Mad Dogs and Englishmen (album)


Mad Dogs and Englishmen (album)

Infobox Album |
Name = Mad Dogs and Englishmen
Type = Live album
Artist = Joe Cocker


Released = August 1970
Recorded = March 27-28, 1970 at Fillmore East, New York
Genre = Rock
Length = 78:44
Label = A&M
Producer = Denny Cordell and Leon Russell
Reviews =
* Allmusic Rating|4.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:fud0yl3jxpvb link]
*"Rolling Stone" (unfavorable) [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/joecocker/albums/album/270081/review/6212293/mad_dogs__englishmen link]
Last album = "Joe Cocker!"
(1968)
This album = "Mad Dogs and Englishmen"
(1970)
Next album = "Joe Cocker"
(1972)

"Mad Dogs and Englishmen" is Joe Cocker's 1970 live album, featuring a fusion of rock and soul. The album title is drawn from the 1931 Noel Coward song of the same name. Mostly Cocker's album is made up of covers, drawing equally from rock (The Rolling Stones, Traffic, Bob Dylan, The Beatles) and soul (Ray Charles, Sam and Dave, Otis Redding). Accompanying Cocker is an enormous choir, a two-piece horn section and several drummers. According to the liner notes: "All elements of the Truth" are included here.

In 2005, "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" was released as a two-disc deluxe edition through Universal Records to commemorate the album's thirty-fifth anniversary. [ [http://www.umeportal.com/product.aspx?pid=13543&ob=rl&src=lb Universal Music Enterprises] ]

Track listing

# "Introduction" – 0:44
# "Honky Tonk Women" (Mick Jagger/Keith Richards) – 3:47
# "Introduction" – 0:17
# "Sticks and Stones" (Titus Turner/Henry Glover) – 2:37
# "Cry Me a River" (Arthur Hamilton) – 4:00
# "Bird on the Wire" (Leonard Cohen) – 6:37
# "Feelin' Alright" (Dave Mason) – 5:47
# "Superstar" (Leon Russell/Bonnie Bramlett) – 5:02
# "Introduction" – 0:16
# "Let's Go Get Stoned" (Valerie Simpson/Nikalaus Ashford/Joseph Armstead) – 7:30
# "Blue Medley" – 12:46
##a. "I'll Drown in My Own Tears" (Henry Glover)
##b. "When Something Is Wrong with My Baby" (Isaac Hayes/David Porter)
##c. "I've Been Loving You Too Long" (Otis Redding/Jerry Butler)
#"Introduction" – 0:21
# "Girl from the North Country" (Bob Dylan) – 2:32
# "Give Peace a Chance" (Leon Russell/Bonnie Bramlett) – 4:14
# "Introduction" – 0:41
# "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window" (John Lennon/Paul McCartney) – 3:01
# "Space Captain" (Matthew Moore) – 5:15
# "The Letter" (Wayne Carson Thompson) – 4:46
# "Delta Lady" (Leon Russell) – 5:40

Personnel

*Vocals: Joe Cocker, [Don Preston (guitarist)|The Gentle Giant] , [Leon Russell|The Master of Space And Time] , [Rita Coolidge|The Delta Lady] , Donna Washburn aka Lady Madonna, The Stellar Gypsy (Claudia Lennear), Lunar Teacake Snake Man, Daniel Moore, Pamela Polland, Matthew Moore, Nicole Barclay, Bobby Jones.

*Guitars: The Gentle Giant, The Master of Space And Time.

*Bass guitar: The Mad Professor.

*Hammond organ, keyboards, piano: The Master of Space And Time, The Foxy Prince of Roll.

*Drums, percussion: The Rock, "Straight from the Taj Mahal" (Cloudy Chuck Blackwell), Snakey Jim Keltner, "Floats like a butterfly, Stings like a bee", The Purveyor of the Sphincter Phone (Sandy Konikoff).

*Saxophones: The Ruby-Lipped Essence of Lubbock, Texas.

*Trumpets: The Price Is Right

* Jim McCrary: album cover photography
* Andee Cohen [ [http://andeenathanson.com Andee Cohen] ] , Linda Wolf, ] "The Ladies": tour photographers

References


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