Sunday, 28 July 2013

R.I.P. JJ Cale

December 05 1938 - July 26 2013

It was great sadness I learned this morning that great JJ Cale passed away as the result of a Heart attack. JJ has always been one of my favourite artists since I first heard his album Okie in the seventies. I bought everything by JJ before and after that album.

He had a unique style and when you described it as laid back, well that is an understatement. He is probably one of the originators of what we now call Americana,  a mixture of blues, country, Rhythm and Blues and of course rock 'n roll.

He came to prominance when Eric Clapton covered his classics Cocaine and After Midnight.

If you want a crash course on JJ, his anthology Any way the Wind Blows will set you up for hours of pleasure.

I will always have the image of JJ sitting on his porch, Clyde at his feet, a bottle of Rye close at hand and him pickin' on that ol' geetar.

R.I.P. JJ   Cale

 
JJ CALE - Any way the Wind Blows

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28 July 2013 at 10:38

Nice tribute Old Pa. JJ Cale seems to have been around and about for as long as I've been into music. It's hard to believe he's gone. R.I.P.

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28 July 2013 at 11:22

A very nice tribute, he had such a great style and as you say will set u up for hours of listening pleasure and that's exactly what I will be listening to today.

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28 July 2013 at 18:06

Nice one Old Pa. When your boy introduced me to his Anthology it was a revelation. RIP JJ

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2 August 2013 at 11:07

Why are the song on the Anthology so short? They are all pretty much 2h30 have they been cut? Just as you get your toe tapping on, they finish.

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