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In this song Jackson Browne sings about letting loose his fun-loving, country side in an effort to improve relations with his lady. This alter ego was based on his real "Redneck Friend" - Gregg Allman. Browne was a huge fan of The Allman Brothers Band.
Elton John played piano on this track. He didn't have a US work permit at the time so he was credited as "Rockaday Johnny." Other musicians on the song were Doug Haywood on bass, Jim Keltner on drums, David Lindley on slide guitar, and Glenn Frey on harmony vocals. The previous year, Brown gave Frey the song that became the first single for the Eagles: "Take It Easy
A track from Jackson Browne's second album, this was his third single.
As a 5-year-old, Brandi was writing lyrics to instrumental versions lullabies. She still puts her heart into her songs, including the one Elton John sings on.
Joe talks about the challenges of of making a Duke Ellington tribute album, and tells the stories behind some of his hits.
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