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Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
No Description Available — Track: 10: Precious Memories,Track: 11: Okie,Track: 12: I Got The Same Old Blues,Track: 1: Crying,Track: 2: I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me),Track: 3: Starbound,Track: 4: Rock And Roll Records,... more »
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Track: 10: Precious Memories,Track: 11: Okie,Track: 12: I Got The Same Old Blues,Track: 1: Crying,Track: 2: I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me),Track: 3: Starbound,Track: 4: Rock And Roll Records,Track: 5: The Old Man And Me,Track: 6: Everlovin' Woman,Track: 7: Cajun Moon,Track: 8: I'd Like To Love You Baby,Track: 9: Anyway The Wind Blows
Media Type: CD
Street Release Date: 04/03/1990
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Lisa B. (Lisa) from CTR TUFTNBORO, NH
Reviewed on 9/1/2006...
This is the one we used to listen to over and over in art class. Cajun Moon is forever embedded in my memory. Great album.
Short but good
Greg Cleary | Marquette, MI United States | 02/26/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm familiar with seven of J.J. Cale's albums so far--the first four, plus "Grasshopper," "#8," and "Travel Log"--and "Okie" is my favorite, just barely edging out his debut album. What I like best about "Okie," aside from the fact that it's full of good tunes, is the casual, laid-back atmosphere. You could say that about all of Cale's early albums, of course, but this one takes that sound just a little farther. One of the songs was actually recorded on Cale's back porch, and two others were recorded in his house. The others were recorded in Tennessee, either at Woodland Studio B or a place called Bradley's Barn. You get the picture.
These songs are also bound together by the use of an electric piano that appears throughout, helping to create a really nice groove. A highlight is "Anyway the Wind Blows," which is driven by a great little guitar riff that was later modified slightly by Eric Clapton for "Lay Down Sally." "Everlovin' Woman," "Cajun Moon," and "I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me)" also have really nice grooves. Meanwhile, the slow songs are not quite as memorable, but none of them are duds by any means.
As usual, the songs are all short--the entire album clocks in at just under 30 minutes. It's as if Cale thinks he would be showing off if he extended them any longer. And he's got so many good riffs that he's happy to trot out a new one every two or three minutes. If you like your albums longer than this, I have a suggestion: Play it twice in a row."
An exceptional Cale
gilcarj | Oregon, USA | 01/17/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I beg to disagree. This is exceptional Cale, among the very very best, in my mind and in my ears."