♫ You Can Call Me Al ♫

Filosofa's Word

If you asked me yesterday about a song titled “You Can Call Me Al”, I would have looked at you as if you had two heads, would have scratched my own head, and said, “Huh?”  I’ve heard the song many a time, but if I ever knew its title, I’ve long since forgotten!  Tonight, it’s late (2:30 a.m.) and I’m tired after a nearly sleepless night last night, so when Paul Simon popped into my head (I swear I need to remember to close that door!) I went in search of his best songs.  Of course, ‘best’ is relative and a matter of personal preference.  Anyway … a bit of background from the folks over at SongFacts …

  • Simon started recorded this song in South Africa, where he worked with local musicians and experimented with their sounds. He recorded with many different musicians while he was there, and he loved…

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