Chip Taylor - Yonkers,NY
Chip Taylor - Yonkers,NY
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Chip Taylor - Yonkers,NY

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If a songwriter of some accomplishment who is also a singer predominantly known for his work in country music was looking for a subject for a deeply personal cycle of songs, it s pretty unlikely that Yonkers, New York, a small city bordering on New York City s borough of the Bronx, would be the subject. Not, of course, unless the writer is Chip Taylor, who grew up there. With Yonkers NY, Taylor, a veteran songwriter whose songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Peggy Lee, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra, the Hollies and, of course, the Troggs (who waxed his first big hit, Wild Thing ), has gone back to his childhood and adolescence and come up with eleven songs filled with warmth and humour