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Paul Simon Tells Story Of ‘Graceland’ In New Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Exhibit

Throughout his solo career, Simon had achieved mutually beneficial collaborations with a wide variety of musicians. A short list would include the gospel tinged “Love Me Like A Rock” with the Dixie Hummingbirds, and the reggae-inflected “Mother And Child Reunion,” recorded in Jamaica. Graceland applied the concept on a grander scale, encouraging the public’s burgeoning interest in world music. “‘Graceland’ is really the true hybrid of South African music and American – even more than ‘Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes’ or ‘You can Call me Al,’ which are closer to Township Jive,” says Simon in a candid interview featured in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s aptly titled new exhibit, Paul Simon: Words & Music. Watch the video below:

Paul Simon: Words & Music