JJ Cale - Live in Session (1979) DVD5
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2, 720x480, 4:3
Audio: Dolby Digital 2, Dolby Digital 5.1, 48.0 KHz
Time: 80 min.
Size: 4,18 Gb
Cale is one of the originators of the Tulsa Sound, a very loose genre drawing on blues, rockabilly, country, and jazz influences. Cale's personal style has often been described as "laid back", and is characterized by shuffle rhythms, simple chord changes, understated vocals, and clever, incisive lyrics.
Cale is also a very distinctive and idiosyncratic guitarist, incorporating both Travis-like fingerpicking and gentle, meandering electric solos.
His recordings also reflect his stripped-down, laid-back ethos; his album versions are usually quite succinct and often recorded entirely by Cale alone, using drum machines for rhythm accompaniment. Live, however, as evidenced on his 2001 Live album and 2006 To Tulsa And Back film, he and his band regularly stretch the songs out and improvise heavily.
Cale is also well known for his longstanding aversion to stardom, extensive touring, and even continual recording. He has happily remained a relatively obscure cult artist for the last 35 years.
The release of his album, To Tulsa and Back in 2004, his appearance at Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival, and the 2006 release of the film documentary, To Tulsa and Back: On Tour with J.J. Cale, have brought his understated discography and songwriting to a new audience.
This mainstream exposure continued into late 2006 with the release of a collaborative album with Eric Clapton, The Road to Escondido, which won Best Contemporary Blues Album at the 50th Grammy Awards in 2008.
February 2009 saw the release of his 23rd album, Roll On, including the previously unreleased title track recorded with Eric Clapton.
Early on he was known for playing a heavily modified Harmony H162 guitar. He is currently playing a Casio PG380 MIDI guitar from ca. 1980.
01. T-Bone Shuffle
02. Nowhere To Run
04. Ten Easy Lessons
05. Sensitive Kind
06. Hands Off Her
08. Going Down
09. Corine Corina
10. Roll On Mama
11. No Sweat
12. Crazy Mama
13. Fate Of A Fool
14. Boilin' Pot
15. After Midnight
16. T-Bone Shuffle
17. T-Bone Shuffle
18. Same Ole Blues
19. Don't Cry Sister
20. Set Your Soul Free (Tell Me Who You Are)
21. 24 Hours A Day
22. Call Me The Breeze
23. Ever Lovin' Woman
24. Katy Kool Lady
26. Don't Wait