James Taylor – Covers

Posted: October 4th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Articles About Music | Tags: | 4 Comments »

So I have been without a record player for the past year and half, ever since the tragic day that I came home from spring break to find it mysteriously broken.  Having finally given up all efforts of trying to repair the old one, my wife so graciously got me a new for my birthday.  So I have been having a blast going through a part of my music collection that had been lost for the past few years.  And in doing so I have been reminded of how much I love folk music and the whole singer/songwriter genre. From Dylan to Denver to Stevens it has been a blast slowly going through my entire collection again.  But one guy that I have found myself continually going back to is good ol’ JT. And what perfect timing for me to go through this time of rediscovery.  For just this week our friend has not only released a new album, but an album of cover songs.  And we all know how much I love cover songs.  Not to mention that he made a guest appearance on everybody’s favorite satirical news show, The Colber Report.  I haven’t had a chance to hear all of the new album.  But what I have heard I thoroughly enjoy.  So I not only encourage you not only to check out James Taylor’s new album, but also to take some time out of your day to revisit some old friends.

Here’s a very enjoyable cover of the great Glen Campbell and a blast from the past, along with his performance on The Colber Report.

James Taylor – Wichita Lineman (removed 2/13/09)

James Taylor – Carolina In My Mind (removed 2/13/09)

So is it really a Glen Campbell cover if Campbell didn’t actually write the song?

4 Comments on “James Taylor – Covers”

  1. 1 I Hope Your Ears Bleed likes Covers « The Troubadour Tribune said at 3:51 pm on October 4th, 2008:

    […] 4, 2008 by Corey Blake The music-themed blog I Hope Your Ears Bleed is rediscovering some old favorites thanks to a new record player. He also reviews James […]

  2. 2 Cody said at 4:32 pm on October 6th, 2008:

    Just started buying records again. 1st one, Pet sounds. What kind of player is it?

  3. 3 Nathan said at 5:03 pm on October 6th, 2008:

    it is a Crosley 3 in 1 that can stack up to 7 records at a time. I am really enjoying it

  4. 4 billy said at 1:43 am on October 8th, 2008:

    actually the lyrics for human by the killers really are “are we human, or are we dancer”

    it’s on their own website {and i left a longer explanation over on my own blog; in response to your comment} just thought you should know, he really is asking “are we human, or are we dancer?”