midweek music: “Loves Me Like a Rock”

Paul Simon wrote “Loves Me Like a Rock” for his 1973 album There Goes Rhymin’ Simon, and the Dixie Hummingbirds — a gospel group that’s been around since 1928 — sang backup vocals on it. The Hummingbirds loved the song so much they recorded it themselves shortly thereafter. In 1999, for their 70th anniversary album Music in the Air, they did a version with both Simon and Stevie Wonder. Below is a re-creation of that 1999 collaboration from a concert done in honor of Simon being given the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in 2007.

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