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  Carole King - Tapestry
Carole King's second album, Tapestry, has fulfilled the promise of her first and confirmed the fact that she is one of the most creative figures in all of pop music.
Carole herself was mixed too low on many cuts and the band would up with an unusually tinny sound, considering the kind of music they were playing.
Carole King is thoroughly involved with her music; she reaches out towards us and gives everything she has.
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 Carole King - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist.
In 1990, Carole King was inducted, along with Goffin, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the non-performer category for her songwriting achievements.
King launched her "Living Room Tour" (in a nod to her appearances in private homes during the Democratic primaries) on July 15, 2004, at the Auditorium Theatre (Chicago, Illinois).
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 Carole King
Born Carole Klein on February 9th, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York, she began playing piano at the age of four, and formed her first band, a vocal quartet, "the Co-Sines", while still in high school.
Carole was fascinated by the creativity of the composing team of Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller, and she made it a point to attend as many of DJ Alan Freed's local Rock 'N' Roll shows as she could.
Carole then tried her hand at acting, as witnessed by her starring role in Broadway's "Blood Brothers", for a successful six month run in 1994.
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 Biography: Carole King
King seemed to arrive at the peak of her talents just in time to take advantage of a post-psychedelic generation that yearned for songs with a more personal, acoustic sound and lyrics that reflected simpler values.
King was relatively inactive during this period, although she did continue to write both music and lyrics.
Taylor urged King to continue to write and record her own songs; the result was the 1970 album Writer, which displayed flashes of a new maturity in King's writing along with her richly textured piano chords.
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 Carole King: Love Makes the World - PopMatters Music Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
King's voice and playing are as lovely as ever, her language when singing sometimes carrying traces of a New York accent that only makes for a more genuine-sounding conversation.
Carole King devotees, or indeed anyone interested in how record projects are put together by an artist such as Ms.
King, will be drawn in to her separate interview CD that is part of this double package.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/k/kingcarole-love.shtml   (821 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Tapestry: Remastered: Music: Carole King   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Carole King was famous as a writer of girl group hits in the 1960s.
King is casual, intimate, and tough; she covers all the emotional ground of the post-liberated woman with ease.
carole king, i feel is rightly hailed as one of the greatest singers of all time, her voice has a rustic, welcoming sound that envelops you.
www.amazon.co.uk /Tapestry-Remastered-Carole-King/dp/B0000258CK   (1512 words)

 Carole King News
Carole King's group hardly toured due to her stage fright Born Carole Klein, Carole King started playing the piano when she was just four years old.
Carole King, one of music's biggest names in the 60s and 70s, plays New Zealand for the first time in December.
Carole King wrote "You've Got A Friend" and released it in March of 1971 on Tapestry, her critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter album.
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 Carole King - Natural Woman/Jazz Man - Audio Stream
King’s unique ability to captivate an audience with her compelling voice and expressive piano playing won rave notices from critics and audiences across the country.
King was first inspired to mount the Living Room Tour while she and her long-time guitarist Rudy Guess were performing in private homes and small venues for environmental and political events and fund-raisers.
King co-wrote the track, which became a #1 hit for The Shirelles, when she was just 17 yearsold.
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 Carole King   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ironically, Ode's first move after signing King was to package her in a "rock band" that actually consisted of just her and three sidemen - bassist Charles Larkey and guitarist Danny Kortchmar, both of whom backed King on her later albums (Larkey eventually married King), and studio ace Jim Gordon.
King had suddenly hit her commercial peak and was clearly thrilled to play the venue, so her between-song patter also is interesting.
King's career was in real trouble by now: this one neither scored a hit single nor went gold, and the pattern continued with her subsequent album.
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 Carole King and Gerry Goffin
Carole's heart tugging melodies and Gerry's lyrics captured the tone and the vernacular of their audience's inner experiences with uncanny accuracy.
They were divorced with King moving to California where she started a group called The City and came into her own as a performer on Lou Adler's Ode label.
Carole King and Gerry Goffin were inducted into the Rock and Hall of Fame in 1990
www.history-of-rock.com /carole_king_and_gerry_goffin.htm   (598 words)

 Carole King - Tapestry
Carole King's third release, is a benchmark recording for her and for pop music.
King married her gift for the concise pop statement (finely honed as co-author with husband Gerry Goffin of countless pop classics in the 50s and 60s) to a reflective lyricism, to create one of the defining singer-songwriter albums of the 70s.
For a decade, King wrote pop songs with her then-husband, Gerry Goffin: hits such as Little Eva's "The Loco-Motion" (Eva Boyd was the couple's baby-sitter) and the Monkees' "Pleasant Valley Sunday." Then King's friend James Taylor encouraged her to sing her own tunes.
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 Carole King: Tapestry
There can be no one within earshot of a radio that has not heard a Carole King song at some point in his or her life.
King learned her craft well, and established her merited reputation long before Tapestry was launched on its illustrious journey to classic status.
King's inclusion of her versions of these two hits did nothing to undermine their reputation; Will You Love Me Tomorrow, its cadence remarkably slower than the original, captures its wistful theme perfectly and squeezes it until the listener aches for the young girl's sake.
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 Carole King St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture - Find Articles
Carole King has had two of the most successful careers in rock history: first as a member of early rock 'n' roll's best known songwriting team, and then as the best-selling singer/songwriter of the 1970s.
Her first recording (using her stage name Carole King) was "Oh Neil," an answer to "Oh Carol" recorded by Neil Sedaka,; and she hit the Top Forty in 1962 with "It Might as Well Rain until September." But by that time she was having more success as a songwriter for others.
King met lyricist Gerry Goffin in 1960; they married soon thereafter and divorced in 1967.
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 Amazon.com: Tapestry: Music: Carole King   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Carole King was famous as a writer of girl-group hits in the '60s.
King's lyrics, music, rhythms and sincerity haunted and moved me in 1971 and they do today since this CD is every milligram good as it was when it was first recorded.
Carole King made a name for herself as a songwriter, and a number of musical superstars owe her and them some for the great songs she has composed.
www.amazon.com /Tapestry-Carole-King/dp/B00000J2PH   (1877 words)

