We’re heading back to 1979 again this week, in this performance taken from James’s show at the Blossom Music Festival that summer. Originally recorded for his 1977 album, JT, click now to hear the “Secret O’ Life”!
The photo above is from last night’s show in Woodinville, the first on James’s Summer US tour! There are still great seats left for many dates, but they’re going quickly, so don’t wait — visit the Schedule page to see where JT and his All-Star Band are going next and get your tickets!
“How Sweet It Is”… to watch James and the band perform the Holland-Dozier-Holland classic (first recorded by Marvin Gaye) in this footage from the 1999 Cambridge Folk Festival; originally aired on the BBC. Get out your dancing shoes and click now to watch!
Click now to watch a vintage performance of “Brother Trucker”, James’s song originally written for the musical Working and then released on his 1979 album, Flag. This clip is from JT’s show at the Blossom Music Festival that same year, which was taped and released as James Taylor – In Concert, his first ever commercial video release.
This week James is sharing this performance of his classic “Sweet Baby James”, taken from the 2018 edition of VetsAid – the annual benefit show which raises money to support veterans and their families. Click now to watch!
In this performance of “Handy Man” taken from James’s July 1979 show at Blossom Music Center, JT and the band cruise through the Jimmy Jones-Otis Blackwell classic (also recorded by Del Shannon), with some heavenly harmonies from Arnold McCuller and David Lasley! Click now to watch!
An unexpected storm in the Berkshires gave this Handy Man another chance to break out the power tools! Click below to see JT at play…er, work, on Instagram now! View this post on Instagram A post shared by James Taylor (@jamestaylor_com)
This week JT has shared another performance from his July 1979 show at the Blossom Music Festival. Originally written for the musical Working, based on the Studs Terkel book, James recorded “Millworker” for his 1979 album, Flag.
In case you missed it, the entirety of last month’s Gershwin Prize concert special honoring Joni Mitchell is now available to stream from PBS.org. You can catch James’s appearance, performing Joni’s classic “California”, starting at 19:40, but don’t delay — the show is only available until April 28!