In the excellent video below Leland Skylar discusses his experience in the studio with James Taylor and J.D. Souther in the early 1980's when they recorded "Her Town Two". That video follows.
"Leland Sklar is revered as one of the greatest bassists in modern music and has contributed to over 2,000 albums as a session musician, including records by Olivia Newton-John, Bette Midler, Reba McEntire, Jimmy Buffett, Steven Curtis Chapman, Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, The Doors, Clint Black, Art Garfunkel, Rod Stewart, Carole King, Bee Gees, Crosby, Stills & Nash, James Taylor, Dolly Parton and Barbra Streisand, just to name a very few.
Sklar was a member of the Los Angeles-based instrumental rock/jazz fusion group The Section, which served as the de facto house band of Asylum Records and was one of the progenitors of the soft rock sound that was predominant on top-40 radio during the 1970s and 1980s. He has toured with major rock and pop acts and recorded many soundtracks to films and television shows..." from the article: Leland Sklar Interview: Legendary Bassist Chronicles Finger Flips from Fans and the Famous in "Everybody Loves Me"
Video from Leland Skylar
James Taylor / JD Souther - Leland Skylar
"My new Web site is: https://www.lelandsklarsbeard.com. The new book is there and lots of goodies in the works... Here are the directions to my new club house if you want to come and hang. https://flatfiv.co/pages/lees-clubhouse" from video introduction
Video from James Taylor
James Taylor - Her Town Too
"Music video by James Taylor performing Her Town Too. (C) 1981 Country Road Music, Inc. (ASCAP)/ Leadsheet Land Music (BMI)/ EMI April Music, Inc.(ASCAP). All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission." from video introduction