The tributes have been fulsome and the better ones have captured a little of the man’s modesty: “Cale later claimed to have developed his eloquent, droll style on lead guitar from listening to rockabilly records, the single-string blues guitarists Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown and Billy Brown, Chet Atkins, Les Paul and Chuck Berry…Cale once said that he wanted his music to sound as though it had been recorded on the front porch of his home in Tulsa.” The Telegraph.
“After midnight, we’re gonna shake your tambourine.
After midnight, it’s all gonna be peaches and cream.
We’re gonna cause talk and suspicion;
We’re gonna give an exhibition.
We’re gonna find out what it is all about.
After midnight, we’re gonna let it all hang down.”