James Taylor releases his second album : ‘Sweet Baby James’ on Warner Bros (1970)

James Taylor’s ‘Sweet Baby James’ is his second studio album released in February 1970 by Warner Bros.

Track Listing : 1.Sweet Baby James (James Taylor) – 02:54 . 2.Lo And Behold (James Taylor) – 02:37 . 3.Sunny Skies (James Taylor) – 02:21 . 4.Steamroller (James Taylor) – 02:57 . 5.Country Road (James Taylor) – 03:22 . 6.Oh, Susanna (Stephen Foster) (James Taylor) – 01:58 . 7.Fire And Rain (James Taylor) – 03:20 . 8.Blossom (James Taylor) – 02:14 . 9.Anywhere Like Heaven (James Taylor) – 03:23 . 10.Oh Baby, Don’T You Loose Your Lip On Me (James Taylor) – 01:46 . 11.Suite For 20 G (James Taylor) – 04:41 . 12.Ya Ya (Lee Dorsey, Clarence Lewis, Morgan Robinson, Morris Levy) – 02:17

Henry Diltz

Musicians : James Taylor – Guitar, Vocals . Chris Darrow – Fiddle, Violin . Carole King – Piano, Vocals . Danny Kortchmar – Guitar . Russ Kunkel – Drums . John London – Bass . Randy Meisner – Bass . Red Rhodes – Steel Guitar . Bobby West – Double Bass

Production : Produced By Peter Asher . Bill Lazerus – Engineer . Ed Thrasher – Art Direction

Package : Henry Diltz asterisques RVM – Photography

Recorded December 1969 At Sunset Sound, Los Angeles.

Released In February 1970 By Warner Bros..


Maybe if it helps you to sleep you can believe it. It is the music of maybe, the music of uncertainty. While marked with a sense of melancholy that underscores so much of this artist’s work, “Sweet Baby James” is one of those songs that echoes in your ear and never grows old. […]

American Songwriter
That “Sweet Baby James” works as both as a soothing song for a child and a deep meditation on the eternal struggle between the pull of the road and the comforts of home is a testament to its unassuming brilliance. Of course, it comes courtesy of James Taylor, so unassuming brilliance goes without saying. […]

As far back as I can remember, my mom hated James Taylor. She just absolutely could not stand him. So imagine my surprise at just how much I loved his debut album Sweet Baby James. I was immediately struck by the simple beauty, grace and tenderness found in the album […]


James Taylor’s ‘Sweet Baby James’ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]


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