Monday, November 5, 2018

Musical Interlude: I Can't Tell You Why (1979-80)

In 1979, the Eagles gave us one of the greatest date night songs of all time.

Timothy B. Schmit is on lead vocals and co-wrote "I Can't Tell You Why". The video was shot a year later, with a shuffle in the lineup. Glenn Frey plays the electric piano, when in fact Joe Walsh was on keyboards on the record.

"Why" has been covered by the likes of country singer Vince Gill (with Schmit singing backup) and R & B singers Howard Hewett and Gerald Alston, the latter of whom missed the top 40 10 years after the original was released.

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