“创作歌手”的黄金时代是在60年代初，民谣和流行摇滚互相繁衍和杂交的时期。鲍勃·迪伦在个人表达和歌词改造上是所有“创作歌手”中的先锋，在他从“原声民谣”(Acoustic Folk)转向“民谣摇滚”(Folk Rock)后，他的许多同辈都不约而同地紧随其后。60年代中期到末期，弗雷德·尼尔(Fred Neil)等部分著名民谣歌手也跟随迪伦进入“创作歌手”领域。另外还有一批歌曲作者也从单纯的创作者转变为“创作歌手”。 卡洛尔·金(Carole King)是美国最成功的“创作歌手”之一，她的作品再现了60年代早期的风范。
Carole King's "Music" is not an overlooked masterpiece (it sold over four million copies upon its release), but certainly one which has been forgotten over the years. Perhaps too closely released on the heels of "Tapestry", "Music" has certainly been overshadowed by that previous trademark, landmark work.
With "Music", King experiments with some new sounds and styles, such as the R & B track "Brother, Brother" which opens the album with a sound reminiscent of the tune "What's Going On?" The title track is a truly uplifting jazz waltz with an incredible sax improvisation as a centerpiece.
The simplicity and honesty of "It's Going To Take Some Time" is stunning and certainly surpasses The Carpenter's more orchestrated version of the tune during the same year. Throughout "Music", she effectively utilizes a pair of strong female backup vocalists who strengthen King's own delivery of her material and who bring a richness and soulfulness to tunes such as "Growing Away From Me" and the Goffin/King standard "Some Kind of Wonderful."
01. Brother, Brother
02. It's Going to Take Some Time
03. Sweet Seasons
04. Some Kind of Wonderful
06. Carry Your Load
08. Song of Long Ago
10. Growing Away from Me
11. Too Much Rain
12. Back to California