J. J. CALE (†)

J. J. CALE was an American singer-songwriter, recording artist and influential guitar stylist. Though he deliberately avoided the limelight (being temperamentally averse to celebrity) his influence as a musical artist has been widely acknowledged by figures such as Mark Knopfler, Neil Young and Eric Clapton who described him as “one of the most important artists in the history of rock”. J.J. CALE is considered to be one of the originators of the ‘Tulsa Sound’, a loose genre drawing on blues, rockabilly, country, and jazz.

Many songs written by him have been recorded by other artists, including "After Midnight" and "Cocaine" by Eric Clapton; "Call Me The Breeze" by Lynyrd Skynyrd, John Mayer, Johnny Cash and Bobby Bare; "Clyde" by Waylon Jennings and Dr. Hook; "I Got The Same Old Blues" by Captain Beefheart, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Freddie King; and "Magnolia" by Beck, Lucinda Williams, Iron and Wine, Jose Feliciano and Ben Bridwell.

In 2008 J.J. CALE, along with Clapton, received a Grammy Award for their album “The Road To Escondido”.

Sadly, J. J. CALE (John Weldon) died of a heart attack on 26 July 2013, at the age of 74 !


The Videos:

"After Midnight" (1966 & 1972)

"Call Me The Breeze" (1972)

"Cajun Moon" (1974)

"I Got The Same Old Blues" (1974)

"Cocaine" (1976)

"Carry On" (1981)

"City Girls" (1982)

JJ Cale & Eric Clapton - "After Midnight" & "Call Me The Breeze"




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