“Honey Don’t Leave L.A.” is a song written by Danny Kortchmar. It was first recorded by Attitudes, a band consisting of Kortchmar, Paul Stallworth, Jim Keltner and David Foster, who met while backing George Harrison on his album Extra Texture (Read All About It). It was released on Attitudes’ self-titled debut album in 1976. It was also released as a promotional single on Harrison’s Dark Horse Records label.
The lyrics of “Honey Don’t Leave L.A.” are a plea to an “errant paramour.”Following a live solo performance in 2013, Kortchmar noted that he “was trying to be sensitive. We were all trying to be sensitive back then.”
“Honey Don’t Leave L.A.” was later covered by James Taylor, for whom it became a minor hit. Taylor included his version of “Honey Don’t Leave L.A.” on his 1977 album JT. David Sanborn played saxophone on the track. It was also released as the third single from the album, following “Handy Man” and “Your Smiling Face,” which both reached the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100. Released more than six months after “Your Smiling Face” in February 1978. the “Honey Don’t Leave L.A.” single did not perform as well, peaking at #61. It also reached #63 in Canada.
JT is the eighth studio album by American singer-songwriter James Taylor. It was released on June 22, 1977 via Columbia Records, making it his first album released for the label. Recording session took place from March 15 to April 24, 1977 at The Sound Factory in Los Angeles with Val Garay. Production was handled by […]
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