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Sweet Baby James

James Taylor

1970

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Super nostalgic for me. This is a fantastic album and Sweet Baby James is an all-time great song. James' voice is smooth and effortless. A real treat.

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Mom was just telling me yesterday that she wanted to see albums from the likes of James Taylor and Carole King. I told her to be patient, but I guess patience isn't necessary. Previously, I'd heard only "Fire and Rain" from James Taylor, and I love that song. He's a great singer-songwriter, akin to Jim Croce but probably a bit younger and more marketable. This is a solid album, with good lyrics and great guitar work. Also a nice degree of variety, so it doesn't feel like a one-note singer-songwriter project--good use of other instruments. The music feels very organic, and James sound right at home in the different genres he explores. I wouldn't say I love it, but it's very good and enjoyable. Favorite songs: Fire and Rain, Oh Baby Don't You Loose Your Lip On Me, Lo and Behold, Steamroller Blues (up until the point where the horns come in). Album art: This is a pretty classic picture. Fits the genre in that it looks like a senior photo. Wikipedia lore says James was basically homeless and couch surfing when he made this album. For that reason, I'll assume he's not wearing pants. Put some pants on, James. Otherwise, great job.

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Craving authenticity, Taylor slathers these songs with as much honey as he can get his hands on. Seems to have worked, as he's treated like an angel by many. Occasionally he sounds like one -- even less frequently these songs have a kick -- but the rest of the time he comes off like exactly the kind of dork who'd approve this album title and cover. He was never going to offer the nutritional value of John Prine or Gram Parsons -- I guess fast food salesman is a decent second place.

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5

Very nice. Exactly one of my styles. really liked the sweet songs

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5

I've owned this album since I was an early teen and don't remember ever listening to it all the way through. I was obsessed with "Sweet Baby James" and "Fire and Rain" as a young kid, think the latter is one of my earliest memories of songs I've heard on the radio. The record is an impressive blend of country, folk, and blues. Bummer I've waited this long to listen all the way through. Favorite tracks: "Fire and Rain", "Steamroller Blues", "Country Road"

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5

this sounds like a nice cosy evening with raining outside and just chilling inside

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5

More looks on here than I knew him for. The blues was particularly good

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5

Great album. Great acoustic songs, no misses though only a few memorable songs high 4.5

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5

Fantastic soft rock album

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5

Absolute perfection, could listen to this album over and over.

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5

Perfect

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i love this album every song is so good. while i am rating this 5 stars, i acknowledge that i have an extremely positive bias towards this album.

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Couple skippers on this one but all is forgiven. 4.5

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5

Un classique, j’adore 5*

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Lovely

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5

Fuck Facebook! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpDGJbC8RMo&ab_channel=MikeMcCarty I love James Taylor. Fire and Rain is an all-timer.

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My mom used to listen to a lot of James Taylor when I was a kid and I got very burned out on it, but I was surprised by how much I like it now... maybe I'm getting old. Fire and Rain is great, and Steamroller is fun because Mama Rims used to skip that song because it's too dirty. I still think you need to be in the right mood for James Taylor but I found it pleasantly digestible.

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Always Great. JT is wonderful in every way.

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5

Any artist who uses my name Twice in one album is a rock star in my book! It is amazing how someone so talented had challenges with drug abuse and depression. He has such amazing lyrics that make you stop and listen. He seems to be telling a story of his life and journey in every track. Great talent on loan from God. I just saw him and Carole King doing a live set to an intimate audience and his agent was there. James thanked him for all the years of commitment . I say thank you for all the amazing hits you’ve put out all theses years. His words have healed him and maybe many others

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5

Obviously Fire and Rain is outstanding, but I really enjoyed the rest of the album a lot. It’s a really interesting mix of big band and country and rock that I didn’t realize existed before.

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Simple & brilliant. I love the hits (particularly SBJ, Steamroller, and F&R) but I think the other tracks complement them nicely. I really like this album.

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5

Really, really enjoyed this album. So easy to listen to and I honestly can't believe it came out in 1970! Love the country/Americana/blues vibe. Favorite album so far.

