Jamaica Say You Will

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This article is about the album by Joe Cocker. For the song by Jackson Browne, see Jamaica Say You Will (song).
Jamaica Say You Will
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Studio album by Joe Cocker
Released April 1975
Recorded 1974
Genre Rock
Length 39:14
Label Cube (UK & Europe)
Producer Jim Price
Joe Cocker chronology
I Can Stand a Little Rain
Jamaica Say You Will

Jamaica Say You Will is the fifth studio album by Joe Cocker, released in April 1975. The songs from the album come from the same sessions that produced the highly acclaimed LP I Can Stand A Little Rain (1974). Jamaica Say You Will wasn't, however, as successful as its predecessor. It reached number 42 on the US album charts.

It includes participation by Randy Newman; rhythm section on most of the songs is played by the Kingpins, formerly known for being saxophonist King Curtis' backing band, including Bernard "Pretty" Purdie on drums. "(That's What I Like) In My Woman" is a fast-driven song with horns, "Where Am I Now" and "I Think It's Going To Rain Today" are segued and complimentary - the sentiment of each song reflected in the other. "Oh Mama" is pure vocal blues, accompanied by a saxophone. The over-all influence is clearly black music, soul and blues in particular. The album winds up acoustically, with a simply arranged, folk-flavoured tune, "Jack-A-Diamonds".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "(That's What I Like) In My Woman" (Matthew Moore) – 3:24
  2. "Where Am I Now" (Jesse Ed Davis) – 4:14
  3. "I Think It's Going to Rain Today" (Randy Newman) – 3:59
  4. "Forgive Me Now" (Matthew Moore) – 3:24
  5. "Oh Mama" (Jim Price) – 4:10
  6. "Lucinda" (Randy Newman) – 3:53
  7. "If I Love You" (Daniel Moore) – 3:55
  8. "Jamaica, Say You Will" (Jackson Browne) – 4:15
  9. "It's All Over But the Shoutin'" (Joe Hinton, Johnny Bristol) – 3:54
  10. "Jack-A-Diamonds" (Daniel Moore) – 3:35


Production notes[edit]

  • Arranged and produced by Jim Price
  • "(That's What I Like) In My Woman" co-arranged by Richard Tee
  • Recorded and mixed at The Village Recorders, West Los Angeles, 1973/1974
  • Additional orchestration on "I Think It's Going To Rain Today" by Peggy Sandvig
  • Additional choral arranging on "(That's What I Like) In My Woman" and "It's All Over But The Shoutin'" by Daniel Moore
  • Engineered by Zak Zenor (1, 4, 6, 8–10), Rob Fraboni (2, 3, 7), Rob Fraboni and Joe Tuzen (5)
  • Mastered by Allen Zentz, Hollywood

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1975 US Billboard 42