J. J. Cale releases ‘Okie,’ his third album recorded in Nashville (1974)

J. J. Cale’s ‘Okie’ is his third album recorded mostly in Nashville and released on April 30, 1974 by A&M / Shelter

Track Listing : 1.Crying (J. J. Cale) – 02:35 . 2.I’Ll Be There (If You Ever Want Me) (Rusty Gabbard, Ray Price) – 02:24 . 3.Starbound (J. J. Cale) – 01:58 . 4.Rock And Roll Records (J. J. Cale) – 02:10 . 5.The Old Man And Me (J. J. Cale) – 02:06 . 6.Everlovin’ Woman (J. J. Cale) – 02:12 . 7.Cajun Moon (J. J. Cale) – 02:14 . 8.I’D Like To Love You Baby (J. J. Cale) – 02:52 . 9.Anyway The Wind Blows (J. J. Cale) – 03:24 . 10.Precious Memories (J.B.F. Wright) – 02:11 . 11.Okie (J. J. Cale) – 01:57 . 12.I Got The Same Old Blues (J. J. Cale) – 02:59

Musicians : J.J. Cale – Bass, Drums, Guitar, Piano, Slide Guitar On (2), Vocals . Beegie Adair – Keyboards . Harold Bradley – Guitar, Guitar (Rhythm) On (2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10) . Tommy Cogbill – Bass On (2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 12) . Beegie Cruzer – Keyboards On (1 – 7 – 10) . Paul Davis – Guitar On (11) . Tim Drummond – Bass, Drums On (4 – 8) . Mac Gayden – Guitar On (6 – 12) . Dennis Goode – Trombone On (3 – 4 – 8) . Joel Green – Bass On (7 – 11) . Karl Himmel – Drums On (2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10) . Mike Leech – Bass On (1 – 10) . Kenny Malone – Drums On (6 – 12 – 1 – 7 – 10) . Grady Martin – Guitar (Electric) On (2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10) . Farrell Morris – Drums, Percussion, Vibraphone, Vocals (Background)On (1 – 7 – 10) . Weldon Myrick – Guitar (Steel) On (5) . Terry Perkins – Drums On (11) . Billy Puett – Saxophone On (3) On (4 – 8) . Hargus “Pig” Robbins – Keyboards, Piano On (6 – 12) . Jerry Smith – Keyboards, Piano On (2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10) . Red Spivey – Keyboards, Piano On (10) . George Tidwell – Trumpet On (3) On (4 – 8) . Jerry Whitehurst – Keyboards, Piano On (4 – 8) . Reggie Young – Guitar (Electric) On (1 – 7 – 10)

Production : Produced By Audie Ashworth . Audie Ashworth – Engineer . Rick Horton – Engineer . Joe Mills – Engineer

Package : Richard Germinaro – Illustrations . Gene Brownell – Art Direction, Photography

Recorded May 7 – December 5, 1973 At At Bradley’S Barn, Mt. Juliet, Tn ; Columbia Studio B, Nashville, Tn ; Woodland Studio B, Nashville, Tn; Cale’S House, Tulsa, Oklahoma .

Released On April 30, 1974 By A&M / Shelter.

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GARFIELDACRES @ RateYourMusic
Another warm and laid back recording full of cales trademark guitar playing encompassing his country,rockabilly and blues influences in a incredibly natural and succinct way . […]

Only Solitaire
Oh well, at least THIS is a great record. Arguably his very very very best one. Make this one your very first purchase, actually. It is not a hit package by itself, but it has some of the man’s most famous material, and just about every single song is notable. […]

Alltime Records
And “The Old Man and Me” helps demonstrate that, with its strange vocals that fade in and out, a crying steel guitar in the background, and lyrics that are absolutely captivating, describing mankind’s relationship with nature. […]

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