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Paul Simon, Janet Jackson and the Eagles.


Rachel took on Kennedy in Tuesday's edition of the PopMaster podcast with Ken Bruce.


17 Jan 2023

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Hitting the 80's with Peter Gabriel and Paul Simon

Nostalgic Jukebox Podcast

Nic and Vince are hitting the 80's with Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer and Paul Simon's Call Me Al. Plus a little one hit wonder by Right Said Fred. Plus we talk about the history of these songs and how they made us feel when they came out and also now plus our experience with them when we Karaoke sing them. Find us on: Instagram : @nostalgicjukeboxpodcast     https://www.instagram.com/nostalgicjukeboxpodcast/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA04mfG6q-kOj0o7aWvZhIgSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1W5xn11CxwCZDG32GCf6IIApple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nostalgic-jukebox-podcast/id1661588683


16 Jan 2023

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EP 101 - Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Asleep At the Wheel)

The Bass Shed Podcast

Electric & Double Bassist Tony Garnier is a Grammy Award winning sideman for legendary household names in the music business. Having joined songwriting icon Bob Dylan in 1989, and also performing alongside  Asleep At The Wheel, Tom Waits, Loudon Wainwright III, Paul Simon, and many others, Garnier has played with some of the best that ever were. On this episode, Tony Garnier discusses his upbringing and family, touring, writing and performing on movie soundtracks, recording sessions and bass players that have inspired him throughout the years. Instagram / Twitter / Youtube View More Episodes

1hr 36mins

4 Jan 2023

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American Tune by Paul Simon

Classic 45's Jukebox

Label: Columbia 45900Year: 1973Condition: MPrice: $14.00From a warehouse find, this is a new, unplayed stock copy, in its original Columbia factory sleeve. This third single from Paul Simon's second solo album, "There Goes Rhymin' Simon," is incredibly hard to find in decent condition. It wasn't a big hit like the previous two singles ("Kodachrome" and "Loves Me Like A Rock"), but as a song, it tops both of those, IMHO, and doesn't get nearly enough play. As one of Simon's very best songs, I give the single two stars (our highest recommendation). According to Joel Whitburn, the music is based on J.S. Bach's 'O Sacred Heart.' Note: This beautiful 45 record has Mint labels and even more important — Mint audio! This song is just so incredibly beautiful in so many ways, it's great to hear it pure and strong with no distractions. The vinyl (styrene) grades very close to Mint, with just a few faint signs of storage wear.

3 Sep 2022

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Van Halen / Paul Simon... The Godfather

Two Track Audio: A Music Podcast With Nick and Charles

Jump, Van HalenCall Me Al, Paul SimonShare this pod with your friends and buy our merch:  https://www.bonfire.com/two-track-audio


29 Jun 2022

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Paul Simon - Andrea's fav weird little guy


This week's podcast is all about Andrea's favourite weird little guy and second favourite Paul - Paul Simon!Andrea takes us through her love of the songwriter's music, voice and guitar-playing, from Simon & Garfunkel to his big hit album Graceland, and the criticism, cultural boycott and art as politics argument. We focus on a handful of songs including 'The Sound Of Silence', 'Graceland', 'The Obvious Child', 'America' and 'Diamonds On The Soul Of Her Shoes'.Listen to the episode below or subscribe in your favourite podcast app:Subscribe in Apple | Android | ACAST | Pocketcasts | CastBox | Stitcher | Spotify | RSS FeedEpisode notes / referencesSongs played on the Nialler9 Podcast Spotify PlaylistSupport Nialler9 on Patreon and join our Discord chat + member playlists & content.Andrea's own podcast - My Favourite Album is backAndrea has a Ghost newsletterSubscribe to the podcast and please leave a review on iTunes, tell your friends or commit to supporting us directly. Support us on Patreon.Previous podcast episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 55mins

12 May 2022

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SNL Review S02E08: Paul Simon & George Harrison


Welcome to SN Hell: Paul Simon returns for the first time since SNL's second episode. This time around he's bringing the funny.... or is he? Musically, we are treated to some performances by former Beatle George Harrison. Matt and Keith are joined by frequent "third chair" Chilly for this well remembered episode. Sketches Include: The Turkey Monologue, The Twilight Zone, Quarry, Billy Paul, The Tomorrow Show. Musical performances include "Here Comes The Sun," "Homeward Bound," "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover" and a few more. All this, Weekend Update and More are Here.... in SN Hell! Cast Line-up: Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Garrett Morris, Laraine Newman & Gilda Radner Like, Share, Subscribe and Follow. This Podcast Is Not Suitable for All Listeners. Music Credits: SUNDANCE Track Name: "Perséphone - Retro Funky (SUNDANCE remix)" Music By: SUNDANCE @ https://soundcloud.com/sundancemusic The SUNDANCE Official Website is HERE - http://lefthandmusic.fr/ License for commercial use: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/ A NIGHT ALONE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQKZd...


