Courtesy of Art GarfunkelThe world finally is getting the chance to hear one of the great voices in pop and rock music history again. According to a message on his official website, Art Garfunkel …
7 O’Clock News/ Silent Night -Simon & Garfunkel
(Art plays the piano on this record.)
Simon and Garfunkel photographed by Guy Webster, c. 1960’s
Paul Simon recalls how the spirit of Nelson Mandela infused the music of Graceland and his tours with South African musicians.
Worth hearing, especially around 22 minutes…
Artie, introducing Benedictus: A song that is 400 years old. It’s an adaptation of an Edwin Ar-Ar— [Paul snickers, because the Edwin Arlington Robinson adaptation is actually Richard Cory, not Benedictus]… of a 16th century piece, Besame Mucho [both chuckle]… 16th century piece that I researched in the library and wrote the guitar chords to, and we do it as a two-part setting, called Benedictus.