JJ Cale Songs
On The Acoustic

Dec 5, 1938 – July 26, 2013 (aged 74)

Here on this JJ Cale songs page you'll find a collection of demo covers and full lesson tutorials available for purchase along with several free chord sheets in .pdf format. Help yourself to the free chord sheets where available.

JJ Cale gave credit to Eric Clapton who recorded one of his songs "After Midnight" in 1970, for boosting his music career. Up until that point JJ Cale was in his 30's and virtually a starving musician until Clapton recorded that song. Those royalties gave JJ a boost and then Clapton went on to record other Cale songs including Everything Will Be Alright and another monster hit, Cocaine.

Over the years the two became close friends and Cale played at Clapton's Crossroads Festival In Dallas in 2004. That engagement led to "The Road To Escondido" album which became a commercial success and boosted JJ Cale and his career. As they say, you just never know when your ship will come in.

JJ Cale died of a heart attack Jul 26th, 2013 in La Jolla California at the age of 74.

JJ Cale Songs - Tutorials

1. After Midnight --- Chords - - Cart


2. Call Me The Breeze --- Chords - - Cart

JJ Cale had this song on his 1972 debut album entitled "Naturally" and one of the earliest tracks that used a drum machine in the recording. Ohter artist have covered the song including John Mayer, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Eric Clapton among others.

3. If I Had A Rocket --- Chords - - Cart

This song can be found on Cale's 1996 album called "Guitar Man" in which he and his wife did all of the instrumentation and singing, with the exception of one song where drummer James Cruce played on one song. There were no singles released from the album to my knowledge.

4. It's Easy --- Chords - - Cart

The track hails from the 2006 collaboration album between Cale and Clapton called "The Road To Escondido". The album was a success and won a Grammy but to my knowledge this song was not released as a single by JJ Cale.

5. Trouble In The City --- Chords - - Cart

This song can be found on the 1983 album "#8" which was the first JJ Cale album which failed to chart. Because of this and other reasons like feeling burnt out, JJ too 5 years off from the music business.

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