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Paul´s performance at 2006 MusiCares

from Ans , 2006-02-07

Paul opened the 2006 MusiCares Person Of The Year Show to honour James Taylor with an acoustic version of ´Sweet Baby James´.

See this link for pictures of the performance.



Ladysmith singer dead

from Nikki , 2006-02-15

By AP (The Edmonton Sun)

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Jockey Shabalala, a member of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, South Africa´s most famous a cappella ensemble, has died, the group´s record company said yesterday. He was 62.

Shabalala, whose brother Joseph founded and still leads the ensemble, died Saturday of natural causes surrounded by family at his home in Ladysmith, said Mike Wilpizeski, a spokesman for the U.S.-based Heads Up International record label. He had suffered from various ailments.

Jockey Shabalala joined Ladysmith Black Mambazo in the 1960s and was on Paul Simon´s Graceland album, which won the Grammy Award for album of the year in 1986.

He continued to tour and record with the group until early last year, when they won a second Grammy for their recording Raise Your Spirit Higher. He then retired from international travel to spend more time with his family but continued to perform in South Africa.

The group, which fuses Zulu and gospel music traditions, was touring the United States to promote their latest release, Long Walk to Freedom, when news of Shabalala´s death reached them. Joseph Shabalala said they would not interrupt the tour.
´We must continue to spread our culture and our message of peace, love and harmony,´ he said in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ´Jockey helped me and the rest of the group on this mission for almost 40 years. As we were performing tonight´s encore song, Amazing Grace, ... I could hear his voice, once again, as part of our harmony. I´ll always hear his voice, even as he is now with God.´

He is survived by his wife and four children.

Paul Simon at New Orleans Festival

from Ans , 2006-02-15

Paul Simon will perform at the second weekend, May 5-7, 2006 at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.


New Paul Simon album

from Bodo , 2006-02-15

The next Paul Simon album may be in stores between March and June 2006( the date changes when time goes on), but several official sources titled it ´SURPRISE´. (Warner Release list for 2006)

Also a songlist appeared (and disappeared) on some inofficial internet pages. Please take this list as unconfirmed, but seriously dangerous and hot.

Paul Simon - SURPRISE

1. ´How Can You Live in Northeast´
2. ´Everything About it is a Love Song´
3. ´Outrageous´
4. ´Sure Don´t Feel Like Love´
5. ´Wartime Prayers´
6. ´Beautiful´
7. ´I Don´t Believe´
8. ´That´s Me´
9. ´Another Galaxy´
10. ´Once Upon a Time There Was an Ocean´
11. ´Father and Daughter´

Produced by Paul Simon and Brian Eno.

Paul Simon to Headline Jazz Fest

from Brandy , 2006-02-16

Fats Domino, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan Headline Jazz Fest

February 16, 2006 9:30 a.m. EST

Denise Royal - All Headline News Staff Writer

New Orleans, LA (AHN) – This year’s New Orleans’ Jazz Fest boasts a roster of famous names and will serve as a homecoming of sorts for hundreds of the city’s most famous musicians. Fats Domino, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Keith Urban and Yolanda Adams top the list of headliners.

Many other big acts will grace the festival, such as the Dave Matthews Band, Lionel Richie and Jimmy Buffet.

The festival is scheduled to take place April 28th-30th and May 5th-7th. As usual, it will be held at the New Orleans Fair Grounds, a horseracing track that flooded and was seriously damaged during Hurricane Katrina.

The festival was initiated in 1970 and has grown into one of this city´s biggest annual events, along with Mardi Gras.

(taken from google.com/news)