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Jack Tempchin: Peaceful Easy Feeling: The Songs of Jack Tempchin

Read "Peaceful Easy Feeling: The Songs of Jack Tempchin" reviewed by Doug Collette

With Peaceful Easy Feeling: The Songs of Jack Tempchin, the singer/songwriter reaffirms his own strengths as an artist at the same time he fashions a heartfelt tribute to his frequent and long-time collaborator, the late Glenn Frey of the Eagles Conceived and executed in much the same stripped-down style as One More Song (Blue Elan, 2016), this album carries an emotional resonance because it works through outright homage as well as reverse psychology: Tempchin's creative partnership brought out the softer ...

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Jack Tempchin: One More Song

Read "Jack Tempchin: One More Song" reviewed by Doug Collette

Jack Tempchin's name may not elicit immediate recognition, but chances are his songs will. He contributed to the composition of “Peaceful Easy Feeling" on the Eagles' eponymous debut album in 1972 and also helped write “Already Gone" from On the Border (Elektra, 1974). As a member of the Funky Kings in 1976 (along with another estimable composer, Jules Shear), he wrote and recorded “Slow Dancing," made a bonafide hit by Johnny Rivers the very next year/ Yet that was just ...


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