Taking a look at James Taylor’s Jewish influences

“While [James] Taylor is known mostly for writing his own songs… he has turned to numerous Jewish songwriting duos for material, including Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart (‘My Romance’), Burt Bacharach and Hal David (‘[The Man Who Shot] Liberty Valance’) and Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller (‘Hound Dog’).

“Of Scottish heritage himself, and a native New Englander who grew up mostly in North Carolina, Taylor… has surrounded himself in his adult life with Jewish musicians, friends and collaborators, most notably his first wife, Carly Simon….”

— From “The Secret Jewish History of James Taylor” by