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John Weldon Cale (December 5, 1938 – July 26, 2013), known as JJ Cale or J.J. Cale, was a Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter and musician. Cale was one of the originators of the Tulsa Sound, a loose genre drawing on blues, rockabilly, country, and jazz influences. Cale's personal style has often been described as "laid back".

Songs written by Cale that have been covered by other musicians include "After Midnight" and "Cocaine" by Eric Clapton, "Clyde" by Waylon Jennings and Dr. Hook, and "Call Me the Breeze" by Lynyrd Skynyrd.


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Discography

Singles

  • 1958 "Shock Hop"/"Sneaky" (as Johnny Cale)
  • 1960 "Troubles, Troubles"/"Purple Onion" (as Johnny Cale Quintet)
  • 1961 "Ain't That Lovin You Baby"/"She's My Desire" (as Johnny Cale Quintet)
  • 1965 "It's A Go Go Place"/"Dick Tracy" (as J.J. Cale), Liberty 55840
  • 1966 "In Our Time"/"Outside Looking In" (as J.J. Cale), Liberty 55881
  • 1966 "After Midnight"/"Slow Motion" (as J.J. Cale), Liberty 55931
  • 1971 "Crazy Mama" (J.J. Cale), from the album Naturally, peaked at #22 on the US single charts on April 8, 1972, and #21 in Canada on April 15
  • 1979 "Katy Kool Lady"/"Juarez Blues", Shelter WIP 6521

Studio & live albums

Albums featuring J.J. Cale

Compilations

  • 1984 Special Edition (a compilation of hits from previous albums)
  • 1997 Anyway the Wind Blows: The Anthology
  • 1998 The Very Best of J.J. Cale
  • 2000 Universal Masters Collection
  • 2003 After Midnight (German release)
  • 2006 The Definitive Collection
  • 2006 Collected (with bonus tracks, Dutch release only)
  • 2007 Rewind: The Unreleased Recordings
  • 2011 The Silvertone Years (a collection chronicling Cale's music released by Silvertone 1989–1992)

Cover songs

Songs by Cale have been covered by the following artists:




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