Paul Simon, Paul Simon (1972)
I’ve always liked this album – one of the first Paul Simon albums I heard, and a logical follow-on/follow-up from his Simon & Garfunkel material with just enough of a twist; a little showing of (some of) the musical diversity that would continue – and an obvious reference to his folk routes. Some nice stuff here. But the album (the actual LP) is one I cherish simply because it’s among the very first records I purchased. And it remains in decent-enough/playable condition. I never cared all that much for the “hits” from this album, Me And Julio and Mother And Child – I preferred things like Peace Like A River and Hobo’s Blues with Stephane Grappelli on violin. Saw Grappelli just before he died. But that’s another story for another time.
Sample Track: Duncan
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