Grasshopper

Grasshopper

by J.J. Cale
     
 
J.J. Cale drifts toward a more pop approach on this album, starting with the lead-off track, "City Girls," which could almost but not quite be a hit single. The usual blues and country shuffle approach is in effect, but Audie Ashworth's production is unusually sharp, the playing has more bite than usual, and Cale, whose vocals are for

Overview

J.J. Cale drifts toward a more pop approach on this album, starting with the lead-off track, "City Girls," which could almost but not quite be a hit single. The usual blues and country shuffle approach is in effect, but Audie Ashworth's production is unusually sharp, the playing has more bite than usual, and Cale, whose vocals are for the most part up in the mix, sounds more engaged. It's not clear, however, that this is an improvement over his usual laidback approach, and, in any case, it shouldn't be over-emphasized -- this is still a J.J. Cale album, with its cantering tempos and single-note guitar runs. It's just that, when you have a style as defined as Cale's, little movements in style loom larger.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Universal I.S.
UPC:
0042280003821
catalogNumber:
8000382
Rank:
71849

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

J.J. Cale   Primary Artist,Organ,Bass,Piano,Drums,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Slide Guitar,Gut String Guitar
Steve Gibson   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Gary Allen   Drums
Bill Boatman   Drums,Tambourine
Bill Boazman   Guitar
Harold Bradley   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Kenny Buttrey   Drums
Johnny Christopher   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Tommy Cogbill   Bass
Marilyn Davis   Vocals,Background Vocals
Charles Dungey   Bass
Ray Edenton   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Bobby Emmons   Organ,Bass,Keyboards
Robert Greenidge   Percussion,Steel Drums
Buddy Harmon   Drums
Karl Himmel   Drums
Jim Karstein   Conga,Drums
Christine Lakeland   Organ,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Mike Lawler   Synthesizer
Terry McMillan   Harmonica
Farrell Morris   Conga,Drums,Background Vocals,Vibes
Nick Rather   Bass
Denis Solee   Horn,Saxophone
Reggie Young   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Bob Moore   Bass,Drums
Tony Migliore   Piano
David Briggs   Keyboards,Electric Piano

Technical Credits

J.J. Cale   Producer,Engineer
Audie Ashworth   Producer,Engineer
Chip Young   Engineer
Chad Hailey   Engineer
Jim Karstein   Contributor
Farrell Morris   Contributor
Ron Reynolds   Engineer
Rick Horton   Engineer

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