by ThomM
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JJ Cale died yesterday from a heart attack at 73.
A truly great musician.
  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    I agree. Very underrated and unappreciated. RIP.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    Aw man . . . I love his style. I always thought of it as "lazy" music, because to me it's so laid back and relaxing. One of my favorite JJ Cale songs...


    There are lots of other dandies in his repertoire, They Call Me the Breeze, The Woman that Got Away, I Got the Same Old Blues Again...on and on. He was one-of-a-kind.
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    • Profile picture of the author ThomM
      Originally Posted by KimW View Post

      I agree. Very underrated and unappreciated. RIP.
      He was defiantly a musicians musician
      Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

      Aw man . . . I love his style. I always thought of it as "lazy" music, because to me it's so laid back and relaxing. One of my favorite JJ Cale songs...

      j.j.cale-Anyway The Wind Blows - YouTube

      There are lots of other dandies in his repertoire, They Call Me the Breeze, The Woman that Got Away, I Got the Same Old Blues Again...on and on. He was one-of-a-kind.
      I agree Dennis, he made it look and sound so effortless.
      Something only the truly great can do.
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      • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
        How sad. I only found out about it this morning.

        What can one say about his musical legacy?

        He isn't blues yet a lot of blues players are fans of his.

        He isn't country, but has many fans in the country scene..

        He's got lots of fans in the rock scene as well, but he isn't rock,

        At the same time as being none of these types of music, his songs are all of them - simultaneously. (I hope that sentence makes sense).

        Originally Posted by ThomM View Post

        I agree Dennis, he made it look and sound so effortless.Something only the truly great can do.
        Here's a prime example of that. Awsome in its "simplicity".


        RIPJJ.
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  • Profile picture of the author lcombs
    Heard about it around 11 AM.
    Damn shame.

    I believe this is from one his last, if the last, albums:

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  • Profile picture of the author DireStraits
    Heard about this just last night. Very sad.

    Details of the man and his career are surely not as known to me as to some. Suffice to say, perhaps, that he was a musical legend held in the very highest regard, personally and professionally, by legions of recording artists and fans alike. I'm among the latter.

    He did it, it seems, for all the right reasons.

    I'm often surprised by the number of music fans oblivious to the fact that some of their all-time favourite records are his.

    And while I realise the hits are just scratching the surface of his discography, to me they have at times served as a sort of litmus test of character and temperament. There is something in the subtlety and purity of his work that riles the gracelessly ostentatious as it touches and endears the calm and good natured.

    There were few like him, and I reckon that in an industry -- and society generally -- of increasing narcissism, we'll see even less of his type yet.

    R.I.P, JJ Cale.
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  • Profile picture of the author DireStraits
    Crazy Mama is a cracker.

    Here's another, for good measure...

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