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James Taylor was the pre-eminent singer/songwriter of the
Seventies and has remained a solid musical craftsman and
performer. Born in Boston in 1948, Taylor grew up in the
university town of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He summered
with his family on Martha's Vineyard, where he met fellow
guitarist/songwriter Danny "Kootch" Kortchmar and began
performing. Beset by drug problems, he voluntarily
institutionalized himself and began writing songs during
his stay. Moving to New York , Taylor formed the Flying
Machine with Kortchmar in More...


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Beautiful - I remember the man I love | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Fire And Rain performed by James Taylor

I remembered this song, in the back of my mind, all these years. The man loved and who loved me for almost 19 years died of cancer on June 16. I always thought I would see him again.

Syncopation par non | Reviewer: Ken
    ------ About the song Carry Me On My Way performed by James Taylor

Aside from some fine lyrics, the guitar on this song is phenomenal. It is all syncopated, complex, and incredibly melodic around the melody. How he plays this and sings at the same time shows superb craftsmanship. Maybe the vocal is overdubbed, who knows.

Just Wondering | Reviewer: Anthony A. Basilicato
    ------ About the song Enough To Be On Your Way performed by James Taylor

i spent most of my adult life listening to (and singing and trying to emulate) James Taylor and his soulful music, so of course i am interested in the real stories his lyrics refer to. i realize there's almost always personal stories behind the songs musicians write-stories of which the public is usually not aware. i never knew the story behind this one-now i do.

So my review/question was-why you changed your brother to 'Alice.' i think it would have been OK and even more meaningful to people if they knew it was about a brother you loved.

Carolina lullaby | Reviewer: Molly D.
    ------ About the song Carolina In My Mind performed by James Taylor

When our oldest son was a baby my husband would sing Goin' to Carolina at bedtime. As Tyler got older, he would say "Sing me the Carolina Song!" This is a very special song and to this day brings back wonderful memories.

James Devotee forever! | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song The Frozen Man performed by James Taylor

I am in my fifties. James has been my favourite singer since I was fourteen. He is so extraordinarily talented. Another singer who gets less praise but is otherwise wonderful is Gordon Lightfoot. Please give him a listen as well. His musical and words are similarly lyrical. If you love one, you'll love the other!

Carolina my haven in the ups and downs | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Carolina In My Mind performed by James Taylor

This song has always been very meaningful for me from a different perspective. I hate to use the word because I hate to label myself but I deal w the progressive disorder of bipolar. However. I have always hid it. But this song allows me to get in touch with my emotions regarding the way I have to manage the ups and downs of my life. My name is Karen and the song feels personal when James talks about how Karen sees the silver moon and watch her see the morning come. I wish people could know the great joy I feel in life. On the other hand I can be on the dark side of the moon for days. But there is always a safe place inside my mind I can go no matter if I am up or down. That is my Carolina. -Bipolar is just a label== I am so much more, I am an intelligent caring professional mom grandmother wife nurse. Thank you JT for writing this song it makes me feel special

one line with so much meaning.... | Reviewer: Chris
    ------ About the song Fire And Rain performed by James Taylor

"sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground" has stuck with me for years. it speaks to so much effort and the greatest hopes that sometimes result in so much despair at the end of the phrase. never put so succinctly before .

Lyrical poetry | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Fire And Rain performed by James Taylor

When you listen to this you buy into it even if you don't know who it is you want to see again... It's songs from this era like you've got a friend and killing me softly that just touch you more deeply...

Love ya', James! | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Carolina In My Mind performed by James Taylor

I have been a fan of James Taylor since my early teens. I have seen him in concert 5 times! Each concert was wonderful. Wish I could have seen James and Carol King together! I am a native of NORTH Carolina and a graudate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There is no greater place in the world to me than this beautiful state and every time I hear this song I am thankful that I'm a Tarheel born and bred and that I have lived in NC all of my life. Thanks, James, for such a fabulous, timeless, meaningful piece of music!!

Signs that might be omens... | Reviewer: Doug
    ------ About the song Carolina In My Mind performed by James Taylor

I heard of a live version of this song, and JT started the song off by saying "I miss my house, and I miss my dad, and I miss my dog..." My heart broke inside me. For me, this song has always been about longing, and the journey around that long circle that leads back Home...


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