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Happy Birthday JT
Posted:Tuesday, 03/12/2013 at 04:03am by Greg Easterling
It's James Taylor's birthday and we featured a classic side from his 1970 release, Sweet Baby James this morning.

In many ways, it was THE record that launched the singer-songwriter as an important type of performer in the early 1970's...Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens, Carole King, Jackson Browne and many others followed in Taylor's wake. Previously, songwriters mostly stayed in the background with their songs shopped to bands and artists by music biz middle men. Now, a songwriter could make a name as a performer singing his or her own songs.

Sweet Baby James is James Taylor's best loved album and today we put the needle down on Side 2 beginning with his early signature song(and big hit), "Fire And Rain".
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