Jack Tempchin

Jack Tempchin is an American musician and singer-songwriter who wrote the Eagles song "Peaceful Easy Feeling"[1] and co-wrote "Already Gone",[2] "The Girl From Yesterday",[3] "Somebody",[4] and "It's Your World Now".[5]

Jack Tempchin
BornOhio
Occupation(s)Musician, singer, songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar, piano
Associated actsEagles

CareerEdit

During the Eagles' breakup period (1980–1994) he co-wrote with Glenn Frey producing "You Belong to the City", "Smuggler's Blues", "The One You Love", "I Found Somebody", "Sexy Girl", and "True Love".[6]

Tempchin wrote "Slow Dancing".[7] The song was first recorded in 1976 by the short-lived group Funky Kings, of which Tempchin and Jules Shear were members at the time. In 1977, the song became a top-10 pop hit for Johnny Rivers titled as "Swayin' to the Music (Slow Dancing)",[8] and in 1979 it was a top-10 country hit for Johnny Duncan.[9]

Tempchin has also toured extensively as a solo artist over the years, opening for Ringo Starr, Jackson Browne, Dave Mason, Poco, Dolly Parton, Karla Bonoff, Chicago, Christopher Cross, Kenny Loggins, Timothy B. Schmit, Barry McGuire, Tom Rush, Al Kooper and Emmylou Harris.

Tempchin was voted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2019.

Other compositions include:[10]

DiscographyEdit

with The Funky KingsEdit

  • 1976 The Funky Kings

Solo albumsEdit

  • 1978 Jack Tempchin
  • 1994 After the Rain
  • 1995 Lonely Midnight
  • 1997 Best of Jack Tempchin (includes newly recorded versions of "Already Gone" and "Peaceful Easy Feeling" )
  • 2000 Live on Hwy 101
  • 2004 Staying Home
  • 2007 Songs
  • 2012 Live at Tales From The Tavern
  • 2015 Learning To Dance
  • 2016 One More Song
  • 2017 Peaceful Easy Feeling – The Songs Of Jack Tempchin

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Eagles Peaceful Easy Feeling Composed by Jack Tempchin". AllMusic. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  2. ^ "Eagles Already Gone Composed by Jack Tempchin / Robb Strandlund". AllMusic. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  3. ^ "Eagles The Girl From Yesterday Composed by Glenn Frey / Jack Tempchin". AllMusic. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  4. ^ "Eagles Somebody Composed by Jack Tempchin / John Brannen". AllMusic. 2007. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  5. ^ "Eagles It's Your World Now Composed by Glenn Frey / Jack Tempchin". AllMusic. 2007. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  6. ^ "Glenn Frey". Songwriters Hall of Fame. Retrieved April 22, 2009.
  7. ^ "Swayin to the Music (Slow Dancin')". AllMusic. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  8. ^ Eder, Bruce. "Johnny Rivers Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 1977 Swayin' To The Music (Slow Dancin') The Billboard Hot 100#10
  9. ^ "Johnny Duncan Awards". AllMusic. 1979. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 1979 "Slow Dancing" Country Singles #6
  10. ^ "Jack Tempchin Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved March 28, 2015.

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