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Wednesday, August 7, 2013
ARCHIVE / ADIOS, JJ
JJ Cale with Eric Clapton at the Crossroads Guitar Festival, 2004
GONE WITH THE WIND--JJ Cale, songwriter, performer,
who is credited with founding the Tulsa Sound in music along with fellow
Oklahoman Leon Russell, died in La Jolla July 26, 2013.
Cover of JJ Cale's Grammy winning album, 2006
As a writer, others made Cale’s
song’s famous such as Eric Clapton’s “After Midnight,” “Cocaine,” and Lynyrd
Skynyrd “Call me the Breeze.”Cale did
win a Grammy Award on his own for best contemporary blues album “Road to
Escondido” with Eric Clapton in 2006.The latter album included the hit “Anyway the Wind Blows.”
JJ Cale died of a heart
attack.He was 74.
For a terrific video from
the Crossroads Guitar Festival, 2004 go to
The Crossroads Guitar
Festival is a music festival and benefit concert first held in 2004 and again
in 2007 and 2010. The festivals benefit the Crossroads Centre founded by Eric
Clapton, a drug treatment center located in St. John’s, Antigua, West Indies.
The concerts are also intended to be a showcase for a variety of guitarists.
All were hand-picked by Eric Clapton himself, who addressed the 2007 audience,
saying that each were some of the very best, and those who had earned his
respect. The most recent festival was held on April 12-13, 2013, at Madison