Post Number: 1533
|Posted on Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 7:39 am: |
It saddens me greatly to have to report that John Weldon "JJ" Cale, 74, died of a heart attack on July 26. A truly stupendous and tragically overlooked singer, songwriter, and guitarist. It makes me weep that every time a cover band goes into "Cocaine", the world thinks "Yeah - Clapton!"
Post Number: 2994
|Posted on Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 9:03 am: |
A huge loss and sad realization . I send my sincere condolences .
Post Number: 5496
|Posted on Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 10:39 am: |
It is After Midnight for Mr. Cale. As you said, Peter, curiously unknown considering his immense talent and great songs.
May The Four Winds Blow You Safely Home.
Post Number: 11131
|Posted on Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 1:45 pm: |
Here's a cool video that I think kinda catches the essence of JJ Cale. Travelling Light.
Post Number: 1534
|Posted on Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 4:24 pm: |
How could the Four Winds not, Bill? He is, after all, The Breeze!
Post Number: 190
|Posted on Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 7:20 pm: |
More and more are leaving us every day. Miss you Mr. Cale. RIP
Post Number: 359
|Posted on Monday, July 29, 2013 - 10:49 pm: |
The Travelling Light video captures why he's so overlooked; he comes across so nonchalant, which is probably the best way to play the song, but the worst way to promote it...sorry to lose such a damn great songwriter...Tony
Post Number: 1603
|Posted on Sunday, August 04, 2013 - 5:56 pm: |
He might not have had the mainstream success that he deserved, but just about every musician I've met since the mid 70s knew exactly who he was.
Here's a sweet one that I enjoyed playing with Great American Taxi.