Luxury You Can Afford

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Luxury You Can Afford
Studio album by Joe Cocker
Released August 1978
Genre Blues-rock, soft rock, pop-rock
Label Asylum
Producer Allen Toussaint
Joe Cocker chronology
Joe Cocker's Greatest Hits
(1977)
Luxury You Can Afford
(1978)
Sheffield Steel
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Luxury You Can Afford is the seventh studio album by Joe Cocker, released in 1978 on Asylum Records, his only release for that label.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Fun Time" (Allen Toussaint) – 2:39
  2. "Watching the River Flow" (Bob Dylan) – 3:16
  3. "Boogie Baby" (Phil Driscoll) – 3:51
  4. "A Whiter Shade of Pale" (Gary Brooker, Keith Reid, Matthew Fisher) – 5:27
  5. "I Can't Say No" (John Bettis, Daniel Moore) – 2:51
  6. "Southern Lady" (Phil Driscoll) – 3:16
  7. "I Know (You Don't Want Me No More)" (Barbara George) – 3:08
  8. "What You Did To Me Last Night" (Bettye Crutcher) – 3:28
  9. "Lady Put The Lights Out" (Guy Fletcher, Doug Flett) – 4:46
  10. "Wasted Years" (Phil Driscoll) – 4:49
  11. "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" (Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong) – 4:29

Personnel[edit]

  • Joe Cocker – vocals, harmonica
  • Marcus Belgrave – trumpet
  • Donny Hathaway – keyboards
  • David Hood – bass
  • Harvey Thompson – tenor saxophone
  • Dr. John – keyboards
  • Clydie King – vocals
  • Roger Hawkins – drums
  • Richard Tee – keyboards
  • Billy Preston – keyboards
  • Cornell Dupree – guitar
  • Leroy Cooper – baritone saxophone
  • Allen Toussaint – keyboards
  • George Terry – guitar
  • Ronnie Eades – baritone saxophone
  • Pete Carr – guitar
  • Howard Hersh – bass
  • Chuck Rainey – bass
  • Jimmy Johnson – guitar
  • Larry Byrom – guitar
  • Ann Lang – vocals
  • Joey Murcia – guitar
  • Kenneth "Afro" Williams – percussion
  • Rick Danko – bass on "I Heard It Through the Grapevine"
  • Charles Rose – horn
  • Philip Guilbeau – trumpet
  • Bobby Keys – tenor saxophone on "Boogie Baby"
  • Harrison Calloway, Jr. – trumpet
  • John Riley – drums
  • Barry Beckett – keyboards
  • Mitch Chakour – guitar, piano
  • Felix "Flaco" Falcon – percussion
  • Hank Crawford – alto saxophone
  • Gary Brown – tenor saxophone
  • Wayne Jackson – trumpet
  • Charles Rose – trombone
  • David "Fathead" Newman – tenor saxophone
  • Steve Gadd – drums
  • Cliff Goodwin – guitar
  • Randy McCormick – Fender Rhodes
  • Clyde Kerr – trumpet
  • Randy McCormick – keyboards
  • Mona Lisa Young – vocals
  • Bernard "Pretty" Purdie – drums
  • William Gazecki – engineer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leggett, Steve. Luxury You Can Afford at AllMusic