J.D. Souther Download
Nov 11, 1979Bottom Line (New York, NY)
J.D. Souther Download
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Total Length:
16:24
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

J.D. Souther Download

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What Makes Our Downloads Great

Our downloads are all from master recordings owned by Wolfgang's Vault, an archive built from more than a dozen historic collections spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres and legendary performers.

We have painstakingly restored every tape using the highest quality analog-to-digital converters available and the light engineering touch we’ve come to be known for that makes you feel like you were at the show.

All song files are high-quality 320k mp3s, delivered to you in a single zip file. If you haven't used a zip file before, it’s quite simple. On most computers you can just double-click on the zip file to extract it to a folder containing the mp3 song files, which you can then drag into iTunes or whatever library you use.

Sample this concert
  1. 1'Til The Bars Burn Down05:28
  2. 2If You Don't Want My Love04:36
  3. 3The Last In Love03:40
  4. 4James Dean02:40
Artist:
Item Number:
  • 20052113-3091-AD
Date:
  • Nov 11, 1979
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Sample this concert
  1. 1'Til The Bars Burn Down05:28
  2. 2If You Don't Want My Love04:36
  3. 3The Last In Love03:40
  4. 4James Dean02:40
Total Length:
16:24
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Liner Notes

J.D. Souther - lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitars; Jorge Calderone - guitar, vocals; Josh Leo - guitar, vocals; Vince Melamed - keyboards; Bobby Tsukamoto - bass; Dave Kemper - drums

Emerging from the same southern California folk-country-rock scene that delivered Linda Rondtadt, the Eagles, and Jackson Browne, J.D. Souther has claimed more of a stake in the business as a successful songwriter than as a performer. He has written and co-written for countless musicians, including those aforementioned artists and also James Taylor.

After moving to Los Angeles from Texas in his early twenties to pursue a career as a session musician and songwriter, Souther met up and rented an apartment with another aspiring singer/songwriter, Glenn Frey. The two formed a duo called Longbranch Pennywhistle. They got a deal on the small Amos label, but failed to release any chart-breaking hits. The experience did, however, spawn a songwriting relationship that would last for years. In the end, Souther and Frey penned several hits for Frey's next band, the Eagles, among them "Best of My Love," "Heartache Tonight," and "New Kid in Town."

Souther, moreover, produced, co-wrote and performed with his friend Linda Ronstadt on her 1973 chart-topping Don't Cry Now album. This experience led to an offer from David Geffen to be a part of a new super group he was forming with Poco's Richie Furray and The Byrds/Burrito Brothers mainstay Chris Hillman. Together as the Souther-Hillman-Furray band, they made two albums and went on two tours before breaking up in 1975.

This recording, though brief, shows Souther at a time when he had finally broken through with the hit title track of his 1979 album, You're Only Lonely.

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