James Taylor – Steamroller (Live on the BBC in 1971)

This was probably my favorite James Taylor song when I was a kid. When I first heard it, I was surprised that the “Fire & Rain” guy could be so bluesy, so funky. My parents recently renovated what was my bedroom back then, and during the process turned up a few James Taylor CDs. Which, of course, got me trolling the Tubes for some James Taylor videos. And – lo and behold – here’s this incredible version of “Steamroller” from the BBC in 1971. Check out that ‘stache! And the hair!