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Troubadours: Carole King / James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter

Full Episode

American Masters congratulates Morgan Neville, director of the 2011 American Masters film Troubadours: Carole King/James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter, for winning the 2014 Oscar for Best Documentary Feature for 20 Feet from Stardom. Watch the full 90-minute documentary Troubadours: Carole King / James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter, below. The […]

Troubadours: Carole King / James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter

Interview with Lou Adler

Adler talks about the recording of Carole King’s Tapestry, how he got started in the music business and built Ode Records, and the rise in popularity of the singer songwriter.

Troubadours: Carole King / James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter

Carole King’s Monumental Tapestry Album

The legendary album first released in 1971 and reissued in 2008 on CD has sold 24 million copies and changed the retail and radio world forever.

Troubadours: Carole King / James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter

About the Film

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Carole King’s landmark album Tapestry and signature song “You’ve Got a Friend,” a Grammy®-winner for both King and James Taylor, whose friendship and performance legacy was cemented at Doug Weston’s famed West Hollywood club the Troubadour. American Masters continues its 25th anniversary season with Troubadours: Carole King / […]