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    Default Re: Glenn in the Press/Blogs/etc.

    Something people might not realize - Glenn lends backing vocals to her beautiful song "If He's Ever Near":


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    I did not know Glenn Frey helped with backing vocals on this song.

    FWIW -- If if you haven't heard it before or it's been awhile since you last heard it, I strongly recommend checking out the song on the you tube link from Soda.


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    Please could someone post the relevant extract from that interview?

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    The parts of the article relating to Glenn:

    "Itís fitting that [Karla Bonoff] a woman who wrote hits for others got her biggest hit with someone elseís song. That number was 'Personally,' which Paul Kelly wrote. R&B singer Jackie Moore had cut it in 1978, but it barely made a dent in the charts. Mooreís single wound up in the hands of Glenn Frey, of the Eagles, who happened to be friends with Bonoff.

    'He was a great collector of obscure R&B songs, and he played that for me one night at his house,' Bonoff said in a phone call last week. 'I was like, wow, what a cool tune. Somebody should make a hit out of that.' He said, 'You know, I was thinking I should send that to Bonnie Raitt.' I was like, 'No! Donít send that to Bonnie Raitt!'

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    Her good friend Frey died in 2016, but his death was only one of several in recent years among Bonoffís peer group in the Southern California music scene that blew up in the 1970s. Two of her bandmates from a before-its-time outfit of folk-rockers called Bryndle. Kenny Edwards, who had founded The Stone Poneys with Ronstadt, then joined Bryndle, died in 2010. Andrew Gold died the next year. Singer, songwriter and producer Wendy Waldman remains active in the music business.

    Edwards produced Bonoffís first three albums. Frey was among the first people she met when she was exploring the folk rock scene of Los Angeles, which centered on The Troubadour.

    'Unfortunately at this point, when you get to this age, thatís what starts to happen,' said Bonoff, 66. 'Itís hard, because it doesnít feel like that much time has passed. We are losing people, a lot of people. Itís sad, but you try to carry on.

    'To lose these guys in their 60s, itís really a bummer. They had a lot more music in them.'

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    'I started out with my sister, writing, and we had a duo, sort of playing Joni Mitchell-type stuff that we were writing. We started doing those Monday nights at The Troubadour, which were open mic nights. Thatís how we started meeting all these other people ó Kenny Edwards and Wendy Waldman and Glenn and JD Souther. Everybody was drawn to the same couple of places where you could get up and perform.'"


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    Thanks, Soda, really interesting. I wasn't aware of the connection with Bonoff.

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    Thanks for posting that. It sounds like Glenn should have had a radio show where he played obscure tracks.
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    Default Re: Glenn in the Press/Blogs/etc.

    I don't remember ever hearing If He's Ever Near until a few days ago when I was visiting Soda. She played it - I agree with her that it's a beautiful song and, of course, it's loveliness is helped out a lot by those gorgeous backing vocals.

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    I've never heard it. Beautiful!
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    Beautiful song... nice article. Thanks for posting, soda!

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    I had never seen this article until today. Made me get a tear in my eyes towards the end. Miss him so much.
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