Walking Man is the fifth studio album by singer-songwriter James Taylor. Released on June 1, 1974, it was not as successful as his previous efforts, only reaching on the Billboard Album Chart and only selling 300,000 copies in the USA. Until 2008's Covers, it was the only studio album he released that never received a certification as a gold or platinum record from the RIAA
Pop Rock James Taylor. Band Name James Taylor. Album Name Walking Man. Type Album.
James Taylor (2) – Walking Man. Label: Warner Bros. Format: Cassette, Album. Acoustic Guitar, Arranged By, Written-By – James Taylor (2).
The "walking man" is James Taylor's father, Ike. The peripatetic Ike Taylor graduated from Harvard Medical School and became a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy. He and Trudy Taylor had five children in a span of six years, settling in North Carolina. In the mid-'50s, when James was about seven years old, Ike was called away for military service (which he had deferred for medical school), and then he volunteered for a mission setting up bases in Antarctica. This is the title track to Taylor's fifth album, released in 1974. Walking Man didn't contain any hits, but Taylor still made the charts that year with a cover of "Mockingbird," his duet with wife Carly Simon that hit US. More songs from James Taylor. More songs about a mother or father. More songs from 1974.
Album Walking Man (1974). Walking man walk on by my door Well, any other man stops and talks But not the walking man He's the walking man Born to walk Walk on walking man Well now, would he have wings to fly Would he be free Golden wings against the sky Walking man, walk on by So long, walking man, so long. More James Taylor lyrics.
Walking Man, James Taylor's fifth album, released in 1974 finds him at a transitional period. This album is the first that has the contemporary JT feel to it, his sound and songwriting had matured. He still delivers the classic sound developed back in the Sweet Baby James era but the 'one man and his guitar' format has given way to heavier orchestration and use of a horn section that gives the general sound more of a bite. In 1972, Taylor scored another gold album with One Man Dog, followed up in 1973 with Walking Man. The album Gorilla (1975) included two more major chart entries: 'How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)' and 'Mexico'.
Exclusively for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). 1. 30. Walking Man. 3:32.
Rock 'n' Roll Is Music Now lyrics. Let It All Fall Down lyrics.
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|A2||Rock 'N' Roll Is Music Now
Backing Vocals – Carly Simon, Paul & Linda McCartney, Rick Marotta
|A3||Let It All Fall Down
Backing Vocals – Carly Simon, Paul & Linda McCartney
|A4||Me And My Guitar||3:30|
|B1||Ain't No Song
Written-By – David Spinozza, Joey Levine
|B2||Hello Old Friend||2:45|
|B4||The Promised Land
Written-By – Chuck Berry
- Acoustic Guitar, Arranged By, Written-By – James Taylor
- Arranged By, Producer, Electric Guitar – David Spinozza
- Bass – Andy Muson
- Drums – Rick Marotta
- Electric Guitar – Hugh McCracken
- Electric Piano – Kenny Ascher*
- Organ – Don Grolnick
NotesEarly 80's reissue.
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|HWBS 321-64||James Taylor||Walking Man (LP, Album)||Warner Bros. Records||HWBS 321-64||Spain||1974|
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|WBLP 5070||James Taylor||Walking Man (LP, Album)||Warner Bros. Records||WBLP 5070||Brazil||1974|
|WPCR-12511||James Taylor||Walking Man (CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap)||Warner Bros. Records||WPCR-12511||Japan||2006|