Blog | June 11, 2012

Farm Aid Music Monday, Starring Jackson Browne

MattThis week’s Music Monday once again sends us back to 1990 for Farm Aid IV. Today I’m posting a couple of videos with Jackson Browne (including a duet with Bonnie Raitt). When I first heard “Take It Easy” below, I thought it was neat that he was covering an Eagles song, but then a little Wikipedia set me right, saying “Browne originally began writing ‘Take It Easy’ in 1971 for his own debut album. His friend and then-neighbor [Glenn] Frey heard an early version and liked it so much that Browne gave it to him for his new band. Frey finished the second verse (including the line ‘It’s a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed Ford …’) and the resulting single climbed to #12 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.”

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