Who Sang Rock & Roll Is Music Now? James Taylor

James Taylor Walking Man cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1974
Genre: Rock
Style: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Soft Rock
length: 3:29
producer: David Spinozza
piano: Kenny Ascher
trumpet: Randy Brecker and Al Rubin
mixer: Harry Maslin
engineer: Harry Maslin
electric guitar: Hugh McCracken
bass: Andy Muson
background vocals: Rick Marotta, Carly Simon, Linda McCartney, Paul McCartney and James Taylor
acoustic guitar: James Taylor
trombone: Barry Rogers
electric piano: David Spinozza
tuba: Howard Johnson
alto saxophone: George Young
tenor saxophone: Michael Brecker
drums (drum set): Rick Marotta
baritone saxophone: Kenny Berger
Lyrics
Mama knows and papa knows
That rock n roll is music now
Babys been cutting his teeth on
Bo diddleys, Im a man, man
Listen to the wolfman howl

See the white man sailing his ship up on the sea
Watch the white man shackle
The black man to a tree
To the invader go the fruits of war
He misses home and his boots are sore
He has not got no roots no more
He comes for your gold
Watch out for your soul

Cause tennis shoes, and rhythm and blues
Are second generation
All across the nation, now
And mama knows, papa too
Rock n roll is music
Rock n roll is music, now

To the invader go the fruits of war
He misses home and his boots are sore
He has not got no roots no more
He comes for your gold
But watch out for your soul

Mama knows and papa knows
That rock n roll is music
Rock n roll is music, now

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Walking Man
  • 2 Rock & Roll Is Music Now
  • 3 Let It All Fall Down
  • 4 Me and My Guitar
  • 5 Daddy's Baby
  • 6 Ain't No Song
  • 7 Hello Old Friend
  • 8 Migration
  • 9 Promised Land
  • 10 Fading Away

  • Release information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin