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9.2.4 Others (James Taylor related artists)




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

9.2.4 Others (James Taylor related artists)

Peter Asher
- JT's manager and a musician
- Member of British group "Peter and Gordon."

Rosemary Butler
- Frequent backup singer
- Sang with Jackson Browne
Album:
"Rose" -- Capitol/EMI - ST12320

Clifford Carter
- Keyboardist for JT
Album:
"Walkin' INto the Sun" - Soul Coast - SC 9359-2

Valerie Carter
- Frequent backup singer for JT
- Sings with Jackson Browne

David Crosby and Graham Nash
- Frequently sang backup for JT
- Members of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (and all the variations)

Don Grolnick
- Produced JT's last two studio albums
- Plays piano/keyboard
Album:
1985 - "Hearts and Numbers" - Hip Pocket Records
? - "River of Dreams" - Blue Note

Danny "Kootch" Kortchmar
- Friend since childhood and longtime member of JT's band
- Member of bands "The Section" and "Jo Mama."
- Co-wrote and produced much of Don Henley's recent work, also produced
Billy Joel's "River of Dreams" album.
Albums:
"The Section" -- Warner Bros.- BS 2661 (with Kunkel, Sklar, et al.)
"J Is For Jump" -- with band "Jo Mama."
"Now That Everything's Been Said" with Carole King and Charles
Larkey performing as "The City." Released on CD in Japan
in 1994.

Russ Kunkel
- Plays percussion
- Romantically involved with Carly Simon after her breakup with JT.

David Lasley
- Frequent backup singer
- Sang with Bonnie Raitt
- Appeared in original Broadway production of "Hair"
Albums:
"Missin' Twenty Grand" - EMI
"Raindance" - EMI - 1983?
"Soldiers On the Moon" - Pony Canyon (Japan) / A&M (U.S.) - 1993

George Massenburg
- Co-produced and mixed JT's latest live album
- Has also produced other major artists (10,000 Maniacs, Linda
Ronstadt, et al.)
- Lurks in alt.music.james-taylor

Paul McCartney
- Signed JT to the Beatles' Apple Records
- Played bass on several songs for "James Taylor"
- Sang with his wife Linda on "Walking Man"

Arnold McCuller
- Frequent backup singer
- Sang with Phil Collins
Album:
1994 - "Exception To the Rule" - Coyote Records

Billy Payne
- Plays keyboards
- Performed with Little Feat

Linda Ronstadt
- Occasional collaborator and successful artist

David Sanborn
- Popular jazz musician
- Plays sax

Leland Sklar
- Bass guitar

 

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