|Cale, J. J. / Roll On|
|Artist:||Cale, J. J.||Added:||Mar 2009|
|Add Date:||2009-04-19||Pull Date:||2009-06-21|
|Week Ending:||Jun 21||Jun 14||May 31||May 24||May 17||May 10||May 3||Apr 26|
|1.||May 29, 2014:||Eclectic Erudition |
Bring Down The Curtain
|4.||Jun 18, 2009:||The Songsmith Show |
|2.||Jul 30, 2013:||Thats Not bluegrass |
|5.||Jun 11, 2009:||The Songsmith Show |
|3.||Jun 18, 2009:||in the groove |
|6.||May 29, 2009:||The Songsmith Show |
Blues, jazz, country, folk, rock – this album has most everything that’s great about American music. Cale’s voice sounds just as it did in the ‘70’s, with that same, distinctive soft delivery. There are some toe-tappin’, leg-clappin’ numbers here as well as some really well-done slower tunes. Guest appearances by Jim Keltner and Eric Clapton on track #11. All songs are worth a play; my favorites are 1, 4, 5, 9, 11. No FCC’s.|
1. Mid. Barroom jazzy/bluesy with some great drumming and guitar. Cale tells it like it is with his lyrics and even does some scat-singing.
2. Mid. Loungey with some nice piano work. Hints of Leon Redbone, but without the distinctive voice.
3. Mid/Fast. Most noticeable is Cale’s backing vocal under his own lead vocal. Sweet and simple, with good guitar work.
4. Mid. Upbeat, jumpy blues, drums prominent with soft but evident guitar. Nod to Robert Johnson with lyrics about ‘passway’ and ‘crossroad’.
5. Mid. Fade-in with banjo, a tune that makes you wanna grab a partner and do a jig.
6. Mid. A great piano solo followed by guitar solo. Soft vocal delivery, straightforward, nothing too fancy.
7. Mid/Fast. Piano, guitar intros. Latin hints, very different from the rest of the album.
8. Slow/Mid. Great for early moring/weekend play. Beautiful guitar, lap steel, soft vocal.
9. Mid/Fast. Great rocker, a real foot-stomper. Full band with some nice, albeit short, guitar and piano passages.
10. Mid. Soft harmonica on this reflective tune. Really nice guitar parts. Great for a mellower set.
11. Fast. Jim Keltner on drums, Eric Clapton on guitar. A bluesy rocker, this title track has everyone playing tight. A bit of a nod to Chuck Berry.
12. Mid. Great intro with drum and banjo. Great choice for last tune, kind of encapsulates album. Quick and perfect.
|2.||Former Me||8.||Leaving In The Morning|
|3.||Where The Sun Don't Shine||9.||Oh Mary|
|4.||Down To Memphis||10.||Old Friend|
|5.||Strange Days||11.||Roll On|
|6.||Cherry Street||12.||Bring Down The Curtain|