State Fair Music Hall
March 17, 1971
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01 With A Little Help From My Friends
02 Something In The Way She Moves
03 Rainy Day Man
04 Sunny Skies
05 Hey Mister, That�s Me Up On The Jukebox
06 Sweet Baby James
08 Places In My Past
09 Carolina In My Mind
10 Long Ago And Far Away
12 Country Road
13 Riding On A Railroad
14 Fire And Rain
15 Love Has Brought Me Around
16 Woh, Don�t You Know
18 Come On Brother, Get On Up And Help Me Find This Groove
19 Promised Land
20 You Can Close Your Eyes
-Sweet Baby James: 10 seconds of tape drag
James Taylor � guitar, piano , vocals
Russell Kunkel � drums
Leland Sklar � bass
Danny Kortchmar � guitar
Carole King � piano, vocals
Abigale Haness � vocals
Charles Larkey � bass
Ralph Schucket � organ, piano
Joel �Bishop� O�Brien � drums
In March 1971, James Taylor was on the cover of Time and featured as a key figure in an article titled �New Rock: Bittersweet And Low�. Melancholy has always been James Taylor�s friend and that label, Bittersweet and Low, perfectly sums up this Dallas stop in front of 3000 adoring fans at the State Fair Music Hall.
This was part of a 27-City U.S. tour with Carole King and Danny Kortchmar�s band, Jo Mama.
It seems to be an under-circulated show, complete with the only issue being ten seconds of tape drag during "Sweet Baby James". Captured relatively close to the stage using very good recording gear it does have a bit of hiss from the unknown generation but the hiss is within reason and does not interfere with an otherwise excellent show.
There don't seem to be too many 1971 shows in mass circulation, this is an excellent complete show. James tells a story of going to the doctor that day for a chest cold but this doesn't seem to affect his performance at all, it did make pitch adjusting slightly challenging.
We get James solo and with Jo Mama backing, there is a power outage during "Sweet Baby James" but is restored after a minute or so.
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