Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Jack Tempchin “Peaceful Easy Feeling” featuring Janiva Magness, Rita Coolidge, Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen

Iconic songs "Peaceful Easy Feeling," "Already Gone," "Somebody" and "It's Your World Now" all have these thing in common: they have Jack Tempchin as either writer or co-writer. All were recorded by the Eagles, each is multiplatinum, and two are on the bestselling album of the 20th century: "Eagles: Their Greatest Hits: 1971-1975."

Produced by Joel Piper, "Peaceful Easy Feeling: The Songs Of Jack Tempchin" has very special guest vocalist Rita Coolidge on a duet with Jack for "Slow Dancing," originally a top 10 hit for Johnny Rivers in 1977, with a video for the track shot by veteran director Jim Shea up now on YouTube. Grammy nominated blues vocalist Janiva Magness is featured on two songs on the deluxe digital release "Soul Searchin’" and "I Found Somebody," both written with Glenn Frey. Classic rock and country legends Chris Hillman (Byrds/Flying Burritos) and Herb Pedersen (Desert Rose Band) are featured on two songs "Already Gone" and "It’s Your World Now."

During the Eagles' 14-year "vacation," Jack Tempchin co-wrote radio hits for Glenn Frey’s solo career including “Smuggler’s Blues” and “You Belong To The City” from the Miami Vice TV soundtrack. Other Tempchin tunes have been covered/sung by George Jones, Emmylou Harris, Tom Waits, Glen Campbell, Chris Hillman, Jackson Browne, Dwight Yoakam, Linda Ronstadt, Patty Loveless, Trisha Yearwood, Tanya Tucker, Randy Meisner, Tom Rush, Kate Wolf, Richie Havens, Dave Edmunds, Vince Gill, My Morning Jacket and a Top 10 hit with rocker Johnny Rivers, “Slow Dancing Swayin’ To The Music.” 

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