J. J. Cale's first album established his attitude to music-making, one that paid no heed to outside influences. He didn't believe in padding out a song, nor in multiple takes in an attempt to get the perfect solo. As a result, 'Naturally' is a collection of sub-three-minute songs, save for a couple that dip just over. Audie Ashworth's production is basic and unpolished, allowing the album's country/blues/boogie mood to resonate. You can almost hear the dust. 'Call Me The Breeze' opens with a rollicking blues boogie. Lynyrd Skynyrd would cover this song and, naturally, extend it. 'Call The Doctor' is doleful but no less effective. Thereafter, most of the songs tend to swing between these styles, but are distinguishable partly by differing arrangements. Though the album is built around a classy guitar combo, horns, fiddles and piano all lend touches to the songs. Alongside 'Call Me The Breeze', the best-known song is 'After Midnight', courtesy of Eric Clapton's cover, but he and Skynyrd could have chosen just about anything off 'Naturally' and made something of it. With Cale, you get quality, not quantity.