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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sweet Baby James



I stole permanently borrowed a James Taylor, Sweet Baby James, album, yes, the 33.5" black vinyl huge ass album, from a house Karin was babysitting at when I was 15.

I still have it and love it like a fat kid loves cake.



Being a forever fan of JT, I have followed his career and life, singing praises to his successful career and forgiving him (and Carly) for not making their marriage work.

It's been a couple years since I have listened to him on a regular CD rotation. Last week, while getting ready for work, I heard him singing a song [on Good Morning America] that I never really liked before. I have tried to find it to down load, but this is all I can find.

"... and I need you more than want you, and I want you for all time ..."

[Glen Campbell never sounded so convincing as James]




15 comments:

GingerSnaps said...

One of my favorite songs of all time.

Sherry said...

I love James Taylor...he will always be Sweet Baby James!!

Greg C said...

Yep JT still has it. I like all his songs too. I think I still have that album at home but I bought mine. :) I swear I thought I saw you in that crowd.

sgk213 said...

I saw this on Good Morning America,how did he get so old, while we stayed so young????

John said...

LOVE JT. Is there anyone who doesn't?

: )

Mrs. G. said...

I have a book I knowingly stole from the Memphis Public Library 30 years ago-Loose Change by Sarah Davidson. I still feel a thrill when I look at it.

Beth said...

his voice...it's so mellow and wonderful....love it.

lady jaye said...

I've never been much of a fan of his voice but his song writing is incredible. Reminds me of Bob Dylan in that way.

Ellie said...

Ah, Sweet Baby James.

Note: said...

Would it make any difference to you at all in our friendship if I told you I sound JUST LIKE James Taylor when I sing? That’s why I’m not famous, he beat me to it.

You still following???

Jennie said...

My parents and brother are JT fanatics and I confess, I love his voice. So relaxing.

margb331 said...

I saw JT at Meadowbrook this past summer. The concert was comprised of not only some of his most notorious songs - but cover's of others - including this tune. Yes, he was old - but so was the crowd!

Karin said...

This song has always been a fave of mine. I always thought it was soooo romantic....I don't remember you stealing that album! Do you remember whose house you took it from? I still have my copy of the album that I inherited from my sister and I still love it and JT. His voice is still as strong and pure as it ever was.
I've been away for a few weeks, but was tickled to take a trip down memory lane on my first chance to check back in with you!

TorAa said...

I'm a first time visitor to your blog.(From Norway)
Which I found very inspiring.

This post is fascinating - may be it's because my youngest son lives in SW MI with his wife and we have been to lot's of outdoor concerts together.
Last one I did attend was "Simply Sinatra" as far SW as New Buffalo.

I have several posts from MI.

linda in c-town said...

Ah! Sweet "James" Baby! How I love JT. Always have, always will. I use to have that album too, but long ago lost it. I can't believe that his voice is still the same. Those mellow sounds still send chills down my spine. Thank you for reminding me that I haven't listened to him in a long while, but I will now.

Had fun at the art show hope we can get together soon.

Luv ya