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You just call out my name…

Jun 7, 2024

Written by James’s friend Carole King for her 1971 album, Tapestry, James released his version of “You’ve Got A Friend” that same year on his album Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon.

Click now to watch this vintage live performance, excerpted from a special episode of Ohne Filter.

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“How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)”

May 24, 2024

Originally recorded by Marvin Gaye in 1965, James had a top five hit with his version of “How Sweet It is (To Be Loved By You)”, released a decade later on his 1975 album, Gorilla.

Click now to watch this 1986 live performance, taken from an episode of the German music program, Ohne Filter.

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I’m back on my wheels again…

May 10, 2024

First appearing as part of the Tony-nominated musical, Working (along with “Millworker”), James recorded “Brother Trucker” for his 1979 album, Flag. This performance is from a 1987 episode of Ohne Filter, recorded the year before at SWF-Studio in Baden-Baden, Germany.

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It sounds so sweet with the sun sinking low…

Apr 26, 2024

Originally released as the opening track on James’s 1975 studio album, Gorilla, “Mexico” has become a staple of his live shows over the years (performed nearly 700 times as of this month according to Setlist.fm!)

Click now to watch this 1986 performance, recorded in front of a studio audience for the German music program, Ohne Filter.

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And I wrote down this song…

Apr 19, 2024

Click now to watch James sing his classic “Fire And Rain” in this vintage footage from a special episode of Ohne Filter which first aired on German station SWR in 1987.

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Going faster than a roller coaster…

Apr 12, 2024

This week James has shared another excerpt from his Ohne Filter special that aired on German broadcaster SWR in 1987. Click now to enjoy this live performance of the Buddy Holly classic, “Everyday”, which James also recorded on his 1985 album, That’s Why I’m Here.

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Time I get home my supper’ll be cold…

Apr 5, 2024

Click now to watch James and the band romp through his song “Traffic Jam” (with stellar harmonies from Arnold McCuller, Rosemary Butler and Leland Sklar), followed by a take on Jimmy Buffett’s “Sea Cruise”, in this footage from a special 1987 episode of the German music program, Ohne Filter.

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