Sunday Gospel: Bridge Over Troubled Water

Sunday Gospel, a new feature here at Paul Simon Web, examines the threads of Gospel music that run through Paul Simon’s work, an impressive collection considering Simon is a short, white, Jewish guy from Queens. Here’s a monster of a first take – Paul Simon, Luther Vandross, Jennifer Hudson and a Gospel choir with an over-the-top take on “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” You my recognize the arrangement from Aretha Franklin’s chart-climbing cover of “Bridge” and from Simon’s own Live Rhymin’ performance from the early 1970s.