J.J. Cale

~ Person

Legal name: John W. Cale


John Weldon Cale (December 5, 1938 – July 26, 2013), known as JJ Cale or J.J. Cale, was an American singer-songwriter and musician who 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".

Songs written by Cale that have been covered by other musicians include "After Midnight" by Eric Clapton, Phish and Jerry Garcia, "Cocaine" by Eric Clapton, "Clyde" by Waylon Jennings and Dr. Hook, and "Call Me the Breeze" by Lynyrd Skynyrd, John Mayer, Johnny Cash, Bobby Bare and Eric Clapton. In 2008 he was a Grammy Award winner, jointly with Clapton.

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1971 Naturally J.J. Cale 4 5
1972 Really J.J. Cale 4
1974 Okie J.J. Cale 3
1976 Troubadour J.J. Cale 4
1979 5 J.J. Cale 4
1981 Shades J.J. Cale 2
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 3
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 2
2007 Rewind: Unreleased Recordings J.J. Cale 3
2009 Roll On J.J. Cale 4 2

Album + Compilation

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

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2001 Live Live J.J. Cale 1


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

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