J.J. Cale - Naturally (180gram)

J.J. Cale - Naturally (180gram)

A&M AMLS 68105
"Naturally" - J.J. Cale (g, voc); Ed Colis (harm); David Briggs (p, org); Bob Wilson (p); Weldon Myrick (g); Walter Haynes (dobro); Carl Radle, Norbert Putnam (b); Karl Himmel, Chuck Browning (dr). a.o.

Often copied, but successfully? When it comes to J. J. Cale, this question could well be answered with an emphatic 'yes' – were it not for the equally talented Johnny Cash, John Mayall and Deep Purple, who all contributed to the well-earned recognition of Cale’s genial songs. Even the smash hit "Cocaine" was written by Cale, although it is closely identified with Eric Clapton – Cale’s name fading into oblivion in comparison.
The present recording gives one an idea of how one of the most covered composer’s music originally sounded. Cale lends the mixture of styles – blues, rockabilly and country – his highly individual, understated and succint art of song. He is frequently characterized as being 'laid back', likes to sing slightly off-beat, and is accompanied by a well-equipped band which creates an ultra-cool sound. Cale is particularly committed to giving his songs sophisticated instrumentation, he doesn’t produce a new record for the market all too often, and is well-known for his dislike of stardeom. What better reasons to bring up from the annals this undercover artist’s debut album, polish it up and just enjoy the music.

Recording: September 1970 at Moss Ross Studio, Nashville, by James Long and October 1970 / June 1971 at Bradley's Barn, Mt. Juliet (Tennessee, USA), by Joe Mills and Jim Williamson
Production: Audie Ashworth



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