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J.J. Cale — Ride Me High
Album: Troubadour
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Released: 1976
Length: 3:18
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Low-down way you're feeling, the sexy things you do
Baby, baby, baby, let me talk to you
I just love to whisper in your sexy ear
Tell you that I love you, take away your fear
Destroy your inhibitions, ridin' back the day
Low-down, slow down, keeping low down in that funky way
Higher, higher, higher, how high can you go
Ride me high this morning, ride me high some more

The way you move your body, it is a crying shame
I won't tell nobody if you will do the same
If you leave tomorrow, one thing that's for sure
The more you get, the more you've got, the more you want some more
Higher, higher, higher, how high can you go
Ride me high this morning, ride me high some more
Higher, higher, higher, how high can you go
Ride me high this morning, ride me high some more
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aural heroin
copasetic
There are the JJ 'chug' tracks and the JJ 'snarl' tracks. This is one of the latter. There is also a  one-off 'Durango' where he goes off to Alpha Centauri for 5 mins+ instead of his usual 3 mins or less- I'd love to find out who changed his normal weed for skunk. Shame there isn't more of that in his ouvre. I have it all and find that there are no rejects, although there are some weaker moments (Humdinger).

I liken his voice to cranberry juice or lapsang souchong - an acquired addictive huskiness.
 thewiseking wrote:
J.J. Fail
 
Like them or not , you can't slam certain artists. 
Makes you look silly.
JJ Cale, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Grateful Dead,  and even Elvis Costello to name a few of the obvious.
 xray38 wrote:

What a lovely tribute to the man. 
 

Everyone dies. That doesn't make him a better performer. He was a great songwriter. I personally wouldn't have walked across the street to hear him play live. 

Sorry, that's just how I feel...
 xray38 wrote:

What a lovely tribute to the man. 
 

Doesn't change anything. Great songwriter, horrible performer. Simply sucks, I can't wait until it's over.
 keller1 wrote:
J.J. Cale - Ride Me Highadded22/2 (92%)320
 
Definitive J.J., uploaded by moi.
Great music.
"Ride Me High" by Ol' Windbag.
 nelamvr6 wrote:
I really loved his songwriting, but he absolutely sucked as a performer.
 
What a lovely tribute to the man. 
I really loved his songwriting, but he absolutely sucked as a performer.
J.J. Fail
This is for me  7 - Quite Likeable   ONLY 
J.J. Cale
Ride Me High

I got in to JJ way back when because of Clapton, and while I'm a HUGE fan of EC's work and all the variations on guitar playing, I really like how steady JJ was (RIP) with his playing.  One of the things I like on this track is the very subtle addition of a few guitar notes, and did I hear a triangle in there too? 

I'm bumping my 8 to a 9 today.


"I wanna be your lover, baby, I wanna be your man...."
So sensual. The whole album Troubadour is a perfect love track.
 Cynaera wrote:
I could live on a steady diet of JJ Cale's music. This is just an awesome song - and Keller1? Did YOU upload this song? Well, whoever did, THANK YOU.  Okay - catching a groove here - gotta float with it. Hugs to all the RP folks.... {#Meditate}{#Sunny}
 
Just had to bump this Cynaera post.
Hoping that she and JJ are groovin' together right now.
{#Hearteyes}
 wrangler wrote:
how high can you go?!  {#Cowboy}

 

{#Notworthy}  10x10 ...... will that do ya!!?  {#Notworthy}

{#Cowboy}                                                {#Cowboy}

Doesn't really do it for me. 
The master of simmering funk.
how high can you go?!  {#Cowboy}
 skyguy wrote:
If you really want to learn rhythm guitar, play along to some JJ albums.

 
If you really want to learn to play lead guitar, play along to some JJ albums.
My man...rip
If you really want to learn rhythm guitar, play along to some JJ albums.
RIP. One of the unsung greats.
Can't have too much JJ in the morn!
Man, is J.J. great or what?
I could live on a steady diet of JJ Cale's music. This is just an awesome song - and Keller1? Did YOU upload this song? Well, whoever did, THANK YOU. 

Okay - catching a groove here - gotta float with it. Hugs to all the RP folks.... {#Meditate}{#Sunny}
Just Plain Cool
JJ Cale
Darn good song. Yeah, ride higher baby!
J.J. Cale - Ride Me Highadded22/2 (92%)320

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh.  Memories!!!
Sophomore at Clarion, Ballentine Hall, room 302.

Didn't realize at the time that Eric Clapton owed his career to JJ.
We played the grooves off of Troubador and Slowhand.

come on Sir Cale get yourself across the big pond one more time...

 Tim_in_N_FL wrote:
Great groove.  Really learning to appreciate J.J.Cale's work as I get older...{#Guitarist}
 
Ditto. {#Sunny}
Great groove.  Really learning to appreciate J.J.Cale's work as I get older...{#Guitarist}
 heyjoe3577 wrote:
I've been listening to JJ more than normal lately. I find his music to be perfect in the morning, to help pick up the pace to get out the door on time.

I just love how laid back his groove is.
 

Interesting comment Joe - my experience has been to throw JJ LPs on the old record player after I got home from work.
leave the lights off and watch the setting sun envelope you in darkness.
Try it - kick back on the couch - close your eyes...groove on
Here comes yo' daddy......
Oh! Yeah!
I'd recognize that opening anywhere. I've been loving me some JJ since about 1970.... Nice recent interview with JJ here (click here)
dating myself, bought this album in '76, great summer hearing this again made me realize I really need to get this as a CD
I can never come up with enough acolades for J.J.Cale. Just plain love it.
Great song, great album, great musician. This is some cool shit.
Does he qualify for Legendary Old Blues Guy status, yet? Dudes, he turns *70* next year. Love the smoothness of this 1976 track. Doesn't sound dated at all...
He is a brilliant songwriter- His vocals leave me wanting for something more.
been years since i last heard this. thanks
I've been listening to JJ more than normal lately. I find his music to be perfect in the morning, to help pick up the pace to get out the door on time. I just love how laid back his groove is.