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5

A tremendous album, I don't know how I've managed to miss it up to now.

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5

Absolutely amazing - the perfect album before bed

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very nice

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5

Instant mood lifter. Great for the background of a relaxed evening or cooking

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5

Classic Singer/Songwriter. This album help set the bar for all singer/songwriters to come.

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5

Every year I get older I get more into James Taylor. A quintessential attribute of my suburban white dad final form I have to assume

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5

Surprisingly creative and fun folk/blues/rock album! The covers were great and the slower songs were gorgeous, too!

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5

This album was really good, easy to listen to. I enjoyed all of the songs! 5/5 stars.

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5

One of the GOATS

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5

Almost tempted to lower this to 4/5 because it's a little cheesy and I've heard the best songs too many times, but it's just too good.

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5

The classic Dad album. Timeless songwriting and great recording. James Taylor is one of the best lyricists of all time and this album resonates with men of many ages. My dad loved it in his time as do I.

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5

Ohhhh, this is an all time favorite of mine. 5 all day

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5

Fantastic album. There’s nothing like James Taylor. I could listen to this everyday and find joy in it. What a delight.

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5

He has such a great voice. I don't love every song on this album, but his guitar and voice is just so great makes it worthy of 5 stars.

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5

A true treasure of an album, an aural comfort blanket that lifts the soul and warms the heart. James Taylor could sing the phone book and it would still be worth a listen. "Country Road" has a special place in my heart, featuring as it does in one of my most favourite films. Not one wasted second in this album, and one that I will listen to again and again.

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5

So nice. Makes you want to go fishing all day on a row boat. Fire and rain is one of my favourite songs, but have never really listened to the others.

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5

Beautiful album. Very Bluesy.

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5

Such a beautiful voice

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5

rreally good

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chill and refreshing, nothing stuck tho but definitely will listen again

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4

most of this is just very comfy normal folk pop but there are a couple songs that just burst into loud brassy jazz pop partway through and its always a complete suprise. fuckin wild. good album

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4

There's some seriously saccharine stuff here, but when he's on, he's on. Best track: Fire and Rain

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4

Can't deny the James Taylor's talent. And the album is good, really good. However, it is boring.

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4

I liked the music that was playing!

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4

Calming jams.

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4

Soothing. The man must have been high when he wrote this album.

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Lekkere blues rock - Steamroller is een favoriet. Zang in dat nummer vind ik niet heel bijzonder. In country road komt de zang beter uit de verf, maar is de compositie en gebruikte instrumenten weer meer classic rock. Blossom is dan meer een "simon and garfunkel" vibe. Leuke muzikale afwisseling op het album dus. Niet heel verassend of spannend verder, maar zit wel goed in elkaar.

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4

Smooth like a sweet baby jesus... euh.. james

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4

fire and rain gave it a 4

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4

Surprisingly bluesy.

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4

A lot more Jesus than I remember. Listened 21/121

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nice

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4

Besser als gedacht, ein paar gefallen, manches leider auch arg durch

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4

Great album, fine acoustic by James Taylor one of those great 70's folk artists such as Jim Croce, a huge friend of him or Joni Mitchell. Very sentimental, true emotion. Love the guitar work.

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We are starting March off, and this week, on a great note. I thought “You’ve Got a Friend” was on this album but these are all new songs to me and I really enjoyed them. James feels like he is exploring the studio space in this album especially on Steamroller Blues and Suite for 20 G. He always reminds me of a very soft rock folksy kind of fella so it was nice to see him try the blues and also cover a few songs too like Oh, Susannah. I liked Fire and Rain and Country Road as well but the standout tracks for me were Lo and Behold and Steamroller Blues. This album was short and sweet but the best part of that was I listened to it twice in a row. The album cover makes it seem like he is slowly getting upset at something but the title of the album and type of music is anything but.

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4

Wasn't sure to start with but nice feel good song writing

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4

This kind of folky blues isn't really my thing, but I did actually like this. Last track is a tune.

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4

Fun listen. Has some classics.

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4

Really good album. Soft slow but upbeat. Amazing guitar playing and voice. 10. Must be one of the first artist to refer to themselves in songs (JT) (also sweet baby James) Really like steamroller blues and 11.

