Friday, June 09, 2006


“The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time.”~ James Taylor

James Taylor was born in Boston Massachusetts on March 12, 1948. He is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He began his career in the mid-1960’s, but he found his audience in the early 1970’s. He sings sensitive and gentle acoustic songs. He was part of a wave of soft singer songwriters of the time that also included Joni Mitchell, John Denver, Jackson Browne and Carly Simon. He later married Carly Simon.

He is one of my favorite musicians . His Greatest Hits album from 1976 went diamond and sold more than 11 million copies.

I have many videos on my computer that I am not able to upload to my blog. I did find them elsewhere on the web. People have been uploading video to a site that I found. If your computer is slow or you have a slow connection just push the pause button on the player until the light grey line moves from the left to the right and almost to the end. Then click play and you can watch and listen without interuption.

This video is not very clear. It is evident how much fun James and Carly are having singing this song together. She is barefoot and bopping around the stage and James makes some faces and dances too. Carly Simon and James Taylor perform “Mockingbird”.

I also have an unreleased holiday song that is not on his latest CD. The song is called River and was written by Joni Mitchell. This clip is audio only.

JT teamed up with Alison and they made a music video. The link will take you to the James Taylor and Alison Krauss music video called "How's the World Treating You "

Some music on my current play list include Nickel Creek, Alison Krauss, Anna Nalick, Doc Watson, Cat Stevens, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Sara McLaughlin, Jackson Browne, Seals and Crofts, Jim Croce, Jimmy Buffet, Don Williams, Tim McGraw, Neil Young, Neil Diamond, The Righteous Brothers, Johnny Cash, Kenny Chesney, Norman Greenbaum, Paul Simon, Willie Nelson, Roger Miller, Lynard Skynard, Garth Brooks, John Lee Hooker, Beatles, Three Dog Night, John Valby, Bob Seeger, Dr. Hook,Eyal Golan, Adriano Celentano,Garou, Daniel Lavoie, Claudio Baglioni, Lior Narkis & Shlomi Shabat, and John Lennon.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh I love James Taylor too..."Steamroller" live is one of my favorites.

June 09, 2006 5:00 AM  
Blogger Skunkfeathers said...

James Taylor isn't on my favorites list, but some of his hits fit into my larger listening list. No argument about the quality of his music.

June 09, 2006 10:13 AM  
Blogger OldHorsetailSnake said...

And how's the world treating you, North Dakota? Beautiful song, and thank you for it.

On your list I do not see Alan Jackson. But you got many dandies.

June 09, 2006 5:32 PM  
Blogger Deb @ Sugarfused said...

I see we share the same taste in lots of these musicians. James Taylor is a legend...Fire and Rain one of my all time favorite songs :)

June 09, 2006 5:58 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

He is a very talented man and it's great to see your passion for him and music.

Happy weekend! *HUUUUGS*

June 09, 2006 7:40 PM  
Blogger kenju said...

I love James T. Carolina on My Mind is my favorite. Thanks for the visit and I am happy (and surprised) to see my name in your blogroll. Thanks for that!

June 09, 2006 8:49 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

We have a lot of the same likes in music. I have a friend with a personalized plate that reads JT FAN. She is a big one.

June 09, 2006 9:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

James Taylor has been a favourite of mine for many many years.

June 10, 2006 11:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apart from his now legendary hits, I bought a more recent CD a couple years ago and was blown away by its depth and beauty. Heard "October Road"? The man can still turn a melody. And now his and Carly's son Ben Taylor has started recording! Check out "Another Run Around the Sun." He toured with Carly. His voice is uncannily like his dad's, different but yet the way he shapes words and musical phrases so similar. Really cool.

June 11, 2006 8:14 AM  
Blogger poopie said...

There will never be another one like JT...I grew up listening to him and many of the others you have listed. My favorite of his? The Water is Wide.

June 11, 2006 3:17 PM  

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