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Bakithi Kumalo Anchors New Paul Simon “The Concert in Hyde Park” DVD

Paul Simon: The Concert in Hyde ParkIn 2012, Paul Simon reunited with his Graceland musicians to perform special concert at the Hard Rock Calling Festival in London. Held at Hyde Park, the concert also featured special appearances by Hugh Masekela, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Jimmy Cliff. The whole cast was anchored by the unshakeable bass grooves of Bakithi Kumalo. Luckily, it’s been released on DVD.

Kumalo, who performed on Graceland and its hit “You Can Call Me Al” among others, was in rare form on his fretless bass. The concert spanned Simon’s career with his solo work, Simon and Garfunkel classics, and other covers. Check out Kumalo laying it down on this killer version of “Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes”:

The Concert in Hyde Park is available now as a 2CD/1DVD set.

The Concert in Hyde Park Track List:

Disc 1:

  1. Kodachrome
  2. Gone at Last
  3. Dazzling Blue
  4. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
  5. Vietnam – Paul Simon with Jimmy Cliff
  6. Mother and Child Reunion – Paul Simon with Jimmy Cliff
  7. That Was Your Mother
  8. Hearts and Bones / Mystery Train / Wheels
  9. Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard
  10. Slip Slidin’ Away
  11. The Obvious Child

Disc 2:

  1. Introduction
  2. Homeless – Paul Simon with Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  3. Paul Introduces Graceland Band
  4. Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes – Paul Simon with Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  5. I Know What I Know – Paul Simon with Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  6. The Boy in the Bubble
  7. Crazy Love, Vol. II
  8. Gumboots
  9. Under African Skies – Paul Simon with Thandiswa Mazwai
  10. Graceland
  11. You Can Call Me Al
  12. The Sound of Silence
  13. The Boxer – Paul Simon with Jerry Douglas
  14. Late in the Evening
  15. Paul Introduces Band & Thank You
  16. Still Crazy After All These Years

Disc 3:

  1. Kodachrome & Gone At Last
  2. Dazzling Blue
  3. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
  4. The Harder They Come – Paul Simon with Jimmy Cliff
  5. Many Rivers to Cross – Paul Simon with Jimmy Cliff
  6. Vietnam & Mother and Child Reunion – Paul Simon with Jimmy Cliff
  7. That Was Your Mother
  8. Hearts and Bones / Mystery Train / Wheels
  9. Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard
  10. Slip Slidin’ Away
  11. The Obvious Child
  12. Homeless – Paul Simon with Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  13. Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes – Paul Simon with Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  14. I Know What I Know – Paul Simon with Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  15. The Boy in the Bubble
  16. Crazy Love, Vol. II
  17. Gumboots
  18. Under African Skies – Paul Simon with Thandiswa Mazwai
  19. Graceland
  20. You Can Call Me Al
  21. The Sound of Silence
  22. The Boxer – Paul Simon with Jerry Douglas
  23. Late in the Evening
  24. Still Crazy After All These Years
  25. Applause Out / Credits

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