Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter James Taylor, recorded and released in 1971. Released on March 16, 1971, the album contains Taylor's biggest hit single in the US, a version of the Carole King standard "You've Got a Friend", which became his only on the Billboard charts on July 31, 1971. The week before, the album itself reached its peak position of in the Billboard album charts
Relaxed Warm Calm/Peaceful Earnest Gentle Intimate Laid-Back/Mellow Literate Poignant Refined Reflective Soothing. Comfort Rainy Day Reflection Sunday Afternoon Solitude. Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon. The confessional songwriter was now, necessarily, writing about what it was like to be a confessional songwriter: Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon served the valuable function of beginning to move James Taylor away from the genre he had defined, which ultimately would give him a more long-lasting appeal.
James Taylor's "You've Got A Friend" from Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon. Problems playing this file? See media help. Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon is the third album by American singer-songwriter James Taylor. The week before, the album itself reached its peak position of in the Billboard album charts. It was held off the top spot by King, then ruling the charts with the blockbuster Tapestry album, which contained her version of "You've Got a Friend". Taylor also worked with King on her album and appears on several tracks performing acoustic guitar and backing vocals.
Album · 1971 · 13 Songs. With his sweet, winsome voice and reverence for America's great musical traditions, James Taylor has a knack for putting us in a good mood-especially on an album like this one. Recorded on the heels of his breakthrough success as an artist, he celebrates his triumphs with upbeat tunes like the jubilant "Love Has Brought Me Around" and Carole King's heartwarming "You've Got a Friend. Always a confessional singer/songwriter at heart, Taylor shows us his contemplative side on tracks like the lonesome "Highway Song.
Album: Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon (1971). Get the Sheet Music License This Song. songfacts ®. Artistfacts ®. Lyrics. This song appeared on the VH1 program James Taylor-Storytellers 2 in 1997. Taylor explained that he was very young when he wrote this song and had no idea that even songs like "Fire And Rain" would have a life on the marketplace, therefore songwriting was just a hobby for him at that point. What inspired him to write "Mud Slide Slim" was a picture that was sent to him of a charred tree that had been washed down a hill in a mudslide
Listen free to James Taylor – Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon (Love Has Brought Me Around, You've Got a Friend and more). Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon is James Taylor's third album. Released in April 1971 as the follow-up of his commercial breakthrough and critical triumph, Sweet Baby James, it almost equaled the acclaim and surpassed the success of its predecessor at the time of its release
Musically, Mud Slide Slim is a continuation of Sweet Baby James. It maintains Russ Kunkel on drums, Carole King on piano, and Danny Kootch on guitar, so the album is superficially similar-sounding to his previous effort. Yet the steel guitar is absent, Kootch’s driving electric guitar appears on only three of the album’s 13 cuts, and the tempi are moderate. The first few times through, it is dull listening; once the melodies begin to sink in, and the LP’s raison d’etre is discovered, the album’s subtle tensions begin to appear
B7. Hey Mister, That's Me Up On The Jukebox. Estimated 1978 reissue. Timing Side A: 31:14 Timing Side B: 37:07. Sweet Baby James album recorded and mixed January 3 through February 28, 1971, at Crystal Recording Studios, Hollywood. 1st catalog number appears on J card insert. 2nd catalog number appears on the cassette housing.
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|A1||Love Has Brought Me Around
Cowbell, Cymbal – Russ KunkelTambourine – Peter Asher
|A2||You've Got A Friend
Cabasa – Russ KunkelWritten-By – Carole King
|A3||Places In My Past
Accordion – Kevin Kelly Guitar – Danny Kootch*
|B1||Riding On A Railroad
Banjo – John HartfordFiddle – Richard Greene
|B3||Mud Slide Slim||5:20|
|C1||Hey Mister, That's Me Up On The Jukebox||3:46|
|C2||You Can Close Your Eyes||2:31|
|C3||Machine Gun Kelly
Tambourine – Russ KunkelWritten-By – Danny Kortchmar
|D1||Long Ago And Far Away||2:20|
|D2||Let Me Ride
Piano – Kevin Kelly
- Recorded At – Crystal Sound
- Mixed At – Crystal Sound
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|BS 2561||James Taylor||Mud Slide Slim And The Blue Horizon (LP, Album, Gat)||Warner Bros. Records||BS 2561||Canada||1972|
|M5 2561||James Taylor||Mud Slide Slim And The Blue Horizon (Cass, Album, RE)||Warner Bros. Records||M5 2561||US||Unknown|