Grasshopper is a 1982 album by J. J. Cale. It was his seventh since his debut in 1972. After recording five albums in the seventies, Cale moved from Nashville to California and released Shades in 1981. Produced by Audie Ashworth, the album, like the majority of Cale’s releases, was not a commercial success, although the Oklahoma singer-songwriter had a loyal cult following among fans and fellow musicians.
The seventh album of revered . Cale, Grasshopper (1982) continues where he left off with his previous album Shades: tight, stripped-down country rock but with an increased energy level. Some even call the album Pop, which isn't so strange when listening to songs like "City Girls" and "Nobody But You" (the latter which incorporates an amazingly infectious horn section). Cale doesn't disappoint with Grasshopper, taking his solid recognizable sound one step further into the eighties
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Cale drifts toward a more pop approach on this album, starting with the lead-off track, "City Girls," which could almost but not quite be a hit single. The usual blues and country shuffle approach is in effect, but Audie Ashworth's production is unusually sharp, the playing has more bite than usual, and Cale, whose vocals are for the most part up in the mix, sounds more engaged.
Does Your Mama Like to Reggae" (JJ Cale, Christine Lakeland). Cale – guitar and vocals. Reggie Young – guitar. Christine Lakeland – guitar, organ, vocals. David Briggs – piano, electric piano. Jim Karstein – congas. Bill Boatman- tambourine.
Listen to Grasshopper by . Cale - Christine Lakeland, Composers: . Cale - Christine Lakeland. 10. A Thing Going On.
Album Name Grasshopper. Released date March 1982. Labels Mercury Records. Music StyleBlues Rock. Members owning this album16. 2. Devil in Disguise. 3. One Step Ahead of the Blues. 4. You Keep Me Hangin' on. 5. Downtown .
4. The Road to Escondido – The Road to Escondido is an album by J. Cale and Eric Clapton. It was released on 7 November 2006, contained on this album are the final recordings of Billy Preston, to whom the album is dedicated. In 2004, Eric Clapton held the Crossroads Guitar Festival, a festival in Dallas, Texas. Among the performers was J. Cale, giving Clapton the opportunity to ask Cale to produce an album for him, the two started working together and eventually decided to record an album. A number of musicians also agreed to work on the album, including Billy Preston, Derek Trucks, Taj.
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Electric Piano – David Briggs Guitar [Electric] – Reggie Young
|A2||Devil In Disguise||2:03|
|A3||One Step Ahead Of The Blues
Engineer – Rick HortonPiano – David Briggs Synthesizer – Mike LawlerWritten-By – Roger Tillison
|A4||You Keep Me Hangin' On||3:30|
Congas – Jim Karstein*Guitar [Electric] – Christine LakelandGuitar [Gut String] – J.J.*Organ – Christine LakelandTambourine – Bill Boatman
|A6||Can't Live Here||2:15|
Drums – Karl HimmelEngineer – Audie AshworthSteel Drums – Robert Greenidge
Engineer – J.J.*Guitar – J.J.*
|B3||A Thing Going On
Guitar – Christine LakelandOrgan – Christine Lakeland
|B4||Nobody But You
Drums – Gary AllenGuitar [Electric] – Christine LakelandHorns – Dennis Solee*
|B6||Does Your Mama Like To Reggae||3:45|
Bass – Charles DungeyCongas – Farrell MorrisDrums – Karl HimmelEngineer – Chip YoungVibraphone – Farrell Morris
- Published By – Phonogram – PG 281
- Printed By – France Imprimerie
- Backing Vocals – Christine Lakeland (tracks: A2, B2, B6)
- Bass – Nick Rather (tracks: A5, B3 to B5), Tom Cogbill* (tracks: A1, A3, A4, A6, A7, B6)
- Drums – Bill Boatman (tracks: A2, A5, B3, B5), Ken Buttrey* (tracks: A1, A3, A4, A6, B6)
- Engineer – Chad Hailey (tracks: A2, A5, B3 to B5), Ron Reynolds (tracks: A1, A4, A6, B2)
- Guitar [Electric] – J.J.* (tracks: A1 to A7, B2 to B7), Steve Gibson (tracks: A3, A6, B6)
- Guitar [Rhythm] – John Christopher* (tracks: A1, A4, A6, B6)
- Mastered By – Jerry Watson
- Mixed By – Chad Hailey (tracks: A5, A6, B4), J.J.* (tracks: A2, A7, B1, B3, B5, B7), Ron Reynolds (tracks: A1, A3, A4, B2)
- Organ – Bobby Emmons (tracks: A1, A3, A4, A6, B6)
- Producer – Audie Ashworth, J.J. Cale
- Vocals – J.J.* (tracks: A1 to A6, B1 to B6)
- Written-By – J.J. Cale (tracks: A1, A2, A4 to A7, B1 to B7)
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Rights Society: SACEM
|ISA 5022||J.J. Cale||Grasshopper (LP, Album)||Shelter Records||ISA 5022||UK||1982|
|6302 177||J.J. Cale||Grasshopper (LP, Album, RE)||Mercury||6302 177||Italy||Unknown|
|800 038-2||J.J. Cale||Grasshopper (CD, Album, RE)||Mercury||800 038-2||Canada||Unknown|
|25PP-46||J.J. Cale||Grasshopper (LP, Album)||Mercury||25PP-46||Japan||1982|
|6302 177||J.J. Cale||Grasshopper (LP, Album)||Mercury||6302 177||Netherlands||1982|