J.J. Cale: Naturally… (1970-71)


Track list:

01. Call Me The Breeze
02. Call The Doctor
03. Don’t Go To Strangers
04. Woman I Love
05. Magnolia
06. Clyde
07. Crazy Mama
08. Nowhere To Run
09. After Midnight
10. River Runs Deep
11. Bringing It Back
12. Crying Eyes


J.J. Cale – guitar, vocals
Harmonica – Ed Colis (4-6,8,11)
Steel Guitar – Weldon Myrick (1,2)
Resonator Guitar [Dobro] – Walter Haynes (6)
Slide Guitar – Mac Gayden (7,10)
Fiddle – Buddy Spiker (6), Shorty Lavender (6)
Piano – Bob Wilson (4-6,8,11), David Briggs (3,9), Jerry Whitehurst (3,9)
Organ – David Briggs (3,9)
Bass – Carl Radle (7,10,12), Norbert Putnam (3,9), Tim Drummond (4-6,8,11)
Drums – Chuck Browning (3,9), Karl Himmel (4-8,10-12)
Backing Vocals – Diane Davidson (7,10)

#1,2,7,10,12: at Moss Rose Studio, Nashville TN; Sept 29 & 30, 1970
#4,5,6,8,11: at Bradley’s Barn, Mt Juliet, TN; Oct 2, 3 & 4, 1970
#3,9: at Bradley’s Barn, Mt Juliet, TN; June 9, 1971
Released: 1972
Label: Shelter
SHE 712

Producer: Audie Ashworth
Engineer: Joe Mills, Jim williamson, James Long

Covr Painting from Rabon
Photography: Ed Caraeff

Singer and songwriter JJ Cale, whose work became hits for a wide range of other artists including Eric Clapton and Lynyrd Skynyrd, died on Friday (Dec 5, 1938 – July 26, 2013) at the age of 74.

According to the musician’s website, he died at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, California after suffering a heart attack.

Known for a relaxed blues style mixed with folk and jazz, Cale got his start playing in honky-tonks in Tulsa, Oklahoma, before joining the Grand Ole Opry road company.

In 1964, he moved to Los Angeles, where he worked as a recording engineer for Leon Russell and Snuff Garrett.

He recorded his first single for Liberty Records in 1965, with “After Midnight” as the B-side.


JJ Cale passed away at 8:00 pm on Friday July 26 (2013) at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, CA.

The legendary singer / songwriter had suffered a heart attack.

There are no immediate plans for services.

His history is well documented at [], [], and in the documentary, To Tulsa And Back.

Donations are not needed but he was a great lover of animals so, if you like, you can remember him with a donation to your favorite local animal shelter.