Friday, December 14, 2012

No. 12 on The 2012 XMAS Countdown - Jingle Bells, James Taylor & The Blues - Oh Yeah!

Since Fire & Rain James Taylor Has Become A Legend
If you have ever had the pleasure of seeing James Taylor live then you know that he has amassed a body of work that is amazing in its quality and diversity. The word legend gets tossed around far too much in this age of hyper commercialism, but, in Taylor's case, it is more than appropriate. Much like another great artist, Paul Simon, he is constantly evolving  as a singer, arranger & songwriter. And something you would never have expected from an artist who made his name with tunes such as Fire & Rain and You've Got A Friend is his unique brand of blues and rock and roll that comes very much front and center on his Live (James Taylor) album.
Today's Countdown tune shows what can be done, even to a really old, familiar tune, when you are a talent like James Taylor. With more blues than you will ever find on any Christmas standard you will ever hear comes No. 12 on The 2012 XMAS Countdown - Jingle Bells by James Taylor. The lead guitarist and the B3 player ain't too shabby either.

Here's To Enjoying Mo' Better Blues This Christmas

d.l. stafford

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