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James Taylor and the Original Flying Machine

“James Taylor and the Original Flying Machine”

  • Recorded 1966-67, released 1971 – Euphoria.
  • Released on CD in 1996 by Gadfly.

There were at least four vinyl versions with only cosmetic variations:

  • Plain white cover with penciled titles.
  • Light blue cover with a sketch of JT.
  • Like second, only in black and white.
  • Blue version seen to the right

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)
Night Owl (Remixed version on first Gadfly release)
Knocking ‘Round the Zoo (Remixed version on first Gadfly release)

 

James Taylor - Debut Album

“James Taylor”

  • 1968 – Apple Records
  • Remastered and re-released in 2010

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
Rainy Day Man
Circle Round the Sun
The Blues Is Just a Bad Dream
Sunny Skies (studio demo on 2010 re-release)
Let Me Ride (studio demo on 2010 re-release)
Sunshine Sunshine (solo acoustic demo on 2010 re-release)
Carolina In My Mind (solo acoustic demo on 2010 re-release)

James Taylor - Sweet Baby James

 

“Sweet Baby James”

  • 1970 – Warner Brothers Records

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

James Taylor - Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon

 

Gold CD Version

 

“Mud Slide Slim And the Blue Horizon”

  • 1971 – Warner Bros.

Songs:

Love Has Brought Me Around
You’ve Got A Friend
Places In My Past
Riding On A Railroad
Soldiers
Mud Slide Slim
Hey Mister, That’s Me Up On The Jukebox
You Can Close Your Eyes
Machine Gun Kelly
Long Ago And Far Away
Let Me Ride
Highway Song
Isn’t It Nice To Be Home Again

James Taylor - One Man Dog

 

Gold CD Version

“One Man Dog”

  • 1972 – Warner Brothers

Songs:

One Man Parade
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
One Morning In May
Instrumental II
Someone
Hymn
Fanfare
Little David
Mescalito
Dance
Jig

James Taylor - Walking Man

 

Gold CD Version

 

“Walking Man”

  • 1974 – Warner Brothers

Songs:

Walking Man
Rock ‘n’ Roll Is Music Now
Let It All Fall Down
Me and My Guitar
Daddy’s Baby
Ain’t No Song
Hello, Old Friend
Migration
The Promised Land
Fading Away

James Taylor - Gorilla

 

“Gorilla”

  • 1975 – Warner Bros.

Songs:

Mexico
Music
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
Wandering
Gorilla
You Make It Easy
I Was a Fool To Care
Lighthouse
Angry Blues
Love Songs
Sarah Maria

James Taylor - In the Pocket

 

“In the Pocket”

  • 1976 – Warner Bros.

Songs:

Shower the People
A Junkie’s Lament
Money Machine
Slow Burning Love
Everybody Has the Blues
Daddy’s All Gone
Woman’s Gotta Have It
Captain Jim’s Drunken Dream
Don’t Be Sad ‘Cause Your Sun Is Down
Nothing Like a Hundred Miles
Family Man
Golden Moments

James Taylor - Greatest Hits

 

“Greatest Hits”

  • 1976 – Warner Brothers

Songs:

Something In the Way She Moves (re-recording since debut album)
Carolina In My Mind (re-recording)
Fire and Rain
Sweet Baby James
Country Road
You’ve Got A Friend
Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
Walking Man
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
Mexico
Shower the People
Steamroller (live version)

James Taylor - JT

 

“JT”

  • 1977 – CBS Records

Songs:

Your Smiling Face
There We Are
Honey Don’t Leave L.A.
Another Grey Morning
Bartender’s Blues
Secret O’ Life
Handy Man
I Was Only Telling A Lie
Looking For Love On Broadway
Terra Nova
Traffic Jam
If I Keep My Heart Out Of Sight

James Taylor - Flag

 

“Flag”

  • 1979 – CBS

Songs:

Company Man
Johnnie Comes Back
Day Tripper
I Will Not Lie For You
Brother Trucker
Is That the Way You Look?
B. S. U. R.
Rainy Day Man
Millworker
Up On the Roof
Chanson Francaise
Sleep Come Free Me

James Taylor - Dad Loves His Work

 

“Dad Loves His Work”

