Singing In The Streets
The Music Of Jack Tempchin
Pick up any book with a chapter on the music scene of 1970s Los Angeles. Almost to a one,
the author will make some reference to the "peaceful, easy feeling" that this music evokes.
Unbeknownst to him at the time, Jack Tempchin had penned what has become not only an enduring, classic song, but
a defining phrase for his own generation, post-Vietnam baby-boomers wishing to explore the vastness of a nation they so recently had inherited. Anyone who hears this
song finds themselves wanting, "to sleep in the desert tonight, with a
billion stars all around."
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didn't stop with that one song. His compositions covered by a wide range of
artists, Jack Tempchin is a songwriter's songwriter but his own albums remain
less known. Presented here, a chance to become acquainted with Jack's individual works: