Monday, June 21, 2010

Jackson Browne: Take It Easy

While less of a cover version and more of an alternate release of the Eagles hit of “Take It Easy,” Jackson Browne who co-wrote the tune with Glenn Frey released his version of the song on his second album “For Everyman” in 1973.

While Browne’s album has numerous guest sidemen, notably two members of the Eagles appear: Glenn Frey and Don Henley. The song was started by Browne in 1971 and he gave it Glenn Frey who finished the second verse.

The author and Glenn Frey clowning around backstage in 1985

The Eagles – Hit Version

Released on the debut album by the Eagles, “Take it Easy” was their first hit single. It charted at #12 in 1972. Bernie Leadon plays the banjo on their version of the song.

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