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Paul Simon: Library Of Congress Gershwin Prize For Popular Song

Paul Simon: Library Of Congress Gershwin Prize For Popular Song

Released on 08 June 2009

Format: DVD | Rating: Exempt from Classification

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In May 2007, an unprecedented group of musicians gathered together in the Library of Congress in Washington DC to honour Paul Simon as the first recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Alison Krauss, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, Miriam Makeba, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Marc Anthony, Art Garfunkel, Shawn Colvin and a host of others joined Paul onstage in a multicultural tribute to the music of a great American artist and a great American art form. The superb live performances were interspersed by archive video clips - including one of Paul Simon and George Harrison - which made the evening all the more entertaining. This gala event, called ""the greatest night of popular music ever presented in our nation's capital,"" was beautifully filmed and captured in stunning 5.1 Surround Sound for a truly pure concert experience. Tracklist: 1. Introduction - Bob Costas 2. 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover - Lyle Lovett 3. The Boxer - Alison Krauss, Shawn Colvin and Jerry Douglas 4. Mother And Child Reunion - Stephen Marley 5. Under African Skies - Miriam Makeba and Paul Simon 6. clip from Paul Simon Graceland: The African Concert (Zimbabwe, 1987) 7. Homeless - Ladysmith Black Mambazo 8. Mrs. Robinson - Paul Simon 9. clip from Yankee Stadium tribute to Joe DiMaggio (April 25, 1999) 10. Slip Slidin' Away - James Taylor and the Dixie Hummingbirds 11. Sunday Morning With The Sensational Nightingales (poem) - Billy Collins and the Dixie Hummingbirds 12. That Was Your Mother - Buckwheat Zydeco and Lyle Lovett 13. Homeward Bound - Paul Simon and George Harrison clip from Saturday Night Live (November 20, 1976) 14. Still Crazy After All These Years - James Taylor 15. El Condor Pasa - Marc Anthony 16. Late In The Evening - Marc Anthony 17. Gone At Last - Yolanda Adams and Jessy Dixon 18. Something So Right - Dianne Reeves 19. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) -The Muppets (Grover and Elmo) 20. Graceland - Alison Krauss and Jerry Douglas 21. Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes - Paul Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo 22. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel 23. Father And Daughter -Paul Simon 24. Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard - Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder 25. Loves Me Like A Rock - Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder with the Dixie Hummingbirds 26. Sounds Of Silence - Philip Glass
actorPaul Simon
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