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J.J. Cale
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
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No Description Available No Track Information Available Media Type: CD Artist: CALE,J.J. Title: TROUBADOUR Street Release Date: 07/07/1987


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All Artists: J.J. Cale
Title: Troubador
Members Wishing: 8
Total Copies: 0
Label: Fontana Island
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Singer-Songwriters, Blues Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Troubadour by Cale, J.J. [Music CD], Troubador Import Edition by Cale, J.J. (1990) Audio CD
UPCs: 042281000126, 0042281000126, 0422810001198


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No Description Available
No Track Information Available
Media Type: CD
Artist: CALE,J.J.
Street Release Date: 07/07/1987

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The Real Slowhand Serves Up a Subtle Masterwork
James Burke | Florida | 01/26/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"An understated, rich, rewarding gem that no one's ever heard. Unfortunately, since few blues fans venture outside the tried-and-true territory of old black men rocking the house Chicago style or young guns with a Hendrix complex serving up monster Texas floods, Cale's druggy brand of rhythmic, spooky storytelling falls far outside of easy characterization.It's too bad, because Cale's rambling snapshots of love and life on the road are unconventionally addicting. While at times it gets so loose it threatens to fall apart, Cale's sparse style is oddly satisfying -- never has less been more.All of the songs on Troubadour are outstanding. The now warhorse "Cocaine" is far more intriguing in its original version, more menacing and worldworn than Clapton's driving take. The uncharacteristically energetic "Travelin' Light" is a whispered invitation to road, half intrigue, half warning. The album's highlight, "Cheri," Cale's tender, perhaps futile plea for love, is hauntingly gorgeous.Cale, much like Nick Drake and Alex Chilton, is an artist whose genius and influence far outweighs his popularity. Sit back and sink in to this simply wonderful disc."
An underappreciated classic.
James Burke | 02/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This 1975 recording is equal to anything Cale recorded in the seventies, a period when he was at his peak. The production is a natural fit to the tight and rootsy musicianship and compositions. Contemporary country blues (with an emphasis on blues) at it's best. As a guitarist, Cale was a primary influence on Clapton and early Dire Straits. Clapton was so impressed with Cale's writing abilities that he covered three brilliant compositions, Cocaine, After Midnight and the terrific I'll Make Love To You Anytime. Cale did 'em better. J.J. Cale's catalogue is the work of a great American musician. This one's highly recommended...Simon"
Desert island disc
tsmjr | WINNETKA, IL United States | 06/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"J.J. Cale's Troubadour is a timeless recording of the highest caliber. As a music lover with an extensive portfolio of rock, blues, roots, soul, jazz, and classical, this is a CD that gets played regularly. Troubadour immediately connects with the listener and will prompt friends to inquire about the artist creating the cool, laid-back sound. This is one of those ten desert island discs to consider owning. Highly recommended."