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The Best J.J. Cale Albums of All Time 

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Updated June 14, 2019 890 votes 311 voters 10.6k views 17 items

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J.J. Cale is one of the greatest guitar players of all time; his laid-back, blues-rock-tinted style was a huge inspiration to Eric Clapton and Mark Knopfler, among other guitar legends. Thiis is a crowd-voted list of the best J.J. Cale albums, including pictures of the album covers. This J.J. Cale discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top J.J. Cale albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included J.J. Cale singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest J.J. Cale album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite J.J. Cale album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best J.J. Cale album of all time?" or "What are the top J.J. Cale albums?" then this list will answer your questions. List includes collaborations with Clapton like the The Road to Escondido, as well as all hit other classic albums.

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Really is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best J.J. Cale Albums of All Time
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1. Lies
2. Everything Will Be Alright
3. I'll Kiss the World Goodbye
4. Changes
5. Right Down Here
6. If You're Ever in Oklahoma
7. Ridin' Home
8. Goin' Down
9. Soulin'
10. Playing in the Street
11. Mojo
12. Louisiana Women

Release Date: 1972

Artist: J.J. Cale

Tracks: Right Down Here, Everything Will Be Alright, Going Down, + more

Length (mins): 00:31:03

Genres (Music): Rock music, Americana, Blues, Tulsa Sound

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Shades is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best J.J. Cale Albums of All Time
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1. Carry On
2. Deep Dark Dungeon
3. Wish I Had Not Said That
4. Pack My Jack
5. If You Leave Her
6. Mama Don't
7. Runaround
8. What Do You Expect
9. Love Has Been Gone
10. Cloudy Day

Release Date: 1981

Artist: J.J. Cale

Tracks: Mama Don't, What Do You Expect, Runaround, + more

Genres (Music): Americana, Blues, Tulsa Sound

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Travel-Log is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best J.J. Cale Albums of All Time
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1. Shanghaid
2. Hold On Baby
3. No Time
4. Lady Luck
5. Disadvantage
6. Lean on Me
7. End of the Line
8. New Orleans
9. Tijuana
10. That Kind of Thing
11. Who' Talking
12. Change Your Mind
13. Humdinger
14. River Boat Song

Release Date: 1990

Artist: J.J. Cale

Tracks: Change Your Mind, Who's Talking, New Orleans, + more

Label: Silverstone Records

Genres (Music): Americana, Blues, Tulsa Sound

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Grasshopper is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best J.J. Cale Albums of All Time
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1. City Girls"
2. Devil in Disguise"
3. One Step Ahead of the Blues
4. You Keep Me Hangin' On
5. Downtown L.A.
6. Can't Live Here
7. Grasshopper
8. Drifters Wife
9. Don't Wait
10. A Thing Going On
11. Nobody But You
12. Mississippi River
13. Does Your Mama Like to Reggae
14. Dr. Jive

Release Date: 1982

Artist: J.J. Cale

Tracks: One Step Ahead of the Blues, Dr. Jive, You Keep Me Hangin' On, + more

Genres (Music): Rock music, Americana, Blues, Tulsa Sound

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