Komet City – Don’t Go to Strangers: A tribute to the Tulsa Sound under the loving light of J.J.
JJ Cale, sometimes a major figure, sometimes a little-known figure in the Oklahoma blues scene, has haunted and inspired me for a long time. Many music lovers think that the famous Cocaine is by Eric Clapton!
But it's the song that allowed JJ Cale to make an honest living all his life in his trailer in Tulsa (according to the myth) or in a nice shack in California. Almost 9 years ago, JJ Cale left us to rub his thumb on those brass strings in other skies. Since his passing, I've been concocting the plan that would see the light of day during the first lockdown. To make a tribute album, of covers that are not covers! Having drunk from the same source as he did, and dissected his albums one by one, I have a complete reading of his career. From the jazz of the slums to the blues of the caravan, from the naughty experiments to the soulful funk of the South, the soul of this composer is in me.
CH - Genf
Don’t Go to Strangers: A tribute to the Tulsa Sound under the loving light of J.J.