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4.1.1 U.S. Albums (James Taylor)




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This article is from the James Taylor FAQ, by Joel Risberg (jrisberg@shore.net) with numerous contributions by others.

4.1.1 U.S. Albums (James Taylor)

"James Taylor and the Original Flying Machine" -- Recorded 1966-67, released
1971 - Euphoria
Reference #: Z4RS-1335 (vinyl)
At least three versions with slight variations.
1. Plain white cover with penciled titles.
2. Light blue cover with a sketch of JT.
3. Like second, only in black and white (probably counterfeit).
Only available on vinyl
Songs:
Rainy Day Man
Knocking 'Round the Zoo (lead vocal by JT)
Something's Wrong (backing track w/o vocals)
Night Owl
Brighten Your Night With My Day
Kootch's Song (Danny Kortchmar)
Knocking 'Round the Zoo (lead by Kortchmar)

"James Taylor" -- 1968 - Apple Records - Produced by Paul McCartney
Remastered and re-released on CD and tape by EMI Records in 1991
Reference #: CDP 7975772 (U.S.) / SAPCOR3 (U.K.)
Songs:
Don't Talk Now
Something's Wrong
Knocking 'Round the Zoo
Sunshine Sunshine
Taking It In
Something In the Way She Moves
Carolina In My Mind
Brighten Your Night With My Day
Night Owl (later recorded by Carly Simon and also Alex Taylor)
Rainy Day Man
Circle Round the Sun
The Blues Is Just a Bad Dream

"Sweet Baby James" -- 1970 - Warner Brothers Records
Reference #: 1843-2
Songs:
Sweet Baby James
Lo and Behold
Sunny Skies
Steamroller
Country Road
Oh, Susannah
Fire and Rain
Blossom
Anywhere Like Heaven
Oh Baby, Don't You Loose Your Lip On Me
Suite For 20G

"Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon" -- 1971 - Warner Bros.
Reference #: W2 2561
Songs:
Love Has Brought Me Around (Carole King - piano, Joni Mitchell - vocal)
You've Got A Friend (with Joni Mitchell)
Places In My Past
Riding On A Railroad
Soldiers
Mud Slide Slim (with Carole King, Kate Taylor, et al.)
Hey Mister, That's Me Up On The Jukebox
You Can Close Your Eyes
Machine Gun Kelly (with Peter Asher)
Long Ago and Far Away (with Joni Mitchell)
Let Me Ride (with Kate Taylor)
Highway Song (with Kate Taylor and Peter Asher)
Isn't It Nice To Be Home Again

"One Man Dog" -- 1972 - Warner Brothers
Reference #: WAR 25933
Songs:
One Man Parade (with Carole King, Abigale Haness, Carly Simon,
Alex Taylor, Hugh Taylor, and Kate Taylor)
Nobody But You
Chili Dog
Fool For You
Instrumental I
New Tune
Back On the Street Again
Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
Woh, Don't You Know (with Alex and Hugh Taylor)
One Morning In May (with Linda Ronstadt)
Instrumental II
Someone
Hymn
Fanfare (with Abigail Haness and Carole King)
Little David
Mescalito (with Carole King and Abigail Haness)
Dance
Jig

"Walking Man" -- 1974 - Warner Brothers
Reference #: WAR 2794
Songs:
Walking Man
Rock 'n' Roll Is Music Now (with Paul and Linda McCartney, Carly
Simon, and Rick Marotta)
Let It All Fall Down (with McCartneys and Simon)
Me and My Guitar (with Peter Asher and Simon)
Daddy's Baby (with Carly Simon)
Ain't No Song (with Carly Simon and Asher)
Hello, Old Friend
Migration
The Promised Land
Fading Away

"Gorilla" -- 1975 - Warner Bros.
Reference #: 2866-2
Songs:
Mexico (with Graham Nash and David Crosby)
Music
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - (with Carly Simon)
Wandering
Gorilla
You Make It Easy
I Was a Fool To Care
Lighthouse (with Nash and Crosby)
Angry Blues
Love Songs
Sarah Maria

"In the Pocket" -- 1976 - Warner Bros.
Reference #: 2912-2
Songs:
Shower the People (with Carly Simon)
A Junkie's Lament (with Art Garfunkel)
Money Machine
Slow Burning Love (with Carly Simon)
Everybody Has the Blues
Daddy's All Gone
Woman's Gotta Have It
Captain Jim's Drunken Dream (with Art Garfunkel)
Don't Be Sad 'Cause Your Sun Is Down (with Stevie Wonder)
Nothing Like a Hundred Miles (with David Crosby and Graham Nash)
Family Man (with Carly Simon, Alex Taylor, and Bonnie Raitt)
Golden Moments

