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You Can Call Me Al

Features of This Track

acoustic rock instrumentation
great lyrics
demanding instrumental part writing
extensive vamping
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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Comments

One of my favorite songs lol has an epic tune
Philip Baily? No, maybe the dude on American Idol.
Nice song!
I like Simon's early stuff but I've never cared for this album... To each their own!
This song should be played before church services, everywhere. Great!
Great disc! Not a bad song on it! Diamonds on the Soles of Her shoes is a particular favorite.
njmdta
Good stuff
adrianne.gri f f
Call me Al !!!
Awesome song
Wow, a virtuoso bass player, few and far in between.
robert.messi g
Good song on the beach
Great song!! I
leeann.colon 2 1 5
Good song
I like the betty ford clinic and alcoholism explanation for "betty" and "al"
I thought I heard a Collective Soul Album title in there somewhere. At least part of one anyway. Hints, Allegations, and thing left unsaid.
this is so good and i dont know why
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.
Fun song
Love this song brings back great memories
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.
Love this song! Makes me happy when I'm feeling down.
Great song and all, but what's the story behind it? Any significance ?
the video always makes me laugh
Great song and video with Chevy!
love this song
Paul Simon on passion pit radio? I got no complaints :P
danielajohns o n 4 0
Gotta Love Chevy in this video
This song makes me so happy!
Saw Paul in concert a few months back and was blown away ! Such a great happy song!
This is a fun little song love lt
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
This song is great!!
Best work Simon ever did! Love Graceland. All of it!
The music video was great with Chevy Chase
sc367788
all along, long, there were incidents and accidents, there were hints and allegations. . .
robert.burge r 1
Love the South African influence :)
good song
lmpettigrew4
Love it!! One of my all time favorite CD's!! Feel good music!!
Love to also whistle with this one.
mbowley75
Great song off of a fantastic album (although overshadowed by the 'shoulder pad heavy' video, sure)..
Been one of my favorite songs forever. He is awesome live and so is this song!!!
You have to appreciate the booming bass throughout the whole song.
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.
I dig this song, I think it's fun, harmless lighthearted fun, it makes me smile
Reading the lyrics, what a sad song.
brettskiwest
I'm not ashamed to say I have this song memorized. :D
danielajohns o n 4 0
love the music video - classic Chevy
<3 the music video
Definately one of my five top favorite songs!
patricklinds a y 9 4
I like Paul Simon, but I did not expect to hear his music on my 'Emerson, Lake and Palmer' station. What gives?
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