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“Up to this point, I knew my brother as a folk singer, but that genre wasn't so big for me – I was more into soul and rock. But then the singer-songwriter thing kind of opened up, and I began to really appreciate it.
“This is an important record to me – and I love all of James’ work; I’ve been a huge fan for so many years – because when I first met my wife, when I was courting her – now, that’s a funny word [laughs] – one of the first things we connected on was James Taylor, particularly his early work. We would play this game where I’d start to sing a song and she’d finish it. In that way, this record, and James in general, was an important part of my life.
“I live on Central Park, and I love Central Park. I bought Kyra a bench for a birthday present – you can buy one to support the Central Park Conservancy, which takes care of the park and keeps it functioning – and you get a little plaque on it. On this one it says, ‘There’s something in the way she moves.’ So that song specifically, Something In The Way She Moves, from this album, has a lot of meaning for me. It’s amazing that you can have two guys taking one hook and writing two unbelievably great songs out of it.
“Sweet Baby James is a great album, but there’s something about his first one, the Apple record, it’s so raw. I’ve always loved it.”