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Call me the Breeze!!! Because I keep going down the road.
Posted by Joe-Skee on Thursday, 07.5.07 @ 11:41am
J.J. Cale is certainly a very influencial figure in rock music. Just a few names that have covered him are Eric Clapton, Bryan Ferry, The Band, Captain Beefheart, Jerry Garcia, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Dire Straits were also heavily influenced by his work.
Posted by Dude Man on Monday, 07.27.09 @ 20:20pm
Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Monday, 07.27.09 @ 23:28pm
Posted by Dude Man on Tuesday, 07.28.09 @ 10:36am
Also, Kansas, Nazareth, and Widespread Panic are a few more names that have covered J.J. Cale.
Posted by Dude Man on Tuesday, 07.28.09 @ 17:47pm
Why the hell not. He's written songs for or has been covered by almost half the people in the Hall Of Fame. I'm of course exaggerating a bit but not that much. Plus he's a decent artist in his own right.
Posted by classicrocker on Saturday, 08.21.10 @ 12:52pm
I second classicrocker, the man behind the "Tulsa sound."
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 08.21.10 @ 13:08pm
if friggin ABBA is in JJ Cale should be
Posted by John on Friday, 12.17.10 @ 17:35pm
Now that Leon Russell is a Hall of Famer there's a greater chance for J.J. Cale to be nominated. Eric Clapton had recorded Cale's "After Midnight" on his first solo album, which was produced by Leon Russell, and Leon would sign Cale to his Shelter Records a year later.
Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Wednesday, 12.22.10 @ 18:45pm
Amazing post, truly!
Posted by Leslie on Wednesday, 03.2.11 @ 14:18pm
RIP, J.J. Cale
Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Saturday, 07.27.13 @ 12:08pm
As much as I like Slip Slidin' Away by Paul Simon, he did borrow a guitar riff part from Crazy Mama. 8-) My other favorite songs that Cale wrote are Cocaine and After Midnight for Eric Clapton. May JJ rest in peace.
Posted by Rick Vendl II on Saturday, 07.27.13 @ 17:35pm
I played steady for just over 31 years, and occasionally over last 17. First JJ Cale tune I ever heard was crazy mama, the smooth, mellow vocals are matched perfectly, by his unique smooth, mellow guitar sound and technique, I was immediately hooked, our band quickly added it to our repertoire, one of our guitar players was a very accomplished slide player, and loved JJ's sound and was able to mimic it perfectly with in a few days of wood shedding. We eventually learned a number of JJ's tunes. I still like to go on line and listen to lots of my old favourites, and was shocked to learn of JJ's passing, when I clicked on crazy mama and it popped up with a tag saying Rip 13/07/26, I felt that we would never get to hear the rest of the tunes he still had inside, but thanks for all the great ones you left us with. Thanks that great sound, you will be missed.
Posted by Richard on Sunday, 08.4.13 @ 17:05pm
The Breeze: An Appreciation of J.J. Cale, wins Downbeat Magazine's 2015 Reader's Poll for best Blues Album!
Posted by dmg on Saturday, 11.7.15 @ 20:21pm
Add Santana to the long list of artists to cover JJ Cale - here, with Sensitive Kind, a song from his album '5':
Posted by dmg on Friday, 04.15.16 @ 18:03pm
Yes, and JJ had a great session with Leon Russell in 1979, with songs like After Midnight, Cocaine, and I Got the Same Old Blues. And in addition to Magnolia, his great story songs: Santa Cruz, Jailer and Homeless. And Instrumentals: High School
Posted by nwc on Monday, 05.30.16 @ 11:47am
Took a while for me to relate to what he did. The deadpan Oklahoma style is so different..... Fortunately there is great stuff on Youyube
Posted by dan stabel on Sunday, 09.11.16 @ 18:34pm
It's the BIGGEST OVERSIGHT in Rock & Roll Hall of Fame history !!!! JJ's influence and talent is without question Hall of Fame material. Clapton calls JJ his hero while Neil Young calls him one the two best guitarists he's ever heard..the other being Jimi Hendrix. His albums are masterpieces JJ Cale should definitely be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Posted by LA Guenther on Monday, 01.23.17 @ 22:06pm
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