'I Can Stand A Little Rain' Joe's album from 1974 features a love ballad of great popularity, "You Are So Beautiful", a song to sing to your lover.

Joe's amazing delivery had so much emotion when he performed it that it immediately became a staple song at every show.

Two others that sang the song with emotion were the co-writers of this beauty were Billy Preston and Dennis Wilson (Beach Boys). Just watching Dennis sing it as an encore brings tears to my eyes everytime I saw him perform it, that's how well of a job he did with the song. I've never seen Joe Cocker or Billy Preston live.

The one artist that the ballad performed by will probably be Joe Cocker in most listeners minds, simply because of his gravel style delivery. Dennis Wilson also had a similar delivery.

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Joe Cocker, "You Are So Beautiful":