The word that sums up Wayne Cochran is outlandish. He had the biggest hair in rock and roll, influenced the Blues Brothers, and became a televangelist.
Alive and Well and Living In A Bitch Of A World is the longest title ever featured on Album Cover Art Wednesday. I’d call the Guinness Book Of World Records but they’re on lockdown too.
Here’s the front and back covers of this 1970 album recorded with his band the C.C. Riders:
The covers are deliberately blurry. It seems to be a concession to the times. Blurry was big in 1970.
I mentioned Cochran’s big hair and bible thumping. Here’s the proof:
Don’t call that phone number. The White Knight of Soul died in 2017.
Here are some clips of Cochran and his hair live:
Finally, Cochran with his musical hero, James Brown: