Roll On

Roll On

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by J.J. Cale
     
 

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Comprised of 12 new songs, including the previously unreleased title track recorded with Eric Clapton, Roll On is Cale's first batch of new solo material since 2004's To Tulsa and Back and comes on the heels of his gold-selling 2006 collaboration with Eric Clapton, The Road to Escondido, which also earned Cale his first Grammy®. In addition to

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Comprised of 12 new songs, including the previously unreleased title track recorded with Eric Clapton, Roll On is Cale's first batch of new solo material since 2004's To Tulsa and Back and comes on the heels of his gold-selling 2006 collaboration with Eric Clapton, The Road to Escondido, which also earned Cale his first Grammy®. In addition to the always appealing notion of another Cale record, what makes Roll On special is that it actually breaks new ground. Parts of this album sound like classic Cale and could have come out 30 years ago while other songs find him traveling in completely new directions. The banjo picking and earthy feel of "Strange Days," along with the pedal steel of "Leaving In the Morning," sound like they could have come off the Naturally sessions, while the crunching guitar on "Where The Sun Don't Shine" is in the vein of "Cocaine," and the gypsy funk of "Fonda-Lina" could be the sophisticated cousin of "Travelin' Light" from 1976's Troubadour. You want proof that Cale still has a few tricks up his sleeve? Just press play on the new record and all of a sudden there's JJ Cale jazz-scatting for the first time ever on disc opener "Who Knew," and later he's loping along behind a restrained jazz piano on "Former Me."

Product Details

Release Date:
02/24/2009
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0011661325821
catalogNumber:
613258
Rank:
72729

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

J.J. Cale   Primary Artist
Jim Keltner   Drums
David Chapman   Bass
Eric Clapton   Guitar
Jim Karstein   Drums
Christine Lakeland   Acoustic Guitar
Mark Leonard   Bass
Jimmy Markham   Harmonica
Bill Raffenspeger   Bass
Walt Richmond   Piano
Steve Ripley   Acoustic Guitar
David Teegarden   Drums
John "Juke" Logan   Harmonica
Shelby Eicher   Mandolin
Rocky Frisco   Keyboards
Don White   Guitar
Glen Dee   Piano

Technical Credits

Ed Barton   Engineer
David Chapman   Engineer
David Teegarden   Engineer
Mike Kappus   Executive Producer,Representation
Mike Test   Engineer
Rachel E. Sullivan   Graphic Design

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Roll On 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this disk from the moment I put it into my player. The more I listened the more I heard how the likes of Eric Clapton, Santana, and James McMurtry got their own sound! I could not make myself sit still when "Where the Sun Don't Shine" and "Roll on" were blasting out of the speakers at me.