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JJ Cale & Leon Russell at The Paradise Studios, Los Angeles, 1979

Here are two absolute greats: pianist Leon Russell and guitarist J.J. Cale. Cale is one of Eric Clapton’s favorite guitarists and has a big fan in Neil Young. Cale, whose style was called the Tulsa sound, is my estimation is the easiest guitarist to listen to.

Here is the set list, courtesy of austinpickers, who posted the clip on YouTube. The set was recorded The Paradise Studios in Los Angeles in 1979:

1.T-Bone Shuffle
2.Nowhere To Run
4.Ten Easy Lessons
5.Sensitive Kind
6.Hands Off Her
8.Going Down
9.Corine Corina
10.Roll On
11.No Sweat
12.Crazy Mama
13.Fate Of A Fool
14.BoilinΓÇÖ Pot
15.After Midnight
16.T-Bone Shuffle
17.T-Bone Backwards
18.Same Ole Blues
19.Don’t Cry Sister
20.Set Your Soul Free (Tell Me Who You Are)
21.24 Hours A Day

The other players in the session are Christine Lakeland — a longtime Cale musician — Larry Bell (on guitar, I believe), Marty Green, Nick Rather, Jimmy Karstein, Bill Boatman and Ambrose Campbell. I am sorry that I don’t know who plays what instrument. Please fill me in in the coment.

Here is more on Russell and a tremendous clip from a movie about The Wrecking Crew.

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