JACK TEMPCHIN new solo album, "Peaceful Easy Feeling: The Songs of Jack Tempchin," is out now on Blue Elan Records
Singer-songwriter Jack Tempchin, who co-wrote some of the best-known hits of The Eagles and of Glenn Frey's solo career. We're talking about songs that nearly everyone knows by heart, such as "Already Gone," "You Belong to the City," "Smuggler's Blues" and "The One You Love," all composed by Jack and Glenn together, and "Peaceful Easy Feeling," written by Jack alone.
Jack's new solo album, "Peaceful Easy Feeling: The Songs of Jack Tempchin," is out now on Blue Elan Records. Produced by Joel Piper, the disc features Jack's own versions of ten of his greatest compositions. Some impressive guest stars lend a hand on the album, including singer-songwriter Rita Coolidge on a duet with Jack for "Slow Dancing" (originally a top 10 hit for Johnny Rivers in 1977), rock and country legends Chris Hillman (Byrds/Flying Burrito Brothers) and Herb Pedersen (Desert Rose Band) on two songs, "Already Gone" and "It’s Your World Now"; and the great, Grammy-nominated blues vocalist Janiva Magness (pictured here with Jack) on "Soul Searchin’" (a top 10 hit for Frey in 1989) and -- on the deluxe digital release only -- "I Found Somebody."
"You have to trust each other to write together," Tempchin recently told a writer at the San Diego Union-Tribune. "Glenn was confident he could say anything to me — in terms of making up stories and songs — and I felt the same way. It’s hard to do that with people you don’t know as well.”
See the video for "Soul Searchin'," featuring Janiva Magness, here.