where were you the first time you heard a james taylor song.

United States
October 28, 2007 4:25pm CST
I remember being about 7 years and begging for a tape recorder for my birthday (yep, I said tape recorder). I wanted one so bad so that I could tape myself singing or interviewing my little brother. My sweet dad bought me a tape recorder and what he thought was a blank tape. It was actually a James Taylor cassette. I was incredibly moved by his music and have loved him ever since. There's an incredible warmth I feel whenever I hear his voice. Do any of you have any memories of the first time you heard an artist that really had a strong affect on you?
5 responses
@gerald_lian (2191)
• Australia
8 Nov 07
For me, the first time I heard a James Taylor song was when I was listening to an oldies radio station in my country when I was still in primary school. I didn't really take notice of it, but I guess I sort of commit it to memory because the radio announcer kept repeating his name after his songs. I think his songs are cool, easy-listening and good to sing along anytime, anywhere.
• United States
8 Nov 07
the first time I heard JT was one Christmas when I was just a young chap. I think it was "Whenever I see Your Smiling Face". I must've been like 6 years old, and it was just heaven from the start. Such a sweet baritone. And he's from Boston too. Go SOX!
@eftychiap (349)
• Cyprus
4 Nov 07
I actually found out about this amazing singer last year! I was listening to accuradio online, and his song amazed me! I never heard of him before. I was so glad I heard that song and I have been listening to everysingle track that he ever recorded since that day. He is reeally something!
@Trace86 (5033)
• United States
1 Nov 07
My mom loved James Taylor. I totally remember hearing him all the time I was growing up. Now that my mom is gone, I cry like a baby every time I hear "Fire and Rain". I just adore him. His son has a similar sound.
@Phlamingho (7831)
• Denmark
28 Oct 07
I don't think I've ever heard one of his songs... Or maybe I have, but I just didn't know who he was.