Gone to Carolina— in the Flesh


Off on vacation to the good ole Carolina beaches, but I’m leavin you with my main man from Chapel Hill J.T. with his son Ben Taylor. This is from a gig in Raleigh.  I was fortunate enough to live in Chapel Hill when the Taylor family was still around, mostly Livingston and the younger siblings as James had signed with Apple for his first album back in 1967.  But he was in and out of town regularly, and we were fortunately enough to see him regularly sometimes in small venues like Cat’s Cradle, but more often at the Apple Chill Fair and in Carmichael.   By 1970 he was playing mainly songs from his now classic album Sweet Baby James, but those earliest songs on the Apple album like this one were also enduring.

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