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(CNN)   Songwriter JJ Cale died sometime after midnight at age 74. Preliminary reports say cocaine was not a factor in his death   (cnn.com) divider line 35
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2013-07-27 01:57:40 PM  
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2013-07-27 02:19:35 PM  
In my book, if you don't like J.J. Cale your taste in music is suspect. If all he did was play guitar he'd be listed as one of the best.
 
2013-07-27 02:19:55 PM  
He will keep rolling down the road. RIP.
 
2013-07-27 02:20:16 PM  
She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie...
 
2013-07-27 02:22:44 PM  
R.I.P and stay in the Breeze JJ
 
2013-07-27 02:33:22 PM  
Travel-Log is one of my all-time favorite albums ever.
 
2013-07-27 02:38:45 PM  
Bye Bye Blue
 
2013-07-27 02:41:57 PM  
I read the news of his passing an hour ago. I've got tears in my eyes since then. This is strange and has never happened to me.

There was/is something incredibly personal about his music, especially if performed by himself.

He was of the Sensitive Kind.

RIP.

/Plus, what Mudcloth said.
 
2013-07-27 02:42:11 PM  
Crappy news.
 
2013-07-27 02:49:09 PM  
He must have been shanghaid by the devil in disguise.

RIP.
 
2013-07-27 02:49:42 PM  
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RIP JJ Cale

 
2013-07-27 02:58:36 PM  
Jerry Garcia's "After Midnight > Eleanor Rigby > After Midnight" from either 2/28 or 2/28/80 is farking phenomenal.
 
2013-07-27 03:10:39 PM  
I got teared up when I saw the news this morning. He was truly one of the greats and an incredibly down-to-Earth and humble human being. The two songs referenced in the headline only touch the surface of this man's musical legacy.

Will spend day smoking cigarettes and reefer, drinking coffee and booze...
 
2013-07-27 03:44:34 PM  
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RIP JJ Cale
 
2013-07-27 03:49:37 PM  
Well, now I know what I'm listening to the rest of the weekend. A quiet, but brilliant force in music.

Mudcloth: In my book, if you don't like J.J. Cale your taste in music is suspect.


You know what, I've usually very "to each his own," but this right here is supremely true.
 
2013-07-27 04:12:11 PM  
JJ Cale is one of those guys that I never go out of my way to listen to but always makes me happy when one of his songs comes up in shuffle. RIP.
 
2013-07-27 04:19:23 PM  
Dammit
 
2013-07-27 04:35:00 PM  

rickythepenguin: Jerry Garcia's "After Midnight > Eleanor Rigby > After Midnight" from either 2/28 or 2/28/80 is farking phenomenal.


I guess this is close enough.

http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=JW3BrH1kxuc


I've heard After Midnight performed by Garcia before, but I somehow missed the Eleanor Rigby interlude.  I still haven't heard it.  That clip is almost 20 minutes long and I'm only 4 minutes into it.

Interesting synthesizers on that.  Is that Merl Saunders?
 
2013-07-27 04:53:54 PM  

Buck Henderson: Well, now I know what I'm listening to the rest of the weekend. A quiet, but brilliant force in music.

Mudcloth: In my book, if you don't like J.J. Cale your taste in music is suspect.


My taste in music has always been a little suspect, but this guy is in my Pantheon of singer/songwriters.

/G'night, sweet prince among guitar pickers
 
2013-07-27 05:31:23 PM  
RIP

Also, here's Cale's  "Naturally" album if you want more.
 
2013-07-27 05:39:08 PM  
I'm sorry to hear this...
 
2013-07-27 05:50:21 PM  
I didn't know his name, but apparently I have heard his work.

Rest in peace, humble man.
 
2013-07-27 06:12:52 PM  
Eric Clapton sure benefited from his songs, that's for sure, two of his biggest hits were Cale covers ("After midnight" and "cocaine")
 
2013-07-27 06:28:47 PM  

Third_Uncle_Eno: Eric Clapton sure benefited from his songs, that's for sure, two of his biggest hits were Cale covers ("After midnight" and "cocaine")


Or Cale perhaps benefited as well from Clapton (and Lynyrd Skynyrd and probably others) covering his songs.
 
2013-07-27 06:59:15 PM  
Saw him in Edmonton in the late 70s, just him and his guitar on stage with the lights down low.
It was a great show and he was an amazing musician and lyricist.
 
2013-07-27 07:45:08 PM  
RIP Mr. Breeze.
 
2013-07-27 08:52:21 PM  
HERE is the 1966 version of After Midnight that Clapton based his cover on.
 
2013-07-27 09:20:51 PM  

gfid: I've heard After Midnight performed by Garcia before, but I somehow missed the Eleanor Rigby interlude. I still haven't heard it. That clip is almost 20 minutes long and I'm only 4 minutes into it.

Interesting synthesizers on that. Is that Merl Saunders?


good find, but no, the 2/28 or 2/29 show was released a  few years back here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/After_Midnight:_Kean_College,_2/28/80

the old boy is positively KILLLING it on Eleanor Rigby.  and the way he leads the band from one song to the other is just electric.  One of the criticisms guitar dorks level at Jerry was that he couldn't play "fast" or with technique or for lack of a better phrase, "with discipline".  he nails that shiat.

/I, uh,  "know a guy" who has a guy, a friend of ours, if you will, that can make a call or two to see that you, uh, get the goods, if you follow.  don't write what you can say, don't say what you can wink, don't wink what you can nod, don't nod when you can smile, capisce?

/EIP.  shiat.  i just wrote that.
 
2013-07-27 09:34:48 PM  
I got the same old  favored artist died blues again.

Damn, J.J.
Thanks for what you contributed to the large tapestry of music during your time with us.
 
2013-07-27 10:00:32 PM  
One of my all time favorites. I love the simplicity, and understated nature of his songs. I believe he said at one time, referring to the covers, that he considers his songs to be unfinished, or partial. All is takes is some to come along and round it out... Paraphrasing all that, but the was the general idea.

I grew up listening to his music, as soon as I heard he died, I called my parents because I was immediately brought back to my childhood.

/ tis a sad day indead...
 
2013-07-28 08:20:04 AM  
Cale & Clapton live, "Call me the Breeze" at Crossroads.

As good as it gets.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8uk7vlk0sE
 
2013-07-28 09:29:16 AM  
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RIP J. Cale
 
2013-07-28 09:31:22 AM  
oh shiat, i see now that has been covered
 
2013-07-28 11:36:41 AM  
If you were not familiar with J.J. Cale's music, do yourself a favor and check him out. And while you are at it, listen to his fellow Oklahoman, Leon Russell.
 
2013-07-28 11:56:46 AM  
The "Naturally" LP was one of my first ever. I've got his entire catalog and "Troubadour" is my personal favorite ("Ride Me High" and "Travelin' Light" were road anthems for me). You old guys like me do yourself a favor and give this a listen.
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Thanks for the music, guitar man! You made this old boy grin more than once.
 
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