Paul Simon http://kunc.org en Paul Simon On Making 'Graceland' http://kunc.org/post/paul-simon-making-graceland <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15168166/paul-simon" target="_blank">Paul Simon</a>'s 1986 album <em>Graceland </em>marked an unprecedented intersection of music, culture and politics. In a conversation with <em>World Cafe</em>'s David Dye — presented here in four parts — Simon speaks candidly about his legendary collaborations with South African musicians such as Joseph Shabalala and his vocal group <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15238665/ladysmith-black-mambazo" target="_blank">Ladysmith Black Mambazo</a>. Tue, 04 Sep 2012 16:18:00 +0000 33113 at http://kunc.org Paul Simon On Making 'Graceland' Winter Songs: Paul Simon, The Bard Of Bad Weather http://kunc.org/post/winter-songs-paul-simon-bard-bad-weather <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My9I8q-iJCI</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hp6Zx_fzpq8</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kJ1HNxlhVY</p> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 21:01:00 +0000 22119 at http://kunc.org Winter Songs: Paul Simon, The Bard Of Bad Weather Paul Simon On World Cafe http://kunc.org/post/paul-simon-world-cafe <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15168166/paul-simon" target="_self">Paul </a><a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15168166/paul-simon" target="_self">Simon</a>'s music can feel timeless even when it's filled with new ideas. In his interview with <em>World Cafe</em> host David Dye, Simon reflects on his friend <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/16334583/bert-jansch" target="_self">Bert Jansch</a>, who recently died, and discusses their friendship, which lasted more than 30 years. Fri, 18 Nov 2011 23:31:00 +0000 17868 at http://kunc.org Paul Simon On World Cafe Paul Simon: Creating Something 'So Beautiful' http://kunc.org/post/paul-simon-creating-something-so-beautiful Singer-songwriter <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15168166/paul-simon" target="_blank">Paul Simon</a> was listening to a box set of old American recordings one day. Among the songs, he found a Christmas sermon bearing the voice of Atlanta's Rev. J.M. Gates, a hugely popular preacher in the 1930s and '40s. That sermon stayed with Simon, who turned it into a song.<p>"It really struck me, not only because it was really an unusual way of having a Christmas sermon, because it's very dark, it's like a warning," Simon tells <em>Morning Edition</em> host Steve Inskeep, "but also ... Mon, 11 Apr 2011 22:30:00 +0000 6414 at http://kunc.org Paul Simon: Creating Something 'So Beautiful' Paul Simon: Old Sounds, New Perspectives http://kunc.org/post/paul-simon-old-sounds-new-perspectives For a while now, <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15168166/paul-simon">Paul Simon</a> has been shuffling and reshuffling the basic ingredients of his 1986 masterwork <em>Graceland</em>, trying new combinations of exotic, often African rhythms with elements of American blues and roots music. It's a rich area that has led him to some amazing songs, and also some retreads.<p>Simon's newest album, <em>So Beautiful or So What</em>, opens with "Waiting for Christmas Day," a track that turned out to be my least favorite. Mon, 11 Apr 2011 21:45:00 +0000 Tom Moon 6402 at http://kunc.org Paul Simon: Old Sounds, New Perspectives