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JJ Cale passes away

Post by Strummer07 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:16 pm

Really sad to learn that legendary, songwiter and performer JJ Cale passed away yesterday, aged 74 years

It was announced on his website ..........

JJ Cale Has Passed Away

JJ Cale passed away at 8:00 pm on Friday July 26
at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, CA.

The legendary singer / songwriter had suffered a heart attack.

http://www.noise11.com/news/j-j-cale-di ... 4-20130727


I have had "Road to Escondido" down in my top 10 of best CD's almost since it was released.

Great portfolio of songs

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Post by Blindboy » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:23 pm

Wow... J.J. Cale was a really big influence on me. I learned to play leads playing along with his first couple of albums many years ago. RIP J.J..
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Post by VikingBlues » Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:57 pm

Another sad loss to the world of good music. RIP JJ.

I'd had hoped I'd heard the last of heart attacks for a while after an apparently healthy work colleague somewhat younger than me died from one a couple of days ago.
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Post by MichaelRobinson » Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:59 pm

R.I.P, JJ

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Post by tytlblues » Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:22 am

Heaven done called another blues stringer back home....so sad!!! RIP, a great blues legend will be missed!!
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Post by Pena » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:09 am

OMG, really sad news.
R.I.P. JJ
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Post by 12bar » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:59 am

That's a big loss indeed. R.I.P. JJ - your songs will live on!

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Post by Strummer07 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:37 pm

Here's a few songs posted up by Griff Hamlin of BGU as a small tribute to JJ Cale

http://bluesguitarunleashed.com/blog/re ... g-jj-cale/#

Love 'em all ....but especially "Call me the breeze" where he sits down to solo and sing .. with EC on stage with him !
way to be !
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Post by 12bar » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:04 am

Yesterday on German TV (BR) I saw the end of a great movie about JJ, "Auf Tour mit J. J. Cale - To Tulsa and Back ". It's a German 90 min video from 2005, available at Amazon.de. Eric as well as many other popular musicians gave interesting interviews, and the movie was about JJ touring and visiting interesting places in his life.
I hope they will show it again!
A Trailer is on YT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0a512RZFcY

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Post by weelie » Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:20 pm

I was/am really saddened by this. He was the biggest musical icon for me (my blog is about JJ too: http://pickingjjcale.blogspot.fi/ ). I am VERY glad I flew from Helsinki to Oregon in 2009 just to see him live (4 times in 7 days, actually). Talked to him twice there too.

I was thinking of writing an obituary / interview article to the local blues mag. We'll see.

They released a rarities album a few years back. At that time the record company's site had a note that there might a rarities box coming too, if there's enough interest. I hope they do open the vaults (the complete 2009 tour was recorded by band member Dave Teegarten on his Zoom H2s and H4s, for example). I will be buying everything they'll put up for sale. I do have a stack of bootlegs and the bootleg rarities album too, bunch of those are now available for easy streaming on youtube for anybody who's into checking them, here's one for example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7YzlE2Rv1Y

Here's me and JJ: http://www.flickr.com/photos/weelie/3420677501/

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Post by 12bar » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:30 pm

I never had the chance to see him live, although his music certainly had a big influence on me. If you do the article, let us know!

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Post by Strummer07 » Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:16 am

Weelie , that is a very special Photo you have of you and the man !
What a lovely memory !
Been watching the press to see if here was any news of his funeral .. but in typical JJ Cale "Keep me outa the Spotlight" style .. nothing at all.
Been playing his music and enjoying it all over again this past week or so.
Great legacy !
"Death is just a heartbeat away"
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Post by weelie » Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:58 pm

Service was held on aug 6 for family and close friends at mccabe's in santa Monica.

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Post by Strummer07 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:53 pm

Well spotted Weelie ! ..Your search engine is way better than mine !

But linking JJ Cale and McCabe's

It seems that 4 days ago there was some sort of Tribute /Memorial which included EC and Jim Keltner

http://www.nodepression.com/photo/jj-ca ... ntext=user

Way to go ! ..Good tribute ...and whilst appreciating the sensitivity of it all ......I do hope some details and foootage emerge, as and when, so we can appreciate and remember this Top man as well !
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Post by 12bar » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:35 am

Thanks!
EC (his management?) posted this on EC's Facebook site, too: https://www.facebook.com/ericclapton
as well as on the Crossroads site:
www.crossroadsguitarfestival.com/jj-cale

BTW - tomorrow the next Crossroads guitar festival starts in NYC. I wish I could be there...

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Post by weelie » Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:49 am

Strummer,
on ec fan facebook:

It was strictly private, invitation only, family and very close friends
and bandmates. Eric did "Cocaine" and "After Midnight;" Don White did
"Magnolia." For a little while, we had Teegarden and Van Winkle and Eric
all playing together.

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Post by Strummer07 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:05 pm

Thanks Weelie ...three great songs.

Magnolia is a cracker ... amazing that both Magnolia and AfterMidnight came from his Debut album "Naturally" ( Plus "Call Me the Breeze" ) what an album to start your career with

As I mentioned before .. what a lovely legacy he's left us !
"Death is just a heartbeat away"
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Post by weelie » Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:54 pm

JJ said in some interview that George Harrison (a year or two before his death) said he loves that Naturally album, "have you done others since?" Well, only like a dozen albums, said JJ laughing.

Also JJ said that he never really liked Magnolia. But seems that everybody else loves it, so I have to play it every time, which is fine...

Have you guys ever heard the ORIGINAL after midnight that EC copied? From 1966. Sounds quite like the Clapton version. Of course teh Clapton version I think of is not the one that they nowadays play on radio (they play the 1987 Michelob beer version). JJs classic version is from 1972, I believe, Clapton's first hit version is from 1970.

The '66 version is on http://guitarman.fr/samples.php

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Post by vancouverois » Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:39 pm

EC really copied it, I didn't know the '66 from JJ and I always believed EC arranged the song to his liking.
Thanks for posting it Weelie.

JJ '66 version on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YUhVU__uPw
Jan 15th 2007

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Post by weelie » Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:24 pm

Clapton said at the memorial that Cale was like the big brother he never had, here:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/08/0 ... -Knew-John

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