The best music from 1970 – 1979 featuring tunes from: Cat Stevens, Supertramp, Doobie Brothers, Dr. Hook, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, Paul Simon, Kenny Rogers, and more . .
Graceland is the seventh solo studio album by American singer-songwriter Paul Simon. It was produced by Simon, engineered by Roy Halee and released on August 25, 1986, by Warner Bros. Records.
In the early 1980s, Simon’s relationship with his former musical partner Art Garfunkel had deteriorated, his marriage to actress Carrie Fisher had collapsed, and his previous record, Hearts and Bones (1983), had been a commercial failure. In 1984, after a period of depression, Simon became fascinated by a bootleg cassette of South African township music. He and Halee visited Johannesburg, where they spent two weeks recording with South African musicians.
Recorded in 1985 and 1986, Graceland features an eclectic mixture of genres, including pop, rock, a cappella, zydeco, isicathamiya, and mbaqanga. Simon wrote songs inspired by the recordings made in Johannesburg, collaborating with African and American artists. He received criticism for breaking the cultural boycott of South Africa because of its policy of apartheid. Following its completion, Simon toured alongside South African musicians, performing their music and songs from Graceland.
Graceland became Simon’s most successful studio album and his highest-charting album in over a decade; it is estimated to have sold up to 16 million copies worldwide. It was lauded by critics, won the 1987 Grammy for Album of the Year, and is frequently cited as one of the best albums of all time. In 2006, it was added to the United States’ National Recording Registry as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically important”.
1. “The Boy in the Bubble” 3:59
2. “Graceland” 4:48
3. “I Know What I Know” 3:13
4. “Gumboots” 2:44
5. “Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes” 5:45
1. “You Can Call Me Al” 4:39
2. “Under African Skies” 3:37
3. “Homeless” 3:48
4. “Crazy Love, Vol. II” 2:18
5. “That Was Your Mother” 2:52
6. “All Around the World or the Myth of Fingerprints” 3:15
This week we feature music from; Paul Simon, Staple Singers, Melissa Manchester, Eddie Kendricks, Isley Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, Spinners, America, Joe Cocker, Eric Clapton, First Class and many more . . .
Tonight (May 7th) at 10pm (US East Coast time) the LP Lounge will be featuring 2 complete vinyl LPs – the catch – these recordings were mixed for LP release, and are unavailable in any other form. They were part of the #Quadraphonic revolution that came (and went) in the 1970s. Even though 5.1 and other forms of surround sound are fully accepted standards today, both in Movies and recordings; in the 70s it was a niche market. And even though all quadraphonic LPs were playable on just about any regular stereo system, the record companies reverted back to the early days of consumer stereo (when you could buy an album in stereo or mono) – and issued most quad releases in both stereo & quad versions (the quad costing $1 more per LP).
To be fair, most of the reissues, and many of the new albums were mixed for stereo, and had to be remixed for quad. When the CD world opened up, and the old albums became available in the digital domain – it was the original 2 channel stereo masters that were used. As a result – the only way to hear the mixes used on these LPs, is to track down one of the LPs – which we have done for you. Be there tonight on RadioMaxMusic.com!
Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American musician, singer-songwriter and actor. Simon’s musical career has spanned seven decades, with his fame and commercial success beginning as half of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, which was formed in 1964 with Art Garfunkel. Simon was responsible for writing nearly all of the pair’s songs, including three that reached No. 1 on the U.S. singles charts: “The Sound of Silence”, “Mrs. Robinson”, and “Bridge over Troubled Water”.
The duo split up in 1970 at the height of their popularity and Simon began a successful solo career as a guitarist and singer-songwriter, recording three highly acclaimed albums over the next five years. In 1986, he released Graceland, an album inspired by South African township music, which sold 14 million copies worldwide on its release and remains his most popular solo work. Simon also wrote and starred in the film One-Trick Pony (1980) and co-wrote the Broadway musical The Capeman (1998) with the poet Derek Walcott. On June 3, 2016, Simon released his 13th solo album, titled Stranger to Stranger, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Album Chart and the UK charts.
Simon has earned sixteen Grammys for his solo and collaborative work, including three for Album of the Year (Bridge Over Troubled Water, Still Crazy After All These Years, Graceland), and a Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2001, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in 2006 was selected as one of the “100 People Who Shaped the World” by Time magazine. In 2011, Rolling Stone magazine named Simon as one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists. In 2015, he was named as one of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time by Rolling Stone. Among many other honors, Simon was the first recipient of the Library of Congress’s Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in 2007. In 1986, Simon was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music, where he currently serves on the Board of Trustees. – Wikipedia
Another installment of Sounds of The 70s and this week feature music from Chicago, Roberta Flack, Paul Simon, Dave Edmunds, and more… 6pm ET on RadioMaxMusic.
Stranger to Stranger is the thirteenth solo studio album by American folk rock singer-songwriter Paul Simon. Produced by Paul Simon and Roy Halee, it was released on June 3, 2016 through Concord Records. Simon wrote the material over a period of several years, perfecting it and rewriting it to his liking. Its music is experimental, making use of custom-made instruments by composer and music theorist Harry Partch. Three of the songs on the album are collaborations with Italian electronic artist Clap! Clap!.
His first release in over five years, Stranger to Stranger received wide critical acclaim.
