|Image:Paul Simon’s Twitter feed.|
The Gumboots album has been awarded its place in history due to a cassette copy which found its way into Paul Simon’s car stereo sometime in 1984-85 and is credited with inspiring Simon to seek out (and eventually travel to South Africa to record with) the musicians on his iconic Graceland album.
Considering the legacy of Gumboots: Accordion Jive Hits, Volume 2 you might assume that the album was huge, and that it would have been re-issued to capitalize on the multi-million selling Graceland. But if you google Gumboots: Accordion Jive Hits, Volume 2 you'll come up empty and the elusive Gumboots instrumental has proved impossible to locate.
More about the search for the roots of Graceland: Hectic City