Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon

Performers James Taylor

Warner Bros. | March 1, 2012 | Compact Disc

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Also available with SWEET BABY JAMES on 1 cassette. Personnel: James Taylor (acoustic guitar, vocals, piano); Joni Mitchell (vocals); Danny Kootch (guitar, percussion); John Hartford (banjo); Richard Greene (fiddle); Kevin Kelly (accordion); The Memphis Horns (horns); Carole King (piano, vocals); Leland Sklar (bass); Russ Kunkel (drums, percussion); Gayle Haness, Kate Taylor (background vocals); Peter Asher. Recorded at Crystal Recording Studios, Hollywood, California in January and February 1971. For the follow up to his classic SWEET BABY JAMES, which rivals TAPESTRY's place in the boomer canon, archetypal sensitive singer-songwriter Taylor wisely elected not to stray too far from the approach that had worked so well on his previous album. He covers another Carole King tune ("You've Got A Friend,") perfects the L.A. folk-rock sound he inaugurated on his earlier work, courtesy of studio hotshots like Russ Kunkel, Danny Kootch and Leland Sklar, whose names are virtually synonymous with Taylor's '70s work. One of the most memorable tunes here, "Hey Mister That's Me Up On the Jukebox" is one of the more effective songs to bemoan the plight of the lonely balladeer, evidence that Taylor mined the introspective troubadour style long before it became a mawkish sham. In other words, don't blame the father for the sins of the wayward sons.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: March 1, 2012

Genre: Folk Rock

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1971

Label Name: Warner Bros.

UPC: 075992725224

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Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon

Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon

Performers James Taylor
Guest Artist(s) Carole King, Joni Mitchell, John Hartford, The Memphis Horns, Peter Asher
Producer Peter Asher
Engineer Richard Orshoff

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: March 1, 2012

Genre: Folk Rock

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1971

Label Name: Warner Bros.

UPC: 075992725224


Title Track Time
1.Love Has Brought Me Around --
2.You've Got a Friend --
3.Places in My Past --
4.Riding on a Railroad --
5.Soldiers --
6.Mud Slide Slim --
7.Hey Mister, That's Me up on the Jukebox --
8.You Can Close Your Eyes --
9.Machine Gun Kelly --
10.Long Ago and Far Away --
11.Let Me Ride --
12.Highway Song --
13.Isn't It Nice to Be Home Again --

Editorial Notes

Also available with SWEET BABY JAMES on 1 cassette. Personnel: James Taylor (acoustic guitar, vocals, piano); Joni Mitchell (vocals); Danny Kootch (guitar, percussion); John Hartford (banjo); Richard Greene (fiddle); Kevin Kelly (accordion); The Memphis Horns (horns); Carole King (piano, vocals); Leland Sklar (bass); Russ Kunkel (drums, percussion); Gayle Haness, Kate Taylor (background vocals); Peter Asher. Recorded at Crystal Recording Studios, Hollywood, California in January and February 1971. For the follow up to his classic SWEET BABY JAMES, which rivals TAPESTRY's place in the boomer canon, archetypal sensitive singer-songwriter Taylor wisely elected not to stray too far from the approach that had worked so well on his previous album. He covers another Carole King tune ("You've Got A Friend,") perfects the L.A. folk-rock sound he inaugurated on his earlier work, courtesy of studio hotshots like Russ Kunkel, Danny Kootch and Leland Sklar, whose names are virtually synonymous with Taylor's '70s work. One of the most memorable tunes here, "Hey Mister That's Me Up On the Jukebox" is one of the more effective songs to bemoan the plight of the lonely balladeer, evidence that Taylor mined the introspective troubadour style long before it became a mawkish sham. In other words, don't blame the father for the sins of the wayward sons.