James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A five-time Grammy Award winner, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 100 million records worldwide.
Taylor achieved his breakthrough in 1970 with the No. 3 single “Fire and Rain” and had his first No. 1 hit in 1971 with his recording of “You’ve Got a Friend”, written by Carole King in the same year. His 1976 Greatest Hits album was certified Diamond and has sold 12 million US copies. Following his 1977 album, JT, he has retained a large audience over the decades. Every album that he released from 1977 to 2007 sold over 1 million copies. He enjoyed a resurgence in chart performance during the late 1990s and 2000s, when he recorded some of his most-awarded work (including Hourglass, October Road, and Covers). He achieved his first number-one album in the US in 2015 with his recording Before This World.
He is known for his covers, such as “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)” and “Handy Man”, as well as originals such as “Sweet Baby James”.
American Standard is his twentieth studio album and was released on February 28, 2020, by Fantasy Records.
American Standard is the twentieth studio album by American singer-songwriter James Taylor. The album was released on February 28, 2020, by Fantasy Records.
American Standard received generally positive reviews from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from critics, the album received an average score of 62, which indicates “generally favorable reviews”, based on 6 reviews.
1. “My Blue Heaven” 2:43
2. “Moon River” 3:13
3. “Teach Me Tonight” 2:58
4. “As Easy as Rolling Off a Log” 2:50
5. “Almost Like Being in Love” 3:42
6. “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat” 4:11
7. “The Nearness of You” 3:52
8. “You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught” 2:26
9. “God Bless the Child” 3:21
10. “Pennies from Heaven” 2:52
11. “My Heart Stood Still” 3:27
12. “Ol’ Man River” 2:53
13. “It’s Only a Paper Moon” 3:11
14. “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top” 3:20
This week on the Sounds of The 70s we feature: James Taylor, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Grass Roots, Elton John, Bill Withers, Steely Dan, Cliff Richard, Narvel Felts, Gary Glitter, David Bowie, Sylvia, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers and more . . .
This installment of Across The Tracks feature tune with “ONE” in the title. We’ll feature music from James Taylor, Laura Branigan, Queen, Ronnie Dyson, Deep Purple, Tommy Cash, Murray Head, Wallflowers, Jethro Tull and much more across the tracks and genres.
JT is the eighth studio album by American singer-songwriter James Taylor, and his first album for Columbia Records. Released in June 1977, two hit singles were spawned from the album: “Handy Man”, a Jimmy Jones cover, which peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and also topped the Adult Contemporary chart. “Your Smiling Face”, the other big hit, peaked at #20. The record also contains other Taylor classics such as “Secret O’ Life” and “Terra Nova”, with the participation of Taylor’s then-wife Carly Simon.
At the 1978 Grammy Awards, Taylor won the Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for his version of “Handy Man”. JT itself was also nominated for Album of the Year, but lost to Rumours by Fleetwood Mac.
JT was Taylor’s highest-charting album since Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon, and stands as Taylor’s biggest-selling studio album in the United States with over 3.5 million copies sold.
“Your Smiling Face” – 2:50
“There We Are” – 3:02
“Honey Don’t Leave L.A.” – 3:05
“Another Grey Morning” – 2:44
“Bartender’s Blues” – 4:12
“Secret O’ Life” – 3:34
“Handy Man” – 3:17
“I Was Only Telling a Lie” – 3:24
“Looking for Love on Broadway” – 2:23
“Terra Nova” – 4:32
“Traffic Jam” – 1:58
“If I Keep My Heart Out of Sight” – 3:01
Today we chain song titles with artists, James Taylor, Gladys Knight, Little Big Town, Belly, Alan Parsons Project, Ohio Players, Script, Esquires and many many more. 2pm on RadioMaxMusic 1.
This week on your Sunday morning program: Zac Brown Band, Train, Restless Heart, X-Ambassadors, Boz Scaggs, Gerry Rafferty, James Taylor, Kim Ritchey, Bob Dylan and lots more. Join Ron Kovacs Live at 9am ET on Radio MaxMusic.
Live collaboration between Carole King and James Taylor and their original band rejoined for 6 shows at the famed Troubadour Club in L.A. Recorded live at the legendary Los Angeles Troubadour club in November 2007.
Tonight we’ll feature Steely Dan, The Four Seasons, Heart, Andrew Gold, Daniel Boone, Leo Sayer, James Taylor, Manfred Mann, Dave Mason, The Who, Bob Welch, Triumph, Jimmy Buffet, Kiss, Boz Scaggs, Supertramp, and much more. Join us at 7:00 pm!