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11 Jun 2009 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 9 Mar 2009
  • Release Date: 9 Mar 2009
  • Label: Because Music
  • Copyright: 2009 JJ Cale under exclusive licence to because Music
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  • Total Length: 40:33
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  • ASIN: B002DQZYPA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,797 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Mr. H TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 23 Mar 2009
Format: Audio CD
JJ Cale is back with his first solo album in five years. It follows on from his collaboration with Eric Clapton on "Road To Escondido", and sounds exactly like every other JJ Cale album.

However, it's a remarkably good sound, so why fiddle around with drum'n'bass experiments when you can just get on with writing good songs and creating loping, swamp infused grooves. To be fair, he's had a wee bash at jazz this time around. You'll find him scatting on the opening track 'Who Knew' and there's some jazz piano on 'Former Me'.

Elsewhere, the Cale template is in fine form with tunes like 'Down to Memphis' and 'Cherry Street' as good an anything he's done before. He also gets downright smutty on 'Fonda-Lina', something unbecoming in a septuagenarian. Eric Clapton, who ,largely appropriated Cales sound in the early seventies, pops up on the title track, but this is largely a return to basics (and form) for the elder statesman.

It's a testament to Cales talents, that he wrote and produced all twelve songs, plays all the instruments on most of the tunes as well, including guitars, pedal steel, bass, drums, piano and synthesizers, and even recorded most of the album at his home studio in California. Feel the quality.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Marty J. in DK on 11 Aug 2009
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I've bought every album J.J. Cale has made (plus a few compilations), but like a lot of other Cale fans I don't think any of his later albums offer the simple, deeply musical atmospheric uniqueness that J.J. captured on his first four albums: 'Naturally' (1971), 'Really' (1972), 'Okie' (1974) and 'Troubadour' (1976).

'Roll On' is a pleasant, laid-back mix of songs that falls right into the pattern Cale established in 'To Tulsa and Back' and 'The Road to Escondido': occasionally you wish he had picked up his acoustic guitar instead of his sequencer, but most of the album has a nice, bluesy, well-arranged shuffle feel to it. Cale avoids the lush layers of orchestral strings and other synthetic sequencing that irritate those who like him best when he is at his simplest. His hallmarks (the husky voice and guitar doodling over laid-back but solid grooves) are there throughout.

'Roll On' is probably not a Cale album that will set fans on fire, but I don't think anyone who likes J.J. Cale will be disappointed by it -- it's pleasant, nicely composed and arranged, and above all it contains plenty of what Cale does better than anyone else.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By mike pedril on 3 April 2009
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When I first played this collection from 'mr layed back' I thought that J.J.'s voice was a little too deep in the mix but having played it a trillion times since on my car stereo -I reckon it is just about perfect.J.J.covers a lot of styles on the first few trax -from jazz styles to salsa rythmns but it all works -listening to J.J.Cale is like coming home after a long absence-the whole album gives you that warm feeling that all is well with the world (even though it isn't)it's like visiting an old friend and having a blast-excellent!!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By P. Clack on 30 Mar 2009
Format: Audio CD
How does he do it? JJC seems to produce albums as another reviewer said sound a bit the same,but they are just so good.His shuffling boogies always get the feet moving,he never draws out a song anymore than is necessary,but always leaves you satisfied.This is another intoxicating set of classic JJC,well crafted songs,superbly played,rhythms as I say get your feet moving,He always has some top class musicians on board to add a richness to his sound,although he plays a whole range of them himself.One track has Eric Clapton playing some flowing guitar chops on it,but as every track is a standout of top JJC material it's just one more track to enjoy.At 42 mins.its short by some standards but when the tracks are so good your doing OK.Take one listen and you'll buy this latest album of the wonderfully enjoyable Mr. Cale.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By S. SMTH on 1 May 2009
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I first discovered JJC in the seventies and I went to Virgin records to buy his LP and I asked for the JJC LP. "Which one?" The assistant asked me, "I can't remember the title but I do know it's just one word!" I replied. The helpful assistant laughed and said you have three to choose from. I started with the first and the following week returned for the other two.
I saw him live three times in London over the next few years and very infrequent 'tours' and what you hear on stage is virtually what is on the disc only with an extended middle 8 with most songs. Three of the best concerts I have seen!
Ever since I have been buying his offerings as soon as it's released and rarely have I been disappointed. Roll On is up there with the best from the opening track to the last.
On first listening, the first track and the title track are the most memorable while the other tracks take a bit longer to remember. This CD gets a lot of play both at home and in the car as I just want to hear it again and again and now the other tracks have grown on me as well now. There are so many different styles with that familiar Cale style that I first heard over 30 years ago now with a fresh feel and new sounds.
This is as good as anything he has produced and will not disappoint, buy it with confidence and if you get a chance to see him live then you will see one of the best performers on the road (along with BB King & Jeff Beck) and far and away much better than the current offerings from a very staid, lifeless and cold EC.
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