Carole King and James Taylor Live at The Troubadour (Hear Music) In November 2007, to mark the 50th anniversary of The Troubadour club in Los Angeles, Carole King and James Taylor, who often performed there together back in the early 1970s, reconvened their old backing group for a reunion gig. Guitarist Danny 'Kootch' Kortchmar, bass guitarist Leland Sklar, drummer Russell Kunkel and King all played on Taylor's first three Warner Brothers albums, and here reprise their set from 1970-71 including Taylor's Carolina in My Mind, Country Road and Fire and Rain, and Kortchmar's Machine Gun Kelly. King revisits Up On the Roof, which she wrote with Gerry Goffin for The Drifters, and five tracks from her classic Tapestry album on which all the players except Sklar featured, including You've Got a Friend - which was also Taylor's only No1 hit - sung here as a duet. Since those early days Kortchmar, Kunkel and Sklar have worked together regularly as three of LA's top session players - Kunkel is also a noteworthy producer - so it should come as no surprise that the rapport is intact. Taylor and King are still fine and sensitive back-up players on each other's material, when not shining in the spotlight on their own.