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J.J. Cale - 5

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Classic Album Art

release - 1979
album art - Kosh

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Cover Design by Kosh. Here's what Kosh personally mailed to CAA about the J.J. Cale cover:

"I've always's admired the intricate, engraved Rococo graphics of previous centuries on postage stamps, banknotes and printed ephemera. This was J.J. Cale's 5th album and I wished to give it that certain quality. I sketched it with my Rapidograph before greatly enlarging the design to a 12" square."

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John Weldon Cale (December 5, 1938 – July 26, 2013), professionally known as J. J. Cale, was an American singer-songwriter, recording artist and influential guitar stylist. Though he deliberately avoided the limelight, his influence as a musical artist has been widely acknowledged by figures such as Mark Knopfler, Neil Young and Eric Clapton who described him as 'one of the most important artists in the history of rock'. He is considered to be one of the originators of the Tulsa Sound, a loose genre drawing on blues, rockabilly, country, and jazz.

Many songs written by Cale have been recorded by other artists such as Eric Clapton, Lynyrd Skynyrd, John Mayer, Johnny Cash, Bobby Bare, Captain Beefheart, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Freddie King, Beck, Lucinda Williams, Jose Feliciano and Ben Bridwell.

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