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Bob Dylan covers (& sings with) Paul Simon

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Paul Simon writes great songs.
~Bob Dylan (press conference, July 1981)

Happy birthday Paul Simon.

Here are some great video & audio clips of Bob Dylan covering Paul Simon & singing with Paul Simon.

The Boxer (Paul Simon)

From Dylan’s album – “Self Portrait”
The Boxer by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

Together with Paul Simon @

First American Music Center
Antioch, Tennessee
8 September 1999
The Boxer by 18_Bob Dylan & Paul Simon_LIVE on Grooveshark

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Video of the day: Willie Nelson The Big Six-0 concert 1993


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In 1993, Willie Nelson joined with his friends for a fantastic birthday concert with Paul Simon, Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, Kris Kristofferson, Marty Stuart, B.B. King, Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris, Edie Brickell and Neil Young.

we get  Willie Nelson and a dazzling array of stars for a superb birthday concert, celebrating the life and music of one America’s most popular singer/songwriters. Filled with power-packed performances, unforgettable songs and candid interviews with Willie and many of the superstars he’s influenced! It was out on VHS and Laserdisc but has not been released on DVD (yet…)

The concert film also has statements and messages from his friends, like Lesley Ann Warren, Sydney Pollack, Dennis Hopper and Lou Diamond Phillips and Bill Clinton, all talking about the man and artist. The songs are wonderful in this big party for Willie Nelson.

Set-list:

  1. Graceland – Willie Nelson and Paul Simon
  2. Whiskey River — Willie Nelson
  3. Getting Over You — Willie Nelson and Bonnie Raitt
  4. Seven Spanish Angels — Ray Charles and Willie Nelson
  5. Pancho and Lefty – Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan
  6. Mama, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys — Willie Nelson and Waylon Jenning
  7. On The Road Again — Willie Nelson
  8. Song for You — Ray Charles
  9. Old OUtlaws Like Us — Travis Tritt
  10. How Do You Feel About Fooling Around? — Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson
  11. Way More’s Blues — Marty Stuart & Waylon Jennings
  12. Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line — Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, Marty Stuart
  13. Night Life — Bonnie Raitt and B.B. King
  14. Funny How Time Slips Away — Lyle Lovett
  15. Crazy — EmmyLou Harris
  16. Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain — Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Edie Brickell
  17. Valentine — Willie Nelson
  18. Are There Any More Real Cowboys? — Willie Nelson and Neil Young
  19. Hard Times, Come Again No More — Bob Dylan
  20. American Tune — Willie Nelson and Paul Simon
  21. Always On My Mind — Willie Nelson
  22. Whiskey River — Willie Nelson and Family, Don Was and the Healing Hands of Time Band

– Hallgeir

Today: Paul Simon released the album Paul Simon in 1972

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Paul Simon is the second studio album by Paul Simon as a solo artist. It was released  14th of January 1972, nearly two years after he split up with longtime musical partner Art Garfunkel. The album represented the definitive announcement of the breakup of Simon & Garfunkel. Originally released on Columbia Records, it was then issued under the Warner Bros. label and is now back with Columbia through Sony. It was ranked No. 266 on the list of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.  It is packed with classic songs.

 “…It was miles removed from the big, stately ballad style of Bridge Over Troubled Water and signaled that Simon was a versatile songwriter as well as an expressive singer with a much broader range of musical interests than he had previously demonstrated. You didn’t miss Art Garfunkel on Paul Simon, not only because Simon didn’t write Garfunkel-like showcases for himself, but because the songs he did write showed off his own, more varied musical strengths.”
– William Ruhlmann (allmusic)

Paul Simon – Me and Julio down by the schoolyard (live, 1992):

Paul Simon – Paul Simon (album, 1972):

– Hallgeir

Today: Paul Simon is 72 Happy Birthday

Paul Simon

“Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die. ”
― Paul Simon

“It’s actually very difficult to make something both simple and good.”
― Paul Simon

Marc Anthony inducts Paul Simon Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions 2001:

From Wikipedia:

Birth name Paul Frederic Simon
Born October 13, 1941 (age 71)
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Genres Folk rock, folk pop, soft rock,worldbeat
Occupations Musician, Songwriter, producer,bandleader
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass, piano,percussion, lute, alto saxophone, piccolo
Years active 1957–present
Labels Columbia, Warner Bros., Hear Music
Associated acts Simon & Garfunkel, Art Garfunkel, Ladysmith Black Mombazo
Website www.paulsimon.com

Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an award-winning musician whose talents in composing, performing, and vocal harmony placed him at the forefront of the singer-songwriters on an international scale. Simon’s fame, influence and commercial success began as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, launched 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”.

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Simon & Garfunkel – The Boxer – Live in Central Park, 1981:

The duo split up in 1970 at the height of their popularity, and Simon began a successful solo career, recording three highly acclaimed albums over the next five years. 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
  • 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’ 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.

