J.J. Cale - Sondz

Overview

John Weldon "J. J." Cale (December 5, 1938 – July 26, 2013) was an American guitarist, singer, songwriter and sound engineer. Though he avoided the limelight, his influence as a musical artist has been widely acknowledged by figures such as Mark Knopfler, Neil Young and Eric Clapton, who described him as "one of the most important artists in the history of rock". He is considered to be one of the originators of the Tulsa sound, a loose genre drawing on blues, rockabilly, country, and jazz.

In 2008, Cale and Clapton received a Grammy Award for their album The Road to Escondido.

Facts

Born5 Dec. 1938, in Oklahoma City
Died26 July 2013 (Aged: 74), in San Diego
AreaUnited States
Years active55
StatusInactive
GenderMale
Married toChristine Lakeland
Role(s)VocalKeyboardGuitarElectric GuitarMixCopyright
Label(s)Mercury RecordsShelter RecordsSilvertone RecordsBecause MusicReprise RecordsDelabelABC RecordsKeen RecordsCapitol MusicRounder

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Collaborators

NameRole(s)
Audie Ashworth
Audie AshworthProducerEngineerRecording
Christine Lakeland
Christine LakelandOrganPianoBackground vocalsElectric guitarVocalGuitarGut guitarMoogPercussionEngineer
Ron Reynolds
Ron ReynoldsMixRecording
Karl T. Himmel
Karl T. HimmelMembranophoneDrums (drum set)
Reggie Young
Reggie YoungElectric guitarGuitar
Jim Karstein
Jim KarsteinDrums (drum set)PercussionCongasMembranophone
Joe Mills
Joe MillsRecordingEngineer
Tommy Cogbill
Tommy CogbillBass
Bill Boatman
Bill BoatmanTambourineDrums (drum set)GuitarElectric guitarFiddle
Hugh Davies
Hugh DaviesMixRecording