Song of the Week:”Charcoal Sky,” Chip Taylor

Chip Taylor has spent a lot of time around Austin the past decade or so, but his roots go back much farther: he wrote the hits “Wild Thing” and “Angel of the Morning” way back in the late 1960s-early 1970s.  He has a new album, Yonkers, NY, with an autobiographical look into  into the life of a young man learning about music, horses, girls and family.

Raised by a father that worked as a golf pro (although he managed to convince his youngest son for years that he was also an FBI agent) along with his two brothers, actor Jon Voight and renowned scientist Dr. Barry Voight, on the album Taylor assumes the character of young Jamie – as Taylor was known back then – and the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of a young man finding his way, occasionally beset by fate, and some particularly wily siblings.

Stream the entire Yonkers, NY album here

MP3: “Bastard Brothers”

MP3: “No Dice”

Chip Taylor official website

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