JJ CALE - TULSA 1975 (R.I.P. 1938-2013)

July 28, 2013 – 5:57 am

US singer-songwriter JJ Cale has died of heart attack at the age of 74. An announcement on his website said he had passed away at a hospital in La Jolla, California, on July 26, 2013. Born in Oklahoma, Cale helped create the Tulsa Sound, which combined blues, rockabilly, and country. He became famous in 1970, when Eric Clapton covered his song After Midnight. In 1977 Clapton also popularised Cale’s Cocaine. Born in 1938, John Weldon Cale adopted the name JJ Cale to avoid being confused with John Cale of the Velvet Underground. Building up on the success of After Midnight, he recorded Naturally - the first of his 14 studio albums. The BBC also reported that Cale pioneered the use of drum machines, and was famous for his personal laid-back singing style.

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Raisin’ Cain’s [no label, 1CD]

Live at Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa, OK; December 31, 1975. Very good to excellent soundboard. Pitch-Corrected Version.

Thanks to somehead71 who originally shared this show in 2007; and to modix and woffDLV for keeping the show alive on the net.

woffDLV also noted: “Someone else asked about the “Rm” in the lineage. I based the FM in the title on the “Soundboard FM Recording” line of the original info file, and didn’t really look at that lineage. I have no additional info on what I have already provided I’m sorry. I hope it doesn’t detract from your listening pleasure.”

SBD > Rm > ? > DAT > CDR > SHN > WAV > Cool Edit 2000 (Frequency Analysis & Time/Pitch Transform) > FLAC level-7
Sector boundaries fixed, FLAC encoded & torrent created using TLH.

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Track 01. Cajun Moon 7:40 (12.9MB)
Track 02. Call Me The Breeze 7:39 (12.9MB)
Track 03. Lies 6:35 (11.1MB)
Track 04. Clyde 7:26 (12.5MB)
Track 05. After Midnight 9:26 (15.8MB)
Track 06. Call A Doctor 3:49 (6.4MB)
Track 07. Got My Mojo Working 2:57 (5.0MB)
Track 08. Magnolia 6:00 (10.1MB)
Track 09. Crazy Mama 5:56 (10.0MB)
Track 10. Sensitive Kind 4:27 (7.5MB)
Track 11. Bringing It Back 5:05 (8.5MB)
Track 12. Cocaine 7:33 (12.7MB)

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  1. 37 Responses to “JJ CALE - TULSA 1975 (R.I.P. 1938-2013)”

  2. Wow! This one hits hard! I grew up listening to JJ and loved everything he ever did. Bringing It Back From Mexico, Magnolia, Call Me The Breeze and on and on. I was fortunate to have seen him play several times and it was always a great show. The amount of music this man left for us is staggering and it’s all good. Thank you JJ for making my life a lot better than it wopuld have been without you. I, for one, will miss you, your music and your live shows immensely! May you music and the memories you gave us all live on forever! JJ Cale has left the building…R.I.P.

    By Rev Bob on Jul 28, 2013

  3. Thank you for all the good times and good vibes, JJ CALE. Thank you as well, for giving WIDESPREAD PANIC their best song.

    Please KNOW you were loved and appreciated.

    Travelin’ Light…. it’s the only way to fly

    By THE Russian Assassin on Jul 28, 2013

  4. Thank You..

    By Eddie_1412 on Jul 28, 2013

  5. the road to escondido was a great album and his appearance at the 2004 crossroads guitar festival was wonderful. here are both songs he did with eric -


    By darth on Jul 28, 2013

  6. Another sad loss. Always adored since buying the first album when it came out and ‘Clyde’ for some reason remains a favourite amongst, as the good Rev says, a staggering amount of truly great songs. It tickles me every time I hear it. ‘Same Old Blues’ too has resonance . . . as does well, pretty much everything else too!

    We will miss you, John Weldon

    By swappers on Jul 28, 2013

  7. Thank you JJ for all of the great music. I was lucky enough to see him live in Austin about 20 years ago, great show. Have his first five albums on vinyl, no one could play like JJ Cale. Rest in peace.

