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    Composer: James Taylor . Personnel: James Taylor (vocals, guitar); James Taylor ; Randy Meisner, John London, Bob West (bass instrument); Carole King (vocals, piano); Danny Kortchmar (guitar); Red Rhodes (steel guitar); Chris Darrow (violin, fiddle); Jack Bielan (brass); Russ Kunkel (drums). Recording information: Sunset sound (12/1969). Photographer: Henry Diltz. Arranger: Jack Bielan. Though James Taylor's self-titled debut introduced his mellow melodicism and affecting songcraft, SWEET BABY JAMES was the album that rocketed him to national recognition. With SWEET BABY JAMES, Taylor abandoned the slightly psychedelic structural ambition of his first record (the first side was composed as a suite), and settled fully into the folk and country styles to which he is best suited. The top ten hit "Fire and Rain," for instance, a deeply personal story-song based on the artist's experiences in mental hospitals and the suicide of a friend, is built around Taylor's gentle, understated voice, acoustic guitar, cello, piano, and drums. The plaintive, melancholic air of "Fire and Rain" resonated with millions of listeners, as did the rest of the album. Taylor's lyrics, which address personal identity, religion, and relationships lost and struggling, are highly confessional, yet associative and lyrical enough to reflect the lives of listeners. At times, he marries the plight of the sensitive soul to the myth of the cowboy in songs like the title track, a kind of campfire lullaby, or to country traditions, as in "Country Road." In all, these elements combine to make SWEET BABY JAMES, arguably, Taylor's definitive statement, and one of the most influential albums in the singer-songwriter genre.

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    UPC 075992718325
    Runtime 31 min.
    Type Performer
    Genre Rock & Pop
    Label Warner Bros. Records
    Producer Peter Asher; Peter Asher
    Number of Discs 1
    Track Listing Disc 1
    • 1. Sweet Baby James
    • 2. Lo and Behold
    • 3. Sunny Skies
    • 4. Steamroller
    • 5. Country Road
    • 6. Oh, Susannah
    • 7. Fire and Rain
    • 8. Blossom
    • 9. Anywhere Like Heaven
    • 10. Oh Baby, Don't You Loose Your Lip on Me
    • 11. Suite for 20 G
    Format Compact Disc
    Spars Coding n/a
    Artists Taylor, James
    Dimensions 0

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      I used to listen to James Taylor in the 70's and lost my album due to many moves. When I saw the CD being offered, I ordered the CD and have enjoyed listening to it many times.

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