DYLAN COVERS # Joe Cocker #74 - I shall Be Released/Just Like a Woman
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JOE COCKER - I Shall be Released(1969)
One of the most distinctive voices in rock and a voice to die for. These two Dylan classic songs are tailor made for Joe's gravelly tones. I Shall be Released is taken from his fabulous set at Woodstock in 1969. In my book he was one of the stars of that Mother of all festivals. This is a great version. There is also a fabulous version of Just like a Woman sang during the same concert. I have gone for the studio take from Joe's A little Help from My Friends 1969 album. It is up there with the very best of the JLAW covers, maybe third behind Van Morrison and Richie Havens. But that is a matter of choice.
JOE COCKER - Just Like a Woman(1969)
Joe has done many great Dylan covers and I will feature some more in the future.