Monday, January 18, 2016

Tribute to Glenn Frey: "Take It Easy"

Frey co-wrote this with Jackson Browne.  Browne had written much of the song for his 1971 debut album, but couldn't finish it.  His friend and then-neighbor Frey heard the song and liked it so much that Jackson gave it to Glenn for his new band.  Frey finished the second verse,  "...such a fine sight to see, it's a girl, My Lord, in a flatbed Ford..."

Frey and the Eagles went into the studio to record it, it reached a highly underrated peak of #12, and the rest is music history:

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