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  • Posted By: mannlow
  • Date Posted: 11/21/2010
  • Category: Arts
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An Evening with James Taylor

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An Evening with James Taylor

James Taylor's album In The Pocket, released in spring of 1976, sealed his popularity by continuing the qualities that have made his music admired more than any other modern troubadour. Its subtle, soft tones, like "Daddy's All Gone," contrasted by it's energetic "Money Machine," keep his old fans as well as his new on a wonderful rollercoaster of emotion. One of these songs will touch any mood you might be in.
James has been around since his 1970's Sweet Baby James, featuring the hit "Fire and Rain." Soon after that, in 1971, he was on the cover of Time Magazine. He had hit it big early in his professional career on Apple records. He hit big again that year with Mud Slide Slim and The Blue Horizon, that contained Carole King's "You've got a Friend."

In 1972 he released One Man Dog, and Walking Man in 1974. By this time, he had topped the charts again with "Mockingbird" and James Taylor became a household name. His next LP Gorilla, released in 1975, contained another smash hit "How Sweet it is (To be Loved by You)."

Taylor, after all that success, doesn't lose a step with In the Pocket. It contains beautiful songs and future hits like "Shower the People" and "Slow Burning Love." Other stars of folk rock at that time also lend a vocal hand, like Art Garfunkel, Graham Nash and David Crosby. Like I mentioned before, every song on this album touches a different emotion. If you feel sad, the uplifting message in "Everyone Has the Blues" helps you get through your pain by understanding that you are not alone. If you are feeling romantic, you can turn on "Slow Burning Love" or "Woman's Got to Have it." If you are feeling upbeat, there is "Money Machine." James Taylor's greatest ...

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