Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Paths To Graceland

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 GracelandHectic City

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