Tribute To Cale, J.J. : Oklahoma Blues-Tribute To JJ Cale album by JJ Cale was released Jul 13, 2010 on the Music Avenue label. Artists include Swamp Cabbage, Rufus Huff, Doug Phelps & more.
This tribute recasts JJ Cale’s songs across a wide range of Roots music styles – from the contemporary electric Blues of Jimmy Hall and Swamp Cabbage over the Nashville sounds of Dixie Tabernacle to the arena-sized Led Zeppelin-styled Rock of Rufus Huff, and the acapela soul of The Persuasions.
When the history of American Rock, Blues and Roots music of the late 20th century and beyond will be written, there is no doubt that Oklahoma-born song-writer, singer and guitarist JJ Cale will be a significant chapter in it.
Cale has become a huge influence on the adult oriented roots rock of Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Bonnie Raitt, and many others.
His songs have been successfully covered not only by Eric Clapton, but also by Lynrd Skynrd, the Band, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Santana, to name a but few.
His many collaborations with Clapton in particular have been highly successful: their 2006 CD album release “The Road to Escondido” won a Grammy in the “Best Contemporary Blues Album” category in 2008!