1971 Kate Taylor – Sister Kate

Sister Kate is singer Kate Taylor‘s first album, released in 1971.

The album features versions of songs by a number of different artists, including “Where You Lead” and “Home Again” which also appeared on Carole King’s Tapestry album that same year, as well as two songs which had been recently been covered by Rod Stewart: “Handbags and Gladrags” and “Country Comfort”. “Country Comfort” and “Ballad of a Well Known Gun” are two Elton John/Bernie Taupin compositions. The album also features a composition by Taylor’s brother Livingston and two by brother James.

Sister Kate peaked at number 88 on the Billboard charts.

Tracks

1  Home Again (Carole King) 2:18
2  Ballad Of A Well Known Gun (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 4:42
3  Be That Way (Livingston Taylor) 2:51
4  Handbags And Gladrags (Mike Dabo) 3:25
5  You Can Close Your Eyes (James Taylor) 2:34
6  Look At Granny Run, Run (Jerry Ragovoy, Mort Shuman) 2:49
7  Where You Lead (Carole King) 2:27
8  White Lightning (Jape Richardson) 2:40
9  Country Comfort (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 3:39
10  Lo And Behold / Jesus Is Just All Right (James Taylor, Arthur Reynolds) 2:22
11  Do I Still Figure In Your Life (Pete Dello) 2:20
12  Sweet Honesty (Beverley Martyn) 6:32

Media

Musicians

1 Home Again

Bass Charles Larkey
Drums Joel O’Brien
Guitar Danny Kortchmar
Piano Carole King


2 Ballad Of A Well Known Gun

Bass Charles Larkey
Drums Joel O’Brien
Guitar Danny Kortchmar
Organ Ralph Schuckett
Piano Carole King
Congas Danny Kortchmar
Percussion Sandra Crouch
Background Vocals Carole King
Background Vocals Donna Prater
Background Vocals Merry Clayton
Background Vocals Oma Drake


3 Be That Way

Bass Charles Larkey
Drums Russ Kunkel
Organ Ralph Schuckett
Background Vocals Peter Asher


4 Handbags And Gladrags

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Russ Kunkel
Guitar Danny Kortchmar
Piano Ralph Schuckett
Percussion Sandra Crouch
Background Vocals Carole King
Background Vocals Donna Prater
Background Vocals Abigail Haness
Background Vocals Linda Ronstadt
Background Vocals Merry Clayton
Background Vocals Oma Drake


5 You Can Close Your Eyes

Bass Charles Larkey
Drums Joel O’Brien
Acoustic Guitar James Taylor
Piano Carole King
Congas Danny Kortchmar


6 Look At Granny Run, Run

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Russ Kunkel
Guitar Danny Kortchmar
Acoustic Guitar James Taylor
Horns Andrew Love
Horns The Memphis Horns
Horns Wayne Jackson
Percussion Sandra Crouch


7 Where You Lead

Bass Charles Larkey
Drums Joel O’Brien
Guitar Danny Kortchmar
Organ Ralph Schuckett
Piano Carole King
Percussion Sandra Crouch
Background Vocals Carole King
Background Vocals Donna Prater
Background Vocals Merry Clayton
Background Vocals Oma Drake


8 White Lightning

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Russ Kunkel
Guitar Danny Kortchmar
Piano Ralph Schuckett


9 Country Comfort

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Russ Kunkel
Guitar Bernie Leadon
Banjo John Hartford
Piano Ralph Schuckett
Accordion Ralph Schuckett
Background Vocals Abigail Haness
Background Vocals Linda Ronstadt


10 Lo And Behold / Jesus Is Just All Right

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Russ Kunkel
Guitar John Bieland
Guitar Danny Kortchmar
Guitar John David Souther
Piano Ralph Schuckett
Percussion Sandra Crouch
Background Vocals Carole King
Background Vocals Donna Prater
Background Vocals Merry Clayton
Background Vocals Oma Drake


11 Do I Still Figure In Your Life

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Russ Kunkel
Guitar James Taylor
Piano Carole King


12 Sweet Honesty

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Joel O’Brien
Guitar Danny Kortchmar
Piano Ralph Schuckett

Liner Notes

Producer – Peter Asher
Arranged By (Strings) – John Tartaglia (Track 1)
Engineer – Richard Sanford Orshoff
Engineer – Bill Lazerus (Trackss 6, 11)
Engineer (Horns) – Terry Manning

Design – Richard Edlund, Wayne Kimbell
Photography By – Jim Marshall

Copyright (c) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Recorded At – Crystal Sound
Recorded At – Sunset Sound
Recorded At – Ardent Studios
Mixed At – Crystal Sound
Lacquer Cut At – Atlantic Studios
Mastered At – Monarch Record Mfg. Co.
Pressed By – Monarch Record Mfg. Co.
Record Company – Cotillion Records
Manufactured By – Atlantic Recording Corporation