Eric Clapton and friends pay homage to JJ Cale

JJ Cale, who died in July 2013, was one of the greatest, and most underrated, American guitarists and songwriters, but Eric Clapton was one of the first stars to recognize his talent. The Englishman’s self-titled solo debut, released in 1970, featured Cale’s “After Midnight” while 1977’s “Slowhand” made a hit out of JJ’s “Cocaine”; these were followed by “I’ll Make Love to You Anytime” and “Travelin’ Light” before 2006 brought a full-length collaboration between the two masters, The Road To Escondido.” So who else, if not Eric, is to release a tribute to the one gone but not forgotten? And he does, on July 29th, in the company of kindred spirits on the album titled The Breeze, An Appreciation of JJ Cale.”

It collects newly recorded performances from Clapton and a plethora of the first-class artists, both vocalists listed below and instrumentalists such as Albert Lee, David Lindley and Jim Keltner, and promises to be more interesting than their latest albums.

ERIC CLAPTON & FRIENDS - The Breeze, An Appreciation Of JJ Cale

The Breeze,
An Appreciation Of JJ Cale

1. Me The Breeze – Eric Clapton
2. Rock And Roll Records – Eric Clapton and Tom Petty
3. Someday – Mark Knopfler
4. Lies – John Mayer and Eric Clapton
5. Sensitive Kind – Don White
6. Cajun Moon – Eric Clapton
7. Magnolia – John Mayer
8. I Got The Same Old Blues – Tom Petty and Eric Clapton
9. Songbird – Willie Nelson and Eric Clapton
10. Since You Said Goodbye – Eric Clapton
11. I’ll Be There (If You Ever Want Me) – Don White and Eric Clapton
12. The Old Man And Me – Tom Petty
13. Train To Nowhere – Mark Knopfler, Don White and Eric Clapton
14. Starbound – Willie Nelson
15. Don’t Wait – Eric Clapton and John Mayer
16. Crying Eyes – Eric Clapton and Christine Lakeland

May 27, 2014

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