Friday July 25th 2008, 5:42 pm
Paul Simon Goes Twang: A When You Awake Mixtape
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In this edition of our Twang Series, we are focusing on one of the top songwriters of the 20th Century. Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan, Grizzly Bear and more take a stab at both Paul Simon’s songs during his tenure with Simon and Garfunkel as well as his solo career after. Also included on the mix is a reggae version of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Jimmy London that I actually like more than the Johnny Cash ft. Fionna Apple version that I originally had in it’s place. If you dig it, be sure to check out our Country Reggae mixtape from May. Any more Paul Simon covers that we missed? Let us know in the comments. 

Paul Simon Goes Twang: A When You Awake Mixtape

1. Bob Dylan- The Boxer
2. Joan Baez- Dangling Conversation
3. Grizzly Bear- Graceland
4. Willie Nelson- American Tune
5. Jimmy London- Bridge Over Troubled Water
6. Emmylou Harris- The Boxer (yes, the Boxer is on here twice but I love both versions!)
7. Wings- Richard Cory
8. Glen Campbell- Homeward Bound
9. Emiliana Torrini- Sound of Silence
10. Chet Atkins- Mrs Robinson

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Interesting selection. Thanks. W.

Comment by W 01.14.09 @ 7:58 pm

it’s a pity, zshare does not let me download it, all the alternative links for the other ….goes twang work fine…..a big thank you for these well choosen samplers

Comment by Helmut 02.13.09 @ 2:13 pm

would it be possible, to upload this again, please 🙂

Comment by Helmut 02.17.09 @ 9:37 am

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Pingback by When You Awake 03.13.09 @ 9:17 am

thanx a lot!

Comment by Helmut 03.13.09 @ 4:40 pm

Thank you, this is soooo good!


Comment by Tom 10.03.10 @ 4:20 am

Great collection, thanks!

Comment by Mick 12.12.10 @ 9:29 pm

Tallest Man’s cover of Graceland is exquisite.

Comment by Dave 06.08.11 @ 1:29 pm

Delta Spirit does a great cover of Duncan

Comment by Random 04.26.12 @ 6:28 pm

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