, Steve Gadd, Eric Gale,... up to 71 musicians.
    B B King Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Deuces wild - B B King (November 1997)

    • Members: B B King
    • Guests: Eric Clapton + Kenny Aronoff, Robert Becker, Harry Bowens, Tony Braunagel, Paul Carrack, Lenny Castro, Jon Cleary, Larry Corbett, Paulinho Da Costa, Dr John, Bruce Dukov, Armen Garabedian, Berj Garabedian, David Gilmour, Jools Holland, Neil Hubbard, Mick Hucknall, Hutch Hutchinson, Mick Jagger, Darryl Jones, Steve Jordan, Jim Keltner, Michael Landau, Darrell Leonard, Reggie McBride, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, Andy Newmark, Sid Page, Pino Palladino, Dean Parks, Bill Payne, Leon Pendarvis, Bonnie Raitt, Mickey Raphael, Keith Richards, Johnny Lee Schell, Greg Smith, Chris Stainton, Marty Stuart, Joe Sublett, Jeffery C J Vanston, Charlie Watts, Ron Wood, Ken Yerke, Zucchero (RIP: Tommy Eyre + Joe Cocker, Hugh McCracken, Wardell Quezergue)
    • Producer: Chris Lord-Alge, John Porter
    • Technical: Bernie Grundman
    • Comments: B.B. King recorded Deuces wild with duets along with some of his disciples or fans. People such as The Rolling Stones (with Darryl Jones on bass), Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, Van Morrison, Tracy Chapman, or Paul Carrack, to name a few. Lots of great backing musicians here: Neil Hubbard (guitar), Michael Landau (guitar), Johnny Lee Schell (guitar), Hugh McCracken (guitar), Marty Stuart (guitar), Dean Parks (guitar), Randy Jacobs (guitar), Reggie McBride (bass), Pino Palladino (bass), Reggie McBride (bass), James 'Hutch' Hutchinson (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards on 6 songs), Chris Stainton (keyboards), Billy Payne (keyboards), Jools Holland (keyboards), Jon Cleary (keyboards), Leon Pendarvis (keyboards), Paulinho DaCosta (percussion), Lenny Castro (percussion), Darrell Leonard (trumpet), Joe Sublett (sax), Mickey Raphael (harmonica), Jim Keltner (drums), Tony Braunagel (drums), Andy Newmark (drums), Kenny Aronoff (drums), Steve Jordan (drums). Album produced by John Porter.
    Other info on members of B B King Band (I know up to 52 members)
    To be covered (52):Stanley Abernathy, Phil Blackman, Sugar Blue, James Bolden, John Browning, Chris Brubeck, Joseph Burton, Eugene Carrier, Joseph Carrier, Tony Coleman, John Willie Cook, Charles Dennis, Lou Donaldson, Michael Doster, Calep Emphrey Jr, Sonny Freeman, Wilbert Freeman, Slim Gaillard, Eric Gale, Robert Garner, Lee Gatman, Leonard Gill, Raymond Harris, Milton Hopkins, Louis Hubert,... up to 52 musicians.
    Liquorice John Death  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Liquorice John Death - Liquorice John Death (1999)

    • Members: Gary Brooker, Matthew Fisher, Robin Trower (RIP: B J Wilson)
    • Guests: Jack Lancaster (RIP: Joe Cocker)
    Harry Nilsson Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Sandman - Harry Nilsson (1976)

    • Members: (RIP: Harry Nilsson)
    • Guests: Bobby Bruce, Gary Coleman, Robert Greenidge, Jim Horn, Jim Keltner, Danny Kortchmar, Trevor Lawrence, Pat Murphy, Van Dyke Parks, Dave Richards, Leon Russell, Ringo Starr, Fred Tackett, Klaus Voormann (RIP: Mike Berniker, Joe Cocker, Jesse Ed Davis, Doug Dillard, Bobby Keys, Jay Migliori, John Rotella)
    Other info on members of Harry Nilsson Band (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Harry Nilsson
    Pavarotti & Friends  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Pavarotti & friends for Guatemala and Kosovo - Pavarotti & Friends (June 1999) (LIVE)

    • Guests: Walter Afanasieff, Andy Caine, Sheila E Escovedo, Simon Franglen, Mick Guzauski, Fridrik Karlsson, B B King, Robbie Kondor, Michael Landau, Yvonne Lewis, Luciano Luisi, Teddy Mulet, Rafael Padilla, Pino Palladino, Shawn Pelton, Mario Schiliro, Michael Thompson, Zucchero (RIP: Joe Cocker, Israel Cachao Lopez)
    • Producer: (RIP: Phil Ramone)
    • Technical: Frank Filipetti
    Eros Ramazzotti Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Eros live - Eros Ramazzotti (October 1998) (LIVE)

