Watch the new trailer for “Carole King & James Taylor: Just Call Out My Name”
Carole King and James Taylor perform their own hits – while harmonizing each other’s songs – in new trailer for concert documentary Carole King & James Taylor: Just Call My Name. The film premieres Jan. 2 at 9 p.m. ET via CNN and will air live via CNNgo. It will be available on demand Jan. 3-9 via cable and satellite providers, CNNgo, and CNN mobile apps.
The exclusive trailer includes archive photos of the first time they performed together in 1970 at the legendary Troubadour, alongside King and Taylor interviewed in July 2021 at Southern New Hampshire University Arena in Manchester. The clip features the setlist highlights from their 2010 Troubadour reunion tour, where they duo “It’s Too Late”, “Sweet Baby James” and “You’ve Got a Friend”. King also delivers “So Far Away” and Taylor performs “Fire and Rain”.
Directed by Frank Marshall and commissioned by CNN Films and HBO Max, the documentary features previously unreleased performance footage from their first Troubadour concert in 1970, the duo reprising this show for the 50th anniversary of the West Hollywood venue in 2007, and several performances. full songs from their 2010 reunion tour.
The documentary’s new interview with King and Taylor, paired with their performances, highlights the camaraderie and chemistry that emanates from their enduring music and long-standing friendship. They reflect on their collaborative relationship and share several stories about their songs, including “You’ve Got a Friend”. In the film, King explains that the song “purely passed through me”. Taylor first heard King play the new song on the soundcheck before their first Troubadour show together, and they explain how he came to cover it. Section band members – Danny Kortchmar, Russ Kunkel and Lee Sklar – who have supported the duo through the three concert eras are also interviewed, along with the opinion of musician / producer Peter Asher.