Great Performances

Season 35 Episode 9

A Tribute to James Taylor

Aired Unknown Nov 29, 2006 on PBS
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A Tribute to James Taylor
Various artists perform songs made famous by James Taylor, including Taylor himself. Song list: Shower The People -- The Dixie Chicks Rainy Day Man -- Bonnie Raitt Secret O'Life -- India.Arie Mexico -- Jackson Browne, David Crosby, and Sheryl Crow You Can Close Your Eyes -- Sting Everybody Has The Blues -- Dr. John and Taj Mahal Carolina In My Mind -- Alison Krauss and Jerry Douglas Country Road -- Keith Urban Millworker -- Bruce Springsteen You've Got A Friend -- Carole King She A Little Light -- James Taylor How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) -- James Taylor Fire And Rain -- James Taylormoreless

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  • Various artists sing James Taylor’s songs. A great concert.

    If you’re old enough to have owned JT's best-selling album, “Sweet Baby James," you will love this concert. The highlights of the special, IMO, are: The Dixie Chicks doing “Shower the People,” and Alison Krauss and Jerry Douglas singing “Carolina in My Mind.” I was also impressed by Keith Urban. Not so much his singing (he said he was "sick as a dog"), but by his guitar playing. Wow! Another highlight was Carole King singing the song she wrote and James recorded, “You’ve Got a Friend.” Surprisingly, that was his only #1 hit. Of course, Carole recorded it later, on “Tapestry.” While Carole was singing James Taylor came on stage and joined her. I loved it! Then, as a “thank you” to everyone he sang “How Sweet It Is.” His twin little boys came up on stage and danced and sang along. He closed with my favorite, “Fire and Rain.” A great time remembering some great music.moreless

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