Did You Hear? Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes

New music! Sometimes old music. Music that we love!

Paul Simon is remarkable in many ways, but the quality of his arrangements and the quality of his musicianship are the things I notice most. Unique and memorable, full without being over-stuffed, using a mix of influences — his style is immediately identifiable.

We all know the original recording, so I’ll share this bass and vocal isolation with you instead. Obviously the bass playing by Bakithi Kumalois top-notch, but I particularly love how this version re-frames the song as something gentler, prettier.

And if you need to amp it up, there’s always the amazing Chevy Chase music video for “You Can Call me Al…”

– Brook Reeder

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