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James Taylor (1948) has been active as a singer, guitarist and songwriter since the late Sixties. Many - rightfully - regard him as the "father" of the singer-songwriter genre gat became popular in the early Seventies. His introspective songs, virtuoso acoustic guitar playing and warm voice immediately connected with an audience. This was reflected in a stream of many hit singles and albums. Among his most famous hits are "Fire and Rain", "You've Got a Friend", "Carolina In My Mind", "Handy Man", "Sweet Baby James" en "Little More Time with You". While his most famous songs may have been released over forty years ago, his career has everything but stagnated. He continuous to release new albums, and his live concerts are among the most successful and appreciated in the world.

On this Dutch/English website you will find everything you have to know about James Taylor. From news messages and tour schemes to an overview of all his music that is currently available.

James Taylor on Sheryl Crow's "Threads"

On August 30th Sheryl Crow will release her new duets album "Threads". James Taylor is one of the collaborating artists, joining Crow on the new song "Flying Blind".

James Taylor: The Warner Bros. Albums 1970-1976

The six albums James Taylor recorded with Warner Bros. Records between 1970 and 1976 will be re-released on July 19th as set of 6 cds or 6 lps. All albums have been newly remastered under the supervision of Peter Asher.

The boxset contains the following albums:
Sweet Baby James (1970)
Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon (1971)
One Man Dog (1972)
Walking Man (1974)
Gorilla (1975)
In the Pocket (1976)

James Taylor sings the American Songbook

Multiple media have this week mentioned that James Taylor is working on an album of American (Jazz) standards that is scheduled to be released fall of this year. For the album, James has worked with renowned Jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli and producer Dave O'Donnell, who also produced James' most recent albums.

In contrast to other albums with songs from the American songbook, James' album will be very much guitar-based, creating an album that highlights James' guitar arrangements of some of his favorite standards. We do not know yet which songs will be on the album, but in interviews James has named a few songs that have been recorded, such as "My Blue Heaven", "Teach Me Tonight", "God Bless the Child" and "Moon River".