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Flag Album and Tour 1979
Saturday Night Live 1979
1980 Tour

Flag 1979
Label: Columbia / Legacy

Tracks:
1. Company Man (J. Taylor)
2. Johnnie Comes Back (J. Taylor)
3. Day Tripper (J. Lennon, P. McCartney)
4. I Will Not Lie for You (J. Taylor)
5. Brother Trucker (J. Taylor)
6. Is That the Way You Look? (J. Taylor)
7. B.S.U.R. (J. Taylor)
8. Rainy Day Man (J. Taylor, Z. Wiesner)
9. Millworker (J. Taylor)
10. Up on the Roof (G. Goffin, C. King)
11. Chanson Française (J. Taylor)
12. Sleep Come Free Me (J. Taylor)

Credits:
Peter Asher - Timbales, Background Vocals (4, 5, 7)
Dan Dugmore - Pedal Steel Guitar (5)
Steve Forman - Percussion (2, 5, 7, 8), Conga, Tambourine, Timbales
Don Grolnick - Keyboards (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12), Clavinet, Arp Strings, Voice Organ, Organ, Piano, Harmonium,
Danny Kortchmar - Guitar (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12)
Russ Kunkel - Drums (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12), Timbales, Bells, Cowbell
David Lasley - Background Vocals (8)
Jesse Levy - Cello (9)
Arif Mardin - Strings, Conductor, String Arrangements (10)
Arnold McCuller - Background Vocals (8)
Graham Nash - Background Vocals (1)
David Sanborn - Saxophone (4)
Ralph Schuckett - Organ (2)
Louise Schulman - Viola (9)
Carly Simon - Background Vocals (7)
Leland Sklar - Bass (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12)
David Spinozza - Strings Arranger and Conductor (3)
Alex Taylor - Background Vocals (5)
James Taylor - Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Waddy Wachtel - Acoustic, Electric and Slide Guitar (2, 4, 10)

Peter Asher - Producer
Val Garay - Engineer, Mixing
Lincoln Clapp - Assistant
Laura Grover - Product Manager
Mark Hanauer - Photography
Kosh - Art Direction, Design
Michael O'Reilly - Assistant
Doug Sax - Digital Remastering
James Taylor - Cover Art Concept
George Ybara - Assistant


"Up On the Roof"


"Johnnie Comes Back"


"I Will Not Lie For You"






James Taylor Flag Tour 1979


Photo: David Lasley, Arnold McCuller, James Taylor, Waddy Wachtel, Don Grolnick, Lee Sklar, Danny Kortchmar, David Sanborn, Russ Kunkel

Band:
James Taylor - Vocals, Guitar
Waddy Wachtel - Guitar
Don Grolnick - Keyboards
Danny Kortchmar - Guitar
David Sanborn - Saxophone
Leland Sklar - Bass
Russ Kunkel - Drums
David Lasley - Background Vocals
Arnold McCuller - Background Vocals

Tour dates:
7/3/79 to 8/17/79
"July 3, 1979: Six-week summer tour begins in Memphis, 25 shows in 17 cities (including five nights at LA’s Greek Theater), concluding Aug. 17 at Berkeley’s Greek Theater. Two nights at Ohio’s Blossom Music Center taped for Showtime cable television."
- From a road ledger prepared by Peter Asher’s office.

"The tour was drawing well. At Pine Knob, Taylor was about to play for his third of four successive sell-out crowds (12,000 per night) that were wildly enthusiastic. Honest-to-goodness rock & roll made up a healthy portion of the performance, spurred by Kortchmar and Wachtel's thick, punchy rhythm guitar textures. And Taylor, who more than any other singer has been branded with the term "mellow," belted out the songs with fire and closed each hard number with flying leaps that brought the audience to its feet."
- Peter Herbst - The Rolling Stone Interview: James Taylor Rolling Stone 9/6/1979

Partial tour dates 1979:
7/3 Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN
7/4 - 5 Mississippi River Festival, Edwardsville, IL
7/7 Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI
7/8 - 11 Pine Knob Music Theater, Clarkson, MI
7/15 Stanley Theater, Pittsburgh, PA
7/18 - 19 Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH (taped for Showtime)
7/21 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
7/25 Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME
7/28 Harvard Stadium, Allston, MA
7/31 James Taylor played a free concert in New York's Central Park to help the city's campaign to restore the park's Sheep Meadow.
7/?? San Jose, CA
8/10 - 14 Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA
8/16 San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA
8/17 - 18 Greek Theater, Berkeley, CA
Also:
September 19-23, 1979: “No Nukes” concerts at Madison Square Garden.

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Set list (Blossom Music Center, Ohio, July 1979):
1. Blossom
2. Millworker
3. Carolina In My Mind
4. Handyman
5. Brother Trucker
6. Secret O’ Life
7. Your Smiling Face
8. Up on the Roof
9. Steamroller
10. Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
11. Long Ago And Far Away
12. I Will Not Lie For You
13. Walking Man
14. Mexico
15. Honey Don’t Leave L.A.
16. Sweet Baby James
17. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
18. Summertime Blues
19. Fire and Rain


"Up on the Roof"


"Brother Trucker" (Blossom Music Center)


"Steamroller" (Blossom Music Center)


"I Will Not Lie For You" (Blossom Music Center)


"Honey Don't Leave L.A." (Blossom Music Center)


"How Sweet It Is" (Blossom Music Center)


"Summertime Blues" (Blossom Music Center)




Don Grolnick, David Sanborn, James Taylor, Peter Asher, Waddy Wachtel, Rich Engler, Danny Kortchmar, Russ Kunkel (Stanley Theater)




Saturday Night Live May 12, 1979

James Taylor and his band appeared on the Saturday Night Live tv show while on tour to promote for the Flag album.

Songs:
"Johnnie Comes Back"
"Up on the Roof"
"Millworker"

Band Members:
James Taylor - Guitar, Vocals
Waddy Wachtel - Guitar
Don Grolnick - Keyboards
Danny Kortchmar - Guitar
Leland Sklar - Bass
Russ Kunkel - Drums

”Waddy Wachtel, LA session guitarist, makes his first SNL appearance, as part of James Taylor's band. He appears several times over the next ten years, each with different musical guests.”




James Taylor Tour 1980

The James Taylor 1980 Tour wasn't really part of the Flag Tour, but was a series of concerts preparing for the release of the 1981 Dad Loves His Work album.

Band:
James Taylor - Vocals, Guitar
Waddy Wachtel - Guitar
Dan Dugmore - Pedal Steel Guitar
Don Grolnick - Keyboards
Leland Sklar - Bass
Rick Marotta - Drums
David Lasley - Background Vocals
Arnold McCuller - Background Vocals
Greg “Fingers” Taylor - Harmonica

Tour dates:
8/3/80 to 8/30/80

"August 3, 1980: Four-week tour begins in Memphis; 23 shows in 18 cities (including attendance record-breaking four nights at Pine Knob, Mich.) concluding Aug. 30 at Merriweather Post Pavillion, Columbia, MD., with special guest Kim Carnes. Tour represents live rehearsal-performances for upcoming album."
- From a road ledger prepared by Peter Asher’s office.

Partial tour dates:
8/3 Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN
8/4 Coliseum, Jackson, MS
8/7 Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, OH
8/11 - 14 Pine Knob Music Theater, Clarkson, MI
8/19 - 20 Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
8/30 Merriweather Post Pavillion, Columbia, MD


Videos of Waddy Wachtel with James Taylor
Photos of Waddy Wachtel with James Taylor
Waddy Wachtel with James Taylor - List of credits with links to pages.

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