The Swan Silvertones

Listen to this tremendously influential African American Gospel group. They had a distinctive style and impacted Paul Simon and many other artists.   Image Commons CC BY-NC 2.0

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Hugh blows hard

Hugh Masekela played trumpet for a lifetime.  He would have been 80 this month.  His music still continues to bring joy even after his death in January 2018.  In the film below, he talks about the ‘old geezers’ of...

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I’m Going to Graceland

Paul Simon is one of my musical heroes.  I have had the privilege seen his wonderful band perform outdoors at Edinburgh castle.  I have bought his records.  I am a fan. To say he is an impressive songwriter, guitarist and...

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