Happy 10th Anniversary to ‘Live at the Troubadour,’ a Historic Live Album from Carole King and James Taylor (Listen)

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As far as venerable Southern California music venues are concerned, the Troubadour is among the most highly regarded — and rightly so. Walking through the double-door hallway into the main performance room feels like entering a music history museum. Today, May 4, marks the 10th anniversary of the release of Live at the Troubadour, a special 2007 concert from Carole King and James Taylor that marked the 50th anniversary of the Troubadour itself.

Given the history of the venue, there really couldn’t have been a more appropriate concert to celebrate five decades. Back in 1970, the Troubadour was also home to the first concert Carole King and James Taylor performed together, too.

See? How perfect is that, right?

The album commemorating this landmark venue and two cherished singer/songwriters was released on May 4, debuting at No. 4 on the U.S. charts and giving Carole King her first top 10 album since 1976’s Thoroughbred.

Stream Live at the Troubadour below, via Spotify:

As for Carole King and James Taylor, well, they’re icons. We have to extend a special thank-you to Carole for participating in our recent fundraiser for COVID-19 relief for the Los Angeles area. To date, it’s raised $110,000+ in relief efforts and donations are still being accepted — click here for more. 

James, meanwhile, recently released American Standard, a brilliant new collection of recordings — click here for more and to listen to that album. 

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