Sunday, October 07, 2012

Joe Cocker, Jesus, and New Orleans

Above is a "closed captioned" (lol) video of Joe Cocker's 1969 Woodstock performance - which includes Jesus and New Orleans.  If this doesn't crack you up, you are definitely "humor impaired."  Speaking of Joe Cocker and humor, here is the late John Belushi's impression.  And if that is not enough, check this out!

Below is last night's epic performance of "With A Little Help From My Friends" by the now 68-year old Joe Cocker at the Mississippi River Levee in Gretna, Louisiana overlooking the New Orleans skyline. I did video it, but my phone ran out of juice before the conclusion. A lot of people were filming, so this is someone else's YouTube. Cocker performed for an hour and a half, and really rocked it. Age has slowed him down - but only a little. He can still scream, growl, and hit the high notes in that Ray Charles-like gravelly British-bluesy voice. I was blown away. It was really a good call to bring Joe Cocker to the Gretna Heritage Festival. What a joy!


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