J.T. did not write this one, but he sings it lovingly with his trademark reserved energy, making this one of the more memorable tracks on his new album, Before This World, which was released in the past 24 hours. Such a long career and such a consistent one, as well, James sounds pretty much like he has for the past 45, or so, years.
Never rushed or over-excited, “Sweet Baby James“, is still sweet as Southern Iced Tea, but it takes imagination to think of him as young enough to be a baby, now that he is getting on in years. But the music is as good as ever. James Taylor’s first album in quite a while is a good sign. The world may be a troubled place, but solace and peace can be found, as always, in the warmth of James Taylor‘s voice. – Harry 6-17-15