40th Anniversary: Mad Dogs & Englishmen Joe Cocker In The Studio

Host Redbeard talks with special guests Joe Cocker and Leon Russell about the 40th anniversary of the Mad Dogs & Englishmen tour, album and concert movie.

The concert tour and double live album have a great story behind it, and you can hear it straight from the source In The Studio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands, with host Redbeard at InTheStudio.net

I’ve always enjoyed the rockin’ soul grooves of Joe Cocker’s Mad Dogs & Englishmen album. All those great, great songs…”Honky Tonk Woman, Cry Me a River, Feelin’ Alright, Superstar, She Came in Through the Bathroom Window, The Letter,” and “Delta Lady.”

What a great lineup…the awesome touring band…the huge choir…musical director Leon Russell on piano, Chris Stainton on piano & organ, Carl Radle on bass, Jim Gordon, Jim Keltner and Chuck Blackwell on drums and percussion, Bobby Keys on tenor sax, Jim Price on trumpet, and Rita Coolidge on vocals.

The Mad Dogs & Englishmen album was originally released as a double live album in 1970. Universal Records released a deluxe double disc CD set in 2005 to mark the album’s 35th anniversary. The following year Mad Dogs & Englishmen was re-released as a six disc CD set retitled as The Complete Fillmore East Concerts. Hip-O Select expanded the content by including both early and late shows from March 27th and 28th, 1970.

The concert film on DVD is one of the greatest rock films of all time, Joe Cocker’s Mad Dogs & Englishmen captures one of the most exciting concert tours ever and defines the spirit of a generation in much the same way as Woodstock and The Last Waltz.
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Joe Cocker Online Cocker.com

Leon Russell Online LeonRussellrecords.com/

Thursday, December 9th, 2010
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