Monday, June 25, 2012

You're My Humber Estuary Lady



I'm trying to picture what delta a Welshman and Yorkshireman are on about. I guess,"You're my Ffrwd Cerriguniawn Lady" doesn't trip off the tongue, and "You're My Humber Estuary Lady" has too many syllables, so they went with the Mississippi.

Well, at any rate, when was the last time you witnessed that kind of concentrated awesomeness? I mean, that would give every woman in the world the vapors, one way or the other, wouldn't it? The beauty parlor set gets Tom Jones, Joe Cocker covers the women that fall between the barstools. The overlap is immense.

One caveat: There's a misalignment in the video between the images and the sound. I wouldn't want you to get the impression that Joe was weird or anything.

(Thanks to reader Charles for sending that along. I can die now)

8 comments:

Leslie said...

I love Joe Cocker, but whenever I watch him sing...I cannot get John Belushi's impersonation out of my mind. So funny.
That was awesome, thanks.

Leslie said...

He almost has a Frankenstein quality about him, all the way down to his short pants and boots. Still giggling.

Deborah said...

For a long time, suspected that Janis Joplin "became" Joe Cocker. But then I read that they were both at Woodstock, so I guess I was wrong. But I would like to see film footage of Joplin and Cocker on stage at the same time. Just to make sure.

Casey Klahn said...

...and, of course, Joe and John on stage together. That was gold.

Joe was dissipation, and Janis was concentrated noise. Both intense, though.

Sam L. said...

Joe has that great electro-shock movement vibe. And he doesn't even get close to any wires.

I remember Belushi singing with him on SNL, and spasming to the beat.

Anonymous said...

South City was taken:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWAo7Hleb98

Bilejones said...

I've always thought that Cocker, along with Keith Richards is a testimony to just how much abuse the human body can take.

Art said...

We were all pretty weird back then, most likely because we wore our pants so tight.