I learned of JJ Cale through Eric Clapton. I loved his versions of "Cocaine" and "After Midnight". Then I got the albums and discovered who the writer really was and began a love affair with JJ. When I heard JJ do these two songs many years later....I have never felt the same about Eric's renditions. Those are truly JJ's songs and he sang them well. It is sad to see him leave us. But think of the music we will hear when we pass to the other side!!!!! Keep on pickin' JJ!!