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Playlist: The Emergence of James Taylor (1, 2 or 3 Hour Versions)

Compiled By: Paul Ingles

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A program exploring and celebrating the career of singer/songwriting legend James Taylor. Musicians, music writers and fans offer thoughtful comments that are mixed in with JT classics and less-well-known album cuts from his prolific music career spanning 6 decades. 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Taylor's first major US release "Sweet Baby James" which established him as a major music figure.

Featured commentators include musician and recording engineer Dave Blackburn, Anthony DeCurtis of Rolling Stone magazine. Paul Zollo musician and editor of American Songwriter magazine, music writer Holly George-Warren, musician and producer Larry Klein, Ann Powers of NPR Music, music writer Mark Kemp and musician David Gans. Also included are comments from James Taylor himself from his 2020 spoken memoir called BREAK SHOT produced by Audible – available at Audible.com and Amazon. (Used by permission)

This is another in the award-winning series of major documentaries by Paul Ingles on major music figures that have included Joni Mitchell, Otis Redding, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, and Paul Simon.

The 1 Hour Version covers JT's early life and his first two albums - JAMES TAYLOR and SWEET BABY JAMES only.

The 2-Hour Version is a complete career retrospective with the 2nd hour covering his recording years between 1972 to the present.

The 3-hour Version is an even MORE complete career retrospective with the 1st hour devoted to his early days and first two albums including SWEET BABY JAMES. The 2nd hour covers his music from 1972 to 1977. The 3rd hour covers his story from 1978 to the present.

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A program exploring and celebrating the career of singer/songwriting legend James Taylor. Musicians, music writers and fans offer thoughtful comments that are mixed in with JT classics and less-well-known album cuts from his prolific music career spanning 6 decades. 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Taylor's first major US release "Sweet Baby James" which established him as a major music figure. Featured commentators include musician and recording engineer Dave Blackburn, Anthony DeCurtis of Rolling Stone magazine. Paul Zollo musician and editor of American Songwriter magazine, music writer Holly George-Warren, musician and producer Larry Klein, Ann Powers of NPR Music,... Show full description

The Emergence of James Taylor (3 Hour Version)

From Paul Ingles | 02:56:59

A program exploring and celebrating the career of singer/songwriting legend James Taylor. Musicians, music writers and fans offer thoughtful comments that are mixed in with JT classics and less-well-known album cuts from his prolific musical spanning 6 decades. This spring marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Taylor's first major US release "Sweet Baby James" which established him as a major music figure.

James-taylor_small A program exploring and celebrating the career of singer/songwriting legend James Taylor. Musicians, music writers and fans offer thoughtful comments that are mixed in with JT classics and less-well-known album cuts from his prolific musical spanning 6 decades. This spring marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Taylor's first major US release "Sweet Baby James" which established him as a major music figure.

Featured commentators include musician and recording engineer Dave Blackburn, Anthony DeCurtis of Rolling Stone magazine. Paul Zollo musician and editor of American Songwriter magazine, music writer Holly George-Warren, musician and producer Larry Klein, Ann Powers of NPR Music, music writer Mark Kemp and musician David Gans.  Also included are comments from James Taylor himself from his 2020 spoken memoir called BREAK SHOT produced by Audible – available at Audible.com and Amazon.  (Used by permission)

Hour 1 covers JT's early life and his first two albums - JAMES TAYLOR and SWEET BABY JAMES.

Hour 2 covers some of his most famous recording years between 1971 and 1977.

Hour 3 looks at recordings between 1979 to the present day. 

The Emergence of James Taylor (2 Hour Version)

From Paul Ingles | 01:58:00

A program exploring and celebrating the career of singer/songwriting legend James Taylor. Musicians, music writers and fans offer thoughtful comments that are mixed in with JT classics and less-well-known album cuts from his prolific musical output spanning 6 decades. This spring marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Taylor's first major US release "Sweet Baby James" which established him as a major music figure.

James-taylor-iconic-image_small A program exploring and celebrating the career of singer/songwriting legend James Taylor. Musicians, music writers and fans offer thoughtful comments that are mixed in with JT classics and less-well-known album cuts from his prolific musical spanning 6 decades. This spring marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Taylor's first major US release "Sweet Baby James" which established him as a major music figure.

Featured commentators include musician and recording engineer Dave Blackburn, Anthony DeCurtis of Rolling Stone magazine. Paul Zollo musician and editor of American Songwriter magazine, music writer Holly George-Warren, musician and producer Larry Klein, Ann Powers of NPR Music, music writer Mark Kemp and musician David Gans.  Also included are comments from James Taylor himself from his 2020 spoken memoir called BREAK SHOT produced by Audible – available at Audible.com and Amazon.  (Used by permission)

Hour 1 covers JT's early life and his first two albums - JAMES TAYLOR and SWEET BABY JAMES.

Hour 2 covers some of his most famous recording years between 1971 to the present.

The Emergence of James Taylor (1-hour version)

From Paul Ingles | 59:00

A program exploring and celebrating the early career of singer/songwriting legend James Taylor. Musicians, music writers and fans offer thoughtful comments that are mixed in with JT classics and less-well-known album cuts from his first two albums. This spring marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Taylor's first major US release "Sweet Baby James" which established him as an important musician.

Sweetbabyjamescover2_small A program exploring and celebrating the early and on-going career of singer/songwriting legend James Taylor.  Musicians, music writers and fans offer thoughtful comments that are mixed in with JT classics and less-well-known album cuts.   This spring marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Taylor's first major US release "Sweet Baby James."

Featured commentators include musician and recording engineer Dave Blackburn, Anthony DeCurtis of Rolling Stone magazine. Paul Zollo musician and editor of American Songwriter magazine, music writer Holly George-Warren, musician and producer Larry Klein, Ann Powers of NPR Music, music writer Mark Kemp and musician David Gans.  Also included are comments from James Taylor himself from his 2020 spoken memoir called BREAK SHOT produced by Audible – available at Audible.com and Amazon.   

TRAILER TO: The Emergence of James Taylor (coming mid/late March. 2020)

From Paul Ingles | 07:48

A 7:45 trailer to a program exploring and celebrating the early and on-going career of singer/songwriting legend James Taylor. Musicians, music writers and fans offer thoughtful comments that are mixed in with JT classics and less-well-known album cuts. This trailer is not meant for broadcast, unless you are sure your station will take one of the different versions that will be released later in the month of March 2020. This spring marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Taylor's first major US release "Sweet Baby James."

Sweetbabyjamescover2_small A 7:45 trailer to a program exploring and celebrating the early and on-going career of singer/songwriting legend James Taylor.  Musicians, music writers and fans offer thoughtful comments that are mixed in with JT classics and less-well-known album cuts.    This trailer is not meant for broadcast, unless you are sure your station will take one of the different versions that will be released later in the month of March 2020.   This spring marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Taylor's first major US release "Sweet Baby James."