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James Vernon Taylor ist ein US-amerikanischer Gitarrist, Sänger, Komponist und Texter. Als fünffacher Grammy-Gewinner und Mitglied sowohl der Rock and Roll Hall of Fame als auch der Songwriters Hall of Fame gehört er zu den einflussreichsten. James Vernon Taylor (* März in Boston, Massachusetts) ist ein US-amerikanischer Gitarrist, Sänger, Komponist und Texter. Als fünffacher. James „JT“ Taylor (* August in Laurens, South Carolina) ist ein US-amerikanischer R&B-Sänger und ehemaliger Leadsänger der Band Kool & The. James Taylor unterschrieb als erster Künstler beim Apple-Label der Beatles, er hatte ein Drogenproblem und wurde zum Star der. James Taylor präsentierte sein Album»American Standard«. Jetzt einfach online bestellen. Gone to Carolina in my mind“: Ein Anruf bei dem amerikanischen Liedermacher James Taylor, der gerade ein autobiographisches Hörbuch. Entdecken Sie American Standard von James Taylor bei Amazon Music. Werbefrei streamen oder als CD und MP3 kaufen bei euspot.eu
James „JT“ Taylor (* August in Laurens, South Carolina) ist ein US-amerikanischer R&B-Sänger und ehemaliger Leadsänger der Band Kool & The. Entdecken Sie American Standard von James Taylor bei Amazon Music. Werbefrei streamen oder als CD und MP3 kaufen bei euspot.eu Gone to Carolina in my mind“: Ein Anruf bei dem amerikanischen Liedermacher James Taylor, der gerade ein autobiographisches Hörbuch.
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During the recording sessions, Taylor fell back into his drug habit by using heroin and methedrine. It knocks me out. On July 20, he performed at the Newport Folk Festival as the last act and was cheered by thousands of fans who stayed in the rain to hear him.
Once he had recovered, Taylor moved to California, keeping Asher as his manager and record producer.
In December , he held the recording sessions for his second album there. Titled Sweet Baby James , and featuring the participation of Carole King , the album was released in February and was Taylor's critical and popular triumph, buoyed by the single " Fire and Rain ", a song about both Taylor's experiences attempting to break his drug habit by undergoing treatment in psychiatric institutions and the suicide of his friend, Suzanne Schnerr.
Both the album and the single reached No. Sweet Baby James was received at its time as a folk-rock masterpiece, an album that effectively showcased Taylor's talents to the mainstream public, marking a direction he would take in following years.
It earned several Grammy Award nominations including one for Album of the Year. It went on to be listed at No. In January , sessions for Taylor's next album began.
His career success at this point and appeal to female fans of various ages piqued tremendous interest in him, prompting a March 1, , Time magazine cover story of him as "the face of new rock".
The album itself reached No. The album went on to sell 2. November heralded the release of Taylor's fourth album, One Man Dog. The album consisted of eighteen short pieces of music put together.
Reception was generally lukewarm and, despite making the Top 10 of the Billboard Album Charts, its overall sales were disappointing.
Almost simultaneously, Taylor married fellow singer-songwriter Carly Simon on November 3, in a small ceremony at her Murray Hill, Manhattan apartment.
Taylor spent most of enjoying his new life as a married man and did not return to the recording studio until January , when sessions for his fifth album began.
The album was a critical and commercial disaster and was his first album to miss the Top 5 since his contract with Warner.
It received poor reviews and sold only , copies in the United States. The title track failed to appear on the Top However, James Taylor's artistic fortunes spiked again in when the Gold album Gorilla reached No.
A well-received album, Gorilla showcased Taylor's electric, lighter side that was evident on Walking Man. However, it was arguably a more consistent and fresher-sounding Taylor, with classics such as "Mexico", "Wandering" and "Angry Blues".
It also featured a song about his daughter Sally, "Sarah Maria". Gorilla was followed in by In the Pocket , Taylor's last studio album to be released under Warner Bros.
The album found him with many colleagues and friends, including Art Garfunkel , David Crosby , Bonnie Raitt , and Stevie Wonder who co-wrote a song with Taylor and contributed a harmonica solo.
A melodic album, it was highlighted with the single " Shower the People ", an enduring classic that hit No.
However, the album was not well received, reaching No. Still, In The Pocket went on to be certified gold.
With the close of Taylor's contract with Warner, in November, the label released Greatest Hits , the album that comprised most of his best work between and With time, it became his best-selling album ever.
In Taylor signed with Columbia Records. Between March and April, he quickly recorded his first album for the label.
Peter Herbst of Rolling Stone was particularly favorable to the album, of which he wrote in its August 11, issue, " JT is the least stiff and by far the most various album Taylor has done.
That's not meant to criticize Taylor's earlier efforts. But it's nice to hear him sounding so healthy. The song also topped the Canadian charts.
The success of the album propelled the release of two further singles; the up-tempo pop " Your Smiling Face ", an enduring live favorite, reached the American Top 20; however, " Honey Don't Leave L.
After briefly working on Broadway , he took a one-year break, reappearing in the summer of , with the cover-studded Platinum album titled Flag , featuring a Top 30 version of Gerry Goffin 's and Carole King's " Up on the Roof ".
Taylor himself appeared in that production as a trucker; he performed "Brother Trucker" in character. Taylor also appeared on the No Nukes concert in Madison Square Garden, where he made a memorable live performance of "Mockingbird" with his wife Carly.
The concert appeared on both the No Nukes album and film. Taylor told the BBC in "The guy had sort of pinned me to the wall and was glistening with maniacal sweat and talking some freak speak about what he was going to do and his stuff with how John was interested, and he was going to get in touch with John Lennon.