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4

My parents had James Taylor in their music rotation a lot when I was little so most of this album was familiar! Easy to listen to with some pretty classic songs.

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4

Classic album. One of my favorites - takes me back.

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4

Silky throated singer songwriter - with a dark underbelly. Best Tracks: Sweet Baby James, Steamroller Blues, Fire and Rain

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I have lots of feelings about this being included in the 1001 Albums list. My family owned this album when I was a 10-year old kid and I was a fan, up to a point. I would have never dreamed this album would end up on any sort of must-listen-to kind of list though. This will be the first time I've listened to this album all the way through in about 50 years. The first thing that strikes me is how relatively deadpan and matter of fact Taylor's delivery is. When delivering emotional material, the tendency at the time (and since) was for singers to try and sell the emotion. James Taylor wasn't having any of that. He just said what he had to say like he's having a conversation with a close friend. I find that both moving and comforting. The second revelation is how much he likes country, the blues, gospel, and R&B. That wouldn't have occurred to me back then because I had no real knowledge of music genres at the time--I just knew what I liked. Taylor pulls off his attempts at different genres with various levels of success. He's aces at country (Sweet Baby James, Anywhere Like Heaven), surprisingly good at gospel (Lo and Behold), but his attempts at blues and R&B are more problematic. Oh Baby, Don't You Loose Your Lip On Me isn't bad, I guess, but it can get unintentionally funny sometimes: "Don't you loose your lip on lovin' man JT, whoo hooooooo...." The more subtle injections of R&B into folk material (Oh, Susannah) work, but when goes full throttle (Steamroller, the 2nd half of Suite for 20 G), the results are kind of embarrassing. It's apparent how much he loves R&B, but James Taylor is a Laurel Canyon singer songwriter down to the marrow of his bones. Listening to him to try be Wilson Pickett is like a little kid trying on profanity to seem more like an adult. The production and arrangements (with the exception of the latter have of Suite for 20 G) suit Taylor admirably. The sound is clean, clear and spacious, as are the arrangements. The backing is by Laurel Canyon stalwarts like guitarist Danny Kortchmar, drummer Russ Kunkel, and Carole King, as well as a couple of country specialists (Red Rhodes on steel guitar and Chris Darrow on fiddle). I should probably mention that Taylor himself is a decent guitarist. The playing is elegant and understated, in keeping with Taylor's approach. How to rate? Nostalgia will do doubt color my opinion. In a low key way, it was quite ambitious of Taylor to include so many genre elements in this music. More often than not, he succeeds wildly. Occasionally his reach exceeds his grasp, but I feel inclined not to punish him too harshly for that. So, I'll subtract a star for Taylor's embarrassing attempts at full on R&B.

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4

Loved this album! Very easy listening. Nice mix of country, blues, indie(?)

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I knew this day would come. Where I would listen to an album by a 70s white ‘my car and my guitar’ dude and not want to solder my ears closed. And so it came to pass that the plaintive face on the cover, the awful album title and the hackneyed journey-across-America lyrics inspired not anger, but a kind of beatific wonder. There is enough variety in here that I can believe Taylor cares more about crafting tight songs and exploring a range of modes than he is appearing weather-beaten and road-worn. The tropes are just because that’s the voice he was exploring. Don’t like it? Stick around, he’ll find another mode. Perhaps you’ll like that. Maybe it’s Stockholm Syndrome. Maybe my ankle hurt too much yesterday for me to concentrate, but I felt this as part of a long lineage of genuinely talented songsmiths.

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4

So good

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Very cool

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4

Great easy listening record, a couple tracks I hadn't heard before that I really liked (Blossom), but the closing track Suite for 20 G is a cheese fest.

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4

Starts out country, ends a little bit rock and roll. Enjoyable and smooth throughout. I wish he'd trim his eyebrows though.

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4

This album just barely earns a star on the incredible strength of Fire and Rain alone; the rest of the songs were decent to good, but couldn’t live up to that exceptional standard.

