Naturally

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All Music Guide - Thom Owens
J.J. Cale's debut album, Naturally, was recorded after Eric Clapton made "After Midnight" a huge success. Instead of following Slowhand's cue and constructing a slick blues-rock album, Cale recruited a number of his Oklahoma friends and made a laid-back country-rock record that firmly established his distinctive, relaxed style. Cale included a new version of "After Midnight" on the album, but the true meat of the record lay in songs like "Crazy Mama," which became a hit single, and "Call Me the Breeze," which Lynyrd Skynyrd later covered. On these songs and many others on Naturally, Cale effortlessly captured a lazy, rolling boogie that contradicted all the commercial styles...
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All Music Guide - Thom Owens
J.J. Cale's debut album, Naturally, was recorded after Eric Clapton made "After Midnight" a huge success. Instead of following Slowhand's cue and constructing a slick blues-rock album, Cale recruited a number of his Oklahoma friends and made a laid-back country-rock record that firmly established his distinctive, relaxed style. Cale included a new version of "After Midnight" on the album, but the true meat of the record lay in songs like "Crazy Mama," which became a hit single, and "Call Me the Breeze," which Lynyrd Skynyrd later covered. On these songs and many others on Naturally, Cale effortlessly captured a lazy, rolling boogie that contradicted all the commercial styles of boogie, blues, and country-rock at the time. Where his contemporaries concentrated on solos, Cale worked the song and its rhythm, and the result was a pleasant, engaging album that was in no danger of raising anybody's temperature.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Fontana Island
  • UPC: 042283004221
  • Catalog Number: 830042
  • Sales rank: 3,692

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Call Me The Breeze (2:35)
  2. 2 Call The Doctor (2:26)
  3. 3 Don't Go To Strangers (2:22)
  4. 4 Woman I Have (2:36)
  5. 5 Magnolia (3:23)
  6. 6 Clyde (2:29)
  7. 7 Crazy Mama (2:22)
  8. 8 Nowhere To Run (2:26)
  9. 9 After Midnight (2:23)
  10. 10 River Runs Deep (2:42)
  11. 11 Bring It Back (2:44)
  12. 12 Crying Eyes (3:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
J.J. Cale Primary Artist, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Drums, Vocals
Buddy Spicher Fiddle, Violin
Dianne Davidson Vocals, Background Vocals
Mac Gayden Guitar, Slide Guitar
Chuck Browning Guitar, Drums
Ed Colis Harmonica
Tim Drummond Bass, Drums
Walter Haynes Dobro
Karl Himmel Drums
Shorty Lavender Fiddle, Violin
Weldon Myrick Steel Guitar
Norman Ray Saxophone
Norbert Putnam Bass
Carl Radle Bass
Buddy Spiker Fiddle
Jerry Whitehurst Piano, Keyboards
Bob Wilson Piano
Bob Wilson Piano
David Briggs Organ, Piano, Keyboards
Diane Davidson Background Vocals
Ed Colis Harmonica
Chuck Browning Drums
Technical Credits
Audie Ashworth Producer
Joe Mills Engineer
Jim Williamson Engineer
James Long Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Defining album of a song writer plying his trade.

    Wonderful, soulful album. Written and performed with feeling and deep intensity. The songs are performed the way J.J. Cale first heard them in his mind. It is always interesting to hear the difference between how the writer of songs hears and plays them and how other artists who cover them do it. I've owned the vinyl album since it's first release. This is one of those albums you listen to in a darkened room with your eyes closed. It's the GOOD stuff!

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