viernes, 2 de agosto de 2013


American Folk Blues Festival '83 Complete (43:37)

American Folk Blues Festival 1983 Bochum "Zeche"

Louisiana Red & His Chicago Blues Friends - No Future
Carey Bell - She's Worse
Sparkey Rucker - Kind Hearted Woman
 Lovie Lee Band - Flip,Flop & Fly
Lovie Lee Band - Caldonia
Charles "Honey Boy" Otis - Iko Iko
 Lonnie Pitchford - Why I Sing The Blues

Lonnie Pitchford - One String Boogie
Louisiana Red & Carey Bell - Reagan Is For The Rich Man
 Larry Johnson - Midnight Hour
 Queen Sylvia Embry - New York Bound
Queen Sylvia Embry - Jam all together


martes, 30 de julio de 2013

J.J. CALE (pequeño homenaje)


J.J. Cale (Oklahoma City, 5 de diciembre de 1938 - La Jolla, 26 de julio de 2013) fue un músico y compositor estadounidense nacido en Oklahoma City, Oklahoma en 1938. Su verdadero nombre era John Weldon Cale, aunque muchas fuentes dan incorrectamente el nombre de Jean Jacques Cale. Fue conocido por escribir dos canciones que popularizó Eric Clapton, "After Midnight" y "Cocaine", así como los éxitos de Lynyrd Skynyrd "Call Me The Breeze" y "I Got the Same Old Blues".

Cale fue uno de los pioneros del "Tulsa Sound", mezcla de blues, rockabilly, country y jazz. El estilo personal de Cale fue definido como "relajado", y se caracterizaba por ritmos shuffle, cambios de acordes sencillos, voces dobladas y letras incisivas e inteligentes. Cale también fue un guitarrista muy particular, caracterizado por su forma de puntear y sus solos moderados y ligeros. Sus grabaciones reflejaban la sencillez y la falta de artificios de sus composiciones, que eran normalmente grabadas enteramente por Cale, ayudándose de una caja de ritmos para el acompañamiento.

Muchos artistas, como por ejemplo Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Neil Young o Bryan Ferry, han sido influenciados por la música de Cale; muchos otros han incluido versiones de Cale en sus álbumes, siendo las canciones más utilizadas "Cocaine", "After Midnight", "Call Me the Breeze", "Travelling Light" y "Sensitive Kind", versionada por Carlos Santana. Seguir leyendo....

Cale was born on December 5, 1938, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and graduated from Tulsa Central High School in 1956. Along with a number of other young Tulsa musicians, Cale moved to Los Angeles in the early 1960s, where he first worked as a studio engineer. Finding little success as a recording artist, he later returned to Tulsa and was considering giving up the music business until Clapton recorded Cale's "After Midnight" in 1970. His first album, Naturally, established his style, described by Los Angeles Times writer Richard Cromelin as a "unique hybrid of blues, folk and jazz, marked by relaxed grooves and Cale's fluid guitar and laconic vocals. His early use of drum machines and his unconventional mixes lend a distinctive and timeless quality to his work and set him apart from the pack of Americana roots-music purists" In 2013 Neil Young remarked that of all the musicians he had ever heard, J.J. Cale and Jimi Hendrix were the two best electric guitar players.

Some sources incorrectly give his real name as "Jean-Jacques Cale". In the 2006 documentary, To Tulsa and Back: On Tour with J.J. Cale, Cale talks about Elmer Valentine, co-owner of the Sunset Strip nightclub Whisky a Go Go, who employed him in the mid-1960s, being the one that came up with the "JJ" moniker to avoid confusion with the Velvet Underground's John Cale. Rocky Frisco tells the same version of the story mentioning the other John Cale but without further detail.

His biggest U.S. hit single, "Crazy Mama", peaked at #22 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1972. During the 2006 documentary film To Tulsa and Back Cale recounts the story of being offered the opportunity to appear on Dick Clark's American Bandstand to promote the song, which would have moved it higher on the charts. Cale declined when told he could not bring his band to the taping and would be required to lip-sync the words. Read more....

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