"Greatest Hits" - 1976 - Warner Brothers
Reference #: WAR3113
Songs:
Something In the Way She Moves (re-recording since debut album)
Fire and Rain
Carolina In My Mind (re-recording)
Country Road
You've Got A Friend
Shower the People
Mexico
Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
Sweet Baby James
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
Walkin' Man
Steamroller Blues (live version)

"JT" -- 1977 - CBS Records
Reference #: CK 34811
Also available on a 24K gold CD with 20-bit recording
Reference #: CBS 53787
Songs:
Your Smiling Face (written for JT's daughter Sally)
There We Are
Honey Don't Leave L.A. (David Sanborn - saxophone)
Another Grey Morning
Bartender's Blues (with Linda Ronstadt)
Secret O' Life
Handyman
I Was Only Telling A Lie
Looking For Love On Broadway
Terra Nova (with Carly Simon)
Traffic Jam
If I Keep My Heart Out Of Sight

"Flag" -- 1979 - CBS
Reference #: CD 36058
Songs:
Company Man (with Graham Nash)
Johnnie Comes Back
Day Tripper
I Will Not Lie For You (David Sanborn - sax)
Brother Trucker (with Alex Taylor)
Is That the Way You Look?
B. S. U. R. (with Carly Simon)
Rainy Day Man
Millworker
Up On the Roof
Chanson Francaise
Sleep Come Free Me

"Dad Loves His Work" -- 1981 - CBS
Reference #: CBS 37009
Songs:
Hard Times (with David Lasley and Arnold McCuller)
Her Town Too (with John David Souther)
Hour That the Morning Comes
I Will Follow (with Lasley and McCuller)
Believe It Or Not
Stand And Fight (with Lasley and McCuller)
Only For Me (with Lasley and McCuller)
Summer's Here
Sugar Trade (co-written by Jimmy Buffett)
London Town (with Lasley and McCuller)
That Lonesome Road (with Peter Asher, Jim Gilstrap, Bernard Ighner,
Lasley, McCuller, and Jennifer Warnes)

"That's Why I'm Here" -- 1985 - CBS
Reference #: CK 40052
Songs:
That's Why I'm Here
Song For You Far Away
Only A Dream In Rio
Turn Away
Going Around One More Time (written by Livingston Taylor)
My Romance (written by Rodgers & Hart - only on CD version)
Everyday
Limousine Driver
Only One (with Don Henley, Joni Mitchell, et al.)
Mona (with Graham Nash)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (with Graham Nash - written by
Bachrach-David)
That's Why I'm Here (reprise)

"Never Die Young" -- 1988 - CBS
Reference #: CK 40851
Songs:
Never Die Young
T-Bone
Baby Boom Baby
Runaway Boy
Valentine's Day
Sun On the Moon
Sweet Potato Pie
Home By Another Way
Letter In the Mail
First Of May

"New Moon Shine" -- 1991 - Columbia
Reference #: CK 46038
Songs:
Copperline
Down In the Hole
(I've Got To) Stop Thinkin' 'Bout That
Shed a Little Light
The Frozen Man
Slap Leather
Like Everyone She Knows (with Branford Marsalis)
One More Go Round
Everybody Loves To Cha Cha Cha
Native Son
Oh Brother
The Water Is Wide

"James Taylor (LIVE)" -- 1993 - Columbia
Reference #: C2K 47056
Songs: (all new live versions recorded in concert)
Disc 1:
Sweet Baby James
Traffic Jam
Handy Man
Your Smiling Face
Secret O' Life
Shed a Little Light
Everybody Has the Blues
Steamroller Blues
Mexico
Millworker
Country Road
Fire and Rain
Shower the People
How Sweet It Is
New Hymn

Disc 2:
Walking Man
Riding On A Railroad
Something In the Way She Moves
Sun On the Moon
Up On the Roof
Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
She Thinks I Still Care
Copperline
Slap Leather
Only One
You Make It Easy
Carolina In My Mind
I Will Follow
You've Got A Friend
That Lonesome Road

"James Taylor (Best LIVE)" -- 1994 - Columbia
Reference #: SON 66235
Note: Essentially a single-album version of the 1993 (LIVE) double album.
Songs: (same performances as (LIVE) album)
Country Road
Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
Fire and Rain
Handy Man
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
Mexico
Shed a Little Light
Shower the People
Steamroller Blues
Sweet Baby James
Walking Man
Your Smiling Face

 

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