TV: CNN documentary film about James Taylor and Carole King


James Taylor and Carole King in Washington, MA at James Taylor’s The Barn recording studio in 2010, before the start of The Troubadour Reunion Tour.

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Carole King & James Taylor: Just Call My Name (9 p.m., CNN) – This documentary explores more than 50 years of musical collaboration and friendship between six-time Grammy Award winner James Taylor and Four-Time Grammy Award Winner Carole King: How They Met, Their Collaborations, and What Inspires Them. At the genesis of their friendship and collaboration, the two performed together in 1970 at Troubadour, the legendary club in Los Angeles. The pair reunited to reprise this concert for The Troubadour’s 50th anniversary in 2007. As Taylor recalls in the film, these 2007 performances – including “So Far Away,” “I Feel the Earth Move” and “ You’ve Got a Friend” at six sold-out concerts – were so much fun that he and King hatched plans for a world tour in 2010. This film documents the beloved songwriters’ triumphant 2010 Troubadour Reunion Tour arena concerts around the world.

Carole King and James Taylor during their June 2, 2010 performance at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina. Elissa Kline CNN Movies

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Brooke Cain is from North Carolina and has worked at The News & Observer for over 25 years. She is the editor of service journalism and writes about television and local media for The N&O’s Happiness is a Warm TV blog.