Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Naturally, J.J. Cale, by Drew Christie, New York Times....ENJOY

This was posted on the New York Times web page on Monday. It's about J.J. Cale, who passed away this summer, and speculates on why he personally never became a star even though so much of his music, as recorded by Eric Clapton, Waylon Jennings, Poco, Kansas, Dr. Hook, Lynryd Skynard, and others, became big hits for those artists. (see more complete list below, the quality of the artists will blow you away!)
It's only three and a half minutes long, and, I think you will like it.


Here's a list of J.J. Cale songs recorded by other artists, as compiled by Wikipedia:

Brad Absher: "The Sensitive Kind" 
Tom Barman (dEUS): "Magnolia" & "After Midnight 
The Allman Brothers Band: "Call Me The Breeze" 
Chet Atkins: "After Midnight" 
The Band: "Crazy Mama" 
The Barcodes: "Don't Go To Strangers" 
Bob Wilber Quintet: "After Midnight" 
Clarence Gatemouth Brown: "Don't Cry Sister" 
Captain Beefheart: "Same Old Blues" 
Larry Carlton: "Crazy Mama" 
Johnny Cash: "Call Me The Breeze" 
Eric Clapton: "After Midnight", "Cocaine" (on Slowhand), "I'll Make Love To You Anytime", "Travelin' Light", "Tulsa Time" 
David Allen Coe: "Call Me The Breeze" 
Randy Crawford: "Cajun Moon" 
Daddy's Favorite: "Let Me Do It To You" 
Deep Purple: "Magnolia" 
Dr. Feelgood: "No Time" 
Dr. Hook: "Call Me The Breeze" 
Jose Feliciano: "Magnolia" 
Bryan Ferry: "Same Old Blues" 
Waylon Jennings: "Call Me The Breeze" 
Kansas: "Bringing It Back" 
Lynyrd Skynyrd: "Bringing It Back", "Call Me The Breeze", "Same Old Blues" 
John Mayall: "The Sensitive Kind" 
Sergio Mendes: "After Midnight" 
Maria Muldaur: "Cajun Moon" 
Nazareth: "Cocaine" 
Brother Phelps:"Anyway the Wind Blows" 
Poco: "Cajun Moon", "Magnolia" 
Toni Prince: "Like You Used To" 
Redbone: "Crazy Mama" 
Johnny Rivers: "Crazy Mama", "Don't Go To Strangers" 
Santana: "The Sensitive Kind" 
Merl Saunders with Jerry Garcia: "After Midnight" 
Seldom Scene: "After Midnight" 
Chris Smither: "Magnolia" 
Spiritualized: "Call Me The Breeze" 
Pat Travers: "Magnolia" 
Widespread Panic: "Ride Me High" (on "Live in the Classic City"), "Travelin' Light" 
Bill Wyman and The Rhythm Kings: "Anyway The Wind Blows"

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