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J.J. Cale

voc, g, 1938-2013 US, Oklahoma City
Singer of Rock and Blues
A.k.a. John Weldon Cale

American singer, songwriter and musician born December 5th, 1938, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. He died of a heart attack on July 26th, 2013, at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, CA, USA. He was married to Christine Lakeland. Professionally known as J.J. Cale, he was an American singer-songwriter, recording artist and influential guitar stylist. 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.

     
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Bass
  • Bass guitar
Genres
  • Rock
  • Blues
  • World
  • Folk
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
After Midnight on Naturally by J.J. Cale
Call Me The Breeze on Naturally by J.J. Cale
Don't Go To Strangers on Naturally by J.J. Cale
Cocaine on Troubadour by J.J. Cale
Travelin' Light on Troubadour by J.J. Cale
Call The Doctor on Naturally by J.J. Cale
Magnolia on Naturally by J.J. Cale
Carry On on Shades by J.J. Cale
Crazy Mama on Naturally by J.J. Cale
Cajun Moon on Okie by J.J. Cale

Track list and 30sec audio provided by


Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Stay AroundJ.J. Cale2019Album
In Session At The Paradise Studios - Los Angeles, 1979J.J. Cale Featuring Leon Russell2018Album
One Way TicketJ.J. Cale2017Album
New Year's Eve in TulsaJ.J. Cale2017Album
The Road To San DiegoEric Clapton With J.J. Cale2016Album
Cajun MoonJ.J. Cale2015Album
After Midnight RamblerJ.J. Cale2015Album
Ebbets Field 1975J.J. Cale2015Album
New Year's Eve In Tulsa: The Oklahoma Broadcast 31st December 1975J.J. Cale2015Album
Ebbets Field (The 1975 Broadcast)J.J. Cale2014Album
After Midnight: The Best OfJ.J. Cale2014Compil.
Breezin' At The CafeJ.J. Cale2013Album
Sensitive KindJ.J. Cale2013Single
5 Original AlbumsJ.J. Cale2013Album
Classic Album SelectionJ.J. Cale2013Album
The Catalyst Santa Cruz 1981J.J. Cale2012Album
5 Essentials AlbumsJ.J. Cale2011Compil.
Unofficial Live Recordings 1971-1990J.J. Cale2011Album
The Silvertone YearsJ.J. Cale2011Compil.
The J.J. Cale CollectionJ.J. Cale2011Compil.
Troubadour + OkieJ.J. Cale2010Album
Roll OnJ.J. Cale Featuring Eric Clapton2009Album
Who KnewJ.J. Cale2009Album
Best - Carry OnJ.J. Cale2009Compil.
Roll OnJ.J. Cale2009Album
The Best Of J.J. CaleJ.J. Cale2009Compil.
Naturally + ReallyJ.J. Cale2009Album
Rewind (Unreleased Recordings)J.J. Cale2007Album
Colour CollectionJ.J. Cale2007Compil.
Dirty Space Disco Vol.1 SamplerYellow Power / J.J. Cale2007Album
GoldJ.J. Cale2007Compil.
Starclub Präsentiert J.J. CaleJ.J. Cale2007Compil.
The Road To EscondidoJ.J. Cale & Eric Clapton2006Album
CollectedJ.J. Cale2006Compil.
The Road To EscondidoJ.J. Cale, Eric Clapton2006Album
High RideJ.J. Cale2006Single
Ride The RiverJ.J. Cale, Eric Clapton2006Single
To Tulsa And BackJ.J. Cale2005Single
In Session At The Paradise Studios - Los Angeles, 1979J.J. Cale Featuring Leon Russell2005Album
The ProblemJ.J. Cale2004Single
To Tulsa And Back - SamplerJ.J. Cale2004Album
The Ultimate CollectionJ.J. Cale2004Compil.
To Tulsa And BackJ.J. Cale2004Album
After MidnightJ.J. Cale2003Compil.
In Session At The Paradise Studios - Los Angeles, 1979J.J. Cale Featuring Leon Russell2002Album
The Best Of J.J. CaleJ.J. Cale2002Compil.
Live (5-Track Sampler)J.J. Cale2001Album
LiveJ.J. Cale2001Album
MillenniumJ.J. Cale2000Compil.
Classic JJ CaleJ.J. Cale1999Compil.
The Very Best Of J.J. CaleJ.J. Cale1997Compil.
Anyway The Wind Blows - The AnthologyJ.J. Cale1997Compil.
Guitar ManJ.J. Cale1996Album
Guitar ManJ.J. Cale1996Single
Hard Love (Live)J.J. Cale1996Single
Days Go ByJ.J. Cale1996Single
TijuanaJ.J. Cale1996Single
Audio BiographyJ.J. Cale1994Album
Closer To YouJ.J. Cale1994Album
Closer To YouJ.J. Cale1994Single
Long Way HomeJ.J. Cale1994Single
Sho-Biz BluesJ.J. Cale1994Single
Sensitive Kind - Live In U.S.A. ´88 & ´75J.J. Cale1993Album
On The BeachJ.J. Cale1992Album