 Tapestry by Carole King CD
Though Carole King had been successful in the '60s as a behind-the-scenes composer of Brill Building pop, her decision to perform her own material brought its craftsmanship and sincerity to the fore.
Carole King is a vey talented songwriter and singer, obviously, adn I think that this CD is her best.
Carole King is a great songwriter, but after years of not hearing this cd I was not impressed.
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 Carole King
Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer and songwriter, most active as a singer during the early to mid 1970s, but a successful songwriter for considerably longer both before and after this period.
Born in 1942 in Brooklyn, New York, Carol Klein (as she was then known) started out playing the piano and then moved on to singing, forming a vocal quartet called the Co-Sines in high school.
Goffin and King soon formed a songwriting partnership, eventually marrying, working in the famous Brill Building, where chart-topping hits were churned out during the 1960s.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/biography/Carole_King.html   (447 words)

 Carole King - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
And now, having made a quiet comeback to the stage, Carole King shows that, decades after "Tapestry," she can still create classics that are as timeless and poignant as ever.
In 2004, Carole King embarked on the Living Room Tour, her first in over a decade, and offered her legions of fans an opportunity to glimpse the iconic singer/songwriter in the most intimate of settings.
King was first inspired to mount the Living Room Tourwhile she and her long-time guitarist Rudy Guess were performing in private homes and small venues for environmental and political events and fund-raisers.
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 Carole King at Spectropop
Carole King and Gerry Goffin wrote most of their hits together during the Brill Building/Girl Group era, when the 45 RPM disc was a more important recorded medium than the LP.
The Cookies did backup vocals for Neil Sedaka, Little Eva, and Carole King, and their own records on Dimension are among the most treasured works by Goffin and King.
A proficient pianist from the age of four, King was a prolific songwriter by her early teens.
www.spectropop.com /brill/caroleking.html   (717 words)

 Amazon.com: The Living Room Tour: Music: Carole King   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Carol King releases her much anticipated two CD set, The Living Room Tour, with a flourish and artistic style rarely seen or accomplished.
King is a titan of the 20th century musical form; and this two CD set is a must not only for her fans but also for lovers of all rock and pop music in general.
Carole King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 for her exemplary work as a songwriter.
www.carolekingslivingroom.com   (1677 words)

 Salon People | Will you still love me tomorrow? (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Carole King: Frizzy roan-colored hair, freckles, guileless blue eyes -- the early '70s archetypal earth mother dressed in tattered jeans and gauzy shirt, perched atop a thoroughbred, riding through a field of wildflowers and prairie grass.
They married when King was 18 and had their first child, Louise, just after they'd had their first No. 1 hit.
Goffin and King came from an era when performers rarely wrote their own material but relied heavily on songwriters to provide them with hit singles.
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 Carole King - Biography - AOL Music
While the landmark album Tapestry earned her superstar status, singer/songwriter Carole King had already firmly established herself as one of pop music's most gifted and successful composers, with work recorded by everyone from the Beatles to Aretha Franklin.
Born Carole Klein on February 9, 1942, in Brooklyn, New York, she began playing piano at the age of four, and formed her first band, the vocal quartet the Co-Sines, while in high school.
In 1961, Goffin and King scored their first hit with the Shirelles' chart-topping "Will You Love Me Tomorrow"; their next effort, Bobby Vee's "Take Good Care of My Baby," also hit number one, as did "The Locomotion," recorded by their baby-sitter, Little Eva.
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 NPR- Weekend Edition Sunday: Carole King's New Rhythm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Joining Carole King on her album is an all-star lineup of guest artists, including many from the younger generation of musicians.
In 1971, King firmly established herself as one of the leading singers of pop music when she released Tapestry, an album that sold more than 14 million copies worldwide and became the best-selling LP of the era.
When Liane Hansen asked her what was the reason behind the decision to start her own record label, King said that making a closer connection with her fans was the main motivation.
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 Amazon.com: Love Makes the World: Music: Carole King   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
At her best, King is one of the few writers who could knock off a line like "Don't you know that you can do anything/and you don't have to do it alone" convincingly, but with synthesizers and guest vocals from Babyface...well, that's the sort of thing I've always looked to King for escape from.
With this album King perfectly and eloquently blends elements of hip-hop, rock, pop and classical with lyrics exploring issues of romantic love, friendship and self-confidence while never veering too far from her intimate, definitive style.
King has a unique and subtle way of lifting the human spirit and turning one towards a positive viewpoint without ever sounding overly manipulative.
www.amazon.com /Love-Makes-World-Carole-King/dp/B00005O56V   (1566 words)

Billboard magazine said, "Carole King is a timeless treasure, so being invited to experience her intimate Living Room tour on CD is pure bliss." The album has sold more than 330,000 nationwide.
Carole brings to the Ryko culture an artistic intangible of such quality and proportion that it has us all on a musical high that just won't quit.
King, who has lived in Idaho for nearly 30 years, was invited to testify by the subcommittee at the request its chairman, Senator Larry Craig (R-ID).
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 Carole King
Singer / songwriting icon Carole King is set to bring her living room to yours with the new double-CD release The Living Room Tour.
It features twenty-seven songs with acoustic, intimate arrangements, showcasing King's unique ability to captivate an audience with her warm, compelling voice and expressive piano playing.
Carole King plays piano and contributes back-up vocals on James Taylor's classic album Sweet Baby James.
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