Friday, February 27, 2009
(picture found at http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.tnt-audio.com/).
This is just a brief post to let anyone who is interested know that I think the new JJ Cale release "Roll On" is worth your time, particularly if you are a Cale fan.
Long known as someone whose songs get recorded by other people and turned into hits, or maybe as a semi-obscure recorder of Okie stoner-shuffle tunes, he has now reached the ripe old age of 70... but he hasn't slowed down. In fact, he sounds as fresh as ever!
Check out the track "Where the Sun Don't Shine". Classic Cale.
Or the lyrics to "Fonda-Lina", which almost has a sort of disco/dance feel to it... more classic stuff.
Eric Clapton guests nicely on the title track.
JJ Cale isn't breaking any new ground here, but he doesn't have to. His rise to "legendary" status has been long and gradual, but he is there. He is a legend. Check out "Roll On" and see if you don't agree!