Two for Tuesday: JJ Cale

I had plans for today’s Two for Tuesday, but then news reached me that singer-songwriter JJ Cale passed away this past Friday. He wasn’t as well known as his music, which was recorded by Eric Clapton (“After Midnight” and “Cocaine”), Waylon Jennings (“Clyde’), and Lynyrd Skynyrd (“Call Me The Breeze,” our first selection today). Born in Oklahoma, he moved to Los Angeles in the early 1960’s and originally recorded as Johnny Cale. He had one hit in 1971, “Crazy Mama,” our second selection. He recorded fourteen studio albums, including my personal favorite, 1990’s Travel Log, a live album, and collaborated twice with Eric Clapton, on 2006’s The Road To Escondido and Old Sock, recorded earlier this year.

Rest in peace, JJ Cale, your Two for Tuesday, July 30, 2013.

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