Taylor and King

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Taylor and King

Post: #197238 MKG
Fri May 21, 2010 10:42 pm

I watched James Taylor and Carole King (Live at the Troubadour) on telly. That brought back a lot of memories. I was amazed that they can still do it - he's over 60 and she's knocking on 70. But do it they did.

Wonderful stuff :iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin:

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Post: #197246 Millymollymandy
Sat May 22, 2010 5:54 am

I love James Taylor, at least the old stuff. That's one of the CDs that goes in the car when we're on holiday, I never ever tire of listening to his 'best of' old songs. Dunno Carol King though!
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Post: #197251 MKG
Sat May 22, 2010 8:09 am

Carole King - the one who at one time was married to Gerry Goffin (as in Goffin and King)? Also the one who wrote "You've Got a Friend"? (And many other songs that everyone hums without knowing who wrote them). The one who had a bit of a fling with James Taylor in times gone by? The one who made one of the best-selling albums (Tapestry) ever?

Where ya been, MMM? :iconbiggrin:

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Post: #197258 Green Aura
Sat May 22, 2010 10:20 am

Glad you said it was good Mike. I recorded it and will watch it later today - it clashed with Ashes to Ashes (OH current fave :? :( )

MMM - you probably know hundreds of Carole King songs -
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Post: #197265 Millymollymandy
Sat May 22, 2010 11:06 am

I don't know who wrote the songs that James Taylor sings and Maggie that's an Aretha Franklin song innit? :iconbiggrin:

As to where I have been - well I am very pleased that I am not the oldest person on this forum!!! They were a bit before my time. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post: #197272 Green Aura
Sat May 22, 2010 11:58 am

No honey, definitely Carole King - don't know if Aretha Franklin covered it though :dontknow: - but it would be fabulous by her too :lol: :lol:
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Post: #197273 Millymollymandy
Sat May 22, 2010 12:08 pm

I only know it as an AF song and must admit I don't like Carol King at all singing (been listening a bit). :iconbiggrin:

But this is one of my all time faves, but then when you get used to someone singing a song well it sounds like anyone else is murdering it (like Madonna doing that Nielson song). :iconbiggrin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9nSU2hAqK4

My OH and I used to argue a lot over who sang a particular song best (forgotten which one! :roll: ), Paul Young or Daryl Hall. :lol:
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Post: #197274 Green Aura
Sat May 22, 2010 12:35 pm

Great version - of course I've heard it before :shock: :lol:

Weren't 60's fashions hideous - she appears to be wearing a plastic carrier bag :lol:
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Post: #197287 MKG
Sat May 22, 2010 5:35 pm

Loads and loads and loads of people (including Aretha Franklin) did Carole King songs - it's worth Googling her listings, because some of them are a complete surprise. I know what you mean about her, though, MMM. She's a tad raw - but I like raw. On the other hand, she's written some beautiful stuff (makes me feel proud to be one of the oldies :tongue: )

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Post: #197310 thesunflowergal
Sat May 22, 2010 9:01 pm

I had a listen, and really enjoyed it!! Off to google bit more
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Re: Taylor and King

Post: #197323 Millymollymandy
Sun May 23, 2010 5:22 am

Millymollymandy wrote:My OH and I used to argue a lot over who sang a particular song best (forgotten which one! :roll: ), Paul Young or Daryl Hall. :lol:

I've remembered the song now (old age creeping up!) - Every Time you Go Away. Anyway must admit Daryl Hall does do the high notes exceptionally well it's just I prefer Paul Young's voice.

So hearing that song that I 'know' as an Aretha song so well, just doesn't sound the same being sung by Carol King. Ditto her singing 'You've got a Friend' - again I know it so well by JT it sounds wrong hearing it from someone else. :iconbiggrin:

Anyway just googled and although Carol King co-wrote it, it wasn't her originally singing it, it WAS Aretha. Carol did it 4 years later as an album track. So I think I'm justified in thinking it is an Aretha song! (I go for the singer not the writer as to whose song it is; imagine most people do!). :iconbiggrin:
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