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 »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
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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
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."
Paul Gehred | Seoul Korea | 08/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well, this album rolls along like a river with the patented JJ groove. Nothing leaps out at you like that catfish over there. I can stare at the waves in a river a long time. Maybe they get into my head in places I don't want to go. Same sort of thing goes on with the songs here...I've worn out this album. If you like it, you'll love it. If not, maybe, when you feel like kicking back it's a good idea to give it another try. Thanks JJ."
Another gem from our master of under-stated cool
Richard Gibson | Woodland Hills, CA | 06/06/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"J.J. Cale is a national treasure. While superficial entertainment celebrities come and go, enjoying their five minutes of fame, copying the latest quickly forgotten thing, J.J. Cale keeps rocking on. His sound is like no one else. A little country, a little blues, a little rock and roll, Cale's sound is all his own. In a culture, which constantly proclaims the virtues of non-conformity, by dozens of utterly predictable, conformist entertainers, Cale is the real deal. In a culture which constantly proclaims the joys of excess, Cale's sound is always precise, under-stated and the definition of cool.
This album is one of his best. A series of quiet, under-stated pieces, the album, of course, got absolutely zero air time. Who cares. Here we are, decades after it was recorded, and every tune is still fresh and new."