Monday, April 30, 2007

JJ Cale - Any Way The Wind Blows: The Anthology

What can I say about JJ Cale that haven't been said before? Eric Clapton spent a whole decade trying to be JJ and failing. No wonder - there could be only one JJ Cale, the guy who did it his own way. Laid-back before the adjective became popular, a downshifter before the term was invented, Cale dropped a promising rock career to disappear in the woods and communicate with the world through the postcards of his songs - brief and cryptic, like a zen parable, but containing all the answers to the world's problems.
This is a great compilation that reveals a stubbornly individualistic artist, not carried by the shifting trends from style to style, but sticking to his vision. The qualities I look for in music are present in Cale's work: it stands up to repeated listens, it does not age (there are very few albums I listened to ten years ago that are still with me), it's a world of its own... So, come all y'all to listen to the wisdom of the rock'n'roll hermit!

JJ Cale - Any Way The Wind Blows: The Anthology
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1. Call Me The Breeze
2. Carry On
3. Crazy Mama
4. Runaround
5. Magnolia
6. Mama Don't
7. After Midnight
8. City Girls
9. Lies
10. Devil In Disguise
11. Changes
12. You Keep Me Hangin' On
13. If You're Ever In Oklahoma
14. Downtown L.A.
15. Midnight In Memphis
16. A Thing Going On
17. Cajun Moon
18. Don't Wait
19. Rock And Roll Records
20. Wish I Had Me A Dollar (Live)
21. Anyway The Wind Blows
22. Money Talks
23. Crying
24. Hard Times
25. Everlovin' Woman
26. People Lie
27. I Got The Same Old Blues
28. Unemployment
29. Woke Up This Morning
30. Trouble In The City
31. Cocaine
32. Santa Cruz
33. The Woman That Got Away
34. Shanghaid
35. Ride Me High
36. Change Your Mind
37. Hey Baby
38. New Orleans
39. Durango
40. Humdinger
41. I'll Make Love To You Anytime
42. Lonesome Train
43. Don't Cry Sister
44. Jailer
45. Thirteen Days
46. Artificial Paradise
47. Things Ain't Simple
48. Long Way Home
49. Sensitive Kind
50. Closer To You


  1. Nobody but me to thank you for this terrific music.
    Thank you very much

  2. ditto...this is awesome