“Stranger to Stranger”
“In a Parade”
“Proof of Love”
“In the Garden of Edie”
“Cool Papa Bell”
“Horace and Pete”
“Duncan” (Live from A Prairie Home Companion February 2016)
“Wristband” (Live from A Prairie Home Companion)
“Guitar Piece 3”
This evening when we get together for “Great Soul Performances,” you’ll hear: Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Teddy Pendergrass, the Fatback Band with one of my dearest friends, WWRL’s Gerry Bledsoe, Garnet Mims, the Ponderosa Twins + One, something I think you’ll enjoy, a “Gospel Soul” segment featuring the Mighty Clouds of Joy, James Brown, the Clark Sisters, Paul Simon & the Dixie Hummingbirds, Sam Cooke, Eddie Kendricks and many others. It begins at 7PM ET (of course following an encore performance of “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” at 5PM,”) 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. You can check out our encore performances on Monday at 10PM and Wednesday at 12Noon, all times are eastern daylight saving times. So, you are all welcome, stop on by as the “Soul Rolls On” on RadioMaxMusic.com.
Simon & Garfunkel were an American music duo consisting of singer-songwriter Paul Simon and singer Art Garfunkel (both born in 1941). They formed the group Tom & Jerry in 1957 and had their first success with the minor hit “Hey, Schoolgirl”. As Simon & Garfunkel, the duo rose to fame in 1965, largely on the strength of the hit single “The Sound of Silence“. Their music was featured in the landmark film The Graduate (1967), propelling them further into the public consciousness.
They are well known for their vocal harmonies and were among the most popular recording artists of the 1960s. Their biggest hits – including “The Sound of Silence” (1964), “I Am a Rock” (1965), “Homeward Bound” (1965), “Scarborough Fair/Canticle” (1966), “A Hazy Shade of Winter” (1966), “Mrs. Robinson” (1968), “Bridge over Troubled Water” (1969), “The Boxer” (1969), and “Cecilia” (1969) – reached number one in several charts. They have received several Grammy Awards and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2007.
Their sometimes rocky relationship led to their last album, Bridge over Troubled Water, being delayed several times due to artistic disagreements, and as a result the duo broke up in 1970. It was their most successful album worldwide to date, reaching number one in several countries, including the United States, and receiving 8× platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America, making it their highest-selling studio album in the U.S. and second-highest album overall. Simon & Garfunkel have, at times, reunited to perform and sometimes tour together. They have done so in every decade since the 1970 breakup, most famously for 1981’s “The Concert in Central Park”, which attracted more than 500,000 people, making it the 7th-most attended concert in the history of music. In 2004, they were ranked No. 40 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.
Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American musician and singer-songwriter. Simon’s fame, influence, and commercial success began as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, formed in 1964 with musical partner Art Garfunkel. Simon wrote most of the pair’s songs, including three that reached No. 1 on the U.S. singles charts: “The Sound of Silence”, “Mrs. Robinson”, and “Bridge Over Troubled Water”. In 1986, he released Graceland, an album inspired by South African township music. Simon also wrote and starred in the film One-Trick Pony (1980) and co-wrote the Broadway musical The Capeman (1998) with the poet Derek Walcott.
Simon has earned 12 Grammys for his solo and collaborative work, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2001, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in 2006 was selected as one of the “100 People Who Shaped the World” by Time magazine. Among many other honors, Simon was the first recipient of the Library of Congress’s Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in 2007. In 1986, Simon was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music, where he currently serves on the Board of Trustees
Arthur Ira “Art” Garfunkel (born November 5, 1941) is a Grammy-award winning American singer, poet, and Golden Globe-nominated actor best known for being one half of the folk duo Simon & Garfunkel.
Highlights of his solo music career include a top 10 hit, three top 20 hits, six top 40 hits, 14 Adult Contemporary top 30 singles, five Adult Contemporary number ones, two UK number ones and a People’s Choice Award. Through his solo and collaborative work, Garfunkel has earned six Grammys, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1990, he and former musical partner Paul Simon were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
|1||The Boxer||Simon & Garfunkel|
|2||Bridge over Troubled Water||Simon & Garfunkel|
|3||Mother and Child Reunion||Paul Simon|
|4||50 Ways to Leave Your Lover||Paul Simon|
|6||Mrs. Robinson||Simon & Garfunkel|
|7||Loves Me Like a Rock||Paul Simon|
|8||El Condor Pasa (If I Could)||Simon & Garfunkel|
|9||Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard||Paul Simon|
|10||Slip Slidin’ Away||Paul Simon|
|11||You Can Call Me Al||Paul Simon|
|12||Late in the Evening||Paul Simon|
|13||Cecilia (Simon & Garfunkel)||Simon & Garfunkel|
|14||I Am a Rock||Simon & Garfunkel|
|15||My Little Town (Simon & Garfunkel)||Simon & Garfunkel|
|16||The Sound of Silence||Simon & Garfunkel|
|17||Wonderful World||Art Garfunkel and James Taylor|
|18||Homeward Bound||Simon & Garfunkel|
|19||Still Crazy After All These Years||Paul Simon|
|20||All I Know||Art Garfunkel|
|21||The Obvious Child||Paul Simon|
|22||Gone at Last||Paul Simon & Phoebe Snow and The Jessy Dixon Singers|
|23||The Boy in the Bubble||Paul Simon|
|25||Scarborough Fair/Canticle||Simon & Garfunkel|
|26||American Tune||Paul Simon|
|27||I Only Have Eyes For You||Art Garfunkel|
|30||One-Trick Pony||Paul Simon|
|31||A Hazy Shade of Winter||Simon & Garfunkel|
|32||Diamonds of The Sole of Her Shoes||Paul Simon|
|33||Keep the Customer Satisfied||Simon & Garfunkel|
|34||Bright Eyes||Art Garfunkel|
|35||Only Living Boy In New York City||Simon & Garfunkel|