Who Sang Takin' Care of Business? J.J. Cale

J.J. Cale #8 cover art
Release information
Writer(s): J. J. Cale
Release Date: 1983
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk Rock/Southern Rock
length: 2:11
lead vocals: J.J. Cale
Lyrics
I got myself together, got my tie on straight
Downtown, takin' care of business on the street
Glen D's got that old piano on the road
Blues is his bag, he's a funky soul
Tim Drummond's on bass, Jim Keltner's on the drums
They'll put it right on you for a shot of rhum
I'll tell you right now it's a funky beat
Downtown, takin' care of business on the street
We ain't very good but that's beside the point
We're all right here trying to rock this joint
Old mama Chip and the Spooner too
Trying to hack a meet with you
Christine Lakeland and Jimmy Karstein
He's a rhythm fool, she's a guitar queen
Let me tell you, my friend
Richard is hot on the beat
Downtown, takin' care of business on the street
Oh, climb on board, Chad Hailey running 'round
It's that Ashworth Dixie sound
Hurry up mama 'cause we're all gonna meet
Downtown, takin' care of business on the street

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Money Talks
  • 2 Losers
  • 3 Hard Times
  • 4 Reality
  • 5 Takin' Care of Business
  • 6 People Lie
  • 7 Unemployment
  • 8 Trouble in the City
  • 9 Teardrops in My Tequila
  • 10 Livin' Here Too

  • Release information
    label: Mercury Records
    country(area): Germany
    format: CD
    barcode: 042281115226
    script: Latin