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In 1970 Cocker was given only nine days to put together a band for his upcoming tour. Up against the wall and without a band, he turned to his friend Leon Russell for help.
Most people see Leonard Cohen as a composer, a singer, a writer, a poet, an artist, and a painter. In actuality, he was all of those, but truly, he was an explorer who mapped the human condition.
Now some of you might be raising your eyebrows in surprise and thinking “A blues album from Willie Nelson? Really?” Yes, friends, he really did put out a blues album, and why not?
The line “Every junkie is like a setting Sun” is one of the truest, most accurate lines ever written in music of the modern era.
Taken together, these two albums are a remarkable representation of this incredible lineup of legendary musicians. They show just how advanced they were even before they went on to other groups including the first incarnation of Fleetwood Mac.