JJ's music has always been a source of well being and good vibes and whenever I'm feeling unwell it's lifting my mood, so when the message of his passing came, it was actually he himself who gave me comfort
- a rare treasure.
I'm sure that for his family and friends the personal absence of a treasure like him is very hard to cope with
and my heart goes out to especially Christine... I know I'm late, but, dearest condolences to all of you who miss him.
Amongst too many great songs to mention,
"I did not make this ol' world, I'm just livin' here too" became one of my favourite lines ever.
Sadly, I've never had the chance to see JJ perform in concert,
there was no one like him and there will never be.
But I always said that his best albums were those on which he worked together with Audie Ashworth, and listening to the two of them, reunited in a better place, is now a prospect to look forward to...
LOVE & PEACE,
great songwriter, great musician
ex-atlanta constitution-journal pop music writer now retired russ devault
play great upstairs keep the breeze moving ;god bless you/////// joe Malone oh.
One of the highlights of my life...meeting J.J. Cale and Gatemouth Brown together backstage at House of Blues New Orleans in June, 2004, the night the CD "To Tulsa and Back" was released. Roll On J.J. Cale. Thanks for so many great memories.
Such a great musician and a great loss to the music community. Thanks to Eric Clapton for his Album of appreciation to JJ out this month. RIP
Almost a year now. RIP you great man. What some superb music came from you. Thanks.
ROLL ON JJ WHERE EVER YOU ARE THANKS FOR THE MUSIC !!!!!!!!!!!
JJ- I cannot express enough thanks for the lasting gifts you gave. Rest now and play with the others that you'll meet on the other side. Until we meet again, where we will all play in the great concert venue. Much thanks-
A comment on the Guestbook just hit home with me,it was that John's work was "The Soundtrack of our lives"for those who loved his music oh how true!I also believe that to truly appreciate and admire all of his music you had to have genuine "soul",those with this have a quality that often includes empathy to all living creatures.I know that "JJ"loved animals and that only endears him to me more as a great human.
I was 16 when I first heard a track from Naturally in my local record shop in England(UK)that was it,I bought every album(as far as I know),"converted" other people on the way.John,your albums are the only ones I genuinely like all of.Your unique talent,music,voice and band stay with me through everything.I now live in Montana,my Detroit Michigan born husband now knows more about you than just "Crazy Mama"and is another convert and lover of your music.
As an Oklahoma woman in NYC, your music continually defined my True North. No dragon flies and natural sounds, no problem. City buzz and bling had no allure since I knew soul and could spin it at home on so many of your albums.
I loved meeting you, but there's really nothing more intimate than having someone's energy, creative, rhythmic, sonic, sensitive, lyric, well-produced, articulated, polished by years of presentation, and so smoothly shared with us all but to me, you have been a bridge between what's real and important and everything else. (well, my big brother set me up to know what's what....)
When you meet my Grandmother in Heaven, please tell her, I'm turning out OK! Mom thinks I should send thank you notes, but this level of thank you is not in her lexicon. Nature taught me lots about how to recognize shine.
Much, MUCH love and respect for all times,
thank you for holding my hand and telling me stories I'll never forget
John your music changed Everything for me.
Its subtle-its complex-its driving-its always in the pocket. You helped me so much while I was getting into the recording side of things (what you do to vocals and how you do it is amazing to me) Your guitar playing made me think twice about- what to play/when to play,Truly a marvel John.
I was Lucky enough to see you perform twice in one Amazing weekend back in 09' @ Mc Cabes and in Solana Beach and I thank you for those shows.
Everything you put out truly is golden my friend.
I miss you already
I remember exactly where I was when I heard Crazy Mama the first time. Your music has been with me ever since. Thank you JJ. Bless you Christine.
Thank you JJ for being such a beautiful part of my life.
Roll on brother & may you now find rest.
JJ CALE IS NOW AN ANGEL IN HEAVEN,SINGING...HIS UNIQUE STYLE OF MUSIC LIVES ON! THANKS FOR THE COLLECTION OF MUSIC OVER THE YEARS, IT WILL ALWAYS REMAIN IN MINE. A TRUE LEGACY...
"...When I get to Heaven, first thing I'll do, I'll grab my horn and call Old Blue..."
"the ending lines of mama don't is the coolest thing i ever heard." - Kai, Germany.