    By Cowtown on Jul 28, 2013

  8. Thanks for posting!

    By Tom on Jul 28, 2013

  9. I never get tired of listening to his first album, it’s one of my all time favourites. A sad loss indeed. I’ll raise my cup to you, John Weldon Cale and thank you for your timeless phantastic songs. Tony

    By Tony on Jul 28, 2013

  10. Oh no. This cool guy.
    Hm, my eyes, throat, belly… strange.
    A good one passed.

    Thank you, JJ.

    By Kint on Jul 28, 2013

  11. some friends and i were talkin’ ’bout JJ a week ago on a camping trip. we were hoping for a tour soon. loved JJ for his unassuming, humble approach to show biz, his laid back style, and songwriting. it’s a sad day. fare you well, John Weldon Cale…

    By Billy Jack on Jul 28, 2013

  12. Another one …

    One more.


    By Claude Nine on Jul 28, 2013

  13. Thanks for all the good times J.J.

    By Matches on Jul 28, 2013

  14. R.I.P JJ Cale. A totally original and hugely influential musician. So many great songs and this is a really good selection. Thanks Bigo.

    By Big Trev on Jul 28, 2013

  15. Thanks to JJ Cale for everything. RIP, to a great musical force. Been listening to the complete catalog since I heard yesterday. Thanks also to Rev Bob above. Said perfectly friend!

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Jul 29, 2013

  16. well this is just terrible.what a year this has been si far for losing musicians, pretty sad especially when you look to the horizon and don`t see a lot of youngun`s comin` up that really have anything to say.
    I`m trying to remember when i first heard J.j…I can`t exactly put my finger on it but I do have a very old issue of guitar player , early 70`s with a cover story about jj and I do recall at the time it was the very first picture i ever saw of him.
    There was a bit in the interview where he told about how much modifiactions he had done to his guitar and eventually had to take the back right off of it.
    he had adde so many picups and thing he need to get inside to re brace it..then he went on to say he was in a little diner eating when claptons version of after midnight came on the radio and he told his friends there, “I`ll be able to buy a chevrolet now”.
    now how unassuming is that and how nice to hear such humbles…r.i.p. jj you sure brought that laid back tulsa sound to the world and made us sit up and take notice of a very serious form of less is more in music when most players were noodling out solos that went on forever you taught the song was the thing…thank you.

    By dropkick sarge on Jul 29, 2013

  17. hurry up and take a look at that guitar..


    By dropkick sarge on Jul 29, 2013

  18. R.I.P. Mr. Cale.

    By Josef (Czech republic) on Jul 29, 2013

  19. Thanks for sharing this, the sound is great. RIP

    By Oblivous to reality on Jul 29, 2013

  20. R.I.P JJ Cale

    By Paul on Jul 29, 2013

  21. Thanks BigO….the perfect tribute to a fantastic songwriter and musician. This guy’s music is pure medicine….it has helped me through life for many years now !RIP JJ - you will be sorely missed in this crazy world of ours where you were one of the few stars who could actually bring a little sanity to the table….your music will live forever…….

    By grunt on Jul 29, 2013

  22. Thanks for the music, JJ.

    (and you too, BigO)

    By Tony on Jul 29, 2013

  23. http://ultimateclassicrock.com/mick-farren-dies/

    By darth on Jul 29, 2013

  24. hard to believe . what a gentle man, and what an incredible catalogue of fine music.
    You know you had a huge impact on the music world when your songs are covered by the likes of rick danko, lynyrd skynyrd and eric clapton.
    r.i.p. J.J.

    By sluggo on Jul 29, 2013

  25. for the more adventurous among you search for a copy of the 1967 lp “A Trip Down the Sunset Strip” by the Leather-coated Minds which features the psychedelic guitar sounds of J.J.Cale and band covering well know songs like Psychotic reaction, Sunshine Superman, Over Under Sideways down , Kicks etc.

    By sluggo on Jul 29, 2013

  26. A nice tribute to JJ Cale …. thanks very much for allowing us to remember him with some style. Cheers.

    By Canute on Jul 29, 2013

  27. Sad news indeed. Thanks for all of your thoughtful comments-I learned a few things, and I was impressed by how Big O readers marked his passing. This death hit me harder than I would have thought; I saw JJ Cale only once, but his music means a lot to me.