Number 10J.J. Cale1992Album
TracesJ.J. Cale1992Album
Lonesome TrainJ.J. Cale1992Single
Artificial Paradise / Lonesome TrainJ.J. Cale1992Single
The Troubadour Plays LiveJ.J. Cale1992Album
After Midnight In St PaulJ.J. Cale1991Album
Best Of... J.J. CaleJ.J. Cale1991Compil.
Hold On Baby . EPJ.J. Cale1990Single
That Kind Of ThingJ.J. Cale1990Single
Strummin' On The Porch...A Beer In ReachJ.J. Cale1990Compil.
Selections From "Anyway The Wind Blows - The Anthology"J.J. Cale1990Compil.
Van Morrison / J.J. CaleVan Morrison / J.J. Cale1989Compil.
ShanghaidJ.J. Cale1989Single
J.J.CaleJ.J. Cale1989Album
Best Of J.J. CaleJ.J. Cale1989Compil.
Live USAJ.J. Cale1989Album
Travel-LogJ.J. Cale1989Album
No Time / Hold On, BabyJ.J. Cale1989Single
The Very Best OfJ.J. Cale1988Compil.
The Very Best Of J.J. CaleJ.J. Cale1988Compil.
Night RidingJ.J. Cale1988Compil.
2 Great Pop Classics (Naturally/Okie)J.J. Cale1987Compil.
Naturally + ReallyJ.J. Cale1987Compil.
After Midnight - Star CollectionJ.J. Cale1984Compil.
Cocaine / Money TalksJ.J. Cale1984Single
Special EditionJ.J. Cale1984Compil.
People Lie = La Gente MienteJ.J. Cale1983Single
Money Talks / Trouble In The CityJ.J. Cale1983Single
La Femme De Mon Pote (Extraits De La Bande Originale Du Film)J.J. Cale1983Compil.
Lick It Up / Money TalksKiss / J.J. Cale1983Single
Trouble In The CityJ.J. Cale1983Single
#8J.J. Cale1983Album
Teardrops In My TequilaJ.J. Cale1983Single
Devil In DisguiseJ.J. Cale1982Single
City GirlsJ.J. Cale1982Single
City Girls / Devil In DisguiseJ.J. Cale1982Single
GrasshopperJ.J. Cale1982Album
You Keep Me Hangin` OnJ.J. Cale1982Single
City GirlsJ.J. Cale1982Single
One Step Ahead Of The BluesJ.J. Cale1982Single
The Damned Don't Cry / City GirlsVisage / J.J. Cale1982Single
Don't WaitJ.J. Cale1982Single
Band On The RunJ.J. Cale, The Tim Gaze Band1982Album
Cocaine / Crazy MamaJ.J. Cale1981Single
Mama Don'tJ.J. Cale1981Single
Carry OnJ.J. Cale1981Single
J.J. Cale 1976/1981J.J. Cale1981Compil.
Carry OnJ.J. Cale1981Single
ShadesJ.J. Cale1981Album
Carry On / OkieJ.J. Cale1980Single
Wish I Had Not Said That / Mama Don'tJ.J. Cale1980Single
Best OfJ.J. Cale1980Album
Double ItJ.J. Cale1980Compil.
Friday / Ooh, What A Life...J.J. Cale, Gibson Brothers1979Single
FridayJ.J. Cale1979Single
5J.J. Cale1979Album
Katy, Kool LadyJ.J. Cale1979Single
Carry OnJ.J. Cale1979Single
Don't Cry SisterJ.J. Cale1979Single
Grandes ExitosJ.J. Cale1979Compil.
Hey Baby / You Got Me On So BadJ.J. Cale1978Single
CocaineJ.J. Cale1978Album
I'm A Gypsy ManJ.J. Cale1978Single
CocaineJ.J. Cale1978Album
After Midnight / Bringing It BackJ.J. Cale1977Single
Hey BabyJ.J. Cale1976Single
TroubadourJ.J. Cale1976Album
Cocaine / I'm A Gypsy ManJ.J. Cale1976Single
CocaineJ.J. Cale1976Single
You Got SomethingJ.J. Cale1976Single
Travelin' Light / CocaineJ.J. Cale1976Single
Hey BabyJ.J. Cale1976Single
Pazuzu / CocaineTony Silvester / J.J. Cale1976Single
Radio SamplerJ.J. Cale1976Compil.
Travelin' Light / Hey BabyJ.J. Cale1976Single
After Midnight / LiesJ.J. Cale1975Single
I Got The Same Old BluesJ.J. Cale1974Single
OkieJ.J. Cale1974Album
Cajun Moon / StarboundJ.J. Cale1974Single
Rock And Roll RecordsJ.J. Cale1974Single
Precious MemoriesJ.J. Cale1974Single
ReallyJ.J. Cale1972Album
After Midnight / Crying EyesJ.J. Cale1972Single
Lies / Riding HomeJ.J. Cale1972Single
Going DownJ.J. Cale1972Single
After Midnight / Crazy MamaJ.J. Cale1972Single
Crazy MamaJ.J. Cale1971Single
NaturallyJ.J. Cale1971Album
Magnolia / Crazy MamaJ.J. Cale1971Single
Outside Lookin' In / In Our TimeJ.J. Cale1966Single
After Midnight/Slow MotionJ.J. Cale1966Single
Dick Tracy / It's A Go-Go PlaceJ.J. Cale1965Single
Sneaky / Shock HopJ.J. Cale1958Single
Low DownJ.J. CaleAlbum
Guitar Man / TroubadourJ.J. CaleCompil.
Let's Paint The Town RedAl Sweatt With J.J. Cale & The ValentinesSingle
12-31-´75 Sausalito - Happy New YearJ.J. CaleAlbum
Sausalito BluesJ.J. CaleAlbum
Cocaine / After MidnightJ.J. CaleSingle
J. J. Does!J.J. CaleAlbum
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