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''Sweet Baby James'' is singer-songwriter James Taylor's second album, and his first release on Warner Bros. Records. Released in February 1970, it showcased Taylor's talents and showed the direction he would take in the early 1970s with the expansion of his career. The album featured one of Taylor's earliest single successes: "Fire and Rain", which reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album itself also managed to reach #3 on the Billboard Album Charts. ''Sweet Baby James'' made Taylor one of the main forces of the ascendent folk movement. The album was nominated to a Grammy Award for Album of the Year, in 1971. The album was listed at #103 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

The song "Suite for 20 G" was so named because Taylor was promised $20,000 once the album was delivered. With one more song needed, he strung together three unfinished songs into a "suite," and completed the album.

Sweet Baby James
Label: Rhino
Release Date: 2011-03-15
Duration: 34:16

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Song Title       Time
1Sweet Baby James    02:52
2Lo And Behold    02:37
3Sunny Skies    02:22
4Steamroller    05:18
5Country Road    03:26
6Oh, Susannah    02:01
7Fire And Rain    03:22
8Blossom    02:14
9Anywhere Like Heaven    03:28
10Oh Baby, Don't Let Your Lip Loose On Me    01:50
11Suite For 20 G    04:46