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4

Pretty solid. The big hits on this album are incredible: "Sweet Baby James", "Country Road", and of course "Fire and Rain" but a lot of the rest are pretty unmemorable. Wasn't familiar with most of the rest and I'm pretty fine with that.

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Erster Gedanke: bitte nicht schon wieder ein weißer, amerikanischer Troubadour. Dann aber: der versteht sein Handwerk. „Sunny Skies“ wurde zwar zu nah am Zott Sahnejoghurt herankomponiert, aber der ganze Rest ist zugegebener Maßen ein völlig gelungen zusammengeworfene, bunte Folk Tüte mit Ausflügen in artverwandte Genres wie Blues („Steamroller“ / „Oh Susanna“). Die Songs werden aufmerksam behandelt und erhalten immer das passende, Qualität hebende Detail wie das Cello Rückgrat in „Fire and Rain“. Vollgepackt mit tollen Sachen, die das Leben schöner machen & dazu cremige 3.8

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4

Beautiful guitar work, wonderful singing, an almost dreamlike quality as Taylor sings about turnpikes, county lines, cites and steamrollers - a classic American album.

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4

Yeah pretty good ig

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4

I liked the blues-y stuff. My memory of James Taylor was more acoustic/folk.

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4

The album that popularised James Taylor and god bless it for doing so.

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4

OMG! i was certain i wouldnt like this. but I think I do.

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4

James Taylor is great. Fire and Rain is one of the best songs ever written. The rest of the album is good.

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I really enjoyed this album. James Taylor's more soulful and bluesy songs made me realize just what a versatile vocal he is. I've always known him more as a folk singer/songwriter, but this album truly showed off his range. I'm only giving it four starts because there's nothing that's terribly new or groundbreaking on this album, but it is executed to perfection.

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4

Some of the tracks on this album I have heard dozens of times, and I'll still listen to them again. I haven't listened to James Taylor in a while. I had forgotten how much I like "Sweet Baby James" and "Country Road". "Fire and Rain" is a classic. Even though I'm not excited for every song on this album, it's easily a re-play for me.

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4

Excellent album. James Taylor’s guitar and singing is one of a kind. He takes simple songs and makes them special. Fire and Rain is a classic and this album is great easy listening from beginning to end. 8.3/10

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Fav songs: - Lo and Behold

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I enjoyed this album! Would listen again

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4

Smooth with some classic songs. The funky stuff hasn't aged so well

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21. Sweet Baby James - James Taylor - 11 tracks. This is good. This is really good. A tiny bit Country, a little bit Folk. The double bass also gives it.... Soul? but heavy Blues influence too. A real roller-coaster of a journey. This is a proper album. Fire and Rain is amazing. 4/5

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4

Liked it.

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4

School has started and the written reviews take too much time. Going to stick with the star ratings for now.

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4

Oh Susannah & Fire and Rain...

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Rounded up to 4 out of spite

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that was a pretty cool album, I’ll give it a 7/10 I also listened to Mud Slide Jim and liked that album a little bit more, I’ll give that one an 8/10 overall this dudes pretty cool

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I've never really sat down and listened to James Taylor, and to be honest I had the guy mixed up in my head with Jimmy Buffet. Ha! Once I realized (happily) I wouldn't be hearing Margaritaville, I settled into the album and was pleasantly surprised. James' vocals are so rich and clear, I couldn't help but be immediately drawn in. The album had it's share of folky ballads, which I expected, but the blend of country, folk, blues and even the touch of gospel provided far more musical diversity and depth than I expected. I think the tracks "Lo and Behold", "Steamroller Blues", "Oh Baby, Don't You Loose your Lip on Me" and the latter half of "Suite for 20 G" show this well. Given James' music remains ubiquitous to this day, it's undeniable that his music deserves it's place in this list. I've been remiss for dismissing it on account of having heard the "big hits" umpteen-million times, so next time I'm relaxing on a lazy day, I know where to go digging.

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4

Decent.

