Along with his laid-back rootsy style, J.J. Cale was most widely known for composing “After Midnight” and “Cocaine,” tracks that Eric Clapton afterwards made into strikes. But Cale’s impact wasn’t just through songwriting — his distinctly loping feeling of tempo and shuffling boogie became the blueprint for the adult-oriented root base rock and roll of Clapton and Tag Knopfler, amongst others. Cale’s refusal to alter the audio of his music during the period of his profession triggered some critics to label him like a one-trick pony, but he were able to build a devoted cult following along with his sporadically released recordings. Given birth to in Oklahoma Town but elevated in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Cale performed in a number of rock and roll & roll rings and Western golf swing groups as an adolescent, including one clothing that also presented Leon Russell. In 1959, at age 21, he relocated to Nashville, where he was employed from the Grand Ole Opry’s touring organization. Over time, he came back to Tulsa, where he reunited with Russell and started playing regional night clubs. In 1964, Cale and Russell relocated to LA with another regional Oklahoma musician, Carl Radle. Soon after he found its way to LA, Cale began using Delaney & Bonnie. He just used the duo for a short time, starting a solo profession in 1965. That 12 months, he slice the 1st edition of “After Midnight,” which would become his most well-known track. Around 1966, Cale created the Leathercoated Thoughts with songwriter Roger Tillison. The group released a psychedelic recording called A VACATION Down Sunset Remove the same 12 months. Determining that he wouldn’t have the ability to forge a profession in LA, Cale came back to Tulsa in 1967. Upon his come back, he go about playing regional clubs. Inside a 12 months, he had documented a couple of demos. Radle acquired a copy from the demos and forwarded it to Denny Cordell, who was simply founding an archive label known as Shelter with Leon Russell. Shelter authorized Cale in 1969. The next 12 months, Eric Clapton documented “After Midnight,” acquiring it towards the American Best 20 and therefore offering Cale with required publicity and royalties. In Dec 1971, Cale released his debut recording, Normally, on Shelter Information; the album presented the very best 40 strike “Crazy Mama,” and a re-recorded edition of “After Midnight,” which almost reached the very best 40, and “Contact Me the Air flow,” which Lynyrd Skynyrd afterwards covered. Cale implemented Naturally with Actually, which highlighted the minor strike “Lays,” afterwards that same season. Following the discharge of Actually, J.J. Cale followed a slow working arrangements, releasing an record every other 12 months. Okie, his third record, made an appearance in 1974. 2 yrs afterwards, he released Troubadour, which yielded “Hey Baby,” his last minimal hit, along with the first edition of “Cocaine,” a tune that Clapton would afterwards cover. By this aspect, Cale had resolved into a comfy profession being a cult musician and he seldom made any try to break right into the mainstream. Yet another record on Shelter Information, 5, made an appearance in 1979 and he switched brands, putting your signature on with MCA in 1981. MCA just released one recording (1981’s Tones) and Cale relocated to Mercury Information the following 12 months, liberating Grasshopper. In 1983, Cale released his 8th recording, 8. The recording became his 1st not to graph. Following its launch, Cale remaining Mercury and came into a long amount of seclusion, reappearing in past due 1990 with Travel Log, that was released within the English self-employed label Silvertone; the recording appeared in the us the following 12 months. 10 premiered in 1992. The recording failed to graph, nonetheless it re-established his power like a cult designer. He relocated to the main label Virgin in 1994, liberating In your area the same 12 months. It was accompanied by Acoustic guitar Guy in 1996. Cale came back to documenting in 2003, liberating To Tulsa and Back 2004 within the Sanctuary label and THE STREET to Escondido, a collaborative work with Clapton, in 2006 on Reprise. Move On appeared in ’09 2009 on Rounder Information. A Compact disc/DVD set attracted from classes Cale documented with Leon Russell on keyboards in 1979, In Program at Paradise Studio room, made an appearance early in 2013. In July of this calendar year, Cale died of the heart attack within a hospital within the La Jolla community of NORTH PARK, California; he was 74 yrs . old.
Full Name J. J. Cale
Died July 26, 2013, La Jolla, California, United States
Awards Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album
Music Songs Call Me The Breeze, After Midnight, Cocaine, Crazy Mama, Cajun Moon, Don't Cry Sister, I Got the Same Old Blues, Mama Don't, Travelin' Light, Don't Go to Strangers, I'll Make Love to You, Ride Me High, I'll Be There, Anyway the Wind Blows, Bringing It Back, If You're Ever in Oklahoma, Magnolia, Wish I Had Not Said That, River Boat Song, Fancy Dancer, The Woman That Got Away, Thirteen Days, A Thing Going On, Sporting Life Blues, Devil in Disguise, Trouble In The City, I’m a Gypsy Man, Let Me Do It to You, River Runs Deep, Lou-Easy-Ann, Former Me, Hard to Thrill
Albums The Road to Escondido, Naturally, Troubadour, Okie, Live, To Tulsa and Back, Roll On, Shades, Travel-Log, Guitar Man, Grasshopper, 5, Really, Number 10, Closer to You, 8, Anyway the Wind Blows: The Anthology, Rewind: The Unreleased Recordings, The Silvertone Years, Special Edition, Ebbets Field 1975 (Live), Breezin' at the Cafe (Live), La Femme de mon pote, Cajun Moon - Tulsa, Oklahoma 31 Dec 1975 (Live), The Troubadour Plays Live, Live at Cain's Ballroom, Tulsa, 1975 (FM Radio Broadcast), New Year's Eve in Tulsa (Live), After Midnight: The Best Of, Gold, Live: Ebbett's Field Denver CO 13 FEB '75 (Digitally Remastered), The Definitive Collection, In Session, Classic, J.J. Cale - Live on Kfc, San Francisco, Live at Ebbett's Field, Denver, 1975 (FM Radio Broadcast), Collected, Right Down Here - Live at Pacific High, San Francisco. 4 Dec '71, Star-Club
Movies To Tulsa and Back: On Tour with J.J. Cale, 10 Days Out: Blues from the Backroads
He changed his name from John Cale to JJ Cale to avoid being confused with John Cale of the Velvet Underground.
He helped to create the "Tulsa Sound," a genre with blues, rockabilly, country, and jazz influences. He was a former member of the Grand Ole Opry touring company. He also pioneered the use of drum machines.
Good friend with Eric Clapton. He wrote some of Clapton's solo career songs like "After Midnight" and "Cocaine". In 2006 together they released the album "The Road to Escondido", which won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album two years later.
Was a dedicated lover of animals.
Grammy Award-winning guitarist and songwriter, known for his bluesy, laid-back style. Wrote a number of songs made famous by Eric Clapton ("Cocaine", "After Midnight", "The Road to Escondido"), as well as others covered by Johnny Cash, Lynyrd Skynyrd ("Call Me the Breeze"), Captain Beefheart and the Allman Brothers.
Grammy-Award Winning singer, songwriter and musician.
Master of None
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performer: "Hey Baby" / writer: "Hey Baby"
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writer: "Call Me The Breeze"
Late Night with Seth Meyers
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United States of Tara
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