Okie (album)

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Okie
JJ Cale-Okie (album cover).jpg
Studio album by J. J. Cale
Released April 30, 1974
Recorded May 7 – December 5, 1973
Studio Bradley's Barn, Mt. Juliet, TN (tracks 1, 7, 10)
Columbia Studio B, Nashville, TN (tracks 2, 3)
Woodland Studio B, Nashville, TN (tracks 4, 6, 8, 12)
Cale's House, Tulsa, Oklahoma (tracks 5, 9, 11)
Genre Blues, Americana, Tulsa Sound
Length 29:08
Label UK: A&M
USA: Shelter
Producer Audie Ashworth
J. J. Cale chronology
Really
(1973)Really1973
Okie
(1974)
Troubadour
(1976)Troubadour1976
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Okie is the third studio album by J. J. Cale, released in 1974.

Several songs from the album were later covered by other artists, including "I Got the Same Old Blues", by Freddie King, Eric Clapton, Captain Beefheart, Bobby Bland, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Bryan Ferry; "Anyway the Wind Blows", by Brother Phelps in 1995 and Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings in 1999; and "Cajun Moon", by Herbie Mann on his 1976 album Surprises with vocals by Cissy Houston, by Poco on their album Cowboys & Englishmen, and by Randy Crawford in Naked and True (1995). "I'd Like to Love You, Baby" was covered by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers in 2003, appearing on their 2009 album, The Live Anthology.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by J. J. Cale, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Crying"   2:35
2. "I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me)" Rusty Gabbard, Ray Price 2:24
3. "Starbound"   1:58
4. "Rock and Roll Records"   2:10
5. "The Old Man and Me"   2:06
6. "Everlovin' Woman"   2:12
7. "Cajun Moon"   2:14
8. "I'd Like to Love You Baby"   2:52
9. "Anyway the Wind Blows"   3:24
10. "Precious Memories" J.B.F. Wright 2:11
11. "Okie"   1:57
12. "I Got the Same Old Blues"   2:59

Personnel[edit]

Tracks 2 & 3–10 May 1973

Columbia Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Stan Hutto - engineer
  • Tommy Cogbill - bass
  • Karl Himmel - drums
  • Jerry Smith - piano
  • Harold Bradley - rhythm guitar
  • Grady Martin - electric guitar
  • Track 2
  • J. J. Cale - gut slide guitar, vocals
  • Track 3
  • George Tidwell - trumpet
  • Dennis Goode - trombone
  • Billy Pruett - saxophone
  • J. J. Cale - guitar, vocals

Tracks 4,8–7 May 1973; Track 12–9 July 1973; Track 6–10 July 1973

Woodland Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Engineer, Rick Horton
  • J. J. Cale - guitar, vocals
  • Tracks 4 & 8
  • Tim Drummond - bass
  • Karl Himmel - drums
  • Jerry Whitehurst - keyboards
  • George Tidwell - trumpet
  • Dennis Goode - trombone
  • Billy Pruett - saxophone
  • Tracks 12 & 6
  • Tommy Cogbill - bass
  • Kenny Malone - drums
  • Hargus "Pig" Robbins - piano
  • Mac Gayden - guitar

Track 11–2 August 1973; Track 9–4 October 1973; Track 5–5 December 1973

J. J. Cale's House, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Audie Ashworth - engineer
  • Joel Green - bass
  • Terry Perkins - drums
  • Paul Davis - guitar
  • J. J. Cale - guitar, vocals
  • Track 5
  • Weldon Myrick - steel guitar

Tracks 1,7 & 10–20 November 1973

Bradley's Barn, Mount Juliet, Tennessee
  • Joe Leach - engineer
  • Kenny Malone - drums
  • Farrell Morris - percussion
  • Beegie Cruzer - keyboards
  • Reggie Young - guitar
  • J. J. Cale - guitar, vocals
  • Track 10
  • Red Spivey - piano
  • Tracks 1 & 10
  • Mike Leech - bass
  • Track 7
  • Joel Green - bass
  • Production: Audie Ashworth

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Okie at AllMusic. Retrieved February 9, 2012.