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The Obvious Child

Features of This Track

mellow rock instrumentation
folk influences
acoustic sonority
major key tonality
subtle use of the harmonica
a dynamic male vocalist
acoustic rhythm guitars
the subtle use of a horn section
prominent percussion

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Love the drumming in this track.
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Love Paul Simon, he is a true musician, his talent is extraordinar y and his music brings chills down my spine. I got to see him play live, finally...la s t year, he played with Sting. It was a great concert. I especially love the fretless bass sounds in Call Me AL and Diamonds on the Souls of Her Shoes. If you haven't heard those two songs, you should. Amazing music. Just love him.
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tduncan525
Simon is in my top 5 songwriters of all time love the African beat too
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High here!
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First time I heard this one . . . the music is greater, particularly the drumming, but the lyrics are classic Simon . . . so much in there
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Great lyrics/poetr y . Real art.
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mbowley75
Agree - probably his best post-Gracela n d track. Very interesting & riveting song.
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one of his most underrated songs, probably because it's newer
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Certainly one the best albums and best tracks of one of the most talented Rock n Roll artists of all time. Of course, I could say the same thing about many of Mr. Simon's albums and efforts.
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bhawthorne81
never been a fan
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Bum Bum
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paulatoscano
This drumming is found in Africa and Brazil. In Brazil this kind of drumming is called Maracatu. Oludum is one of the bands.
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Does anyone know of other songs that have this kind of awesome drumming?
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What a great song. I love the melodies in this song, especially the outro/fadeou t .

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