Genre: R&B, Soul
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Joe Cocker is instantly recognisable for his unique and oh-so sensational guttural growl of a voice, and his uncanny gift of taking well-known songs and recrafting them to instantly make them his own.
Whether it's the funk and soul rendition of Bob Marley's "Could You Be Loved", the ever so soulful "Have A Little Faith" or his raunchy reading of Randy Newman's "You Can Leave Your Hat On', he is a once in a lifetime artist, one who has the transcendent power to transport us to a special place in our collective imaginations.
The Sheffield-born singer has enjoyed hit records through the 1960's, 70s, 80, 90s and now into the first decade of the current century with 'Heart & Soul' and the anticipated release of his new album 'Hymn To My Soul' due out late January (EMI).