Song of the Day: James Taylor, ‘Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight”


From James Taylor’s 1972 album, One Man Dog, a smooth tune with a jazzy feel. James received help on most of the album from “The Section,” four LA-based studio musicians (Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar, guitar; Craig Doerge, keyboards; Leland Sklar, bass; and Russ Kunkel, drums and percussion) who worked with many singer-songwriters and soft rock acts throughout the 1970’s. The saxophone solo at the end is provided by Michael Brecker. “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight” was the first single from the album, released in November 1972; it reached #14 on the Hot 100 and #3 on the Easy Listening chart in the US, while peaking at #18 on the Pop Singles chart and #7 on the Adult Contemporary chart in Canada.

10 thoughts on “Song of the Day: James Taylor, ‘Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight”

  1. Here is another song that fits the times. It’s such a shame how many people are having a tough time. I would like to go places but I am thankful that there are no rations and we have no bombs falling around us


  2. Hi John – so many are having troubled times coping at the moment … I’ve always loved his music and his voice – so thanks for this … stay safe – Hilary


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