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 From allmusic.com – Mark Deming:

Paul Simon is one of the most successful and respected songwriters of the second half of the 20th century. Rising to fame in the mid-’60s, Simon’s songs were mature and literate, but also melodically engaging, and spoke to the concerns and uncertainties of a generation. As the 1960s gave way to the ’70s and ’80s, Simon’s work tended to focus on the personal rather than the larger world, but he also expanded his musical palette, and helped introduce many rock and pop fans to world music.
..read more over @ allmusic.com 

From The  Washington Times (John Hayden):

The List: Top 10 Paul Simon songs

  1. Mother And Child Reunion (1972)
  2. Hearts and Bones (1983)
  3. Peace Like A River (1972)
  4. Father and Daughter  (2006)
  5. Late In the Evening (1980)
  6. The Boy in the Bubble (1986)
  7. Kodachrome (1973)
  8. Senorita With a Necklace of Tears (2000)
  9. That’s Where I Belong (2000)
  10. American Tune (1973)

Check out the article over here: Top 10 Paul Simon Songs

Paul Simon 1991 Tokyo 11/14 America:

“Mother And Child Reunion” (Live) – Paul Simon – Berkeley, Greek Theatre – October 20, 2011:

 

 

Album of the day – Paul Simon (1972):

From allmusic.com – William Ruhlmann:

If any musical justification were needed for the breakup of Simon & Garfunkel, it could be found on this striking collection, Paul Simon’s post-split debut. From the opening cut, “Mother and Child Reunion” (a Top Ten hit), Simon, who had snuck several subtle musical explorations into the generally conservative S&G sound, broke free, heralding the rise of reggae with an exuberant track recorded in Jamaica for a song about death. From there, it was off to Paris for a track in South American style and a rambling story of a fisherman’s son, “Duncan” (which made the singles chart). But most of the album had a low-key feel, with Simon on acoustic guitar backed by only a few trusted associates (among them Joe Osborn, Larry Knechtel, David Spinozza, Mike Manieri, Ron Carter, and Hal Blaine, along with such guests as Stefan Grossman, Airto Moreira, and Stephane Grappelli), singing a group of informal, intimate, funny, and closely observed songs (among them the lively Top 40 hit “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard”). … read more over @ allmusic.com

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Today: Paul Simon is 71

“Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die. ”
― Paul Simon

“It’s actually very difficult to make something both simple and good.”
― Paul Simon

Marc Anthony inducts Paul Simon Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions 2001:

From Wikipedia:

Birth name Paul Frederic Simon
Born October 13, 1941 (age 71)
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Genres Folk rock, folk pop, soft rock,worldbeat
Occupations Musician, Songwriter, producer,bandleader
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass, piano,percussion, lute, alto saxophone, piccolo
Years active 1957–present
Labels Columbia, Warner Bros., Hear Music
Associated acts Simon & GarfunkelArt GarfunkelLadysmith Black Mombazo
Website www.paulsimon.com

Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an award-winning musician whose talents in composing, performing, and vocal harmony placed him at the forefront of the singer-songwriters on an international scale. Simon’s fame, influence and commercial success began as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, launched 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“.

Simon & Garfunkel – The Boxer – Live in Central Park, 1981:

The duo split up in 1970 at the height of their popularity, and Simon began a successful solo career, recording three highly acclaimed albums over the next five years. 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
  • 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’ 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.

 From allmusic.com – Mark Deming:

Paul Simon is one of the most successful and respected songwriters of the second half of the 20th century. Rising to fame in the mid-’60s, Simon‘s songs were mature and literate, but also melodically engaging, and spoke to the concerns and uncertainties of a generation. As the 1960s gave way to the ’70s and ’80s, Simon‘s work tended to focus on the personal rather than the larger world, but he also expanded his musical palette, and helped introduce many rock and pop fans to world music.
..read more over @ allmusic.com 

From The  Washington Times (John Hayden):

The List: Top 10 Paul Simon songs

  1. Mother And Child Reunion (1972)
  2. Hearts and Bones (1983)
  3. Peace Like A River (1972)
  4. Father and Daughter  (2006)
  5. Late In the Evening (1980)
  6. The Boy in the Bubble (1986)
  7. Kodachrome (1973)
  8. Senorita With a Necklace of Tears (2000)
  9. That’s Where I Belong (2000)
  10. American Tune (1973)

Check out the article over here: Top 10 Paul Simon Songs

Paul Simon 1991 Tokyo 11/14 America:

“Mother And Child Reunion” (Live) – Paul Simon – Berkeley, Greek Theatre – October 20, 2011:

 

Album of the day – Paul Simon (1972):

From allmusic.com – William Ruhlmann:

If any musical justification were needed for the breakup of Simon & Garfunkel, it could be found on this striking collection, Paul Simon‘s post-split debut. From the opening cut, “Mother and Child Reunion” (a Top Ten hit), Simon, who had snuck several subtle musical explorations into the generally conservative S&G sound, broke free, heralding the rise of reggae with an exuberant track recorded in Jamaica for a song about death. From there, it was off to Paris for a track in South American style and a rambling story of a fisherman’s son, “Duncan” (which made the singles chart). But most of the album had a low-key feel, with Simon on acoustic guitar backed by only a few trusted associates (among them Joe Osborn, Larry Knechtel, David Spinozza, Mike Manieri, Ron Carter, and Hal Blaine, along with such guests as Stefan Grossman, Airto Moreira, and Stephane Grappelli), singing a group of informal, intimate, funny, and closely observed songs (among them the lively Top 40 hit “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard”). … read more over @ allmusic.com

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