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Rev. Claude Jeter, 1914-2009

Sad story out of New York, where the Rev. Claude Jeter, lead singer for the Gospel quartet the Swan Silvertones, has died. Rev. Jeter’s improvised line in “Oh Mary, Don’t You Weep,” – “I’ll be your bridge over deep water if you trust in my name” – brought Paul Simon to the line “like a bridge over troubled water I… Read more →

Cracks in the Door: Simon on Two Georges – Gershwin and Harrison

Occasionally this blog will look “back through the cracks in the door,” taking a moment to revisit some overlooked aspects of Paul Simon’s career. To get things started, here’s Simon discussing two musical legends: George Gershwin and George Harrison. The essay on Gershwin comes from the New York Times, which ran a series of articles about the prototypical New York… Read more →