Happy Father’s Day! ‘Tell Daddy’ was recorded by JJ Cale at home on his 1978 Steinway with longtime friend and drummer Jim Karstein. The recently uncovered song is featured in JJ Cale’s newest collection of previously unreleased songs, Stay Around – available worldwide digitally, on CD and vinyl: www.jjcale.com/stayaround
Here’s a new episode in the ‘My JJ Cale’ series introducing French singer songwriter Bertrand Belin telling how JJ Cale directly influenced one of his new songs and covering JJ Cale's Friday. Watch the full version here : https://youtu.be/Wzw2QNbIVAc
Check out the new episode of the "My JJ Cale" series with Pascal Danaë, frontman of French rock trio Delgres, known for their distinctive deep roots sound. Discover Danaë’s unique cover of 'Call Me The Breeze', intimate yet universal. Watch the full episode here: https://youtu.be/Cut4KobzewE
An unheard JJ Cale interview from 1996 has been broadcast on BBC 6music's Cerys Matthews show. Thanks to Michael Messer for sharing and discussing the interview he recorded. And Thanks to Cerys Matthews for premiering it and digging into JJ Cale's legacy. The JJ Cale segment begins at approximately the 1 hour 32 minute marker. See the link below and Enjoy!
Because Music shot the 10th episode of the My JJ Cale series in Toronto with local singer-songwriter Luke Doucet (of JUNO Award-winning duo Whitehorse). Tune in to Luke’s interview and personal rendition of Cale classic ‘Crazy Mama’ Full episode here: https://youtu.be/Qh7891cfxV4
JJ Cale's Stay Around, just out April 26, is already a wonderful success around the world. Thanks to all of you have brought the record home! Here's the one place you can get a selection of JJ Cale albums, tees and hats. In addition to CDs, Vinyl is now available here on Stay Around, Eric Clapton's All Star Tribute to Cale - The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale, To Tulsa And Back, Live, Guitar Man and Closer To You. https://stores.portmerch.com/jjcale/
Watch a new episode of ‘My JJ Cale’ with French comedian and TV host Antoine de Caunes: https://BecauseMusic.lnk.to/nwSBa
Watch a new episode of ‘My JJ Cale’ with French comedian, TV and radio host on France Inter, Antoine de Caunes Watch the full version here : https://youtu.be/zQc5NRgNleU
Marty Schwartz shot a special guitar tutorial ‘Chasing You’, off the new album Stay Around. For those looking to learn how to play that all new solo of JJ Cale’s, head here: https://youtu.be/ov81ya2QoFM
Today, Because Music launches the video for the freshly released JJ Cale song ‘Go Downtown’. Watch the full video here: https://youtu.be/aAis3h1d80k Hand-painted on glass by French visual artist Carine Khalifé, the delicate video follows a character’s wandering journey through warm and highly textured landscapes. Christine notes: « Go Downtown is Cale at his sensual folk best. And the undulating colors of the video capture the mood perfectly »
Dutch guitarist Tim Langedijk of Tim Langedijk Trio played a stunning instrumental cover of ‘Chasing You’ for the finale of Christine Lakeland Cale’s interview at Radio 5, earlier this week in Amsterdam. Christine noted that "Tim’s rendition of 'Chasing You' is a perfect catch Listen to the cover on the show replay here: https://bit.ly/2PIIeRs"
« My JJ Cale » by Eddy Mitchell Officiel. An interview with the prominent French singer who in 1978 recorded his own native version of ‘After Midnight’ with Audie Ashworth in Nashville, where he first met JJ Cale Watch the full episode here: http://smarturl.it/JJCaleStayaroundEM
While in Tulsa last month, Christine Lakeland Cale recorded her own cover of ‘My Baby Blues’, the only song from the new album not written by Cale but by Christine herself. “After Cale and I met in 1977 this was the first song we cut in the studio. It was rare and special to record this song with these longtime Tulsa friends” Watch the video, premiering now on Paste Magazine
We present a very special « My JJ Cale » piece with Cale’s widow, musician, and the key person behind the compilation of unreleased songs ‘Stay Around’ – Christine Lakeland Cale. She speaks of their first encounter, Cale’s mindset & creative process and the challenges of piecing together an album that Cale would have wanted: « They’re truly songs people haven’t heard. I’ve got to think: I’m giving them as much Cale as I can give them » Watch the full episode : https://youtu.be/G62OabZG_Kg
Today marks the release of ‘Stay Around’, first posthumous release of original works by JJ Cale, compiled by Christine Lakeland Cale and his friend and longtime manager Mike Kappus. The album, « sounding like every other great Cale record » according to UNCUT, is available now digitally and on CD & limited collector vinyl edition. 👉 www.jjcale.com/stayaround
NTS Radio revisit some of JJ Cale’s best catalog in a special playlist airing today at 12pm GMT Listen to the dedicated JJ Cale ‘In Focus’ piece here: https://nts.live/2
A new episode of Because Music "My JJ Cale» series featuring french guitar hero Louis Bertignac Officiel sharing his appreciation of JJ Cale’s music and covering Cocaine mixed with Coquine, his adaptation in French. Watch the full episode here : http://smarturl.it/StayAroundLB
Because Music present the 5th episode of their "My JJ Cale" series. Thanks to John-Angus McDonald of Canadian band The Trews for his words on Cale and guitar cover of ‘After Midnight’. Watch the full episode here: https://youtu.be/PJk-x1j8EmM
A new "My JJ Cale" testimony piece by Because Music with Tom Barman and Bruno de Groote from the iconic Belgian rock band dEUS, covering a JJ Cale classic "Don’t Go To Strangers". Watch the full episode here : https://youtu.be/9R2Ao-FtTnE
Christine Lakeland will be travelling to London on April 25 to participate in a Q&A hosted by Rough Trade East. She will be speaking with Uncut Magazine editor Michael Bonner about how she brought together JJ Cale’s first posthumous album ‘Stay Around’. Free event with a limited number of JJ Cale goodie bags available. Details here: https://bit.ly/2FYYo4E
Because Music continues their "My JJ Cale" series of interviews and testimonies of JJ Cale’s influence on music and artists from all over the world. These two new episodes feature French rocker Axel Bauer and his British producer Steven Forward, they join forces to cover "Cocaine". Watch the full episodes here : Episode 2 : https://youtu.be/HQI7b9cNtg8 Episode 3 : https://youtu.be/Erj96NbRh4M
Happy Birthday to Eric Clapton! Eric's cover of JJ Cale's "After Midnight" in 1970 helped launch Cale's career as a singer-songwriter and recording artist. Then, immediately upon Cale's passing, Eric plotted a tribute album with Cale's other admirers - The Breeze-An Appreciation of JJ Cale. The Breeze leads off with Cale's own voice, taken from his intro to the same song when Cale used it to lead off his debut album, Naturally. With sincere Thanks to Eric, the video here is an emotion packed example of one artist paying a deep and sincere tribute to another.
The first major review of JJ Cale's posthumous Stay Around album is a 4 star lead review in the UK's Mojo Magazine. Thanks to MOJO and writer Sylvie Simmons, for acknowledging Cale’s music, noting "The songs on this collection are warm and human and worth the wait.” We're sure you will be pleased too.
Just out – the video for “Stay Around,” the title track for the first posthumous release of works by JJ Cale is here. Christine Lakeland Cale notes "The song moves me. And the peaceful rhythm of the train and where it travels to at the end of this video says it all for me." Watch the full video here : https://youtu.be/2cSZZ5v2eDs