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Un album de folk con algunos tintes bluseros. De muy fácil escucha y melodías agradables con una voz super dulce de parte de James. Gran disco, con la cantidad de canciones justas

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noit bad

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Already knew the song fire & rain, hadn't heard the rest before. At first I was like ehhh but then it started growing on me about a third of the way in. I would probably give it a 3.5 but I'll round up to 4

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4

Easy listening! Smooth guitar, very comfy 60s-70s sound. Feels like it's been in plenty of movies.

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4

The timbres and textures are outstanding. The combination of James’s voice, the mix, and the omnipresent ambient noise makes this record a warm experience. It brings some kind of intimacy. A refuge. I can definitely see The Black Keys covering some of these songs. Love it!

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4

Well... I didn't think I'd like it based on the first song, but then I played the CD on a loop while I worked, so I guess I did like it. Great work music!

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4

Coming out of the 60s strong with a decently diverse folk country album with substantial hat tips to jazz and the South. Similar guitar phrasing fraternity as Paul Simon, piano that you know made Ben Folds listen. And at least two timeless classic tracks. An LP that 14yo S&G me is kicking myself I missed.

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4

très agrèable de bon matin

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Good vibes!✌️

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Super sympa au coin du feu avec un verre de whisky.

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3

smooth, classic

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3

Spotify. Not for me. Fire and Rain is good.

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3

Pretty relaxing. I like the sound of this album.

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Didn’t really connect with the lyrics - maybe need to live in the south USA and drive a truck. Some nice music though

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3

That confused me. Had some banging guitar bits but was also really shit in some parts.

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3

Fine tracks, nice easy listening.

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3

Buttery smooth voice. Now I know what a slide guitar is. I couldn’t tell if his blues songs were like a 70s version of what Macklemore, Post Malone, or Eminem are to hip hop.

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3

Honestly pretty mellow and pretty good. Definitely thought this was a black guy my whole life. Solid listen.

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3

James Taylor is a talented songwriter, singer, and guitarist, but for me his music is sort of bland and not super interesting. 3 stars.

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Old 70s Country with a hint of blues. Not really my type of music, but still pretty relaxing to listen to.

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"I am a cement mixer for you babe". Schönes kleines Album, gemütlicher Blues. Nicht wirklich was besonderes, weder in die eine Richtung, noch in die andere. Ich hab die 2019 Remastered Version gehört. Da ich den direkten Link von dieser Seite nicht mehr hatte, weiß ich nicht ob es die richtige Version war.

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3

I'm into it.

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3

not bad

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Not really my thing but I can see why people like it

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There's nothing really wrong with this and I do like 'Fire and Rain', but if I'm listening to albums I'd rather listen to America or Gordon Lightfoot.

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I expected more from this album. The folk songs were good, but the rock and funk songs felt forced.

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Fire & Rain on this album. Easy listening album. 6/10.

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low three, nice vibes

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"There's a song that they sing when they take to the highway A song that they sing when they take to the sea A song that they sing of their home in the sky Maybe you can believe it if it helps you to sleep But singing works just fine for me" (Sweet baby James) "Sunny Skies weeps in the evening It doesn't much matter why I guess he just has to cry from time to time" (Sunny Skies) Bastante bien, cada vez más metida en el country.

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3

eh

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3

Not too bad at all

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Nice n bluesy

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easy-listening folk-rock, goed album voor op de achtergrond

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Wisselvallig. Op zich niets dat ik nog niet van iemand anders heb gehoord. Steamroller blues was nog het leukste.

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3

Some familiar songs, and everything else just feels familiar. Easy, comfortable, not exciting, but kinda pleasant overall.

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3

Early country pop? Very moody, Colorado music. Not my favorite

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I thought CHIC it was well fun, absolutely love a bit of disco! Didn't get to say that before. James Taylor really isn't the music I normally gravitate towards but it did match my mood in the moment I decided to listen to it

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Mieux que ce que je pensais. 3/5 Fav : Steamroller

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Its nice enough in a Sunday morning, put on something low key, did I really do that last night, shots were probably a bad idea, oh jesus I might have some calls to make sort of way. Can we also talk about the weirdness of calling your album Sweet Baby James if your name is James....

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3

Recklessly peaceful

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It's not at all the kind of thing I would listen to but I enjoyed it, even if it's more than a bit cliché.

