Album Details

RELEASE
LABEL
Mercury
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Blues-Rock

Album Review

J.J. Cale's debut album, Naturally, was recorded after Eric Clapton made "After Midnight" a huge success. Instead of following Slowhand's cue and constructing a slick blues-rock album, Cale recruited a number of his Oklahoma friends and made a laid-back country-rock record that firmly established his distinctive, relaxed style. Cale included a new version of "After Midnight" on the album, but the true meat of the record lay in songs like "Crazy Mama," which became a hit single, and "Call Me the Breeze," which Lynyrd Skynyrd later covered. On these songs and many others on Naturally, Cale effortlessly captured a lazy, rolling boogie that contradicted all the commercial styles of boogie, blues, and country-rock at the time. Where his contemporaries concentrated on solos, Cale worked the song and its rhythm, and the result was a pleasant, engaging album that was in no danger of raising anybody's temperature.
Thom Owens, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Call Me the Breezehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/call-me-the-breeze/id81104?i=81080&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Call the Doctorhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/call-the-doctor/id81104?i=81082&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Don't Go to Strangershttp://itunes.apple.com/album/dont-go-to-strangers/id81104?i=81084&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Woman I Havehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/naturally/id81104?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Magnoliahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/magnolia/id81104?i=81088&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Clydehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/clyde/id81104?i=81090&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Crazy Mamahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/crazy-mama/id81104?i=81092&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Nowhere to Runhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/nowhere-to-run/id81104?i=81094&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. After Midnighthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/after-midnight/id81104?i=81096&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. River Runs Deephttp://itunes.apple.com/album/river-runs-deep/id81104?i=81098&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. Bring It Backhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/naturally/id81104?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. Crying Eyeshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/crying-eyes/id81104?i=81102&uo=5&at=11l9vR
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