Just in case you ever wondered, James Taylor’s favorite self-penned song is “Sweet Baby James,” which he wrote for a nephew named after him.
Taylor appeared Friday at a National Press Club luncheon, where he sang and talked politics and music and thoroughly entertained the crowd.
The appearance, recorded by C-SPAN, will likely be shown again. It is now on the station’s home page.
Taylor, who campaign for President Barack Obama and sang at the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina, is a self-described liberal but said he sees the need for a strong Republican Party. Both parties are necessary to offset the natural inclinations of each other, he said.
Asked about celebrities getting involved in politics, he said they should do it if they feel strongly about it. He obviously does. He named all the candidates he has worked for, stretching back to the late George McGovern, the unsuccessful Democratic presidential nominee in 1972.