J. J. CALE – The Late Guitar Legend Released His Fourth Album ‘TROUBADOUR’ 45 Years Ago

5 September 2021

Artist: J. J. CALE
December 5, 1938 – July 26, 2013
Career: 1958–2013 / 15 studio albums

Anniversary album: TROUBADUR – 4th LP
Released: 5 September 1976 – 45 years ago

AllMusic: “Producer Audie Ashworth introduced some different instruments,
notably vibes and what sound like horns (although none are credited), for a
slightly altered sound on Troubadour. But J.J. Cale’s albums are so steeped in
his introspective style that they become interchangeable. If
you like one of
them, chances are you’ll want to have them all. This one is notable for
introducing “Cocaine,” which Eric Clapton covered on his Slowhand
album a year later.” Score: 4.5/5.

Turn Up The Volume:: Cale was of the
most authentic Americana troubadour ever.

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