In March 1982.

In March 1982, “Mercury” label released “Grasshopper”, the seventh J. J. Cale album. It was recorded in 1982, and was produced by Audie Ashworth and J. J. Cale.

Personnel:

  • J. Cale – guitar and vocals
  • Reggie Young – guitar
  • Christine Lakeland – guitar, organ, vocals
  • David Briggs – piano, electric piano
  • Mike Lawler – synthesizer
  • Jim Karstein – congas
  • Bill Boatman- tambourine
  • Robert Greenidge – steel drums
  • Gary Allen – drums
  • Dennis Solee – horns
  • Charles Dungey – bass
  • Farrell Morris – congas, percussion, vibraphone
  • Karl Himmel – drums
  • Nick Rather – bass
  • Tom Cogbill – bass
  • Ken Buttrey– drums
  • Steve Gibson – guitar
  • John Christopher – guitar
  • Bobby Emmons– organ
  • Audie Ashworth – producer, engineer
  • Chad Hailey – engineer, mixer
  • Chip Young – engineer
  • Rick Horton – engineer
  • Ron Reynolds – engineer, mixer

Track listing:

All tracks written by J. J. Cale, except where noted

  1. City Girls
  2. Devil in Disguise
  3. One Step Ahead of the Blues – J. Cale, Roger Tillison
  4. You Keep Me Hangin’ On
  5. Downtown L.A.
  6. Can’t Live Here
  7. Grasshopper
  8. Drifters Wife
  9. Don’t Wait – J. Cale, Christine Lakeland
  10. A Thing Going On
  11. Nobody But You
  12. Mississippi River
  13. Does Your Mama Like to Reggae – J. Cale, Christine Lakeland
  14. Jive
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