1970 James Taylor – Sweet Baby James

Sweet Baby James is the second studio album by American singer-songwriter James Taylor and his first release on Warner Bros. Records. Released in February 1970, the album includes one of Taylor’s earliest successful singles: “Fire and Rain”, which reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album itself reached #3 on the Billboard Album Charts. Sweet Baby James made Taylor one of the main forces of the ascendant singer-songwriter movement. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Album of the Year, in 1971.


1  Sweet Baby James (James Taylor) 02:54
2  Lo and Behold (James Taylor) 02:36
3  Sunny Skies (James Taylor) 02:21
4  Steamroller (James Taylor) 02:57
5  Country Road (James Taylor) 03:22
6  Oh, Susannah (Stephen Foster) 02:01
7  Fire And Rain (James Taylor) 03:24
8  Blossom (James Taylor) 02:14
9  Anywhere Like Heaven (James Taylor) 03:27
10  Oh Baby, Don’t You Loose Your Lip On Me (James Taylor) 01:50
11  Suite For 20 G (James Taylor) 04:41


BassBob West
BassJohn London
BassRandy Meisner
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarJames Taylor
GuitarDanny Kortchmar
Steel GuitarRed Rhodes
PianoCarole King
FiddleChris Darrow
VocalsJames Taylor

Liner Notes

Producer – Peter Asher
Arranged By (Brass)– Jack Bielan
Engineer – Bill Lazerus

Art Direction – Ed Thrasher
Photography – Henry Diltz

Mastered At Sunset Sound Recorders
Recorded At Sunset Sound
Record Company Warner Bros. Records Inc