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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
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
To Tulsa And Back
Released: 2004
Label: Sanctuary
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On his first studio outing in eight years, the mythical Okie troubadour turns in a solid set of his trademark dusty blues tunes. What is not so typical, as with Travel Log from 1990, is that Cale steeps ...Read full review
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