Thursday, January 24, 2013

James Taylor, aka Jelly Bean Man


For years James Taylor was known around our house as
The Jelly Bean Man. 

My son went crazy nuts for Sesame Street when he was around two or three and his craziness lasted for a good many years. We shared good times on Sesame Street -- loving all the characters, but most especially Big Bird and sweet Mr. Snuffleupagus. And shy Grover. Not so much the Count (Adam liked him and he was good for learning to count, but he drove me absolutely bananas!)

And singing the silly songs. Like Jellyman Kelly.
And deciding that the singer of this song was The Jelly Bean Man!




Adam sounded just like these kids when he belted out the chorus -- 
Ohhhhh, can he come home, Jenny
can he come home, Jenny
can he come?

Really yelling the Ohhhhh part!!




One of my favorite James Taylor songs is You've Got a Friend. It was written by Carole King in 1971 but was made famous by Taylor's cover version that same year.

This is what I love about James Taylor -- 
no theatrics, just a man and his guitar.


♥♥♥  Linking James Taylor to Alphabe-Thursday over at Miss Jenny's where we are studying the letter J

Jenny Matlock


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16 comments:

Carol L McKenna said...

Love James Taylor and great post for 'J' for Alphabe ~


(A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Naperville Now said...

James Taylor. Sigh. Watched his interview with Charlie Rose, filmed the day before the inauguration. I recommend it. That man has soul.

Stacia said...

Love James Taylor. His voice can make any day brighter.

AWJ said...

Grover and Snuffalupagus were my favorites! :) Ahem...

I don't know how many people have heard my favorite James Taylor song; well, it was a performance of "Woodstock". Just him and an acoustic guitar. Haunting and one of my all-time favorites.

Memories for Life said...

Sesame Street and James Taylor...both great memories :)

Sandy said...

It's been a long time since hearing
James Taylor.. but he did sing at the swearing in of the Pres... good singer!
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Rocky Mountain Woman said...

James Taylor was and always will be one of my very favorites...

storybeader said...

I grew up with James Taylor too and loved his songs. I've never heard Jelly Man Kelly - probably bec. I don't have any kids... Another blast from the past! Thanks! {:-D

st said...

i still love James Taylor AND jellybeans which is my own J!

Duni said...

I loved the cookie monster best :)
I always sang along to all the songs! Loved this show :)

Tracy said...

Great J post. Like the videos

Along These Lines ..... said...

Loved seeing him at the inauguration

Sue said...

I LOVE James Taylor. He is my very favorite.

=)

Judie said...

perfect! just a man and his guitar!

daydreamsdustbunnies said...

I'm a James Taylor fan, too. I'm glad he was at the inauguration.

Jenny said...

James Taylor is one of my favorites...

This brings back some Joyful memories...

Thanks for linking...

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