Personnel: Joe Cocker (vocals); Ray Parker, Ralph Hammer, Jay Graydon, Henry McCullough (guitar); Jim Horn (alto saxophone); Trevor Lawrence (tenor saxophone); Stu Blumberg, Steve Madaio (trumpet); Mayo Tiana (trombone); Jim Price (trombone, piano, organ); Jimmy Webb, Randy Newman, David Paich, Greg Matheson (piano); Richard Tee (piano, organ); Peggy Sanduig (organ); Dave McDaniel, Chuck Rainey, Chris Stewart (bass); Ollie Brown, Jeff Porcaro, Bernard Purdie, Jimmy Karstein (drums); Merry Clayton (background vocals); Cornell DuPree, Nicky Hopkins.
Background vocals: Daniel Moore, Clydie King, Venetta Fields, Sherlie Matthews.
Principally recorded at The Village Recorder, West Los Angeles, California.
With I Can Stand a Little Rain, Joe Cocker returned to interpreting songs instead of essaying his original songs. As usual, there are a couple of highlights, but a couple of awkward choices prevent the album from being as effective as Joe Cocker! or Mad Dogs & Englishmen. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine