Label: CBS - CBS 450166 1,CBS - 450166 1 • Series: Nice Price • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation, Reissue • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Pop Rock
It was the lead single from his second studio album, Paul Simonreleased on Columbia Records. It was released as a single on February 5,reaching No. Billboard ranked it as the No. It was at the time one of the few songs by a non-Jamaican musician to use prominent elements of reggae. Simon was a fan of reggae music, and he listened to artists such as Jimmy CliffDesmond Dekkerand Byron Lee ; he wanted to go to Kingston, Jamaica to record the song, as that was where Cliff had recorded his antiwar song "Vietnam" in It was the first death Simon personally experienced, and he began to wonder how he would react if the same happened to his wife, Peggy Harper.
Mother And Child Reunion - Paul Simon - Greatest Hits Houston sang background vocals on the recording. The song was recorded before writing lyrics, which was unusual for Simon. He had previously hoped to make "Why Don't You Write Me" - a song recorded with Art Garfunkel on Bridge over Troubled Water - sound like a Jamaican song, but felt it ended up sounding like a "bad imitation.
He felt awkward at first because he was "the only white guy there and I was American. Euro-Caribbean vocal group Boney M. However, the album was released only Etc. South Africa. Boney M. Keep Hope Alive - Various - The Hypercycle Vegetarian Picnic single reached the top 10 in several European countries.
The song was credited to Frank Farian Corporation, a group that would go on to release albums as the supergroup Far Corporation. The single was also included as a bonus Etc.
on the re-release of Boney M. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the song. For other uses, see Mother and Child Reunion disambiguation. Pop rock reggae. Roy Halee Paul Simon. Greenwood Publishing Group. Rolling Stone Retrieved May 27, Australian Chart Book — Ultratop Etc.
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