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The Best J.J. Cale Albums of All Time

Updated June 14, 2019 1.5k votes 475 voters 16.2k views17 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.

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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
    • Genres (Music): Americana, Blues, Tulsa Sound
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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
    • Length (mins): 00:31:03
    • Genres (Music): Rock music, Americana, Blues, Tulsa Sound
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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
    • Genres (Music): Rock music, Americana, Blues, Tulsa Sound
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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
    • Label: Silverstone Records
    • Genres (Music): Americana, Blues, Tulsa Sound
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