Joe Cocker -- Unchain My Heart
First bought this on LP when released in 1987 and have loved it ever since, but I don't play it much anymore (but it's still in nearly pristine condition, thank goodness). Today the CD (import) of the same album arrived in the mail, and I'm listening to it now. Is there a white man alive with as much funk and soul as Joe? I don't think even Steve Winwood in his prime could touch Joe. It's a great album, and the title song rocks really hard and shows off Joe's strong, unique voice well (it also has a great guitar "chainsaw" sound in the left channel about 2/3 of the way through the song).