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"There’s a song that they sing of their home in the sky / maybe you can believe it if it helps you to sleep / but singing works just fine for me" Relateable! This album went from a 2.5 to a 3.5 after hearing that line. Then it went to a 3 as it slowly progressed. Then, when it got halfway through ”Suite for 20 G” and we got the boogie-woogie we all deserved, it shot up to a 4. This album is safe, inoffensive and commercial. Sweet. So sweet that I feel a bit cruel for giving it this low a rating, but it didn't really stick with me in any substantial way.

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3

Easy listening. Most of it was easy to ignore which is both good and bad. My favorite tracks were the bluesy ones...would listen to those again.

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Beautiful home-grown sound. Not a lot of really surprising stuff, and didn't quite hook me very well.

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9th August 2021 Listened throughout the day on the phone. Really nice, easy listening. Simple songwriting is the most difficult and James Taylor is a master of it.

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3

Made me feel like I was a cowboy

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3

Fire and Rain is amazing... and James Taylor's voice is generally soothing, though i could pass on the uptempo Straemroller and really only really enjoy country road. The rest is fine, but leaves it at a 3.

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3

Obviously good, but JT bores me

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3

not for me

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Yeah. That’s an album. Not my thing, but I knew girls in college who were all about it.

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3

Not bad, quite up and down though - quite saccharine in places

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Mostly pleasant, if somewhat bland.

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-I like the horns and bassline in "Steamroller Blues" -"Suite for 20 G" is cool and groovy -Other than those 2 tracks, the album was generally just fine. No real plans to revisit

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3

we get it you like jesus

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3

Pretty nice but also lost me at some moments.

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Soft rock en el seu format més reposat i californià. Excel.lent disc de carretera o de capverpre d'estiu. A més, destaquen és clar les lletres de Taylor i la seva veu melangiosa i crepuscular, fins i tot de jove. Un bon disc

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3

Good album. Nice voicing, good country

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3

just a bit too gentle and folksy nice for me

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Easy to listen to. 3/5

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A bit too chill for me. Prefer Nick Drake if I'm going down that route.

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3

Oh OK but didn't invest

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3

Folk-country bastante lento. Por lo menos canta muy bien.

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Mildly buttery baby James

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Folk, country

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Lovely voice and guitar picking. Nice mix of folk and rhythm & blues. Contains several JT hits, so a good album overall.

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Much better than I expected; very pleasant and doesn't outstay it's welcome.

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Rather bland, but I guess okay.

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I wanted to like this album, I really did. However, the good about it doesn't outweigh the fact that basically every song sounds the same. Steamroller blues should never have been included, since it sounds like Taylor took a class class called "How to play white guy blues for dummies." Oh Suzanna is similarly bad. Fire and Rain is a notable high point. The production is excellent as well. The character of his guitar really shines through. It just doesn't make up for the fact that this album is boring

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It was chill in the background but I wasn't able to really absorb this one...on the other hand it didn't really jump out at me. Maybe it just isn't my thing.

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Skön röst men det är ärligt talat bara under de sista 2 minuterna av albumet som det händer något spännande.

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1970. Key Songs: Sweet Baby James, Fire and Rain

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Fire and Rain is a highlight I guess. Maybe, like others suggest, it's a grower. Not over the course of its runtime. Frankly boring.

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not bad, but not really my cup of tea. Not really the biggest James Taylor fan.

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A pleasant listen but nothing more

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Zu viel Blues. Zu viel Jesus. Zu viele Babes. Zu viel Babyface. Zu viel Langeweile. Er ist schon lange dabei und meistens selbst auf seinen Covern abgebildet. Hat im Alter richtig Charakter bekommen. Auch meine Cowboynatur konnte ihm nicht helfen. Nicht nochmal hören!

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Очень скучно

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sweet baby

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I can acknowledge that the instrumentation and vocals here are exceptional, but I didn't find anything memorable outside of that in this LP.

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Meh

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This was so boring, I have literally nothing to say. Was it bad? No. Was it good? No. It's like we didn't even have an album today. We've had a lot of stinkers recently, so I hope tomorrow is better.

