JJ Cale and Cedric Watson


August 21st, 2013 ~ This episode of American Routes was first broadcast in March, 2010. J.J. Cale passed away on July 26, 2013 at 74 years old.

J.J. Cale came up in the clubs of Tulsa, Oklahoma playing everything from Western Swing to Rock 'n' Roll. He even wrote songs that became hits for his friend Eric Clapton. But it was in the recording studio where he found his true calling. We'll talk with J.J. about his career as a guitar man, songwriter and studio wizard. Then we visit with up and coming Creole fiddler and accordionist Cedric Watson and learn about his journey within the world of French and Caribbean music.

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  • Open Bed: Call Me the Breeze JJ Cale
    Anyway the Wind Blows: The Anthology, Mercury
  • All Aboard for Oklahoma Spade Cooley
    Swingin' the Devil's Dream, Proper
  • Okie Boogie Jack Guthrie
    Swing West! Vol.3: Western Swing, Razor & Tie
  • Okie Dokie Stomp Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown
    The Original Peacock Recordings, Rounder
  • Squabblin' Walter Page's Blue Devils
    Count Basie, vol. 3: 1929-1937, Masters of Jazz
  • Oklahoma Blues Patti Page
    Greetings From Oklahoma, Bear Family
  • Tulsa Straight Ahead Leon McAuliffe
    Leon McAuliffe: Tulsa Straight Ahead, Bear Family
  • Instrumental: Tulsa Twist Dickie McBride & the Village Boys
    Heroes of Country Music: Legends of Western Swing, Rhino
  • One Evening Jimmy Rushing
    Rushing Lullabies, Columbia
  • How Many More Years Freddie King
    Texas Cannonball, Shelter
  • In the Jailhouse Now Leon Russell
    Hank Wilson's Back, Capitol
  • Rock and Roll Records JJ Cale
    Anyway the Wind Blows, Mercury
  • Instrumental: Low Society Lowell Fulson
    Complete Chess Masters, MCA
  • SEGMENT: JJ Cale
  • Tulsa Telephone Book Calexico
    Real: The Tom T. Hall Project, Sire
  • I Ain't Got No Home Bruce Springsteen
    Folkways: A Vision Shared, Columbia
  • Dust Bowl Blues Woody Guthrie
    Dust Bowl Ballads, Buddha
  • Oklahoma Hills Johnny Bond
    Country and Western: Johnny Bond, Bloodshot
  • End Bed: Tipitina Allen Toussaint
    American Routes original recording,
  • Open Bed: Walking Through the Streets of the City Paul Barbarin
    Atlantic New Orleans Jazz Sessions, Atlantic
  • What's Wrong James "Sugar Boy" Crawford
    The Chronological "Sugar Boy" Crawford: 1953-1954, Classics
  • Right Place, Wrong Time Dr. John
    The Very Best of Dr. John, Rhino
  • Used 'ta Could Christian McBride & Straight Insight
    Kind of Brown, Mack Avenue
  • Get Behind the Mule John Hammond
    Wicked Grin, Virgin
  • Je Suis En Recolteur (I'm a Farmer) Clifton Chenier
    Bogalusa Boogie, Arhoolie
  • Instrumental: Ooh Wee Sugar Davell Crawford
    The B-3 and Me, Bullseye
  • There Must Be A Way Uncle Lionel Batiste
    Lars Edegran Presents Uncle Lionel, GHB
  • One With the Sun Shelby Lynne
    Identity Crisis, Capitol
  • Sunny Bobby Hebb
    Night Train To Nashville: Music City Rhythm & Blues 1945-1970, CMF
  • At Sundown The New Orleans Cotton Mouth Kings
    The New Orleans Cotton Mouth Kings, self-published
  • Blu-Lu-Lup Lord Fly with Dan Williams & His Orchestra
    Mento Madness: Motta's Jamaican Mento: 1951-1956, V2 Music
  • Zydeco Paradise Cedric Watson et Bijou Creole
    L'Esprit Creole, Valcour
  • Instrumental: TexaCreole Twostep Cedric Watson
    Cedric Watson, Valcour
  • SEGMENT: Cedric Watson
  • Walking to New Orleans Fats Domino
    Out of New Orleans, Bear Family
  • That Lucky Old Sun Jerry Lee Lewis
    Classic, Bear Family
  • End Bed: Tee Nah Nah Tuts Washington
    New Orleans Piano Professor, Rounder