“Naturally” is the debut album by J. J. Cale.
John Weldon “J. J.” Cale (December 5, 1938 – July 26, 2013) was an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Though he deliberately avoided the limelight, his influence as a musical artist has been widely acknowledged by figures such as Neil Young and Eric Clapton, who described him as “one of the most important artists in the history of rock”. He is considered to be one of the originators of The Tulsa Sound, a loose genre drawing on blues, rockabilly, country, and jazz.
Many songs written by Cale have been recorded by other acts, including “After Midnight“ and “Cocaine“ by Eric Clapton; “Call Me the Breeze“ by Lynyrd Skynyrd and Johnny Cash; “Clyde“ by Waylon Jennings; “I Got The Same Old Blues” by Captain Beefheart, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Freddie King; and “Magnolia” by Poco, and Lucinda Williams.
Original Label. Vinyl LP. Shelter Records SW-8908 VG***** 1972.