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It seems that J.J. Cale and his band just left the Appalachian shack and went straight into the studio, still playing. The mood on the album fits perfectly with laid back Southern U.S. and is brimming with easy sunshine, some liquor, fiddles and banjo etc, without becoming too much of a 'straight' country album. Far from it, it is a truly original blend of America's best traditions.
Play when you're sitting in your garden at sunset (or better still on your porch if you have one), talking to your friends whilst having something 'nice' on the side. I gave it some friends and they all loved it, though they all had never heard about J.J. Cale before.
Naturally is cool deep south blues at its finest. JJ's unique guitar sound sits alongside a voice that doesn't try too hard. All his songs are 3 minute gems - sometimes you wish he would stretch them out - really take a sound further - particularly as he is such an outstanding guitarist.
Before chill out albums were even thought of, this is it.