John David Souther

John David Souther

Also known as David, Д. Саутер, J D Souther, J. D. Souther, J. D Souther, J. D. Souther, J. D.Souther, J. David Souther, J. David-Souther, J. Davis Souther, J.D Souther, J.D., J.D. Souther, J.D.Souther, JD Sother, JD Souther, John Souther, Souther
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Discography of John David Souther:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 You're Only Lonely / Songs Of Love 2 Audio 1979
2 Black Rose 10 Audio 1976 Asylum Records
3 You're Only Lonely / Songs Of Love 2 Audio 1979 Columbia
4 You're Only Lonely 9 Audio 1979 CBS
5 You're Only Lonely 9 Audio 1979 CBS
6 Home By Dawn 9 Audio 1984 Warner Bros. Records
7 You're Only Lonely 9 Audio 1979 Columbia
8 Home By Dawn 9 Audio 1984
9 John David Souther 10 Audio 1991 Elektra
10 You're Only Lonely / Songs Of Love 2 Audio 1979 Columbia
11 Her Town Too / Believe It Or Not 2 Audio 1981 Columbia
12 Black Rose 10 Audio 1976 Asylum Records
13 Border Town - The Very Best Of J.D. Souther 18 Audio 2007 Salvo
14 If The World Was You 12 Audio 2008 Slow Curve Records
15 You're Only Lonely / Songs Of Love 2 Audio 1980 CBS
16 You're Only Lonely 9 Audio 1979 Columbia
17 John David Souther 10 Audio 1999 Elektra
18 Home By Dawn 9 Audio 1984 Warner Bros. Records
19 You're Only Lonely 9 Audio 1990 CBS/Sony
20 John David Souther 10 Audio 1990 Elektra
21 John David Souther 10 Audio 1972 Asylum Records
22 Black Rose 10 Audio 1976 Asylum Records
23 Home By Dawn 9 Audio 1984 Warner Bros. Records
24 You're Only Lonely 9 Audio 1979 CBS/Sony
25 John David Souther 10 Audio 1972 Asylum Records
26 You're Only Lonely 9 Audio Columbia
27 Black Rose 10 Audio 1976 Asylum Records
28 The Last In Love 2 Audio 1979 Columbia
29 Her Town Too 2 Audio 1981 Columbia
30 Home By Dawn 9 Audio 1984 Warner Bros. Records
31 Her Town Too 2 Audio 1981 Columbia
32 Go Ahead And Rain 2 Audio 1984 Warner Bros. Records
33 Black Rose 10 Audio 1976 Asylum Records
34 How Long / The Fast One 2 Audio 1972 Asylum Records
35 White Rhythm And Blues 2 Audio 1979 Columbia
36 Black Rose 10 Audio Asylum Records
37 John David Souther 10 Audio 1972 Asylum Records
38 White Rhythm And Blues 2 Audio 1979 Columbia
39 Go Ahead And Rain 2 Audio 1984 Warner Bros. Records
40 Black Rose 10 Audio 1990 Elektra
41 Step By Step 2 Audio 1986 EMI America
42 You're Only Lonely 9 Audio 1979 Columbia
43 How Long 2 Audio 1972 Asylum Records
44 Go Ahead And Rain 2 Audio 1984 Warner Bros. Records
45 John David Souther 10 Audio 2008 Rhino Records (2)
46 Natural History 11 Audio 2011 Slow Curve Records
47 Go Ahead And Rain 2 Audio 1984 Warner Bros. Records
48 Her Town Too / Believe It Or Not 2 Audio 1981 Columbia
49 Black Rose 10 Audio 1980 Asylum Records
50 If The World Was You 11 Audio 2008 Slow Curve Records


American singer-songwriter and actor, as well as a multi instrumentalist.

Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2013.

He is a well known country rock performer, writer and co-writer of hit songs for other artists, most famously Linda Ronstadt and association of the Eagles band.

Souther was greatly influenced by Texan Roy Orbison, whose sound he tried to emulate. Following his move to Los Angeles in the late 1960s, he met a young guitarist from Detroit named Glenn Frey. They bonded over their Detroit roots and a common love of country and R&B music. In short order, they began working together while sharing a small apartment in Los Angeles' Echo Park area (their downstairs neighbor was Jackson Browne with whom both Souther and Frey would collaborate on numerous projects).

Shortly after meeting, Souther and Frey formed a folk duo called Longbranch Pennywhistle. Their lone album, released in 1970 on Jimmy Bowen's Amos Records, featured significant contributions from guitarists James Burton and Ry Cooder, fiddler Doug Kershaw, drummer Jim Gordon, pianist Larry Knechtel and bassist Joe Osborn.

After recording an eponymous solo album in 1972, persuaded by David Geffen, Souther teamed up with Chris Hillman and Richie Furay to form the Souther Hillman Furay Band The group released two albums, but creative tensions and lack of record sales (not to mention Furay's discomfort with playing secular music following his conversion to Christianity) led to the band's demise.

Souther is probably best known for his well-crafted songwriting abilities, especially in the field of country rock. He co-wrote some of the biggest hits for the Eagles, including "Best of My Love", "Victim of Love", "Heartache Tonight", and "New Kid in Town". "How Long", which appears on the Eagles Long Road Out Of Eden was written by Souther and originally recorded on his first solo album in 1972. He also produced Linda Ronstadt's "Don't Cry Now" album, and wrote songs for several of Ronstadt's multi-platinum albums, including "Faithless Love" from Heart Like a Wheel and "White Rhythm and Blues" included in her Living in the USA album. He also recorded several notable duets with Ronstadt, including "Hasten Down the Wind," "Prisoner in Disguise," and "Sometimes You Can't Win." He wrote "Run Like a Thief," which appeared on Home Plate by Bonnie Raitt.

Souther has also contributed as a singer in works written by other artists, including backing vocals with Don Henley in "The Light Is On" by Christopher Cross on his eponymous debut album.

His biggest hit as a solo artist was his 1979 Orbison-influenced song "You're Only Lonely" from the album of the same name, which reached number 7 on the Billboard charts. A collaboration with James Taylor called "Her Town Too" from Taylor's Dad Loves His Work album reached number 11 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart.

He was a contributor on the Roy Orbison and Friends, A Black and White Night 1987 concert and video, sang The Platters' "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" in the 1989 movie Always and sang the theme song to the 1989-1992 sitcom Anything But Love.

On October 14, 2008 Souther released If the World Was You, his first new release in 25 years. In the Fall of 2009, Souther released a follow up live CD entitled Rain - Live at the Belcourt Theatre, featuring a blend of old and new material.

As an actor, he has played several roles, including the character of John Dunaway in the (1989–1990) third season of the television drama thirtysomething and Ted in the film Postcards from the Edge (1990). He also performs in the audio book genre including the recent Jimmy Buffett sequel to Tales from Margaritaville, A Salty Piece of Land. He played Jesse James in the Television movie "Purgatory" in 1999. He was also Jeffrey Pommeroy in "My Girl 2".


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