Car Boot Vinyl Diaries

Car Boot Vinyl Diaries

Friday, 2 September 2011

Under African Skies

Despite going to three boot sales over the Bank Holiday weekend, I only came away with one bit of vinyl:

Paul Simon - Graceland (1986)

Bought for £1, this was Simon's seventh solo album and it reached number one in the UK.  Heavily influenced by South African music and featuring a host of musicians from here, it produced four singles.  The most successful by far was You Can Call Me Al, which featured Chevy Chase in the video and reached number four in the UK.  The others were Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes, The Boy In The Bubble and the title track Graceland, which features the Everly Brothers.

Linda Ronstadt lends vocals on Under African Skies.

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