J.J. Cale - To Tulsa And Back: On Tour With JJ Cale
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- Acoustic performances
- Concert footage
- New tracks
- Bonus interviews
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Guitar is an instrument that gets its rich sound from how the player approaches it - the sound is in the player's hands for the most part. Strings, pickups, amps - all affect the sound but the texture of the notes comes from the musician. We get to see that here in detail. Simple songs well written and well played and then throw in some way cool guitar sounds to boot.
The sound is clean and tight, and the video quality is excellent as well. I first viewed my copy on a higher quality 37" diagonal plasma screen and it was gorgeous - colors were rich and saturated and the overall sound was clear and very well defined.
If you liked the songs "Cocaine", "Call Me the Breeze" and "Crazy Mama", you'll come to treasure this DVD.
The portrayal of JJ is unaffected and bristling with honesty and humor at every turn. Half way through, one cannot help but be swept by the laconic charm of the man, the band's one-day-at-a-time philosophy, and the perpetually perplexed interviewees (Clapton is effusive about the beguiling simplicity of JJ's ways and work). And then there's the music: stripped down, on stage, at home, in the studio, acoustic, electric, on street corners -- you name it. JJ was sixty five years old during the shooting and he's still looking for the next song! The man is driven; the music won't let go of him. How lucky can one guy get?
The production itself is first rate. The photography is expertly done, the sound is crisp, the sequencing avoids the obvious, and the overall effect is both intelligent and genuinely moving.
There you go. It seems I can't say enough good things about this dvd. Oh well.
He has written hits like "After Midnight" and "Cocaine" both recorded by Eric Clapton, and the classic "They Call Me the Breeze" recorded by Lynyrd Skynyrd, and "Same old Blues" recorded by Lynyrd Skynyrd
The dvd is divided into 10 chapters. It contains bonus material as follows: 1. New Tracks. 2. Acostic Performances. 3. Concerts. 4. Interviews. 5. Credits.
J.J. Cale is about 65 years old at the time of this dvd. J.J. Cale is from Tulsa, Oklahoma. This dvd contains concert footage of J.J. and his band performing at the legendary "Cains Ballroom" in downtown Tulsa. This was built in 1924 when Tulsa was a "boom Oil town". This venue is notorius for being the place where Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys spent alot of their time performing.
There is footage of J.J. and his band performing some of his "cool songs", like "Mama don't allow no guitar playing around here". The dvd starts with this song as his band enters the stage one by one.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I discovered John Cale (known as J.J. Cale) way back in the early seventies after the release of his first album, Naturally. I have followed his career ever since. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ksgentleman
One thing I've noticed about buying music ever since the '60s....Its a never ending history lesson, usually morphing into the theory of realativity!! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Alan Poland
Good price and very good and fast delivery to Germany. Thanks a lot.Published 7 months ago by Wilfried Schubert
One of the best DVD's I've ever watched. Cale was a one of a kind visionary.Published 8 months ago by H. Markowitz
I LOVE J. J. Cale so of course, love this dvd. I really enjoy all of the musical artists documentaries so this was right up my alley.Published 9 months ago by RandMax50
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