James Taylor started his career unsuccessfully with a signing of his at Jay Gee Records, but they were dropped before they were able to finish their album. Then, James Taylor signed with Apple Records, but this signing was also unproductive. Taylor's first album was recorded at Trident Studios and the album James Taylor with Apple Records.
In 1970, he released his first successful album, Sweet Baby James, which sold over 3 million copies in the US alone. James Taylor then released Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon a year later. In 1972, Taylor released One Man Dog, which would be his last major album.
- Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
- Grammy Hall of Fame Award
- Billboard Music Century Award
- Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals
- World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film
"You've Got a Friend"
"Sweet Baby James"
"Carolina On My Mind"
"How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)"
Sweet Baby James
Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon
One Man Dog
Characteristics of Country Music
"Fire and Rain"
H- acoustic guitar, banjo, piano, drum set, bass
M- Main vocals
R- moderate, in 4
intro, verse 1, chorus, verse 2, chorus, verse 3, chorus, bridge, outro
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