Aloha and welcome back to Found Sound (28th set)

Most people know JJ Cale as the guy who wrote the song “Cocaine” and if you’re reading this chances are that you may even have one or two of his records lying around. Roots music enthusiasts will tell you that Cale was the originator of the Tusla Sound, a unique blend of blues, folk, jazz and country which once heard is hard to forget. Like the gentle pull of a slow flowing river, Cale’s sound, will wash over you and help you drift-never slower than a the sway of rocking chair and never faster than a steam train starting down the track. Cale’s laid back guitar style chugs along  beside his vocals which are often lower in the mix and delivered soft like a lover whispering in your ear. Cale attributes his unique tones to often producing and engineering his own records allowing him full control. The unconventional use of drum machines on a lot of his recordings strangely give his sound a timeless quality when set against the back drop of other Americana artists.

JJ Cale was musicians musician who continued to reinvent himself and churn out great records until his death last Summer. Found Sound wasn’t around last summer so we’re gonna pay respects to JJ this week with a mix of our favorites from his catalogue.









Listen to the 28th full playlist

1. J.J. Cale – Call Me The Breeze
2. J.J. Cale – Woman I Love
3. J.J. Cale – Wish I had Not Said That
4. J.J. Cale – Sensitive Kind
5. J.J. Cale – In Our Time
6. J.J. Cale – Cajan Moon
7. J.J. Cale – Magnolia
8. J.J. Cale – Crying Eyes
9. J.J. Cale – Okie
10. J.J. Cale – Mona
11. J.J. Cale – Tijuana
12. J.J. Cale – Crazy Mama
13. J.J. Cale – River Runs Deep
14. J.J. Cale – Hey Babe

FOUND SOUND is curated by Matthew Correia.