View Full Version : OT: JJ Cale Appreciation Thread

08-15-2014, 10:18 PM
I knew that EC had just released a tribute album to JJ Cale. Have not heard it yet but found this. I saw an NPR review where Eric basically said that JJ was under rated and should be in the r&r hall of fame. I agree.


This was also good.


08-15-2014, 10:46 PM
Well said, considering his cover of Cocaine.

08-15-2014, 10:48 PM
Very cool. Thanks for passing the word

08-16-2014, 03:04 PM
Since i first bought the album in '72 i still consider Naturally one of the best ever cut. There's not a mediocre song/lyric on it.

08-16-2014, 03:17 PM
good stuff and a great song wrter

08-16-2014, 03:19 PM
The EC/JJ 30 min show that cable aired a few weeks ago was good, but a little too much info-mercial-ish. I'm a buyer for that disc/download...

09-04-2014, 11:00 PM
John Mayer playing Call Me the Breeze in tribute.


I apologize for any self indulgence. Thought JJ was great and deserved more exposure.

09-05-2014, 07:26 AM
JJ was the man. I was fortunate enough to see him a few times in mass clubs like theparadise and iron horse. Dude was a real troubadour and a musicians musician and I consider him in a league all his own.
While I am glad that (late in the game) EC and JJ reconnected for road to Escondido, it was naturally and troubadour that sealed his legacy. Grasshopper lead off strong but trailed at end. His catalog is unparalleled and hall of fame worthy for RR, songwriter, etc, etc.

Saint Vitus
09-05-2014, 09:35 AM
I always enjoyed his music and his style was one of subtle beauty. Whenever I hear covers of his tunes I always transpose the original onto it lol An old friend did sound for him in the 90's but I never had the chance to see him live.