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James Taylor tribute on PBS

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by micropolitan guy, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Last night; anyone else catch it? Some amazing renditions of his songs, although I would have much rather heard Emmylou Harris cover "Millworker" than Bruce Springsteen (and I'm a Springsteen fan from way back).

    JT hisself ended it with "Fire and Rain." And in my world, anytime you can hear JT sing "Fire and Rain," on the radio, in person, on an LP, CD or casette, or on TV, it's a good thing. One of the classic songs in American music.
  2. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    I have it on Tivo -- mostly for Bruce. Will try to catch it this weekend.
  3. Bubba Fett

    Bubba Fett Active Member

    Sorry I missed it. One of the best concerts I've ever been to was seeing JT at the Dean Dome in Chapel Hill in 1992.
  4. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    If you know when it will be on again, please let me know. He's waaaay up on my list of must-listens.
  5. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Two of my favourite JT songs are his '70s remakes of a couple of '60s classics: "Handy Man" and "How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You." Both are so different from the originals that you can enjoy them without forgetting how great the originals were in the first place.
  6. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    You can add in "Up On The Roof" and "Every Day."
    And you should hear him cover George Jones on "She Thinks I Still Care." Killer.
  7. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    if anyone knows when this will air again, a head's up would be much appreciated. ??? ??? ???
  8. Just_An_SID

    Just_An_SID Active Member

    At one of my many SID stops, James Taylor started a new tour with his first show in the arena I was working in. As part of the tour, they showed up three days early and practiced the concert over and over again.

    The first time I heard the music, I called the operations office and asked that they not play the tape that loud, only to be informed that it wasn't a tape. It was live.

    It was a great three days. Not much work got done, but the music was outstanding.
  9. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Can't remember the name, but he did a song on the Cars soundtrack -- written by Randy Newman -- that was pretty darned good.

    Add Steamroller and Sweet Baby James to the list of classics.
  10. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    It was a great show last night, even though I only saw a little bit of it.

    The PBS station was in heavy pledge mode and you can get the DVD for $75 or both the DVD and CD for $150.
  11. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

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    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

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