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J.J. Cale

J.J. Cale
Born: Dec 5, 1938 in Oklahoma City, OK
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Died: Jul 26, 2013 in San Diego, CA
Genre: Blues, Pop/Rock, Country, Folk
Biography: With his laid-back rootsy style, J.J. Cale was best known for writing "After Midnight" and "Cocaine," songs that Eric Clapton later made into hits. But Cale's influence wasn't only through songwriting -- his distinctly loping sense of rhythm and shuffling boogie became the blueprint for the adult-oriented ...Read full biography
Troubadour
Released: 1976
Label: Island Def Jam
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Producer Audie Ashworth introduced some different instruments, notably vibes and what sound like horns (although none are credited), for a slightly altered sound on Troubadour. But J.J. Cale's albums are ...Read full review
Roll On
Released: 2009
Label: Because/WMI
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While songwriter J.J. Cale has established himself as an elusive and even reluctant legend in popular music with his sporadic string of releases over the last 38 years, he's never drastically changed his ...Read full review