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J.J. Cale RIP

J.J. CALE; photo © 2006 Louis Ramirez CC-BY-SA

J.J. Cale has passed away on July 26. Roger Glover posts a personal eulogy:

One evening in the early 70s, I was at my friend Kent’s place, down by the canal in Uxbridge, with Roger Brewer and Ron Quinten. We were relaxing, smoking some weed and listening to music, when I heard something that blew me away. It was an album called Naturally and I got completely taken with it. Every song was a masterpiece. I needed to know who it was. Kent said, “That’s J.J. Cale.”

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11 Comments to “J.J. Cale RIP”:

  1. 1
    Christian Gärtner says:

    schön langsam müssen alle guten gehen :(. ruhe in frieden.

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    Mike Quinlan says:

    Great eulogy. I never saw the relationship between Roger’s last two albums and JJ Cale’s sound but now it seems so obvious.

  3. 3
    Veli Heinävaara says:


  4. 4
    Mattia says:

    RIP JJ…

  5. 5
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Rita Reys(88), first Lady Of Jazz died as well.

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    Michiel says:

    Just look at the sleeve of ‘Naturally’. It has ‘Butterfly Ball’ written all over! (Well, the other way around, obviously)

  7. 7
    Michiel says:

    Of course there is another DP-connection. The riff of JJ’s ‘Cocaine’ has been er, borrowed by Tommy Bolin once (‘Post Toastee’).

  8. 8
    Michiel says:

    And now a question: on the internet I read that JJ’s ‘Magnolia’ has been covered by DP. But… where and when?

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    nupsi59 says:

    @7/8 There’s a plant called Magnolia in the color deep purple. They discovered their mistake and removed it from wikipedia. The riff from “Cocaine” is “stolen” from Cream’s “Sunshine of your Love”.

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    Michiel says:

    Oh dear. Cream’s ‘Steppin’ Out’ was stolen too. Poor bastards.

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    Kevin McMahon says:

    RIP! I will miss his music.

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