JJ Cale ‘Tulsa Sound’ A limited edition 9LP set with hardback book

JJ Cale ‘Tulsa Sound’ A limited edition 9LP set with hardback book

Celebrating 50 Years of JJ Cale: A Vinyl Collection to Remember

As we approach the golden jubilee of JJ Cale’s illustrious career, a special treat awaits vinyl lovers. On October 6th, a limited edition vinyl box set will be unveiled, encapsulating Cale’s first eight iconic albums. From ‘Naturally’ to ‘#8’, this collection is a treasure trove of hits like ‘Cocaine’, ‘Travelin’ Light’, ‘Call Me The Breeze’, and ‘After Midnight’.

Eager fans can reserve their copy now. Each album in the set is crafted on 180g colored vinyl, with a bonus ninth vinyl dedicated to ‘The Early Years’, showcasing Cale’s singles from the 1960s. The magic touch of Abbey Road studios ensures each track is remastered to perfection.

But that’s not all. This collector’s edition is accompanied by a 40-page hardcover book, adorned with rare photographs, insightful essays, cherished memorabilia, and an introductory note by the renowned guitarist, Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits.

JJ Cale’s impact on the music world is unparalleled. Despite his preference for staying out of the limelight, his legacy as an innovator is undeniable. Hailing from Tulsa, Cale was not just a musician but a pioneer, often at the forefront of recording technology. His unique approach gave birth to the “Tulsa Sound”, a term he humbly attributed to the collective spirit of the Tulsa music community.

Cale’s albums, which he often referred to as “demos”, were a testament to his raw and genuine talent. While he might not have chased chart-topping hits, his compositions found fame in the renditions of other celebrated artists. His debut album ‘Naturally’ alone inspired covers by legends like The Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Johnny Cash, and Eric Clapton.

The list of artists influenced by Cale’s genius spans generations. From Beck and The Flaming Lips to Santana, Jerry Garcia, and Dan Auerbach, many have paid homage by covering his tracks. A comprehensive list of these tributes can be found at www.jjcale.com/covers.

Spanning from 1971 to 1983, this ‘Tulsa Sound’ collection is more than just albums; it’s a testament to Cale’s indelible mark on the music industry. As we celebrate this milestone, we’re reminded of the timeless influence JJ Cale has had on songwriters and musicians worldwide.

Phil Aston | Now Spinning Magazine

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John J Jagger
John J Jagger
11 months ago

If you don’t have any JJ Cale music in your home you have to ask youself “why not”

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