J.J. Cale

02 Aug

J.J. Cale passed on last week at the age of 74.  Cale was a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and guitarist.  He was one of the originators of the “Tulsa Sound”–a loose genre drawing on blues, rockabilly, country, and jazz influences.  He wrote a number of songs (“Cocaine,” “After Midnight”) that have been heard by millions.  But, because Cale preferred to stay in the background, most Americans haven’t heard him perform.   Even so, he had some stuff.

Here’s a brief studio recording of Cale playing in A.D. 1994.  It’ll give you a taste of the soft power of J.J.’s music.  The man could play a guitar.  Watch him barely touch the strings.    If you like what you hear, you can find many similar–and sometimes stronger–songs by searching YouTube for “J.J. Cale”.

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•  One more.  JJ Cale and Eric Clapton. “After Midnight”.

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•  And one more:   JJ Cale and Eric Clapton again.  “The Breeze”

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Posted by on August 2, 2013 in Music, Video


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4 responses to “J.J. Cale

  1. tim

    August 2, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    this guy has got some really hot stuff. I am a fan! Look on youtube for more of his music. Here is a link to a cool tune that Eric Clapton does. I like JJ’s version much more.

  2. tim

    August 2, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    Well, I thought the link would work -sorry. the song is “After midnight ” Live version.

  3. GrumpyT (@grumpytees)

    August 3, 2013 at 7:17 AM

    It is a sad day! J.J. was one of the GREATS in music. Just look at who recorded his songs. His music was a great addition to the soundtrack of our lives…

    I am aka “Breeze” from a J.J. song.

  4. katmanwon

    August 5, 2013 at 4:40 AM

    Thank you – will add to the library!!

    J J Cale is awesome – been listening to his tunes the past few days!

    How are you doing? Been hot – getting hotter!!!!

    Anchored out w/ my sons for Father’s Day – I expect them to return soon!

    Have a great week.

    Robert is being deported.


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