Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sound Advice: Harper Simon | Sing All Kinds | Memphis Flyer

Sound Advice: Harper Simon | Sing All Kinds | Memphis Flyer: "Just the other night, a tidbit in the New Yorker about Harper Simon's self-titled debut caught my eye — mainly because the album was recorded with American Studios session alums Gene Chrisman and Mike Leech. What slipped my attention was the news that Simon was performing at the Hi-Tone Cafe tonight, after a month-long residency at Los Angeles' famed Largo nightclub.

The son of the iconic Paul Simon (and the subject matter of tunes such as 'St. Judy's Comet' and, yes, 'Graceland'), Harper updates Sweethearts of the Rodeo-era Byrds and Dylan's Nashville oeuvre with the help of legendary producer Bob Johnston, who manned the control board for Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited, Nashville Skyline, Blonde on Blonde and John Wesley Harding; the Man in Black's Hello, I'm Johnny Cash; Leonard Cohen's Songs From a Room; and Simon & Garfunkel's Sounds of Silence, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, and Bookends.

Harper also recruited some of the original players, including Leech and Chrisman and Charlie McCoy, Lloyd Green, and Hargus 'Pig' Robbins."

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