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Now Playing: The Very Best of J.J. Cale (Definitive Edition)

Written By Jordan Livingston | Jan 6, 2015

Playing this week in the Creative Party World Headquarters, The Very Best of J.J. Cale. It’s a fitting title as calling this outstanding compilation from one of America’s best, and most underrated, songwriters a “Greatest Hits” collection would be misleading.

Cale’s best known “hits” were actually covers performed by other artists; notably “Call Me The Breeze” by Lynyrd Skynyrd and “Cocaine” by Eric Clapton.

That Cale is known for providing others with a platform to achieve success makes him an ideal choice for the Creative Party office. I mean, that’s what we do every day! Although he’s considered an artist in the roots/Americana/blues/country-rock realms, he was an early adopter of technology like drum machines in his studio recordings.

For most of his career, he maintained a reputation as a reclusive loner and rumored pot-enthusiast; in other words, he reminds us of our own Steve Potestio. Cale died in 2013 at the age of 74, leaving behind an extensive catalog of laid back, innovative, and honest records. We hope Steve sticks around until at least 78.

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