So sorry he is gone but his music lives on.
JJ Cale was one of the coolest guys in music. RIP.
R.I.P. JJ SUCH WOUNDERFUL MUSIC, WE WILL BE PLAYING YOUR CD FOREVER.X
jj you were the greatest guitarman of all.totally unique laid back sweet voice and guitar licks.no words describe how great were.always miss you hope one day to hear you in heaven love to Christine god bless
JJ,R.I.P. Your music inspired(millions),and your musical brilliance,made fans of millions more, here in OZ.(YOU)were the epitome,of artists who became legends,in their own laid back style,and(1)of the,"favoured few".Created your(own) sound,that became your signature,(a master of music making).You were loved and I,will miss you(deeply).Want/would love to play in the style you did!May you live on in your music,(forever).R.I.P. Brad Pearson.
Rest in peace, J.J. Cale, the man who inspired me to play the guitar, every day I play one song made by you and every time it fills my heart with peace and joy, hope to meet you in the afterlife for a jam. God bless you.
GodSpeed to JJ....Listening to my demise. Hilton Head Island, SC
Thanks J for making the music of my life
A giant,everything he put down was perfection,genuine beautiful,class.Listen to the beautiful layers in each of his songs & you realise that this was an extremely clever musician.He has left a catalogue of music that has & will always stand up to anything.I consider it an absolute honour to have had his music come my way,God Love Mr Cale,RIP,you won't be forgotten in my prayers,
From Cajun Country sitting at Turtle's bar on the Atchafalaya Basin. Just drank a toast to a legend. We don't know anyone around here who hasn't heard of him. If there is a "Rock and Roll Heaven" it's on now!
I first heard JJ Cale in 1971?in my local record shop near Heathrow Airport England.Loved the album(Naturally),bought it and almost every bit of his music ever since.A fan for over 40 yrs now living in Montana and until recently dreaming of a quiet,laid back tour around here....
A true totally talented unique individual,cant imagine the loss to Christine and those who really knew him and played (and enjoyed)playing with him....)Getting old and losing those you love and/or admire is crap!whats next?
Such a big loss for the music and personal.
My wife and i always played his first album in the beginnning of our relationship
Played call me the breeze a thousand times.
We will miss him dearlyl
We will keepon planning his songs
May he rest in peace
And thank you for all the good times.
Thank you very much JJ! I fell in love with you in 1977 when I fell in love with my husband who had a cassette full of your wonderful songs. We shall miss your voice but we shall be eternally grateful for that wonderful week-end in Dallas, Texas a few years ago organised for the CROSSROADS festival! Devoted fan from the UK: Brigitte & Graham
A true musical genius who will be missed. RIP.
Thank you so much J.J. Cale for the wonderful music and feelings you have given us. Rest in peace. Condolences to family and friends. Jan from Holland
I saw him live only a few times, but each and every time he was amazing. I have been a fan for over forty years and I will miss him like a brother.
Your songs became my music. I'm so glad to have found you so very many years ago...Escondido, California
Thank you JJ for the wonderful music you left us. I will listen to it until the day I die.
Your music was, is, and will always be the soundtrack to many people's life, including mine. Thank you for all the great songs you created. I will always be thinking of you, when there is a breeze blowin' down the road...
I seen him two times on stage, he made the young and old get up and boogie, what fun,I will miss you, JJ.
my gnostic brother died ..Im so sad
we never met - but we had great times together, thanks so much!
You are gone, though I feel every remnant of your being through the music you left us.
Even death can not not quiet the beautiful music of this soul. Thank you for all that you gave this world.
So sad. Your music has been a part of my life for so many years.Always loved your songs and your magic guitar style. Thank you. R.I.P J.J Cale
Loved passing time "back in the day" at Magicians Theater in Tulsa. I shed a tear when I heard the news...
JJ, you certainly are in heaven making music for God and the angels. My condolences to your family, friends and fans. Humble as you were, you lit up the world. Your presence here on earth will be missed but your gift to us of your music will live on. Thank You.
I am breathless, your music will always be with me.
long live rock n roll ,, with the words and the music you have written ,had changed my life to become what im today ,, and guitar player who just like to make people smile ,, on my honor i will play a few of your songs this sunday at the smallest bar in north carolina , the last resort on carolina beach nc, from 5-7 may god open the gates to rock heaven and you can write with john lennon and all the others up there, god bless you JJ CALE AND LET YOUR MUSIC LIVE ON !!!
