A tribute album in memory of J.J. Cale has been announced and set for release on 29th July.
Headed up by Eric Clapton and titled “Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze, An Appreciation of JJ Cale” the album will feature a collection of 16 Cale tracks revisited by Clapton, Mark Knopfler, John Mayer, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, Derek Trucks and Don White.
On the album, Clapton said (via HenneMusic) :
“I would like people to tap into what JJ Cale did – that’s the point,” said Clapton. “I’m just the messenger; I’ve always felt that that’s my job. I try to interpret things so that the public at large, or at least the people who listen to what I do, will become intrigued about where I got it from.”
J.J Cale died back in July of 2013 from a heart attack in La Jolla, California aged 74.
Eric Clapton & Friends
"The Breeze, An Appreciation of JJ Cale"
01. Call Me The Breeze (Eric Clapton)
02. Rock And Roll Records (Eric Clapton & Tom Petty)
03. Someday (Mark Knopfler)
04. Lies (John Mayer & Eric Clapton)
05. Sensitive Kind (Don White)
06. Cajun Moon (Eric Clapton)
07. Magnolia (John Mayer)
08. I Got The Same Old Blues (Tom Petty & Eric Clapton)
09. Songbird (Willie Nelson & Eric Clapton)
10. Since You Said Goodbye (Eric Clapton)
11. I’ll Be There (If You Ever Want Me) (Don White & Eric Clapton)
12. The Old Man And Me (Tom Petty)
13. Train To Nowhere (Mark Knopfler, Don White & Eric Clapton)
14. Starbound (Willie Nelson)
15. Don’t Wait (Eric Clapton & John Mayer)
16. Crying Eyes (Eric Clapton & Christine Lakeland)