HELLO AMERICA!—In making the Pre-Super Bowl celebration even bigger and exciting, the idea of gathering former band mates of the Joe Cocker band was something musical director, Jeff Levine accomplished with astonishing success. Former band mate singer Cydney Davis brought down the Fame Night Club in San Francisco.
Making it even more eventful the musical celebration raised money for charity which made the evening and the Super Bowl an even greater magical glow. Hollywood singer-actress Cydney Davis was overwhelmed by the reception the iconic group received at the Fame night club. “It was amazing,” she said. “Jeff Levine made it possible for us all to relive moments so special, it’s impossible to describe!”
When performing some of the Cocker hits, there were those in the audience wiping tears from their cheeks. “Performing these wonderful Joe Cocker hits once more,” she added. With some of the best singers and musicians in the industry; teaming up on background vocals with my dear friend, Maxine Green-sharp, who also sang the female lead on “Up Where We Belong” on tour with Joe, was a dream come true. Singing songs like “Leave Your Hat On,” “The Letter,” “Hitchcock Railway,” “When The Night Comes” and “Little Help From My Friends” and hitting those notes again was a huge thrill.
The packed Club let the musicians know that they still “had it,” the vocal blend was still there and very much alive. Davis exploded with excitement when acknowledging that one of the major highlights of the show was not only touching base with those she loves and respects so much as artists but when legendary guitarist Phil Grande and bassist Warren McCrae stood center stage and played with the same passion and kindred spirit as they once did with Joe Cocker.
Revisiting the many hits of Joe Cocker was, without a doubt, one of the most exciting events of the year which not only connected Hollywood, San Francisco but the entire world. The Cocker songs made life much easier to handle during rough and impossible times. Jeff Levine and Cydney Davis deserve a standing ovation of appreciation for allowing us all to join in revisiting sounds which made us laugh, cry and dance when it was needed the most.
We in Hollywood are extremely grateful to have such qualified artistic San Francisco correspondents such as George Livingston and his wife Linda for making sure Canyon News in Beverly Hills is always on top of everything no matter where it is. “The Little Help Band” gave their first performance in tribute to the one and only Mr. Joe Cocker and made history in San Francisco at the Fame Club as well.