  • 1981 – CBS

Songs:

Hard Times
Her Town Too
Hour That the Morning Comes
I Will Follow
Believe It Or Not
Stand And Fight
Only For Me
Summer’s Here
Sugar Trade
London Town
That Lonesome Road

James Taylor - That's Why I'm Here

 

“That’s Why I’m Here”

  • 1985 – CBS

Songs:

That’s Why I’m Here
Song For You Far Away
Only A Dream In Rio
Turn Away
Going Around One More Time
My Romance
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)
That’s Why I’m Here (reprise)

James Taylor - Never Die Young

 

“Never Die Young”

  • 1988 – CBS

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

James Taylor - New Moon Shine

 

“New Moon Shine”

  • 1991 – Columbia

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
One More Go Round
Everybody Loves To Cha Cha Cha
Native Son
Oh Brother
The Water Is Wide

James Taylor - LIVE

 

“(LIVE)”

  • 1993 – Columbia

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
Mexico
Millworker
Country Road
Fire and Rain
Shower the People
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
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

 

“(Best LIVE)”

  • 1994 – Columbia
  • A single-album version of the 1993 (LIVE) double album.
  • Also sold as a two-disc CD Extra set containing the same songs, but with additional video clips of interviews and rehearsal footage.

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

James Taylor - Hourglass

 

“Hourglass”

  • 1997 – Columbia / Sony
  • CD-Extra containing interviews, photos, and videos

Songs:

Line ‘Em Up
Enough To Be On Your Way
Little More Time With You
Gaia
Ananas
Jump Up Behind Me
Another Day
Up Er Mei
Up From Your Life
Yellow And Rose
Boatman
Walking My Baby Back Home
Hangnail (hidden track)

James Taylor - Greatest Hits Vol. 2

 

“Greatest Hits Volume 2″

  • 2000 – Sony

Songs:

Secret O’ Life
Handy Man
Your Smiling Face
Up On the Roof
Her Town Too
That’s Why I’m Here
Only A Dream In Rio
Everyday
Song For You Far Away
Never Die Young
(I’ve Got To) Stop Thinkin’ ‘Bout That
Shed a Little Light
Copperline
Another Day
Little More Time With You
Enough To Be On Your Way

James Taylor - October Road

Also Available:

Limited Edition 2-CD
Version with 3 Bonus Tracks

 

“October Road”

  • Aug. 13, 2002 – Sony

Songs:

September Grass
October Road
On the Fourth of July
Whenever You’re Ready
Belfast To Boston (God’s Rifle)
Mean Old Man
My Traveling Star
Raised Up Family
Carry Me On My Way
Caroline I See You
Baby Buffalo
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Included on Limited Edition 2-Disc Version:
Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight (From Michael Brecker’s “The Nearness of You”)
Benjamin (From “Appalachian Journey”)
Sailing To Philadelphia (From Mark Knopfler’s “Sailing To Philadelphia”)
Plus video footage viewable on a computer (U.S. versions only).

Best of James Taylor

 

“The Best of James Taylor”

  • April 8, 2003 – Warner Bros.

Songs:

Something In the Way She Moves
Sweet Baby James
Fire and Rain
Country Road
You’ve Got A Friend
You Can Close Your Eyes
Long Ago and Far Away
Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
Walking Man
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
Mexico
Shower the People
Golden Moments
Steamroller (Live)
Carolina In My Mind
Handy Man
Your Smiling Face
Up On the Roof
Only A Dream In Rio
Bittersweet

James Taylor: A Christmas Album

 

“James Taylor: A Christmas Album”

  • November 1, 2004 – Hallmark
  • Sold exclusively in Hallmark stores

Songs:

Winter Wonderland
Go Tell It On The Mountain
In The Bleak Midwinter
Baby, It’s Cold Outside (Featuring Natalie Cole)
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Jingle Bells
The Christmas Song
Deck The Halls
Some Children See Him
Who Comes This Night
Auld Lang Syne

James Taylor At Christmas

 

“James Taylor At Christmas”

  • October 10, 2006 – Columbia
  • October 30, 2012 – Re-release with two added songs

Songs:

Winter Wonderland
Go Tell It On The Mountain
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Jingle Bells
Baby, It’s Cold Outside (Featuring Natalie Cole)
River
Here Comes The Sun (Featuring Yo-Yo Ma, 2012 release only)
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Some Children See Him
Mon Beau Sapin (2012 release only)
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
Who Comes This Night
In The Bleak Midwinter
Auld Lang Syne

James Taylor: One Man Band CD/DVD

 

“One Man Band” (CD/DVD Set)

  • November 13, 2007 – Hear Music

Songs:

Something In the Way She Moves
Never Die Young
The Frozen Man
Mean Old Man
School Song
Country Road
Slap Leather
My Traveling Star
You’ve Got A Friend
Steamroller Blues
Secret O’ Life
Line ‘Em Up
Chili Dog
Shower the People
Sweet Baby James
Carolina In My Mind
Fire and Rain
Copperline
You Can Close Your Eyes

James Taylor - Covers - 2008

 

“Covers”

  • September 30, 2008 – Hear Music
  • Collection of cover songs featuring “Band of Legends” members Luis Conte, Michael Landau, Jeff Babko, Lou Marini, Jimmy Johnson, Walt Fowler, Steve Gadd, Larry Goldings, Andrea Zonn, Kate Markowitz, Arnold McCuller, and David Lasley.

Songs:

It’s Growing
(I’m a) Road Runner
Wichita Lineman
Why Baby Why
Some Days You Gotta Dance
Seminole Wind
Suzanne
Hound Dog
Sadie
On Broadway
Summertime Blues
Not Fade Away

James Taylor - Other Covers - CD

 

“Other Covers”

  • April 7, 2009 – Hear Music
  • A followup collection of cover songs featuring “Band of Legends” members Luis Conte, Michael Landau, Jeff Babko, Lou Marini, Jimmy Johnson, Walt Fowler, Steve Gadd, Larry Goldings, Andrea Zonn, Kate Markowitz, Arnold McCuller, and David Lasley. Recorded at the same time as 2008’s “Covers.”

Songs:

Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’
Get a Job
Memphis
Shiver Me Timbers
Wasn’t That a Mighty Storm
In the Midnight Hour
Knock On Wood

James Taylor and Carole King - Live At The Troubadour - CD/DVD

 

“James Taylor and Carole King: Live At the Troubadour”

  • May 4, 2010 – Hear Music
  • Combination CD/DVD

Songs:
Blossom
So Far Away
Machine Gun Kelly
Carolina In My Mind
It’s Too Late
Smackwater Jack
Something In The Way She Moves
Will You Love Me Tomorrow
Country Road
Fire And Rain
Sweet Baby James
I Feel The Earth Move
You’ve Got A Friend
Up On The Roof
You Can Close Your Eyes

 

Untitled 2014 Album

  • Tentatively planned for Christmas 2014 release.
  • Songs below have been performed at 2014 concerts.

Possible Songs:
Snow Time
Today, Today, Today
Stretch of the Highway
You And I

 

 

Other Songs Performed Live

Come On Brother, Get On Up and Help Me Find This Groove [Video]
Diamond Joe (Traditional) [Lyrics]
For Free (Joni Mitchell)
Hellelujah, I Love Her So (Ray Charles) [Lyrics]
Hey, Good Lookin’ (Hank Williams) [Lyrics]
I Can Dream Of You (Livingston Taylor) [Lyrics]
In My Reply (Livingston Taylor)
It’s Gonna Work Out Fine [Lyrics]
Jellyman Kelly [Lyrics]
Okie From Muskogee (Merle Haggard) [Lyrics]
Old Blue (Traditional) [Lyrics]
Pretty Boy Floyd (Woody Guthrie) [Lyrics]
Sea Cruise (Huey “Piano” Smith) [Lyrics]
16 Candles [Lyrics]
Things Go Better With Coke
Tuberose Snuff Commercial
Twelve Gates To the City (Traditional) [Lyrics]
Wild Mountain Thyme (Francis McPeake) [Lyrics]
Woodstock (Joni Mitchell) [Lyrics]
With a Little Help From My Friends (John Lennon & Paul McCartney) [Lyrics]
The Twist (Chubby Checker) [Lyrics]