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J.J.Cale: Travel Log

Review by Andy Gill, Q, December 1989

SOME ARTISTS set a style so distinctively their own they become immediately generic; as with The Ramones or Led Zeppelin, J.J. Cale's first album Naturally ...

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J.J. Cale (1990)

Interview by Larry Jaffee, Rock's Backpages Audio, March 1990

Tulsa's finest talks about recording, songwriting, Leon Russell, Paul Simon and Spooner Oldham, Silvertone Records, 'After Midnight' and much more.

File format: mp3; file size: 52.5mb, interview length: 59' 03" sound quality: ***

J.J. Cale (1996)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, March 1996

The 'After Midnight' Man takes us back to Tulsa, and on to L.A.: how he's stayed a step outside the music business, how Clapton's 'After Midnight' cover saved his ass, and on the changes he's seen in his many years as a musician

File format: mp3; in 2 parts, total file sizes: 41.2meg, total interview length: 44' 58" sound quality: ***

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J. J. Cale: Really (Shelter)

Review by Robot A. Hull, Creem, March 1973

J.J. CALE just loves to mumble. Like, if he were peeking over my shoulder right now, watching me write this, and I suddenly asked him ...

J.J.Cale: Really (A&M)

Review by Charlie Gillett, Let It Rock, May 1973

If J.J. Cale were told to climb a mountain, he’d probably ask to be blindfolded and then start walking up backwards. He likes to make ...

JJ Cale: Okie

Review by Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, June 1974

YEAH, KING of the Laid-Back and all that bananas, but it goes a little deeper than that – cos, even though he probably spends more ...

J.J. Cale: Troubadour

Review by Max Bell, New Musical Express, September 1976

THERE ARE only a few things you need to know about J.J. Cale. ...

J.J. Cale's Cooking a Low-Burner Affair

Live Review by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, October 1979

J.J. Cale: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Los Angeles ...

J.J. Cale: Busy Doing Nothing

Profile and Interview by Mark Cooper, Q, November 1989

J.J.CALE LEANS back from his lunch and reaches for the tab, waving aside the objections of his guests with unusual tenacity. "Might as well do ...

J.J. Cale: Henry Fonda Theatre, Hollywood

Live Review by Steven P. Wheeler, Music Connection, May 1990

MENTION THE name of J.J. Cale to any blues/rock guitarist and you'll be greeted with a knowing grin and a nod of appreciation. Cale remains ...

J.J. Cale: No Name, No Number, No Pack Drill

Interview by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, July 1994

HE IS THE MOST unrecognizable man in pop music; success, it seems, comes to him only when he wants it. And a major part of ...

J.J. Cale: Hammersmith Apollo, London

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, December 1994

WHISPERING BOB Harris introduces him as "very simply a legend", this grizzled geezer who's spent the intermission on stage with his back to the audience ...

J.J. Cale: Quiet Life

Interview by Paul Trynka, Guitar, April 1995

"I DO INTERVIEWS every once in a while," sighs J.J. Cale, with a resigned expression. "In fact, with this new album I think I've done ...

J.J. Cale: Anyway the Wind Blows

Sleevenotes by Colin Escott, Mercury Records, 1996

COINCIDENCE OR NOT, the phrase "laid back" crept into common use right around the time of J.J. Cale's first album. Nearly everyone but Cale missed ...

25 Years From Tulsa: J.J. Cale

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Independent, The, April 1996

FIFTEEN MINUTES before J.J. Cale is due to take the famous stage of Manhattan’s Carnegie Hall, a wiry, hobo-ish figure can be seen wandering across ...

J.J. Cale: Guitar Man (Virgin/Delabel)

Review and Interview by Andy Gill, MOJO, June 1996

THERE'S SOMETHING IMMENSELY comforting about Cale's stubbly resistance to musical fashions, and that warmth spreads easily through this album, which has the same intimate feel, ...

J.J. Cale: Q&A on Guitar Man

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, Spring 1996

MOJO: Does making albums get harder or easier with time? ...

J.J. Cale Rolls On

Profile and Interview by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, February 2009

ESCONDIDO — J.J. Cale is enjoying his lunch in a corner booth at Olive Garden, cloaked in the anonymity he's taken pains to cultivate throughout ...

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