J.J. Cale

~ Person

Legal name: John W. Cale


John Weldon "J. J." Cale (December 5, 1938 – July 26, 2013) was an American singer-songwriter, recording artist and guitarist. 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”. He 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 Cale 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 he, along with Clapton, received a Grammy Award for their album, The Road to Escondido.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1971 Naturally J.J. Cale 4 6
1972 Really J.J. Cale 5
1974 Okie J.J. Cale 2
1976 Troubadour J.J. Cale 5
1979 5 J.J. Cale 5 4
1981 Shades J.J. Cale 3
1982 Grasshopper J.J. Cale 2
1983 #8 J.J. Cale 4 2
1984 Special Edition J.J. Cale 3
1989 Travel-Log J.J. Cale 5
1992 Number 10 J.J. Cale 4
1994 Closer to You J.J. Cale 2
1996 Guitar Man J.J. Cale 3
2004 To Tulsa and Back J.J. Cale 3
2006 The Road to Escondido J.J. Cale & Eric Clapton 4 5
2007 Rewind: Unreleased Recordings J.J. Cale 3
2009 Roll On J.J. Cale 4 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Best of... J.J. Cale J.J. Cale 1
1990 Strummin' on the Porch...a Beer in Reach J.J. Cale 1
1997 Anyway the Wind Blows: The Anthology J.J. Cale 1
1997 The Very Best of J.J. Cale J.J. Cale 2
1999 Classic J.J. Cale 1
2000 JJ Cale Millennium Edition J.J. Cale 1
2002 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of J.J. Cale J.J. Cale 1
2005 The Definitive Collection J.J. Cale 1
2006 Collected J.J. Cale 4 1
2007 Gold J.J. Cale 1
2011 The Silvertone Years J.J. Cale 1
2011 The J.J. Cale Collection J.J. Cale 1
Best Of J.J. Cale 1
Cajun Moon J.J. Cale 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 USA 1991 J.J. Cale 1
2001 Live J.J. Cale 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1958 Shock Hop / Sneaky J.J. Cale 1
Cocaine / After Midnight J.J. Cale 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Dirty Space Disco Volume 1 Sampler Yellow Power / J.J. Cale 1

Other + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
The Ultimate Collection J.J. Cale 1

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