On May 1, 1975.


On May 1, 1975, “Warner Bros” label released “Gorilla”, the sixth James Taylor studio album. It was recorded March – April, 1975 at “Warner Bros. Studios” in North Hollywood and “The Burbank Studios” in Burbank, and was produced by Russ Titelman and Lenny Waronker.


  • James Taylor – vocals, acoustic, electric and high-string acoustic guitar, ukulele
  • David Crosby- vocals
  • Graham Nash- vocals
  • Carly Simon- vocals
  • Valerie Carter- vocals
  • Clarence McDonald – piano, ARP String Ensemble synthesizer, Fender Rhodes electric piano
  • Randy Newman- horn organ
  • Nick DeCaro – organ, strings, accordion
  • Arthur Adams – electric guitar
  • Lowell George- vocals, slide guitar
  • Danny Kortchmar- electric guitar
  • Al Perkins- pedal steel guitar
  • David Grisman- mandolin
  • Lee Sklar- bass
  • Willie Weeks- bass
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Andy Newmark- drums
  • Russ Kunkel- drums, percussion, shaker, tambourine, congas
  • Milt Holland- percussion, wind chimes
  • Victor Feldman- percussion
  • David Sanborn- saxophone
  • Chuck Findley- trumpet
  • George Bohannon – trombone
  • Jules Jacob – clarinet, oboe
  • Gayle Levant – harp

Track listing:

All tracks by James Taylor, except where noted.

  1. Mexico
  2. Music
  3. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) – Holland/Dozier/Holland
  4. Wandering – traditional; arrangement and additional lyrics by James Taylor
  5. Gorilla
  6. You Make It Easy
  7. I Was a Fool to Care
  8. Lighthouse
  9. Angry Blues
  10. Love Songs
  11. Sarah Maria


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