Thursday, May 11, 2017

Kaleidoscope of Sound: C

Bill says, "JJ Cale was a pretty good song writer and performer that didn't get a lot of notoriety. He and Eric Clapton were good friends and did a nice job on this version. Even though Lynyrd Skynyrd's southern rock version was a big hit, I still prefer JJ Cale's more relaxed Tulsa shuffle."

"Call Me the Breeze"
JJ Cale

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    1. Bill said, "This was more about JJ Cale...but, stay tuned for H! I think you will enjoy that one!"

      HUGS!

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  2. guyz thiz version iz awesum !! { de food gurl terned de eye fone on ta low volume; her iz jammin at her desk !! }
    we due knot noe a bout guitars; does yur dad play one that any one in thiz groupz playin !! ?? ♥♥

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    1. Bill said, "Keep that volume low and don't get in trouble at work, Food Gurl! No...none of my style of guitars are in this particular song. I do have one similar to JJ's."

      HUGS!

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  3. The Dad hasn't heard that in forever!

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    1. Bill said, "You need to pull out your old music and guitars and get jammin'!"

      Hugs, guys.

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  4. I am not familiar with JJ Cale, but I am a huge Eric Clapton fan! Look how young he was in that video. He is one of the few musicians I never had the opportunity to see in person. The opportunity just never arose. I have always wanted to see him perform. Good choice, Bill.

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    1. Bill said, "They were close friends. JJ wrote a few big hits for Eric. JJ is gone, now. Eric is very ill and has quit touring."

      Hugs, sweet friend.

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  5. Always been one of my favorites. I like JJ better than Clapton, actually.

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    1. Bill said, "Their difference in style may be the reason they got along so well. They compliment one another."

      Thanks, John!

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  6. Is it the fickle finger of fate that lands one in the spotlight and the other in the background when both have about equal talent? The reason i ask is because i just do not know, and it seems to happen often.

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    1. Bill said, "I sure don't have a good answer for that...but, I have always wondered. These two are both great; I agree."
      Thanks, Mimi. Hugs!

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  7. Another great choice. I love this type of music and the relaxed shuffle like Bill said. I wouldn't know what to call it but it a fun sound to listen to.
    I guess when on the road for hours, it a great opportunity to listen to your favorite music and learn a lot about it.
    Hugs, Julia

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    1. Bill said, "I was first introduced to JJ Cale's music in high school. The song was Crazy Mama. His style never changed. I still seek him out for that relaxed shuffle sound."

      HUGS! Thank you for listening & loving this, too.

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  8. Good choice, I like Lynyrd Skynyrd's version a little better though. I see a lot prefer Clapton's too. To each his own :) XO

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    1. Bill said, "Decision, decisions!" *wink*

      Hugs, dear one.

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  9. I love Lynyrd for sure and all the Southern Rock groups. Loved Eric Clapton too. I haven't listened to the video yet..started typing instead but I will soon as I am finished here. Love hearing what you think.

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    1. Bill said, "I tried to mix the songwriters in with the big hit-makers. Because, they need to be appreciated, too!"

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  10. I have to say I have never heard this song and don't think I have ever heard of JJ Cale... but he had me smiling and my foot tapping! I am a huge fan of Eric Clapton!

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    1. Bill said, "Mission accomplished." *wink*

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