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Magnolia, by j.j. Cale 1971

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Rene A
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John Weldon "J. J." Cale (December 5, 1938 – July 26, 2013) was an American guitarist, singer, songwriter and sound engineer. Though he avoided the limelight, his influence as a musical artist has been acknowledged by figures such as Mark Knopfler, Neil Young, Waylon Jennings, and Eric Clapton, who described him as "one of the most important artists in the history of rock". He is one of the originators of the Tulsa sound, a loose genre drawing on blues, rockabilly, country, and jazz.

This song is dedicated to all guitar players and songwriters.
A song as simple as this is pure beauty and truly majestic.

Hope, Peace and Love to all peoples.


Posted : 05/10/2022 11:35 am
Paul Hackett
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I love this song by J.J. Cale. You do an awesome version here, Rene.

You definitely hear J.J.'s influence in players like Mark Knopfler and Eric Clapton. But he's not a flashy player. Magnolia should be on a beginner's list of easy songs to learn. It so smooth and the chord changes are pretty slow.

Thanks for sharing this one.

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Posted : 05/10/2022 1:33 pm