    By Eric on Jul 30, 2013

  28. thanks ! Mona on 5 is great. 5 was hard to find in late 80s. First heard it in a thrift shop in Zurich. Picked it up in Tokyo…

    By theo on Jul 30, 2013

  29. JJ Cale had a laid back groove that no one else matched. Bobby Charles was similar, but more bluesy to my ears. Two men who made great music seem effortless. RIP, gentlemen.

    By Dingus on Jul 30, 2013

  30. dingus, I`m a bonafide bobby charles nut, he lost so much in katrina and never really had a chance to rebound..r.i.p. to two, great ,great musicians…

    By sluggo on Jul 31, 2013

  31. Another great hero has left the stage to play in heaven…what a loss…enjoy his music…

    By peter van noort on Jul 31, 2013

  32. Thank you bigO.
    You always have the best music, at the right time.
    RIP JJ

    By sean on Aug 1, 2013

  33. “I don’t run with the crowd I don’t talk big and loud I’m just one step ahead of the blues One step ahead of the blues ”

    thank’s JJ Cale RIP ,your music lives on at BigO !

    By bruce on Aug 2, 2013

  34. Please let´s search for any recordings of JJ joining EC, Derek Trucks and Doyle Bramhall:

    On 15 March 2007, JJ joined Eric Clapton on stage during Eric’s tour stop in San Diego, California. In addition to performing “After Midnight” and “Cocaine”, they treated the audience to three songs from The Road To Escondido (”Anyway The Wind Blows”, “Who Am I Telling You?,” “Don’t Cry Sister “).

    RIP JJ

    By FredO on Aug 2, 2013

  35. fredO - i found the show on guitars101 but its a dead link. i requested it to be re-upped for u/us so give it a day or two and we’ll see what happens.
    in the mean time the info as they have it is as follows -

    Eric Clapton with J.J. Cale: San Diego March 15, 2007
    ipay One Center - San Diego, CA - March 15, 2007
    Audience Recording

    The Band:
    Eric Clapton guitar, vocals
    Doyle Bramhall II guitar
    Derek Trucks guitar
    Chris Stainton keyboards
    Tim Carmon keyboards
    Willie Weeks bass
    Steve Jordan drums
    Michelle John backing vocals
    Sharon White backing vocals

    CD 1:
    01 - Tell The Truth
    02 - Key To The Highway
    03 - Got To Get Better In A Little While
    04 - Little Wing
    05 - Anyday
    06 - Anyway The Wind Blows
    07 - After Midnight
    08 - Why Am I Telling You
    09 - Don’t Cry Sister
    10 - Cocaine

    CD 2:
    01 - Motherless Children
    02 - Little Queen Of Spades
    03 - Further On Up The Road
    04 - Wonderful Tonight
    05 - Layla
    06 - Crossroads
    07 - Anyday

    By darth on Aug 3, 2013

  36. ok well they cant seem to find it to repost it but sugarmegs has it except for some missing portion at the end. here is their info for what is there / missing -

    Disc 1:
    1. Tell The Truth
    2. Key To The Highway
    3. Got To Get Better In A Little While
    4. Little Wing
    5. Anyday
    6. Anyway The Wind Blows*
    7. After Midnight*
    8. Why Am I Telling You?*
    9. Don’t Cry Sister*
    10. Cocaine*

    Disc 2:
    1. Motherless Children
    2. Little Queen Of Spades
    3. Further On Up The Road
    4. Wonderful Tonight
    5. Layla
    6. Crossroads**
    7. Bonus Track…Anyday, performed by
    the DTB 12-31-06 Atlanta
    Special Note: An additional bonus track
    can not be uploaded and has been removed
    from the back cover due to ABB’s request, and Dime policy.

    * with J.J. Cale
    ** with Robert Cray

    soooo.. im sad to say that while we now have the 16 song set we’re missing that final track but thats not really essential for the purposes of having the jj cale involved songs on this clapton show i suppose which are 6-10 on disc1. altho its nice having the robert cray involved track with eric at the end of disc 2. the entire file here is just under 120mins and its a wma file and its 36meg for those of u keeping track. enjoy.

    By darth on Aug 3, 2013

  37. just what we need another version of key to the highway and further on up the road. yawn.

    By fast eddy on Aug 3, 2013

  38. Thanks for this gem! Very good soundboard recording, almost like a commercial release.

    By Rintesh Roy on Jan 10, 2014

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