The Eagles and/or Jackson Browne
Nothing from the 1970s captured the mood and the moment better than the music of the Eagles and of Jackson Browne. Nothing else was as brilliant lyrically or instrumentally. These two are the biggest examples of what we need on this game that is surprisingly absent.
The Eagles are quite likely going to be cost prohibitive for SongPop since even powerhouse entities like iTunes will occasionally be absent an Eagles album or two and we consumers can’t even purchase their whole albums. You’re lucky if an Eagles song is on YouTube for a minute before it vanishes there, too. But behind that restrictiveness is the reason: they’re one of the highest tickets in town no matter what they touch. It’s all gold for the taking. Or platinum I should say.
Jackson Browne, however, should be on this list! His career has always been to make money he can then donate, and gouging the record company’s or his fans isn’t his bag. And his stuff is arguably better than the Eagles or inspired and paved the way for their ascent, at least. (JB wrote Take it Easy and gave it to Frey to finish which became their first smash hit). Jackson Browne is certainly more accomplished than say James Taylor or Jim Croce or any of those similar artists during that time. He’s still making new albums, too. JB was the very first to get a recording contract for his style of music and so he became sort of an accidental Godfather to what’s now known as the “Laurel Canyon Folk” genre or movement, or the “Laurel Canyon singer/songwriter” genre of music, which transformed Southern California back in the day.
So in summation, if the Eagles won’t agree to their songs appearing on SongPop, can you see about getting Jackson Browne on his own playlist? Otherwise, I wrote this all for naught 😂. Thank you so much!
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