“Call Me The Breeze” is a song by American guitarist, singer and songwriter J.J. Cale. It appeared on their first album “Naturally”, December 1971.
“Call Me The Breeze”, like others on the album, was recorded with an old drum machine and sounds similar to those of a demo. The album was recorded thanks to the perseverance and insistence of Audie Ashworth, friend and producer of J.J. Cale so that he could capitalize on successes with his own compositions as a consequence of the popularity obtained by Eric Clapton with “After Midnight” about a year before, composition by J.J. and also included in “Naturally”.
The song is a clear example of Cale’s style, distinctive and original, somber and somewhat dark but full of blues, rock, country and even jazz influences. Great bands and artists covered it and achieved success with it, including: Eric Clapton, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Johnny Cash, John Mayer and Les Claypool.
– J.J. Cale: Vocals and guitar.
– Carl Radle: Bass.