Record Roulette

Sweet Baby James

November 24, 2021 Eamon O'Flynn
Record Roulette
Sweet Baby James
Show Notes

Episode Details

Eamon O’Flynn is joined by Gia Mora and Adam Becker to discuss Sweet Baby James, the bluesy second studio album by James Taylor. This album ranked #182 on the 2020 Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.

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Runtime: 57 minutes

Who is James Taylor?

James Taylor (1948-) is an American singer, songwriter and musician. He is one of the best-selling musicians of all time, having sold more than 100 million records worldwide. In fact, every album he released between 1977 and 2007 sold more than one million copies. A six-time Grammy Award winner, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. He has one album on the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums list - Sweet Baby James

What is Sweet Baby James?

Sweet Baby James is James Taylor’s second studio album. Released in 1970, this album was an immediate success, reaching #3 on the Billboard album charts and receiving a nomination for Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards. Combining blues, folk and country sounds, Sweet Baby James included one of Taylor’s signature songs - “Fire and Rain” - and was ranked #104 on the Rolling Stone Greatest Album list in 2003 and 2012 before dropping to #182 in 2020.