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Thread #24325   Message #278532
Posted By: catspaw49
15-Aug-00 - 10:57 PM
Thread Name: Chord Req: Carolina in My Mind (James Taylor)
Subject: RE: guitar chords for 'Carolina In My Mind'
No problem Bud......She can share a semi-private with my wife at the clinic.

Truth told, I like JT......and a good bit of Neil Young too........but Taylor, like many other good songwriters, develop a very personal style and sound which means you can readily identify them. You hear something and say, "That's a XXXX song." JT certainly fits that category and much of his stuff has a lilting, sweet, quality that sets even "hard driving" songs apart, ala "Steamroller." I heard Arlo sing something that he had written and I thought at the time it sounded like a JT song. When Arlo finished he said, "Now if that sounded like James Taylor, its because I wrote it in London while we were sharing an apartment." Cracked me up.