Grasshopper

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Universal I.S.
  • UPC: 042280003821
  • Catalog Number: 8000382
  • Sales rank: 53,399

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
Wayne Johnson Composer
John Phillips Composer
Audie Ashworth Producer, Engineer
Chip Young Engineer
Chad Hailey Engineer
Jim Karstein Contributor
Farrell Morris Contributor
Ron Reynolds Engineer
Jerry Watson Mastering
Rick Horton Engineer
Walter Spriggs Composer
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