This American cult legend has turned his laidback style into a trademark. J.J. Cale has forged an inspiring career that spans four decades. Collected is an essential J.J. Cale compilation on three 180 gram LPs chock full of rootsy Americana songs that will stay in the back of your head long after you turned off the record player.
J.J. Cale († July 26, 2013) was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter. His influence as a musical artist has been widely acknowledged by many rock musicians and is considered to be one of the originators of The Tulsa Sound, an amalgamation of blues, rockabilly, country and jazz.Classic songs, written and performed by J.J. Cale, like "After Midnight", "Cocaine", "Call Me The Breeze" and many more were re-recorded by other acts and artists who enjoyed success with them. His collaboration with Eric Clapton on "The Road To Escondido" won the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album in 2006.
J.J. Cale was the very first release in the Collected series. Often more known for the songs he wrote then for his own performances of the songs, this release was an instant success upon its release. It showcases Cale as an artist with a long and amazing career. Not many other singer/songwriters wrote as many beautiful songs as he did.
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