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You Can Call Me Al

Features of This Track

acoustic rock instrumentation
great lyrics
extensive vamping
demanding instrumental part writing
a busy horn section
melodic horn lines
a clear focus on recording studio production
major key tonality
prominent bass riffs
a smooth male lead vocalist
a prominent flute part
vocal harmonies
emphasis on instrumental arranging

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Good song
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AI? Isn't that the thing I play chess against on the computer? Darn you, Al. Artificial un-Intellige n c e more like it.
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Did this on saturday night live and 'burned the place down...oooh Man
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Got to love Chevy chase
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chevy chase... he's funny...:P
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One of my favorite songs lol has an epic tune
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Philip Baily? No, maybe the dude on American Idol.
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Nice song!
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I like Simon's early stuff but I've never cared for this album... To each their own!
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This song should be played before church services, everywhere. Great!
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Great disc! Not a bad song on it! Diamonds on the Soles of Her shoes is a particular favorite.
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njmdta
Good stuff
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adrianne.gri f f
Call me Al !!!
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Awesome song
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Wow, a virtuoso bass player, few and far in between.
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robert.messi g
Good song on the beach
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Great song!! I
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leeann.colon 2 1 5
Good song
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I like the betty ford clinic and alcoholism explanation for "betty" and "al"
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I thought I heard a Collective Soul Album title in there somewhere. At least part of one anyway. Hints, Allegations, and thing left unsaid.
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this is so good and i dont know why
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Most people call me Mike, or Michael which has an Al on the end there, see it? I guess if you spell it Micheal, which I have seen some do before.
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Fun song
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Love this song brings back great memories
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I can answer the question re: story behind song. Paul Simon was at a party with his wife and someone kept calling them "Betty" and "Al." Became a joke between them.
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Love this song! Makes me happy when I'm feeling down.
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Great song and all, but what's the story behind it? Any significance ?
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the video always makes me laugh
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Great song and video with Chevy!
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love this song
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Paul Simon on passion pit radio? I got no complaints :P
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danielajohns o n 4 0
Gotta Love Chevy in this video
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This song makes me so happy!
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Saw Paul in concert a few months back and was blown away ! Such a great happy song!
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This is a fun little song love lt
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josephineblu e g a l l e r y
love this song, the first CD I bought (after I bought a CD player in 1990) had this track on it... Born at the Right Time... love Paul Simon's music
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This song is great!!
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Best work Simon ever did! Love Graceland. All of it!
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The music video was great with Chevy Chase
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sc367788
all along, long, there were incidents and accidents, there were hints and allegations. . .
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robert.burge r 1
Love the South African influence :)
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good song
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lmpettigrew4
Love it!! One of my all time favorite CD's!! Feel good music!!
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Love to also whistle with this one.
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mbowley75
Great song off of a fantastic album (although overshadowed by the 'shoulder pad heavy' video, sure)..
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Been one of my favorite songs forever. He is awesome live and so is this song!!!
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You have to appreciate the booming bass throughout the whole song.
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Just a great song. Love the creative lyrics and the world music feel is superb. What a great bass too. Funny Video. Adds up to a winner in my book. Nice one Paul.
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I dig this song, I think it's fun, harmless lighthearted fun, it makes me smile
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Reading the lyrics, what a sad song.
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