Plenty of top notch songs that were later covered by other artists — I Got The Same Old Blues (which Bryan Ferry covered so well on The Bride Stripped Bare), Anyway The Wind Blows and Cajun Moon, to name a few.
If you’re a fan of the low-key bluesy vibe of Troubadour and Naturally, you’ll find much to like here. (more…)
- Outstanding sound for this classic JJ Cale album – both sides earned sonic grades of Double Plus (A++)
- Cale fans take note: this early Shelter pressing was doing almost everything right — rich, full and musical with great bass
- Eric Clapton described the man as “one of the most important artists in the history of rock.”
- 4 1/2 Stars: “J.J. Cale’s albums are so steeped in his introspective style that they become interchangeable. If you like one of them, chances are you’ll want to have them all.”
If you’re hankerin’ to hear Cocaine on the authentic original, you will really have to work hard to hear it sound any better than it does on this very pressing.
Wikipedia lists his many styles as “Americana, Cajun, blues, swamp rock, country rock, Red Dirt, Tulsa Sound” but we think Americana is probably all you really need. (more…)
One of our good customers had this to say about some Hot Stampers he purchased recently:
As a coda, I just played my existing copies of Troubador and Christopher Cross against new arrivals from the South. [That’s us.]
Troubador was a new heavy vinyl pressing. Cross was my ‘shootout’ winning copy out of 4. Both times I played my copy and said, “Man that’s gonna be tough to beat.”
Then I put on the Better Records – and proceeded to repeat the word “Wow!” about fifty times.