Paul Simon releases his second solo album : ‘There Goes Rhymin’ Simon’ featuring ‘Kodachrome’ (1973)

Paul Simon‘s ‘There Goes Rhymin’ Simon’ feat. ‘Kodachrome’ is his second solo studio album released on May 5, 1973 by Columbia.

Track Listing : 1.Kodachrome (Paul Simon) – 03:32 . 2.Tenderness (Paul Simon) – 02:53 . 3.Take Me To The Mardi Gras (Paul Simon) – 03:27 . 4.Something So Right (Paul Simon) – 04:33 . 5.One Man’S Ceiling Is Another Man’S Floor (Paul Simon) – 03:44 . 6.American Tune (Paul Simon) – 03:43 . 7.Was A Sunny Day (Paul Simon) – 03:41 . 8.Learn How To Fall (Paul Simon) – 02:44 . 9.St. Judy’S Comet (Paul Simon) – 03:19 . 10.Loves Me Like A Rock (Paul Simon) – 03:31

Musicians : Paul Simon – Vocals, Guitar On (1 – 3 – 4 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10) . Pete Carr – Guitar On (1 – 5), Electric Guitar On (3 – 9) . Jimmy Johnson – Electric Guitar On (1 – 3) . Cornell Dupree – Guitar On (2) . Alexander Gafa – Guitars On (4) . David Spinozza – Guitars On (4), . Jerry Puckett – Guitar On (8) . David Hood – Bass Guitar On (1 – 3 – 5 – 9 – 10) . Gordon Edwards – Bass Guitar On (2) . Bob Cranshaw – Bass Guitar On (4 – 6 – 7) . Vernie Robbins – Bass Guitar On (8) . Richard Davis – Double Bass On (4) . Barry Beckett – Keyboard On (1 – 3 – 9), Piano On (5), Vibraphone On (9) . Paul Griffin – Piano On (2) . Bobby James – Keyboard On (4 – 6) . Bobby Scott- Piano On (4) . Carson Witsett – Organ On (8) . Don Elliott – Vibraphone On (4) . Roger Hawkins – Drums On (1 – 3 – 5 – 10), Percussion On (9) . Rick Marotta – Drums On (2) . Grady Tate – Drums On (4 – 6) . James Straud – Drums On (8) . Airto Moreira – Percussion On (7) . The Onward Brass Band – Horns On (3) . The Dixie Hummingbirds – Group Vocals On (2 – 10) . Rev. Claude Jeter – Falsetto Vocals On (3) . Maggie And Terre Roche – Backing Vocals On (7) . Allen Toussaint – Horn Arrangements On (2) . Quincy Jones – String Arrangements On (4) . Del Newman – String Arrangements On (6)

Production : Produced By Paul Simon, Phil Ramone, Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, Paul Samwell-Smith, Roy Halee . Richard Blakin – Engineer . Jerry Masters – Engineer . Phil Ramone – Engineer . Gerald Stephenson – Engineer . Roger Quested – Engineer

Package : Milton Glaser – Design

Recorded During 1972 And 1973 At Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Malaco Recording Studios, Jackson, Ms And Morgan Studios, London..

Released On May 5, 1973 By Columbia.

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Simon’s 1973 follow up, There Goes Rhymin’ Simon continued the man’s quest to add new elements to his music. Leading off with the #2 Billboard hit single “Kodachrome,” There Goes Rhymin’ Simon seemed keen to explore more R&B and soul stylings. […]

allmusic
Rhymin’ Simon was a collection of largely positive, optimistic songs of faith, romanceand commitment, concluding, appropriately, with a lullaby (“St. Judy’s Comet”) and a declaration of maternal love (“Loves Me Like a Rock”) — in other words, another mother-and-child reunion that made Paul Simon and There Goes Rhymin’ Simon bookend masterpieces Simon would not improve upon (despite some valiant attempts) until Graceland in 1986. […]

Amazon.co.uk
But I have to say, that this is in my mind a perfect album. Absolute breathtakingly beautiful songs that make an incredible pop/folk album. I love every second of it and this is my favourite Paul Simon album. Like the song goes, “was a sunny day, no clouds in the sky, not a angry word was said, by the people passing by” […]

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