    • Members: Euge Groove
    • Guests: Don Kirkpatrick, James Ralston, Chris Stainton, Tina Turner, Paul Warren (RIP: Joe Cocker)
    Other info on members of Eros Ramazzotti Band (I know up to 5 members)
    To be covered (3):Euge Groove, Gavin Harrison, Laurie Wisefield
    Not enough info (2):Eros Ramazzotti, Riccardo Zappa
    Sly & Robbie  1 COMPILATIONS:
  • In good company - Sly & Robbie (March 2001)

    • Members: Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare
    • Guests: Wally Badarou, Mikey Chung, Tyrone Downie, Barry Reynolds + Gladstone Anderson, Joan Armatrading, Vin Gordon, David Madden, Nick Plytas, Gary Sanford, Earl ´Chinna´ Smith (RIP: Uziah Sticky Thompson + Dennis Brown, Joe Cocker, Gwen Guthrie, Gregory Isaacs, Bertram McLean, Robert Palmer)
    • Producer: Chris Blackwell, Steve Lillywhite (RIP: Alex Sadkin)
    • Technical: Suha Gur, Erick Labson, Kevin Reeves
    Other info on members of Sly & Robbie (I know up to 2 members)
    To be covered (2):Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare

    UNRELEASED PROJECTS:

  • Harry Beckett recorded some sessions for Joe Cocker, but they´ve never been released.



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    From the comprehensive Rockpalast site (by Michael Marsch), we have:

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    RELATED VIDEO LINKS: 11
    Disclaimer: I don´t own or upload any of the videos linked here. I just include links to live videos that are already available, in order to show the work of this musician. Anyway, if someone feels that some link shouldn't be included, please write me at the email address shown below. And if you know of more videos featuring Joe Cocker, please, also write me with the link.
    • Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends
    • Joe Cocker live at French TV, October 1968. (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Joe Cocker, Tommy Eyre, Henry McCullough, Kenny Slade, Chris Stainton.

    • Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends
    • Joe Cocker live at French TV, December 1968. (Resolution: 1080) (HQ)
      Featuring: Joe Cocker, Tommy Eyre, Henry McCullough, Kenny Slade, Chris Stainton.

    • Joe Cocker - I Shall Be Released
    • Joe Cocker live at French TV, December 1968. (Resolution: 1080) (HQ)
      Featuring: Joe Cocker, Tommy Eyre, Henry McCullough, Kenny Slade, Chris Stainton.

    • Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends
    • Joe Cocker live at The Marquee in 1968. (Resolution: 1080) (HQ)
      Featuring: Joe Cocker, Tommy Eyre, Henry McCullough, Kenny Slade, Chris Stainton.

    • Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends (1968)
    • Joe Cocker live on TV in 1968. Superb! (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Joe Cocker, Tommy Eyre, Henry McCullough, Kenny Slade, Chris Stainton.

    • Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends (1989)
    • Joe Cocker live in 1989. (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Doreen Chanter, Joe Cocker, Deric Dyer, Phil Grande, Maxine Green, Steve Holley, Jeff Levine, Chris Stainton, T M Stevens. 1 more guitarist (I think) unknown to me.

    • Joe Cocker - The Letter (1989)
    • Joe Cocker live in 1989. Very good quality. (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Doreen Chanter, Joe Cocker, Deric Dyer, Phil Grande, Maxine Green, Steve Holley, Jeff Levine, Chris Stainton, T M Stevens. Additional guitarist unknown to me.

    • Joe Cocker - Many Rivers To Cross (1989)
    • Joe Cocker live in 1989. (Resolution: 1080) (HQ)
      Featuring: Doreen Chanter, Joe Cocker, Deric Dyer, Phil Grande, Maxine Green, Steve Holley, Jeff Levine, Chris Stainton, T M Stevens. 1 more guitarist (I think) unknown to me.

    • Joe Cocker - Up Where We Belong (1989)
    • Joe Cocker live in 1989. (Resolution: 240)
      Featuring: Doreen Chanter, Joe Cocker, Deric Dyer, Phil Grande, Maxine Green, Steve Holley, Jeff Levine, Chris Stainton, T M Stevens. 1 more guitarist (I think) unknown to me.

    • Tribute to John Lennon - Joe Cocker - Isolation (1990)
    • From the 1990 tribute concert. Joe Cocker with Chris Stainton and the house band.
      Featuring: Andy Caine, Joe Cocker, Anne Dudley, Dave Edmunds, John Giblin, The Kick Horns, Jody Linscott, Sylvia Mason-James, Gavin Povey, Tim Renwick, Juliet Roberts, Don Snow, Chris Stainton, Terry Williams.

    • Joe Cocker - Feels Like Forever (1992)
    • Joe Cocker live in July 1992. (Resolution: 360)
      Featuring: Jack Bruno, Doreen Chanter, Joe Cocker, Deric Dyer, Warren McRae, John Miles, Maxine Sharp, Chris Stainton, Laurie Wisefield.


    THANKS:

    Very Special Thanks to:
  • John Pearson: for very interesting facts about Joe Cocker early days (2008 & 2014).

  • Special Thanks to:
  • Dylan Thomas: for info on the Harry Beckett session for Joe Cocker (2012).

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