Taylor appeared on VH1's Storytellers
series, which was filmed a few weeks before Hourglass
was released in June of 1997. On the show, James played several of his memorable hit recordings, Including "Mexico," "Fire And Rain" and Sweet Baby James," and told the stories behind each of them. Before he started strumming the opening notes of this song, Taylor told the story behind it, in a tone that was very entertaining to the studio audience. He finished the story with the humorous and crowd-pleasing statement, "This is just basically, yer Love Jones!"
performance of this song went into rotation on VH1, serving as the music video. Support from the network was a big deal, since there weren't many outlets for new James Taylor songs at the time.
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