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Born in Oklahoma and raised in Tulsa, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist J. J. Cale died last week at the age of 74.
NPR's Dan Bobkoff writes, "His music took the edges off honky-tonk and blues, dressed them in a smoking jacket and ascot, and made them smooth." You can hear Cale's smoking jacket and ascot adorned combination of blues, country, and rock on these cds:
You can see him perform at a number of venues, including Cain's Ballroom, on the dvd To Tulsa and Back: On Tour with J. J. Cale.
And, you can read more about Cale and his work in these other library resources: