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Encyclopedia > Greatest Hits (James Taylor)
Greatest Hits

Album cover for James Taylor - Greatest Hits This is an album cover. ...

Album by James Taylor
Released November 1, 1976
Recorded December 1969October 1976
Genre Rock
Length ???
Record label Warner Brothers
Producer Peter Asher, David Spinozza, Lenny Waronker, Russ Titelman
James Taylor Chronology
In the Pocket
(1976)
Greatest Hits
(1976)
JT
(1977)

Greatest Hits is singer-songwriter James Taylor's eighth album, and the best-selling album of his career. An album (from Latin albus white, blank, relating to a blank book in which something can be inserted) is a packaged collection of related things. ... James Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter, born in Boston, Massachusetts. ... November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... December is the twelfth and last month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... October is the tenth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Musical genres are categories which contain music which share a certain style or which have certain elements in common. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and video recordings, on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes. ... Warner Bros. ... In the music industry, record producer designates a person responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for release. ... In the Pocket is singer-songwriter James Taylors seventh album. ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... JT is singer-songwriter James Taylors ninth album. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... James Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter, born in Boston, Massachusetts. ...


Released on November 1, 1976, the album featured newly recorded versions of "Carolina in My Mind" and "Something in the Way She Moves." Although the album never rose higher than number 23 on the Billboard charts, it still holds the second longest tenure of any album with a total of 573 weeks (over 11 years) on Billboard's album chart. Greatest Hits has sold over 11,000,000 copies certifying it as a platinum album eleven times over. November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...


Track listing

  1. "Something In the Way She Moves" (J. Taylor) - 3:07
  2. "Fire and Rain" (J. Taylor) - 3:57
  3. "Carolina In My Mind" (J. Taylor) - 3:20
  4. "Sweet Baby James" (J. Taylor) - 2:48
  5. "Country Road" (J. Taylor) - 3:21
  6. "You've Got a Friend" (C. King - 4:29
  7. "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight" (J. Taylor) - 2:34
  8. "Walking Man" (J. Taylor) - 3:30
  9. "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" (Holland, Dozier, Holland) - 3:30
  10. "Mexico" (J. Taylor) - 2:44
  11. "Shower the People" (J. Taylor) - 3:52
  12. "Steamroller" (J. Taylor) - 5:19

Fire and Rain was the breakout single released by singer-songwriter James Taylor. ... Youve Got a Friend is a song from the early 1970s which marked the singer-songwriter movement. ... Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer and songwriter, most active as a singer during the early to mid 1970s, but a successful songwriter for considerably longer both before and after this period. ... Holland-Dozier-Holland was a songwriting and production team consisting of Lamont Dozier and brothers Brian Holland and Edward Holland, Jr. ...

Personnel

  • James Taylor - Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals
  • Kenny Ascher - Electric piano (Track 8)
  • Byron Berline - Fiddle (Track 2)
  • Michael Brecker - Tenor saxophone (Track 7)
  • David Crosby - Vocal harmonies (Track 10)
  • Nick DeCaro - Hornorgan, Voiceorgan (Track 11)
  • Craig Deorge - Piano (Track 7)
  • Dan Dugmore - Steel guitar (Track 1), (Track 2)
  • Victor Feldman - Orchestra bells, Vibes (Track 11)
  • Andrew Gold - Harmonium, Background vocals (Track 2)
  • Milt Holland - Percussion (Track 10)
  • Jim Keltner - Drums (Track 9)
  • Carole King - Piano (Track 3), (Track 4), (Track 5)
  • Danny Kotchmar - Electric Guitar (Track 7), (Track 9), (Track 10), (Track 12); credited as Danny Kootch - Acoustic Guitar (Track 6) Congas (Track 6)
  • Russ Kunkel - Drums (Track 2), (Track 5), (Track 6), (Track 7), (Track 9), (Track 10), (Track 11), (Track 12); Congas (Track 6), (Track 7); Cabasa (Track 6); Tambourine (Track 9); Shaker (Track 10)
  • Gayle Levant - Harp (Track 10)
  • John London - Bass (Track 4)
  • Rick Marotta - Drums (Track 8)
  • Ralph MacDonald - Percussion (Track 8)
  • Clarence McDonald - Piano (Track 2), (Track 9), (Track 12); Fender Rhodes (Track 9), (Track 11); Voiceorgan (Track 11)
  • Randy Meisner - Bass (Track 5)
  • Joni Mitchell - Backgroung vocals (Track 6)
  • Andy Muson - Bass (Track 8)
  • Graham Nash - Vocal harmonies (Track 10)
  • Gene Orloff - Strings (Concert master) (Track 8)
  • Herb Pedersen - Background vocals (Track 1)
  • Red Rhodes - Steel Guitar (Track 4)
  • David Sanborn - Saxophone (Track 9)
  • Carly Simon - Vocal harmonies (Track 9), (Track 11)
  • Lee Sklar - Bass (Track 1), (Track 2), (Track 6), (Track 7), (Track 9), (Track 10), (Track 11), (Track 12)
  • David Spinozza - Electric guitar (Track 8); Acoustic guitar (Track 8)

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James Taylor - Greatest Hits (494 words)
Just about all of Taylor's most memorable tunes are here, and though you'll have to take the shrink wrap off to find out, there are new (and tasteful) versions of "Carolina in My Mind" and "Something in the Way She Moves", along with a live version of "Steamroller".
Taylor's quiet angst music, edging gradually into muted optimism, is an inescapable part of our recent musical history.
Taylor's sound influenced a great deal of what is considered acceptable hit-making work today.
James Taylor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1831 words)
James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Belmont, Massachusetts.
Taylor's career began in the mid-1960s, but he found his audience in the early 1970s, singing sensitive and gentle acoustic songs.
Isaac M. Taylor, was the dean of the University of North Carolina Medical School from 1964 to 1971.
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