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A little too slow and melodramatic for my tastes.

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BUT I'M SURE YOU HIGH-TECH NASA PEOPLE COULD CARE LESS ABOUT OUR RESORT-TOWN WAYS.

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Wasn't massively into it. And ew what a weird album title. Is he a big baby or something

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Huh! Well.. He can sing, for sure. And sometimes his music was even pleasant. But it was still boring the whole time. I also didn't like his texts, so all in all he doesn't have much going for him. Two stars. Maybe he got better?

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Really soft, as in, soft rock. The thing I dislike the most is his voice, which is bereft of soul and totally out of place on the two bluesier numbers. 2 points for Fire & rain.

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Really didn't enjoy this much. Some rancid lyrics

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not sure i'd ever be in the mood for it but it's ok

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Very unsettled by this, it’s what I’d expect a murderer to have playing in the background whilst I’m strapped to a chair and he begins to systematically remove my face skin with a scalpel. Then he peels off and wears my face and mouths along to all the lyrics. Especially the song “sunny skies”

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Pretty dull.

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Was pleasant enough just didn't much interesting from it. Lo and behold was a good track.

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Nääääeee inte country. Jäkla hissmusik, 2/5

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Don't understand why this is supposed to be so good. It's all quite weak. He's got a lovely voice though, and it's very easy listening. Maybe that's enough. (The last song is fucking dreadful though.)

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Good to cook to

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Sweet baby James. Some of your lyrics really ground my gears man. Yeah you had some nice twinkly twanky riffs but, bro, I just could not get on board. And for that reason I’m out.

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Steamroller Blues

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Poewee, wat een zijige toestand.

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Maar een beetje terloops geluisterd, maar wat ik hoorde was wel heel erg saai en veel te braaf voor mijn doen.

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Tja, ook daar verwachtte ik meer aan

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Man first song in and I don't know if I'll be able to finish this. So fuckin cheesy. This slide guitar is just killing me. I can't finish this. I'll give it 2 stars cause the production is good but god. Ok I'll give it three stars for You've Got a Friend. Actually fuck that it's a Carole King song. Back to 2 stars.

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With all due respect, Mr. Taylor, this isn't the best time for your unique brand of bittersweet folk rock. We have a potentially critical situation here. I'm sure you'll understand.

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There were loads of acoustic folk albums released in 1979 that I much prefer to Sweet Baby James. I have tried (not very hard) with this album before but it is just too sickly sweet for my taste. Nice but dim.

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I just don’t Think James Taylor is for me.

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I don’t like country

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Fire and Rain- one great song. But the album seems to drag now.

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He can spin some pretty yarns, but doesn't span time well for me.

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James Taylor is not a churning urn of burning funk. However, this album is a hunk of steaming junk. It’s like a “lite” version of all the genres featured. His vocals and the instrumentation are very competent, but just too nice all the way through.

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Not really my kind of music, but he has a nice voice and it's inoffensive. Steamroller was the best track, I could imagine a burlesque performance to that one.

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Eh. Folky, country-y. Not my case

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- not really my type agin - can see why this was popular in the 70s - giving white girl in a long white dress particularly with blonde hair and and white head band - instrumental are a plus very calming

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didnt listen

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Slow country. Mostly meh. Our Town by James is good but on a different album.

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geht 2,5/5

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2.5

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Kevyttä ja samaistuksen puute. Kantrivivahteet luonnollisesti ärsytti, mut paikottaiset bluesbiisit toi eloa.

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Alku vaikutti ihan lupaavalle, mutta olikin klassinen tapaus: muutaman ihan ok biisi ja loput tusinakamaa.

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This is offensively bland, I can feel my personality trickling out of my ears. Terrible, how did this even get on the list, is it a joke? Is it just here to make everything else sound better? This man never deserved the Taylor name. Appalling.

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didnt like

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So bad and boring

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quite boring

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Treurig plaatje, op elke mogelijke manier

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I'm not enjoying this much, it's like singer/songwriter/country but not as melodic, soothing or engaging as other artists.

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Nope nope nope

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No no no

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