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“This is probably not the best representation of the style, but it’s the only album I know of that shows off a South African bass feel. All of a sudden, here was a totally brand-new sound. I mean, it was new to us here in America, but obviously, to the people in South Africa, it had been around for a long time.
“A lot of South African musicians were upset when people started calling it ‘the Paul Simon sound.’ I’m not criticizing him, because I know that he was incorporating the approach into his music, but yeah, there were musicians who were not pleased.
“But in terms of the bass, it was like when Stanley Clarke or Jaco or Larry Graham came along with their new sounds. This record made bass players listen closely to the rhythms a little differently. It was the first in a barrage of African bass players coming out. We've got guys like Richard Bona nowadays, people who play funk and jazz but with their action on it, and that makes it totally new.”