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Eric Clapton - The Breeze CD

Jul 29, 2014 12:00am - 1:00pm

ERIC CLAPTON -- The Breeze, An Appreciateion of J.J. Cale -- CD RELEASE

 

By Brian Ives 

Eric Clapton has often given props to the late, laid-back roots-rock guitarist/singer/songwriter J.J. Cale. Clapton scored some of the biggest hit singles of his solo career with covers of Cale’s “After Midnight” and “Cocaine.” In 2006, the duo released an album together, The Road to Escondido

Now, nearly a year after Cale’s passing at age 74, Clapton has announced that he’s putting out an all-star tribute to the man. Credited to “Eric Clapton & Friends,” The Breeze, An Appreciation of J.J. Cale will feature guest appearances by a cast of major stars, including former Dire Straits leader Mark Knopfler,John MayerWillie NelsonTom Petty and soon-to-be-former-Allman-Brothers-Band-member Derek Trucks.

The album is named after Cale’s 1972 single “Call Me The Breeze,” which was later popularized by Lynyrd Skynyrd, who covered it for their 1974 album, Second Helping.

The Breeze, An Appreciation of J.J. Cale is scheduled for a July 29 release

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