Okie (album)

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Studio album by J. J. Cale
Released April 30, 1974
Recorded May 7 – December 5, 1973 at 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
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Okie is a 1974 album by J. J. Cale. It was his third since his debut in 1972.

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; "Cajun Moon", by Herbie Mann on his 1976 album Surprises, with vocals by Cissy Houston. "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 as 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


Tracks 2 & 3–10 May 1973
Columbia Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee
Engineer, Stan Hutto
Bass, Tommy Cogbill
Drums, Karl Himmel
Piano, Jerry Smith
Rhythm guitar, Harold Bradley
Electric guitar, Grady Martin
Track 2
Gut slide guitar and vocal, J. J. Cale
Track 3
Trumpet, George Tidwell
Trombone, Dennis Goode
Saxophone, Billy Pruett
Guitar and vocals, J. J. Cale

Tracks 4,8–7 May 1973
Track 12–9 July 1973
Track 6–10 July 1973
Woodland Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee
Engineer, Rick Horton
Guitars and vocal, J. J. Cale
Tracks 4 & 8
Bass, Tim Drummond
Drums, Karl Himmel
Keyboards, Jerry Whitehurst
Trumpet, George Tidwell
Trombone, Dennis Goode
Saxophone, Billy Pruett
Tracks 12 & 6
Bass, Tommy Cogbill
Drums, Kenny Malone
Piano, Hargus "Pig" Robbins
Guitar, Mac Gayden

Track 11–2 August 1973
Track 9–4 October 1973
Track 5–5 December 1973
J. J. Cale's House, Tulsa, Oklahoma Engineer, Audie Ashworth
Bass, Joel Green
Drums, Terry Perkins
Guitar, Paul Davis
Guitars and vocal, J. J. Cale
Track 5
Steel Guitar, Weldon Myrick

Tracks 1,7 & 10–20 November 1973
Bradley's Barn, Mount Juliet, Tennessee
Engineer, Joe Leach
Drums, Kenny Malone
Percussion, Farrel Morris
Keyboards, Beegie Cruzer
Guitar, Reggie Young
Guitars and vocal, J. J. Cale
Track 10
Piano, Red Spivey
Tracks 1 & 10
Bass, Mike Leech
Track 7
Bass, Joel Green

  • Production: Audie Ashworth


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