J.J. Cale

J.J. Cale
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John Weldon "J. J." Cale (December 5, 1938 – July 26, 2013) was an American guitarist, singer, songwriter and sound engineer. Though he avoided the limelight, his influence as a musical artist has been acknowledged by figures such as Mark Knopfler, Neil Young, Waylon Jennings, and Eric Clapton, who described him as "one of the most important artists in the history of rock". He is one of the originators of the Tulsa sound, a loose genre drawing on blues, rockabilly, country, and jazz. In 2008, Cale and Clapton received a Grammy Award for their album The Road to Escondido.

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Birth nameJohn Weldon Cale
Birth1938-12-5
BirthOklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
ActivityMusician, songwriter, producer
LabelsShelter, Mercury, PolyGram, Virgin, Rounder, Silvertone
Musical instrumentsGuitar, vocals
RelatedEric Clapton, Leon Russell
Years of activity1958–2013

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