J.J. Cale

Just thought I’d start a JJ Cale thread, cos it’s warm and he’s just very much great and generally lovely stuff. Always seems to sound exactly the same.

Here he is, writing a Spiritualized song for them (tbh it’s quite funny that Run is basically a “John Cale” megamix)

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Recently it was brought to my attention that others have difficulty remembering John Cale and John Cage are different guys, and now I recall in my youth never knowing if J J Cale was also John Cale.

My dad had a few of his albums but Shades Is the only one I know (I think I have a copy somewhere)

i never thought they were the same but i’ve only heard of JJ Cale because he’s right next to John Cale in HMV

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See also: Flamin’ Groovies/Flaming Lips

one of the most beautiful songs of all time.

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Always feels like this is the song that Lambchop always wants to make (with the caveat that the only Lambchop album that I’ve ever really listened to was Aw C’mon/No You C’Mon, and I was a teenager at the time)

I might be miles off, though.

Was just wondering if there was a JJ Cale thread. Lovely stuff. Have no recollection of making this one, tbh, and I’ve relatively recently re-got-into his stuff.

Now listening to this edit of Ride Me High, which… kinda works. ngl I was hoping there would be more remixes of JJ Cale songs than there apparently are…

This is my current fave. Just lovely, and so understated. Apparently he was a really, really good guitarist, but none of it ever seems remotely fussy.