I'm sad beyond words. JJ, you are one of my all time favorites, I'll never forget your shows in Knoxville and Nashville in 2002. Christine, I pray that good memories will help comfort you in the coming days, weeks. He will never be forgotten....
Been listening to you for the last 40 years , feels like i lost my favourite uncle , will spread your music , thank you and rip.
What a craftsman!
My condolences to his family.
While your music was nothing short of perfection your heart and gentle quiet soul will be what I remember most. You could not have been nicer or more kind and I thank you for your help. I thank you for the times in OK. You will be deeply missed.
Thank you sooooooo much for the awesome music. I was a wee bit after your time, being a child of hippies-turned-govt-employees, but I grew up in a house filled with Skynard, Clapton, and more. Your music is written in my memories and make up part of the soundtrack of my life. Again, thanks, and prayers around the family and friends of this modern artist!
Its never easy losing a Loved one ,however our Creator can provide us the strength and courage needed to cope with our loss My sincere condolence
1 Corinthians 1:3
With deepest sympathy to the Cale family during your time of grief...God is for you a refuge and strength, A help that is there to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead...(Psalm 62:8).
What at tremendous talent!He will be remembered through the wonderful music he has left for us to be part of the soundtracks of our lives.
Rest In Peace John. I really enjoy listening to your great songs and music for many years since my teenage days.
Back in 1974 I bought your LP Album Naturally. I was 18 years old in a Record Store In Glenelg, Adelaide Australia and in the background was playing " After Midnight" so I was instantly sold on the spot and bought many more of your records over the years.
In everyday life you was a great man, down to earth and a genuine and decent guy.
You will always be remembered and respected. Rest In Peace John.
I will continue to enjoy your music for the remainder of my life.
My heart and prayers are with the family of Mr.Cale. "May the God of all comfort , comfort you in this time of sorrow."
Often covered but never matched.
Inspired and an inspiration.
Missed but not forgotten.
Thank you JJ Cale "Troubador"
Thank you for sharing your music with me John,
You remain in my memory.
Thank you for the four decades of the highs and lows of life with your music, no matter the country, continent, boat, train or plane. Your music was there to be enjoyed by all. Rest in peace you will always be remembered.
Thanx 4 the GREAT tunes. This fan remembers the smiles and reflection your music brought to me. You are indeed 1 of a kind!
Rest In Peace
aaaaahhhhh ...what an immense loss ...I played your first LP release IMMEDIATELY on air (Naturally).. as a FM female disc jockey .... fell in love with your lyrics, your rhythms, your unmistakeable driving groove .... what an immense talent we have lost .... Thank God the music is forever Love and warmest hugs to the Cale family .... Noel (Winston GA)
One of the best!! And it is a shame that he never was viewed as a great in the critics eyes but never the less when they turned there radio on they heard his songs by Clapton,Skynard. Rest in peace JJ!!
The Cale family will be in our thoughts & prayers. May the God of all comfort be with those mourning at this time.
J. J. Cale's music is timeless. The musician passes; the music can never die.
YOU will be missed greatly. Rest in peace.
Terry P. Forest, VA
Gifted writer! Loved all his songs and I know EC knew a long time ago had a diamond in the rough! Thanks for your contribution to my life and so many others! RIP my friend..
I true artist. Thank you for all you have given us. We will be listening for centuries.
Gracias por ser "The Sensitive Kind".
Thanks for all of the great music.
Thanks for sharing your great gift of music.
Oh I already miss you...RIP my dear friend. Thank you for all the wonderful Music...God Speed...oxox
So sorry to learn of JJ's passing. Heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends. Thanks for your contribution to the music of a generation. Godspeed, Mr. Cale.
One of the greats, feel like i've lost a friend, RIP JJ
"Magnolia" is one of my favorite songs of all times....since I was a teenager..... His soulful voice still gives me shivers....
JJ was an inspiration to me musically and personally. His music was as laid back as he was. His music got me through good times and also the bad. Rest In Peace Troubadour, you are badly missed.
Although obscurity draped over you in crowds JJ Cale, you rocked our world.
The "cajun Moon" has set, but the music plays on. Gonna miss you JJ.
