J.J. Cale — Call The Doctor
Album: Naturally
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7.7

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Released: 1971
Length: 2:22
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Somebody call for the doctor, I think I'm sick
Ain't had my medicine in over a week
My mind's fine but my body feels weak
Call the doctor, I think I'm sick

A shady lady took all my bread
Ravished my body, lord, and messed with my head
I don't know but I've had my fill
Call the doctor and tell him I'm ill

My money's gone and I've got no place to go
I don't believe I've ever felt so low
If you've got the time while you hang around
Call the doctor and tell him I'm down
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To me  7 - Quite Likeable  (almost 8)
One of the first tunes I learned on the guitar - so many great memories - Vale Andrew MacLean, my teacher of all things cool on the guitar.

I came across JJ Cale thanks to a misunderstanding of a friend of mine.
Years ago he asked me a suggestion for the present for my own birthday. My answer was "a record of John Cale".
And I received my first record of JJ Cale....
By the way, it was "5".


so back in 1972 I'm thumbing through the albums at the record store and I see this funky racoon and see that it is on Leon Russell's label and I bought it without ever hearing it, turned out real real good
 peter_james_bond wrote:
The doctor is in:

Bill

 
Well played
Classic album.
There was so much great music on friends' turntables at parties in the early seventies, a lot of it just melts into the blurry soundscape of those memories. I distinctly recall that racoon, though.
I hear Summertime (Big Brother cover) in this. I wonder if there's a common thread or if it's just in my mind...
{#Heartkiss}{#Heartkiss}{#Heartkiss}{#Heartkiss}{#Heartkiss}{#Heartkiss}  luv it a lot    9
That bass-line, that voice.
Bless you
 RoelantSiekman wrote:
Fan-bloody-tastic! If the whole album is like this, it is a must-have! (9/10)
 
If you're gonna buy one JJ album, this is the one!
Lots of people played "Laid-back" music, but JJ was the master.
Fan-bloody-tastic! If the whole album is like this, it is a must-have! (9/10)
 Kokoloco53 wrote:

AND KOKOLOCO53 ABSOLUTELY AGREES. BEEN LISTENING TO THIS ALBUM SINCE IT CAME OUT IN THE 70'S. I'LL PUT IN MY TOP 100 ALBUMS OF ALL TIME.
 

Like he says! A landmark album that's inlfuenced so many others
 LennytheB wrote:
One of the most under-appreciated artists of our time!
 
AND KOKOLOCO53 ABSOLUTELY AGREES. BEEN LISTENING TO THIS ALBUM SINCE IT CAME OUT IN THE 70'S. I'LL PUT IN MY TOP 100 ALBUMS OF ALL TIME.


Love me some J.J.   {#Music}
One of the most under-appreciated artists of our time!
Great album!
{#Angel}
The doctor is in:

Bill
That album cover is great.
Missed it!  {#Wall}
Keep on playing J.J. Cale !
This is about as good as JJ gets!  I could listen to this all day.
 Prodigal_SOB wrote:
Every time I hear something from this album I'm tempted to turn off RP, get it out, and just play the whole thing.
 
LMAO know that feeling well, my favorite JJ album

"To be any mellower than JJ Cale you'd have to be dead" — Unkle Sherman

Great tune. Thanks Bill.
 Baby_M wrote:
You can play J.J. as much as you want, Bill.
 



 stefflechien wrote:

Simple .... but good !

May be good because simple ?

 


Every time I hear something from this album I'm tempted to turn off RP, get it out, and just play the whole thing.


Simple .... but good !

May be good because simple ?


The personification of "Laid Back"...
ThePoose wrote:
JJ is a raccoonteur.
:lol:
many-many bong hits ago, this was a fav in high school
JJ is a raccoonteur.
A little slow for the mid-day.
jjcale is the bomb!
streetsintherain wrote:
man, had a pretty good set going....really threw a stick into the wheels with this one. :(
You've got to be kidding. This is classic!
I haven't heard this in ages! Thanks Bill!
Great sleepy tune. Love it.
One of my favorite LPs. Love it!
:cool:
Spent the night in a dirty ole' town, had to walk the long miles home. It was nobody's fault but my own - now I've got stones in my passway. Call the doctor! /great album
Great tune!
You can play J.J. as much as you want, Bill.
Love this blast from the past. Ah, those were the days.
dadofsammy wrote:
The minority opinion.
THAT'S for sure. JJ Cale is welcome to wear his shoes in my house anytime.
streetsintherain wrote:
man, had a pretty good set going....really threw a stick into the wheels with this one. :(
The minority opinion.
Keep them Blues comin'. Another great song. Lovin' it!!!!
Karmala wrote:
Second that :nodhead:
Anything off the raccoon album by JJ is welcomed.
Leslie wrote:
J.J. Cale is one of a kind! (pimp)
Second that :nodhead:
GregX59 wrote:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: From "Stones in my Passway" to "Call The Doctor". Priceless.
Even better: 10:40 pm - J.J. Cale - Call The Doctor 10:37 pm - John Mellencamp - Stones In My Passway 10:34 pm - Blind Boys Of Alabama - Nobody's Fault But Mine 10:30 pm - Richard Thompson - Walking The Long Miles Home 10:26 pm - The Pogues - Dirty Old Town Dirty old town, walking the long miles home. Nobody's fault but mine: stones in my passway. Call the doctor. Cool tune.