Jul 19, 2024

Click below to watch James and the band perform Buddy Holly’s “Everyday” live at the Cambridge Folk Festival in 1999.

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Cambridge Folk Festival ’99

Jul 5, 2024

In this vintage footage from the BBC archives, James performs his classic “Carolina In My Mind” at the Cambridge Folk Festival on August 1, 1999.

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Just guaranteed to blow your mind…

Jun 21, 2024

This one’s a barnburner! Click now to watch James and his crack band strut through “Steamroller Blues”, a classic cut from the 1970 album, Sweet Baby James, in this footage from the music program, Ohne Filter, which aired on German television station SWF from 1983 to 2001.

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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!)

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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