Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years
Johnnie Walker looks at his favourite classic albums. This week it's Paul Simon's 'Still Crazy After All These Years' from 1975.
'Still Crazy' was Paul Simon's fourth solo studio album, winning the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1976. It also reunited him with his former partner Art Garfunkel (on the track 'My Little Town') for the first time since 1970.
Simon also recruited a veritable 'Who's Who' of English (and Belgian) speaking world class players and singers (including Patti Austin, Toots Thielemans, Valerie Simpson, Tony Levin, Ralph McDonald, Phoebe Snow, David Sanborn, Hugh McCracken, Bob James and Michael Brecker) for the tracks which included '50 Ways To Leave Your Lover' and 'Gone At Last'.
The programme will feature highlights from the albums with comment and cultural history from Johnnie and broadcaster and critic David Hepworth alongside archive interviews with many of the key players.
Available since: Sat 18 Feb 2012
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First broadcast: 16 Feb 2012
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