Song of the Day: Jackson Browne, “Somebody’s Baby”

Jackson Browne wrote this along with Danny "Kootch" Kortchmar for the soundtrack of the movie Fast Times At Ridgemont High. It peaked at #7 on the Hot 100 in 1982, Browne’s last Top Ten hit and the highest-charting single of his career. He’s joined on the track by Kortchmar on guitar and two other members of The Section (the band that backed James Taylor and many others in the ’70’s as well as recording three albums of their own), Russ Kunkel on drums and Craig Doerge on keyboards, as well as Bob Glaub on bass, Doug Haywood on organ and background vocals, and Rick Vito on guitar.

14 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Jackson Browne, “Somebody’s Baby”

  1. Jackson Brown was always a favorite of mine to work because he and some of the band brought their kids on tour and prior to and after the concert there was a lot of kids having fun backstage. O
    hand because I liked his music also.
    We always thought maybe we had something to do with his song The Load Out because he wrote it shortly after a concert at the Guthrie when he spent a lot of time watching us on the load out.


    1. I remember how excited everyone was when “Doctor My Eyes” came out. Maybe it was having Crosby and Nash with him that made the difference, I don’t know…


    1. I heard that Helen and Mac had passed. Mac was a hell of a songwriter. Helen took a lot of crap for “I Am Woman,” which everyone thought was an anthem for militant feminism, but actually it wasn’t. She had a couple of great songs, my favorite being “Angie Baby.”


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