Thursday, June 26, 2014

Eric Clapton releases first video from J.J. Cale tribute album

Eric Clapton has released a video for “Call Me The Breeze”, from an upcoming tribute album of the same name the guitarist has organized to honor one of his musical mentors, J.J. Cale.

Due July 29, “Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze, An Appreciation of JJ Cale” features a collection of 16 Cale tunes revisited by Clapton, Mark Knopfler, John Mayer, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, Derek Trucks and Don White.

“I would like people to tap into what JJ Cale did – that’s the point,” said Clapton. “I’m just the messenger; I’ve always felt that that’s my job. I try to interpret things so that the public at large, or at least the people who listen to what I do, will become intrigued about where I got it from.”

Cale passed away from a heart attack in La Jolla, California on July 26, 2013 at the age of 74 (read more details here).

Eric Clapton & Friends
"The Breeze, An Appreciation of JJ Cale"

Release date: July 29

01. Call Me The Breeze (Eric Clapton)
02. Rock And Roll Records (Eric Clapton & Tom Petty)
03. Someday (Mark Knopfler)
04. Lies (John Mayer & Eric Clapton)
05. Sensitive Kind (Don White)
06. Cajun Moon (Eric Clapton)
07. Magnolia (John Mayer)
08. I Got The Same Old Blues (Tom Petty & Eric Clapton)
09. Songbird (Willie Nelson & Eric Clapton)
10. Since You Said Goodbye (Eric Clapton)
11. I’ll Be There (If You Ever Want Me) (Don White & Eric Clapton)
12. The Old Man And Me (Tom Petty)
13. Train To Nowhere (Mark Knopfler, Don White & Eric Clapton)
14. Starbound (Willie Nelson)
15. Don’t Wait (Eric Clapton & John Mayer)
16. Crying Eyes (Eric Clapton & Christine Lakeland)

See also:

Eric Clapton apologizes for equipment issues in Glasgow
Eric Clapton releases lead single from J.J.Cale tribute album
Eric Clapton heads up J.J. Cale tribute album
Eric Clapton: The 1970s Review documentary released
Search Eric Clapton at hennemusic