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J.J. Cale was a struggling songwriter until 1970 when Eric Clapton recorded his tune After Midnight. Shortly after that Cale’s album Naturally was released which included his biggest hit, Crazy Mama. His style is very relaxed and laid back.

Crazy Mama is a simple blues progression with a slightly syncopated instrumental break. This short lesson looks at the riff and keeping the changes smooth. There is no tab or chart but you might even get it just from the Play Through in Part 2.