Graceland

Graceland

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by Paul Simon
     
 

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An inveterate musical explorer, Paul Simon has experimented with elements of gospel, doo-wop, and Inca folk music throughout his 30-year career. But his experiments hit a nerve as never before on this 1986 recording. Simon's use of several South African styles, plus a little zydeco and Mexican rock, helped nurture a mainstream interest inSee more details below

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An inveterate musical explorer, Paul Simon has experimented with elements of gospel, doo-wop, and Inca folk music throughout his 30-year career. But his experiments hit a nerve as never before on this 1986 recording. Simon's use of several South African styles, plus a little zydeco and Mexican rock, helped nurture a mainstream interest in world music that remains strong to this day. Moving beyond appropriation, Simon met the exotic styles halfway, insinuating the rhythms into the mix to create a supple, beguiling synthesis. A landmark recording, Graceland won a bundle of awards and helped launch a substantial Western presence for South African groups like Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Malathini and the Mahotella Queens.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/22/1997
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624643029
catalogNumber:
46430

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul Simon   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals,Synclavier,6-string Electric Bass
Ladysmith Black Mambazo   Vocals
Adrian Belew   Guitar,Synthesizer Guitar
Everly Brothers   Vocals
Linda Ronstadt   Vocals
Ronnie Cuber   Baritone Saxophone,Bass Saxophone
Jon Faddis   Trumpet
Rob Mounsey   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Lew Soloff   Trumpet
Barney Rachabane   Saxophone
Alex Foster   Alto Saxophone
Ralph MacDonald   Percussion
Boyoyo Boys   Group
Ademola Adepoju   Pedal Steel Guitar
Dave Bargeron   Trombone
Steve Berlin   Saxophone
Randy Brecker   Trumpet
Kim Cissel   Trombone
Michelle Cobbs   Background Vocals
Steve Gadd   Drums
Earl Gardner   Trumpet
Diane Garisto   Background Vocals
Morris Goldberg   Soprano Saxophone,Penny Whistle,Soloist
David Hidalgo   Guitar,Accordion,Vocals
Conrad Lozano   Bass
Ratau Mike Makhalemele   Saxophone
Isaac Mtshali   Drums
Youssou N'Dour   Percussion
Ray Phiri   Guitar
Sherman Robertson   Guitar
Cesar Rosas   Guitar,Vocals
Alan Rubin   Trumpet
Alton Rubin   Drums
Joseph Shabalala   Vocals,Lead
Assane Thaim   Percussion
Vusi Khumalo   Drums
Makhaya Mahlangu   Percussion
Dave Rubin   Washboard
Ronald E. Brecker   Trumpet
Babacar Faye   Percussion
Gasa Sisters   Vocals
Johnny Hoyt   Saxophone
Lloyd Lelose   Bass
Petrus Manile   Drums
Lulu Masilela   Tambourine
Jonhjon Mkhalali   Accordion
Forere Motloheloa   Bass,Accordion
Teaspoon Ndlela   Saxophone
Leonard Pickett   Tenor Saxophone
Daniel Xilakazi   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Louie Pérez   Drums
Bakithi Kumalo   Bass
Chikapa "Ray" Phiri   Guitar
David W. Bargeron   Trombone
Mike Makhalemele   Saxophone
Alonzo Johnson   Bass

Technical Credits

Paul Simon   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Greg Calbi   Mastering
Roy Halee   Engineer
Lobos   Contributor
Jeri McManus   Art Direction
Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff   Art Direction
Chikapa "Ray" Phiri   Arranger
General M. D. Shirinda   Composer

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