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Anyone care (or dare) to put a label on J.J. Cales music??

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Posted on March 7, 2017 at 15:14:21
kavakidd
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My thought:

Country blues folk rock with a touch of Blue Grass
"Man is the only animal that blushes - or needs to" Mark Twain

 

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simple, posted on March 7, 2017 at 18:46:03
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simply good. So many good songs.

 

RE: Anyone care (or dare) to put a label on J.J. Cales music??, posted on March 7, 2017 at 19:45:19
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And with that laid-back, infectious groove. Miles away from being dance music, yet somehow you just have to move to it. Even a slow number like Crazy Mama has me bobbing my head like I have no control over the situation.

OK, that's too many words for a label. :)

-Aram

 

+1...(nt), posted on March 7, 2017 at 20:46:21
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Americana nt, posted on March 8, 2017 at 14:00:11
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Good description tho - n/t, posted on March 8, 2017 at 15:38:07
kavakidd
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"Man is the only animal that blushes - or needs to" Mark Twain

 

RE: Anyone care (or dare) to put a label on J.J. Cales music??, posted on March 8, 2017 at 15:49:16
jimmycj
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Relaxed americana,

 

Hiss Golden Messenger + Steve Gunn = Golden Gunn, posted on March 9, 2017 at 10:53:55
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This one deserves a special mention for JJ Cale fans. It's 43 minutes of pure fun, but feels like only 30, which usually means a repeat play if nowhere more important to be. Steve Gunn really adds a nice dimension to the music with his guitar playing, and they often let it wander off to where it feels best. Just sounds better and better with each new spin. Time capsule stuff, really no way one could tell when this was recorded, these guys are all at the top of their game here. Brilliant guitar work, very nicely recorded and transferred too, DR11 on the flac download from bandcamp, and the 2013 RSD vinyl was reissued a couple years ago. Not many vocals, but very fine record, highly recommended, and you can tell by the cover from where the inspiration comes ...



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...honed into an altogether stranger collaborative session vibe, copping feels from Silk favorites like J.J. Cale, Waylon Jennings, Boz Scaggs, and the Average White Band. Featuring additional contributions from HGM tillerman Terry Lonergan on drums, Abigail Martin on flute, and Nora Rogers on mountain dulcimer, the resulting rig maps the scary wrong side of the country-funk tracks, exploring the odd, compass-busting entanglement of plodding old drum machines and sinuous, simmering guitars and synths.

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Favorite Albums of 2016

 

RE: Hiss Golden Messenger + Steve Gunn = Golden Gunn, posted on March 9, 2017 at 14:28:20
kavakidd
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Thanks for that! Interesting
"Man is the only animal that blushes - or needs to" Mark Twain

 

Tulsa, posted on March 10, 2017 at 08:14:52
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Tulsa Sound

Very influential sound... authentic, original and expanded upon by Clapton, Knopfler and Garcia. I can't think of a finer group of guitarists to have influenced. A musicians musician.

 

May sound odd but, posted on March 11, 2017 at 15:43:08
kavakidd
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I prefer JJ's stuff over Claptons (with some minor exceptions) by a wide margin
"Man is the only animal that blushes - or needs to" Mark Twain

 

RE: May sound odd but, posted on March 12, 2017 at 09:21:28
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"I prefer JJ's stuff over Claptons" - Understandable.

For me... It depends if I want to ride in a 67 Corvette or a Ferrari Italia that day/ as exampled by this clip.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8uk7vlk0sE

My favorite all time JJ cover is After Midnight- Jerry Garcia Band at Kean College. This same set has a sublime rendition of Eleanor Rigby as well.

 

Nice version, posted on March 13, 2017 at 14:18:44
kavakidd
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I need to ask if you are familiar with a (more or less) classic folk album done by Jerry & David Grisman. Terrific

"Man is the only animal that blushes - or needs to" Mark Twain

 

Ooops, posted on March 13, 2017 at 15:25:37
kavakidd
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The title is "Shady Grove"
"Man is the only animal that blushes - or needs to" Mark Twain

 

RE: Ooops, posted on March 13, 2017 at 18:49:16
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Yes I have it and listen to it often.

There are numerous other collaborations between these two at AcousticDisc.com

 

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