YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL

Latest update on 17/09/2017

Artist: Billy Preston
Author: Billy Preston/Bruce Fisher/Dennis Wilson
Label: A&M
Year: 1974

On his lp The Kids And Me and as B-side of Struttin'. Beach Boy Dennis Wilson is not officially credited, still he co-wrote the song.

Covers:

1974:

Joe Cocker [Top 5 US; later also in tv-series The Wonder Years; recorded before Billy's release]

1975:

Mighty Clouds Of Joy

1976:

Ray Stevens

1977:

Bob James

1977:

Tanya Tucker

1980:

Beach Boys [Live at Knebworth]

1981:

Woody Herman

1983:

Kenny Rogers

1983:

Clarence "Frogman" Henry

1987:

Arthur Prysock

1990:

Joe Cocker [live version]

1993:

Jan Vayne

1993:

Babyface

1994:

Milt Jackson

1995:

Captain & Tennille

2005:

Al Green

2006:

Sam Moore [with Billy Preston, probably his last recording]

2006:

Diana Ross

2008:

Brian Kennedy

2011:

Doris Day

2016:

Chris Jasper

Both early versions recorded and released within a few months. Go-between (and Cocker's producer) was Mad Dog trumpet player Jim Price, who collaborated with Billy Preston on George Harrison's All Things Must Pass and on the Rolling Stones' Exile On Main Street.

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