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J.J. CaleAudio CD
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  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Fontana Island
  • ASIN: B000001FK3
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,457 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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36 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars JJ Cale is heaven on earth April 18, 2001
Format:Audio CD
If there was a God JJ Cale would be a superstar bigger than Michael Jackson. Instead he is a relatively well kept secret. He sings in a way that makes each song seem as if he is singing it personally, to you, on his front porch, as the sun goes down. He is soulful, his songs moody, meaningful, and full of emotion. If you prefer the sentiment in your blues slapped on with a trowel try the overrated 'slow hands' Eric Clapton. If you like blues that'll make the hairs on your neck stand up as well as touch your heart try Naturally. JJ Cale is a genius. There is nothing more to add.
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42 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Music History: Clapton's and Knofler's Mentor July 7, 2002
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If you think "They Call Me The Breeze" sounds exactly like "Lay Down Sally" it's no accident. Clapton openly credits J.J. Cale with much of his "shuffle" influence. Likewise Knofler, though "Really" was probably his favorite album.
This album is straight out of the 70's and very home-made sounding. They actually used a wooden Coke case as an percussion instrument. The engineering is poor, but adequate. Lots of things jump out when they could have been much better handled. We didn't care much in those days, but now it can be jarring.
J.J.'s "Really" album is the other great opus, and most of the songs are better engineered, with real studio musicians (fantastic piano and bass & better drums). J.J. is not better known because he didn't WANT to be better known. At one concert where he was sitting in on guitar he almost fell off his stool when the spotlight landed on him. Important music history here.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars True emotions April 19, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is one of my favourite J.J. Cale albums. Especially the song Magnolia can still bring tears to my eyes. Boiling pot is funny in a brilliant way. the rest of the songs are great as well. I'm 22 years old and J.J. Cale makes me feel like I was born in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Discovered "Naturally" in the Summer of '73 December 5, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I've enjoyed this album for 25 years and continue to play it occasionally. It's a rock classic, unlike any other type of rock band I've ever heard, immediately easy to listen to, yet also holds up well after many listenings. It's music for slow, hot summer days, when you want to just kick back and down a couple brews with some friends. Consider it summer porch music. Another point in its favor: every song on the album is strong - not a single loser. I've never understood why this album has never gotten more recognition. In my mind, this is a classic rock LP, which should be considered one of the top 50 of all time. Highest recommendation.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Should be an "Essential Recording" November 28, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Discovering Cale is like stumbling on a diamond. Maybe more like stumbling on a diamond mine because he has been quietly producing gems for almost 30 years now. I would be hard pressed to think of a musician who has produced more great work to less acclaim than Cale.
This album will slip into your collection like a pair of ten-year old jeans (that still fit). At least two of these songs helped make careers for other artists but none could be done as well as Cale himself does them. He IS the breeze.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic album May 29, 2005
By Patman
Format:Audio CD
I was lucky enough to live in a town when I was a kid that had a great radio station. No top 40, just great music. Exposed me to a lot of music that nobody else played. I was lucky enough to hear songs off of this album, bought it when it first came out, and then saw him in concert! He was great, and I was amazed that he was playing a cheap banged-up Harmony guitar, just like I had bought at Sears for about $50 (yeah, you could buy guitars at Sears back then). I saw him on a concert tape or tv years later, and he was still playing that old guitar.

Just saw him on the "Crossroads Guitar Festival" DVD. I would get this album and that DVD.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gold! February 21, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I'm actually glad that JJ Cale isn't quite as well known as he clearly should be. Sometimes I like driving down the road on a warm summer evening, listening to Cale, and pretending to myself that he's my little secret, and that he's just singing to me. In any event, he truly does deserve more recognition for his simple yet brilliant tunes. This album is a classic!
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27 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars He's our secret June 13, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Actually, I am glad that Cale is not better known. I want to say to casual browsers reading the reviews "If you hadnt' heard Cale play before, dont buy it!".Its like having a big secret that only a few share. I dont want more fans and publicity to make him a superstar. I want him to remain as he is - reclusive, releasing an album every few years, very low key.
And its as much the man as his music - I mean, look at the principles he has - no publicity while any second rate self publicity would have jumped at 15 mins because of the quality and calbre of artistes who have covered or been influenced by him
"After Midnight"
? Chet Atkins, Maggie Bell, Eric Clapton, Jerry Garcia, Sergio Mendes, Bob Wilber Quintet.
"Cajun Moon"
? Randy Crawford, Cissy Houston & Herbie Mann, Maria Muldaur, Poco.
"Call Me the Breeze"
? Allman Brothers Band, Bobby Bare, Johnny Cash, David Allen Coe, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mason Proffit.
? Eric Clapton, Nazareth.
"Crazy Mama"
? The Band, Larry Carlton, Redbone, Johnny Rivers.
"I Got the Same Old Blues"
? Captain Beefheart, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Bryan Ferry, Freddie King, Lynyrd Skynyrd.
? Asha Putli.
? Deep Purple, Jose Feliciano, Poco, Chris Smither, Pat Travers.
"The Sensitive Kind"
? John Mayall, Santana.
"Travelin' Light"
? Eric Clapton, Widespread Panic
Album wise
Hey- this has Clyde (love that song)
and Call Me the Breeze
and Nowhere to Run
and Crazy Mama
and Magnolia
and every other song
most of the time - listening to cales music makes me think of ripples on a pond, under the moonlight- find it irresistably visual as well as aural
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Does not waste words, music or your time
There was only 1 JJ Cale, and every album a masterpiece, including this one, his first.
Published 16 days ago by Rudie
5.0 out of 5 stars hey, it's JJ. Of course it's excellent
I bought the vinyl back in the early 70s but wanted to listen to this in the car. If you have never heard JJ Cale, this is one of his best collections and once you listen to it you... Read more
Published 17 days ago by gearhead
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet blues
Sweet. I really enjoy the rhythmic blues .. the beat, the sound and the lyrics. The album cover is pretty cool too.
Published 18 days ago by G. Thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars JJ Cale - fantastic
Had this way back when in LP format. Always loved it, nearly wore it out. Years go by ... never replaced it. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Janice
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Always been a JJ fan and love this cd.
Published 1 month ago by Bart Malone
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
brings back old memories
Published 1 month ago by John
5.0 out of 5 stars memorable music
JJ Cale is and has been one of the premier musicians of our time. One of the best slide guitarists and song lyricists his upbeat style has been entertaining hipster for years. Read more
Published 1 month ago by John Sheehan
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have in your collection of music - a true classic recording.
"Here's one of the ol' rock & roll favorites". JJ at his finest, a seminal recording of a true original American musician.
Don't hesitate - get it!!!
Published 1 month ago by Tennroots
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this albumm buy it!!!!
Published 1 month ago by D. Roberson
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Cale
This album was my first introduction to J
J.Cale . In the early 70's "Crazy Mama." Was on the radio.
Published 3 months ago by Patrick Maginity
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