American Rock Loses Another Son

Discussion in 'Car and Home Audio' started by The Breeze, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. The Breeze

    The Breeze In Second Gear

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    I heard on the radio yesterday that the legendary songwriter J.J. Cale passed away at the age of 74. I just wanted to mention this, because he was a major contributor to Tulsa sound and the story of American rock. He wrote two of my three favorite songs of all time, "Call Me the Breeze" and "Cocaine". I always wanted to hear him play live, but at least I was fortunate enough to have heard Eric Clapton and Lynyrd Skynyrd cover his material. Anyway, wherever he is now, I know he is strummin' his Gibson.
     
  2. Denny

    Denny In Maximum Overdrive

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    Yeah, I didn't realize that he wrote "Call Me the Breeze" until I read it this week. The live Skynyrd version of that song is hard to beat.
     
  3. The Breeze

    The Breeze In Second Gear

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    Oh definitely. I have always thought of J.J. Cale as an amazing songwriter, but a slightly above average performer. He reminds me of Bob Dylan, awesome poet of songs, but a mediocre singer and guitarist. I discovered J.J. Cale when I was looking up "Call Me the Breeze" years ago when I learned that Lynyrd Skynyrd did not actually penned it themselves. I strive to make sure that proper credit is given to the original songwriter when discussing music. Especially since a lot of today's music is being heavily sampled.
     
  4. MaxInValrico

    MaxInValrico In Maximum Overdrive GOLD MEMBER

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    Yes JJ has passed on to greener pastures.

    Great songwriter.

    Some of the songs he wrote that others (like Lynryd Skynyrd and Eric Clapton) covered that you have heard:

    • Cocaine
    • Call Me The Breeze
    • After Midnight
    • Mama Don't
    • Sensative Kind
    • I Got The Same Ol Blues
     

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