I’ve Seen Fire and I’ve Seen Rain

James Taylor, 1970. My first love.

This song will always give me chills.

How about you? Who was your first musician love? What songs give you chills?


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21 thoughts on “I’ve Seen Fire and I’ve Seen Rain

  1. This is such a great song! We used to sing it at summer camp, and I have loved JT ever since! Thanks for bringing back the memories this morning!

    1. Summer camp. Those were the days. I can watch that video over and over and over and never get bored. Hope you have a great day, Laird!

  2. I love James Taylor. Saw him once in concert. So…soothing. His voice, the lyrics, the music…very soothing.

    My first musician love? Well, boy band – New Kids on the Block (I did a blog post not too long ago on it, actually!)

    1. His music IS soothing but is still can make me cry. NKOTB were a little past my time but I’d love to see your post. What’s the link?

  3. Nothing touches the heart and soul like music does!! James Taylor – one of the greatest of all time. Such talent and humility – you don’t see that combo very often these days.
    My early and long lasting favorite: Roberta Flack – “Killing Me Softly”. Ironically, this song is about Roberta listening to another musician and he is “Strumming my fate with his fingers”. Perfect example of how music goes straight to the heart. It speaks to us and touches us at a very deep level. We identify with the words (a story in song/music form) and it paints a picture on the canvas of our hearts!

    1. One of things I was thinking about as I posted this was how my kids love music but their attachment to the singers is much shallower than mine was to the artists I loved as a teen. Is it because celebrity has overtaken true personality OR is it because they don’t slow down enough to really appreciate where the song comes from OR do their favorite singers lack that humility that makes it so easy to want to get closer to James Taylor and others of his ilk? I LOVE “Killing Me Softly.” One of my favorites of all time. Damn. Now I’m singing it and am going to be all day long. 🙂

  4. Oh, I can’t click that link. I’ll never get the song out of my head…
    And one of my early favorite happy songs was Always and Forever. Don’t remember the recording artist, but I always loved it when I was in high school and a guy asked me to dance to that song.

  5. One of my all time favorite songs! James Taylor’s Greatest Hits CD was one of the first CD’s I bought myself (the other being Fleetwood Mac’s Greatest Hits – apparently I had a thing for Greatest Hits CD’s in the 80’s). But my first musician crush was Shawn Cassidy. (I was a child of the 70’s after all.) I gave my Shawn Cassidy poster a smooch every night before bed. 🙂

    1. Love that you kissed Shawn Cassidy’s picture good night before bed. I remember him as a Hardy Boy with Parker STephenson(?). To be different (or atleast appear that way), I was in love with Parker. I had both of those record albums (not cds) too. Thanks for joining in the conversation.

  6. My friends took me to a James Taylor concert for my eighteenth birthday. Best concert ever. Didn’t hurt that Carol King (with Jo Mama) was the warm-up act. Rock-a-bye Sweet Baby James is my favorite song by him.

    1. That’s a pretty good deal: James Taylor AND Carol King in concert, together. Rock-a-bye Sweet Baby James is also one of my favorites. Thanks for commenting, Erica.

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