7 May 2022

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1986 - November: Paul Simon “Graceland”

What the Riff?!?

Paul Simon was in a slump in the early 80's.  His relationship with Art Garfunkel was at a low point, he was recently divorced from his second wife, Carrie Fisher, and his 1983 album “Hearts and Bones” was considered a commercial failure.  This album would change his fortunes.  Graceland would become his highest charting album in over a decade, his most successful studio album, and would win the 1987 Grammy for Album of the Year.  Simon lived next door to Lorne Michaels, creator of Saturday Night Live.  Michaels introduced Simon to a singer-songwriter names Heidi Berg, and Simon agreed to produce a record for her.  Berg wanted a sound like the street music from Johannesburg, South Africa, and loaned Simon a bootleg tape.  This inspired Simon to travel to South Africa, meet the musicians, and create an album using these musicians and their native sounds.  Obviously, this fractured the relationship between Simon and Berg. The album would also be controversial, because South Africa was under a cultural boycott at the time due to their apartheid policy.  Simon would counter that he was lifting up the music of the indigenous South Africans, even paying three times New York union wages and giving writing credits, but this would not quell the criticism.Nevertheless, the album would do well both commercially and critically, and introduce American mainstream audiences to world music. GracelandThe title track was named "Graceland" because the drums reminded him of a traveling rhythm you would hear in a song from Sun Records.  The lyrics reflect taking a road trip to Graceland from Louisiana on Route 61.  Some also consider it a song about using a road trip to get over the pain of divorce.Diamonds on the Soles of Her ShoesThis song features the South African choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo.  Simon wrote it when he went to South Africa but it was not originally planned for inclusion on Graceland.  That changed when Ladysmith Black Mambazo and several other South African studio musicians were in New York for an episode of Saturday Night Live, and they decided to record it while they were in town.Under African SkiesThis deeper track references two people in the song one is Joseph Shabalala, the leader of Ladysmith Black Mambazo.  The other is Linda Ronstadt who lends her vocals to this track.  Ronstadt's inclusion in the album was particularly controversial because she had performed at Sun City, a South African apartheid resort, three years earlier.You Can Call Me AlThe hit single from the album only went to number 23 on the charts.  The names came from a party that Simon attended years prior with his first wife Peggy Harper.  French Composer Pierre Boulez, who attended the same party, mistakenly referred to Paul and Peggy as Al and Betty.  Many will remember the video starring Simon and Chevy Chase. ENTERTAINMENT TRACK:Somewhere Out There by James Ingram and Linda Ronstadt (from the animated film "An American Tail")This animated motion picture told the story of a family of Jewish mice and their immigration to the United States. STAFF PICKS:Goin' Crazy! by David Lee RothWayne leads off the staff picks with former Van Halen frontman, Diamond Dave.  This is his third single from his first full studio solo album "Eat 'em and Smile."  Steve Vai played guitar on this track.  The song was supposed to be the title song from a proposed comedy television production starring Roth entitled "Crazy From the Heat" Human by The Human LeagueBrian brings us one of the most beautiful cheating songs you will hear.  The Human League went to Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis in Minneapolis to produce the album.  It was a divisive decision, because the two women in the group did not accompany the other members when this song was recorded in Minneapolis.Emotion In Motion by Ric OcasekRob's staff pick by the former Cars front man reached number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100.  This is off his second solo studio album, and was his only single to hit the top 40 as a solo artist.  Ric Ocasek died in 2019.Word Up! by CameoBruce finishes off the staff picks with the highest charting single from funk band Cameo - it hit number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100.  "Word Up" was an affirmation used in New York.  Larry Blackmon is the lead singer, and was inspired to use the distinctive vocal monotone you hear in this song by listening to Sly Stallone. INSTRUMENTAL TRACK:The Launch by BostonBoston's long anticipated third album "Third Stage" was released this month, and contained this instrumental lead-in to "Cool the Engines."


4 Apr 2022

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1976 - "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover" by Paul Simon

Number One With A Bullet

As America celebrated it's 200th birthday, the people of our great nation commemorated the event the only way they knew how: By getting divorced. This week, Andrew and Dan look back at a classic divorce anthem of the 1970s written and performed by the short king himself, Paul Simon, which topped the charts this week.


25 Feb 2022

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E:9 - Paul Simon - "Still Crazy After All These Years"

The Album Atmosphere

David and special guest co-host, Andrew, sit down to discuss Paul Simon's classic, "Still Crazy After All These Years"

2hr 45mins

15 Feb 2022