Monday Night July 29th at 8pm: J.J. CALE - Naturally

Jul 29, 2013

We are saddened to hear of the passing of guitarist/singer/songwriter J.J. Cale, who suffered a heart attack last Friday.  He was 74.  We'll celebrate his life Monday night with this, his first album, which was released in 1972.  Cale had already been eking out a living in music for over a decade when this was recorded, supporting Leon Russell and Delaney & Bonnie among others, but Eric Clapton provided his breakthrough opportunity with a Top 40 hit in 1970 for his "After Midnight" (which shows up here, along with "Call Me the Breeze", which became a hit for Lynyrd Skynyrd in '74.)  The Okie's classic laid-back, country-roots style is fully developed on this debut release, which also includes the hit "Crazy Mama".  Rest in peace, John Weldon Cale.