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Old 10-06-2021, 10:02 PM
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Default a very young James Taylor on a Gibson accompanies Carole King

found a very cool video, some of you may have even been present at the time it was recorded, enjoy
looks like a plain basic Gibson to me in J Taylors hands.
Carole King amazing as always...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBMGovfHccI
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Old 10-06-2021, 10:38 PM
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Thanks for posting this. Two great artists. James Taylor and the Beatles are probably the reason that I have been playing the guitar for over 50 years. Carols song brings back so many memories. There is still good music like this out there. You just have to look a little harder, cause most of it is not on the radio. Anna Tivel and Melody Gardot are a couple of female artists I like. I believe James guitar is a Gibson J-50.
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Old 10-07-2021, 12:07 AM
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Thanks for the post. Reminded me of what a remarkable singer/songwriter Carole King was an is.
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Old 10-07-2021, 06:38 AM
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James still has that J-50 with the removed pickguard. I saw a recent video where he showed and talked about some of his guitars, and it was there among them.
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Old 10-07-2021, 06:44 AM
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I've always thought that J-50 is the JT sound. I prefer it to his Olsens. Such deep, dry thumpy tone. Maybe I'm just a Gibson guy.
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Old 10-07-2021, 06:54 AM
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Carole was the piano player in James band along with other players that evolved into The Section. Already an accomplished songwriter they had to push her out front to perform her own material.
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Old 10-07-2021, 06:59 AM
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Carole King and JT are both treasures and they were so young here! I also prefer the sound of his J-50 over his modern guitars.
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Old 10-07-2021, 07:03 AM
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…nice trip down memory lane….I’ll be seeing JT in a few weeks along with Jackson Browne……
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Old 10-07-2021, 07:09 AM
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Thanks for sharing. I have loved them both since I was a teenager, but Carole King will always have a special place in my heart.
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Old 10-07-2021, 07:22 AM
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I've always thought that J-50 is the JT sound. I prefer it to his Olsens. Such deep, dry thumpy tone. Maybe I'm just a Gibson guy.
I'm with you!!
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His son Henry looks so much like him when he was young. It's funny how some kids are virtually clones of their parents.
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I know there's a lot of talented young artists out there today, but I immediately felt like an old fogey when I watched that video and thought "they don't make 'em like that anymore".
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I love James Taylor, but Carol is incredible here. Not sure he really added too much. Not really sure he could have. (Although nice playing and a great sounding Gibson.). She’s amazing talent.
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Any other geeks out there notice Tapestry producer Lou Adler sitting behind the plate at the Dodgers' game last night?
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Old 10-07-2021, 09:59 AM
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I've always thought that J-50 is the JT sound. I prefer it to his Olsens. Such deep, dry thumpy tone. Maybe I'm just a Gibson guy.


See...I am the exact opposite. I never thought JT sounded as good with that old J-50. I don't even think that was a "good" sounding J-50 by old J-50 standards...too dry, dead, thumpy sounding to me.

I thought his sound improved 10 fold when he switched to the Olson guitar. It's tone, timbre, and dynamic voice matched perfectly to his style of playing and chord shapes and progressions...again...for me.


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