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J.J. Cale


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Oklahoma City OK, United States

John Weldon Cale (December 5, 1938 – July 26, 2013), known as JJ Cale or J.J. Cale, was a Grammy Award-winning American and musician. Cale was one of the originators of the Tulsa Sound, a loose genre drawing on blues, rockabilly, country, and jazz influences. Cale’s personal style has often been described as “laid back”.

His songs have been performed by a number of other musicians including “After Midnight” and “Cocaine” by Eric Clapton,”Cajun Moon” by Randy Crawford, “Clyde” and “Louisiana Women” by Waylon Jennings , “Magnolia” by Jai, “Bringing It Back” by Kansas, “Call Me the Breeze” and “I Got the Same Old Blues” by Lynyrd Skynyrd, “I’d Like to Love You, Baby” by Tom Petty, “Travelin’ Light” and “Ride Me High” by Widespread Panic, “Tijuana” by Harry Manx, “Sensitive Kind” by Carlos Santana, “Cajun Moon” by Herbie Mann with Cissy Houston, and “Same Old Blues” by Captain Beefheart.

Cale was born on December 5, 1938, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was raised in Tulsa and graduated from Tulsa Central High School in 1956. Along with a number of other young Tulsa musicians, Cale moved to Los Angeles in the early 1960s, where he first worked as a studio engineer.
The Leathercoated Minds was a 1966-67 psychedelic studio-based band masterminded largely by Snuff Garrett and J J Cale. The band produced one album, A Trip down the Sunset Strip, co-produced by Cale and Garrett


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  • moses2201


    2 Jul 5:23pm Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    Great ...

    1 Jul 11:51pm Reply
  • marjo47

    Great artist. RIP.

    11 Jun 5:18pm Reply
  • Atrosincity

    biographie édité, elle mentionnait pas son décès. RIP

    1 May 5:25pm Reply
  • NicolaSkynyrd

    R.I.P. ;~;... Died without so much recognition :/... Many people still think that the músic Cocaine is from Eric Clapton and Call Me The Breeze is from Lynyrd Skynyrd... Cale was an exceptional musician.

    15 Apr 3:46am Reply
  • ravschmidt-sas

    Music I Grew Up With!

    1 Apr 11:19am Reply
  • TimurKurskov

    HaHaHaYoureDead согласен. На After Midnight Джон Мэйер вот недавно сделал кавер со своим прежним составом John Mayer Trio, также с Чиком Кориа, Маноло Бадрена, Уолесом Руни. В таком составе талантливейших музыкантов песня зазвучала по новому.

    12 Mar 9:18pm Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    какие вообще к такому артисту могут быть претензии? очень скромно сделанные, но при этом в высшей степени убедительные песни, просто созданные для кавер-версий.

    27 Feb 2:53am Reply
  • klapwokkel

    ook dood

    14 Jan 1:03pm Reply
  • Two-Faced-New

    One of a kind.

    4 Jan 4:26pm Reply
  • rocksmaster


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  • futowildez

    rest in peace genius

    12 Sep 2013 Reply
  • ecmusic

    Sad that JJ is gone....

    12 Sep 2013 Reply
  • teringnering

    Nice to see a positive listening trend. A shame he had to die to achieve it though.

    13 Aug 2013 Reply
  • CidaDuarteF

    R.I.P. Mais um adeus a um grande... ♫♥♫

    7 Aug 2013 Reply
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  • Musicflyer

    I knew you when I was 17th, it was 1977. Since then your music has been flying into my mind. So good, so cool, so sad, so real .... :-(

    3 Aug 2013 Reply
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