Thank you for your gift...Rest in peace ~
Shocked and saddened by this. My ex and I listened to JJ for hours and miles on the road. 'Crazy Mama' my fave. Rest In Peace. Your music will live on forever.
Great writer,performer and inspiration.Really liked his guitar sound and voice......he will be missed......Rest in peace
I've been a JJ Cale fan since I started listening to music 40 years ago. He was one of the best, both as a song writer and a performer. RIP JJ Cale!
Another Great Artist the World Have Loss, May God Grant Mr. Cale Family and Friends Comfort During This Time of Sorrow. Jonh 5: 28,29
My thought goes to this exceptional musician. So sad to know he passed away
What a great loss for the world! May he rest in peace. Sincerest condolences and best wishes to JJ's family.
your passing truly saddens those of us who know how much you you meant to music.you had such talent and a distinctive voice.my heart goes out to everyone who love you.I know I do.
One of the nicest people I've ever met. I'm going to miss him.
I love his music so much, so distinctive; there is no one else like him
"Crazy Mama" one of my most favs of all !!! will live on !!! RIP brother More good music in heaven !!!
I heard the news.Got the same old blues again. The world has lost a blues master. Thank you JJ Cale,you made the world a better place.
May you "Breeze" through heavens doors and may your soul rest in peace. Your music lives on.
Always one of my favorite artists for many decades now..god bless you. I have taught my daughter to appreciate musicians with true talent like you. Condolences to your loved ones and best wishes to them and you.
Music is bowing it's head. Rest in Peace
His music was such a blessing to me in hard times, Thank's for the music
JJ was an artist of huge talent and his songs will remain as a testament to his mastery of the song and guitar. RIP
in God's care rest in peace
We have lost a truly gifted soul. His songs have played a big part in the memories of my life. The songs of JJ will live on in my heart and in the hearts of others forever. RIP, JJ.
CINCI'GARDENS 1974,PLAYEDT WITH ZZTOPPS MANNFRED MANN,WHAT AGREAT TALENT,RIP
JJ Cale! May you rest in peace! Thank you for the most amazing music and song writing - you will always be a legend and an inspiration to thousands of music lovers the world over! Love your work - it's timelessness will ensure that in the future many who choose to listen will continue to enjoy your contribution to world music!
The Oklahoma cannon ball, May you rest in peace.
JJ has moved on but his music lives forever. Amen
An unrivaled talent and humble human being. Thank you Lord for sharing JJ with us for a little time here on earth.
My condolences to his family. My husband and I enjoyed JJ Cale's music for years. I am sad at his passing.
i always liked your music , thanks for many great songs j.j
I'm very,very sorry that J.J Cale passed
away friday níght. We have been 'friends'
for allmost 40 years. Let him rest in peace.
I am so sorry for the lost of your love one, may the God of comfort be with you at this time.
I saw you in Denver, where I came to appreciate your talent. Rest in Peace
A nice cold drink on a hot summers day with that certain added special flavor to spice it perfectly... Thank You J.J.Cale for your contributions and may you add a flavor to heavens music.
Let us see that your grave is kept clean. Your music will never be forgotten. The beautiful thing with you was, that you were so authentic. You still are a gift for mankind.
JJ, you've been an inspiration. Thanks for your sound, and for bringing it to this world.
rip without you southern rock would not be.
A cajun moon awaits you my friend, RIP
Thank you for the great music and being the person that lived for the music
One of the best! He is a legend and his music will live on. He was not flashy,but you knew who was in charge on that stage. All respects to the man.
His songs were so awesome and still are!!!! Such excellent memorys. rock On in Heaven JJ!!!!
He was more than a songwriter, his style and voice were awesome. He will be missed.
Your music influenced my music. Thank you.
I saw J. J. Cale a few times at the Sweet Water in Mill Valley, in the nineties, and was lucky enough to sit near the stage. Magnolia was one of my all time favorite songs by J.J. or anyone. When we saw him live, he sang some great songs, like The Sensitive Kind" that hopefully will be released, now that he is gone. He was multi talented as a singer and musician, and a charismatic presence who enhanced my life with his serene music. I share the loss of those who loved him. Rest in Peace. k clark
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Thanks for sharing your music! Rest in Peace JJ Cale.
A great composer and musician who influenced many.
My heart goes out to JJ Cale's family. Please find comfort in Eccl 9:5 where we read that our loved ones who have died are peacefully asleep.