And it was surreal to actually have contact with the guy 24 hours before he shot John. Taylor commented: "I heard him shoot—five, just as quick as you could pull the trigger, about five explosions.
In March , Taylor released the album Dad Loves His Work whose themes concerned his relationship with his father, the course his ancestors had taken, and the effect that he and Simon had on each other.
Souther , " Her Town Too ", which reached No. Simon announced her separation from Taylor in September saying, "Our needs are different; it seem[s] impossible to stay together" and their divorce finalized in Taylor had thoughts of retiring by the time he played the Rock in Rio festival in Rio de Janeiro in January I sort of hit a low spot.
I was asked to go down to Rio de Janeiro to play in this festival down there. We put the band together and went down and it was just an amazing response.
I played to , people. They not only knew my music, they knew things about it and were interested in aspects of it that to that point had only interested me.
To have that kind of validation right about then was really what I needed. It helped get me back on track. The song "Only a Dream in Rio" was written in tribute to that night, with lines like I was there that very day and my heart came back alive.
Taylor's next albums were partially successful; in , he released Never Die Young , highlighted with the charting title track, and in , the platinum New Moon Shine provided Taylor some popular songs with the melancholic "Copperline" and the upbeat " I've Got to Stop Thinkin' About That", both hit singles on Adult Contemporary radio.
In the late s, he began touring regularly, especially on the summer amphitheater circuit. His later concerts feature songs spanning his career and are marked by the musicianship of his band and backup singers.
He provided a guest voice to The Simpsons episode " Deep Space Homer ", and also appeared later on in the series when the family put together a jigsaw puzzle with his face as the missing final piece.
In , after six years since his last studio album, Taylor released Hourglass , an introspective album that gave him the best critical reviews in almost twenty years.
The album had much of its focus on Taylor's troubled past and family. Flanked by two greatest hit releases, Taylor's Platinum-certified October Road appeared in to a receptive audience.
It featured a number of quiet instrumental accompaniments and passages. Overall, it found Taylor in a more peaceful frame of mind; rather than facing a crisis now, Taylor said in an interview that "I thought I'd passed the midpoint of my life when I was Always visibly active in environmental and liberal causes, in October , Taylor joined the Vote for Change tour playing a series of concerts in American swing states.
These concerts were organized by MoveOn. Bush in that year's presidential campaign. Taylor's appearances were joint performances with the Dixie Chicks.
In early , MusiCares honored Taylor with performances of his songs by an array of notable musicians.
Before a performance by the Dixie Chicks, lead singer Natalie Maines acknowledged that he had always been one of their musical heroes and had, for them, lived up to their once-imagined reputation of him.
The digital discrete 5. On November 28—30, , Taylor accompanied by his original band and Carole King, headlined a series of six shows at the Troubadour.
The appearances marked the 50th anniversary of the venue, where Taylor, King and many others, such as Tom Waits , Neil Diamond , and Elton John , performed early in their music careers.
Parts of the performance shown on CBS Sunday Morning in the December 23, , broadcast showed Taylor alluding to his early drug problems by saying, "I played here a number of times in the 70s, allegedly".
Taylor has used versions of this joke on other occasions, and it appears as part of his One Man Band DVD and tour performances.
The resulting live-in-studio album, named Covers , was released in September An additional album, called Other Covers , came out in April , containing songs that were recorded during the same sessions as the original Covers but had not been put out to the full public yet.
During October 19—21, , Taylor performed a series of free concerts in five North Carolina cities in support of Barack Obama 's presidential bid.
Taylor appeared briefly in the movie Funny People , where he played " Carolina in My Mind " for a MySpace corporate event as the opening act for the main character.
The tour was a major commercial success and in some locations found Taylor playing arenas instead of his usual theaters or amphitheaters. It was one of the most successful tours of the year.
He appeared in in the ABC comedy Mr. Sunshine as the ex-husband of the character played by Allison Janney , and he performs a duet of sorts on Leon Russell 's classic " A Song for You ".
They also sang Swift's song, "Fifteen". Then, on July 2, Swift appeared as Taylor's special guest in a concert at Tanglewood.
He was active in support of Barack Obama's reelection campaign and opened the Democratic National Convention singing three songs.
He performed " America the Beautiful " at the President's second inauguration. After a year wait, James earned his first No. The album which was released on June 16 through Concord Records , arrived on top the chart of July 4, , more than 45 years after Taylor arrived on the list with Sweet Baby James on the March 14, list.
The album launched atop the Billboard with 97, equivalent album units earned in the week ending June 21, according to Nielsen Music.
Of its start, pure album sales were 96, copies sold, Taylor's best debut week for an album since 's October Road. Taylor cancelled his concert in Manila as a protest to the extrajudicial killings of suspects in the Philippine Drug War.
Taylor's album American Standard was released on February 28, American Standard debuted at 4 on the Billboard albums chart, making Taylor the first act to earn a top 10 album in each of the last six decades.
Taylor's four siblings Alex , Livingston , Hugh, and Kate have also been musicians with recorded albums. Livingston is still an active musician; Kate was active in the s but did not record another album until ; Hugh operates a bed-and-breakfast with his wife, The Outermost Inn in Aquinnah on Martha's Vineyard ; and Alex died in on James's birthday.
Taylor and Carly Simon were married in November His children with Simon, Sally and Ben , are also musicians. John the Divine in New York.
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American singer-songwriter and guitarist. Boston, Massachusetts , U. Carly Simon. Kathryn Walker. Caroline "Kim" Smedvig.