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Loves Me Like A Rock

Music by Paul Simon

Originally Performed by Paul Simon

"Loves Me Like a Rock" features background vocals from the Dixie Hummingbirds, a Southern black gospel group. These vocals add a different texture to the song as compared to many of his previous solo recordings ("Mother and Child Reunion", "Kodachrome") and his duets with his frequent collaborator, Art Garfunkel, as the pop duo Simon & Garfunkel ("The Sounds of Silence", "Mrs. Robinson"). Although the lyrics are not typically associated with gospel music, the Dixie Hummingbirds were eager to record the song with Simon, and they recorded their own version of the song soon afterward.

The gospel version of "Loves Me Like a Rock" by the Dixie Hummingbirds reached No. 72 on the Billboard R&B chart and won the group a Grammy for Best Soul Gospel performance in 1974.

    Release Date: 1974 on the album There Goes Rhymin' Simon


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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New York Voices - Darmon Meader : Sing Paul Simon : SATB : Sheet Music

New York Voices - Darmon Meader : Sing Paul Simon

These Paul Simon classics has been dynamically arranged by Peter Eldridge and Darmon Meader and recorded by the venerable New York Voices. Smooth jazz vocals and solo lines play against a rhythmic percussion background making up these hot charts that were recorded on the CD New York Voices Sing the Songs of Paul Simon. For show choir or vocal jazz ensemble, this humorous and energetic arrangement features a Louisiana Cajun groove of "Why Don't You Write Me?," allows for a lot of solo lines interspersed with group vocals and includes a fun swing section as well. Fabulous! Piano accompanied.

Songlist: Mother and Child Reunion, Me & Julio Down by the School Yard, Loves Me Like A Rock, Why Don't You Write Me?

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Voicing: SATB | Performed by New York Voices | 6735b | Sheet Music | $8.50


Paul Simon : Paul Simon in Concert - Live Rhymin' : Solo : 01 Songbook : 752187109167 : 082563301X : 14025204

Paul Simon : Paul Simon in Concert - Live Rhymin'

From folk-pop-rock legend Paul Simon comes this collection of a dozen fantastic compositions performed live for his 1974 concert album. Includes such classics as: Loves Me like a Rock - America - The Boxer - Bridge over Troubled Water - and more. Illustrated with photographs from the concert.

Songlist: AMERICA, Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Jesus Is The Answer, HOMEWARD BOUND, AMERICAN TUNE, DUNCAN, EL CONDOR PASA, LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK, Me & Julio Down by the School Yard, MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION, THE BOXER, THE SOUND OF SILENCE

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Paul Simon | 20334b | Songbook | $16.95 | PVG


Accidentals : Popular : 00  1 CD

Accidentals : Popular

They are a vocal orchestra! That's the overwhelming impression we get when listening to the Accidentals. Where other groups may be vocal bands, the voices in the Accidentals act more as if they were sections of an orchestra, each weaving a thread into the larger tapestry of song. What is even more amazing is that each of the voices can be heard clearly and individually, even on those rare moments when more than two members are creating a chorus! All in all they sing some of the most complex arrangements in all of acappelladom. Now how about the tunes? We are treated to a sense of the complexities of life itself in a new composition by Dennis Deal, "The Horizon." There are a couple musical doffs of the cap to their hometown, New York City. But wait, turn up the volume and be prepared to be blown away by a marvelous arrangement of "Eli's Comin'" which infuses a brand new spirit into a tune which was becoming a cliche. Humor...did we mention the great sense of humor. It's pretty sophisticated stuff for although there are verbal jibes at reality which are a crack-up, the music itself is a co-conspirator to making one slide from chuckles to guffaws. Try "Beatnik" for a musical joke extroadinaire in which the singer's biography goes from too cool to...no no no we won't give it away. On another tune you will discover for yourself the context of the phrase, "...pucker up sucker and kiss the world goodbye!" You'll laugh, you'll cry, it's beautiful, it's funny, you'll be beguiled by one of the best a cappella albums of the new millennium!

Songlist: The Horizon, Autumn In New York, Eli's Comin', Beatnick, City of Angels, I Love New York, The More I See You, Never Never Land, Somebody's Out There, Eleanor Rigby, Loves Me Like A Rock, Where or When

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2703c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Chicago Children's Choir : Spring Gala Concert : 00  2 CDs : Josephine Lee

Chicago Children's Choir : Spring Gala Concert

Founded in 1956, the Chicago Children's Choir is a multiracial, multicultural music education organization that strives to change the future by bringing musical excellence into the lives of children. "Spring Gala Concert" is a 2-CD set with 11 pieces on Disc 1 and 10 on Disc 2. All orchestrally accompanied, included are sacred songs like Van Dijk's "Bells," Schubert's "Mass in G," "Kyrie," "Gloria," "Credo," Sanctus Benedictus" and "Agnus Dei;" traditional spirituals like "My Lord What A Morning" and "My Soul's Been Anchored," two Native American songs, a Yiddish Lullaby, a South African folk song and two songs from "Aida" by Elton John and Tim Rice, "Dress Is My Strongest Suit" and "Gods Love Nubia." A beautiful album from a very special concert!

Songlist: Disc 1:, Bells, Mass in G:, Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus et Benedictus, Agnus Dei , The Coolin (The Fair Haired One), Sizohamba, Prende la vea, Rojinkes Mit Mandlen, Solda wa Milo, Disc 2:, The Native American Songs:, Ancient Mother, The Earth is Our Mother, My Lord, What a Mornin', Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?, Las Amarillas, Loves Me Like A Rock, Tuxedo Junction, Dress is My Strongest Suit, Gods Love Nubia, My Soul's Been Anchored, Now Let Us Sing

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6737c | 2 CDs | $19.98 | Accompanied


Persuasions : Comin' At Ya : 00  1 CD :  93

Persuasions : Comin' At Ya

Comin' At Ya is from from the very heart of The Persuasions singing career. It was by this time that they had introduced so many people to the world of a cappella music that they were becoming recognized as the definitive group in the field, period. Their street corner style had created a sound of such individuality that it is very seldom that another group can cover a Persuasions tune and not suffer by comparison. The blues, R&B and touches of doo-wop that were combined to create street corner singing are all present. "Just Because" is a blues of lost love. "I'll Be Forever Loving You" is an archetypical doo-wop. "Don't Let Him Take Your Love" covers the R&B and because of Jerry Lawson's fabulous shout-lead will never again be covered and sound quite right. They ought to retire that tune and hang it on the wall of some hall of fame.

Songlist: Return To Sender, Don't Let Him Take Your Love, Besame Mucho, One Mint Julep, Let Them Talk, Mortal Man, I'll Be Forever Loving You, Just Because, Drip Drop, Crying In The Chapel, Loves Me Like A Rock

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2101c | 1 CD | $13.98 | A Cappella


Various Artists : Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Induction Concert Vol. 2 : DVD : D3147

Various Artists : Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Induction Concert Vol. 2

The Vocal Group Hall Of Fame was created to honor the Greatest Vocal Groups of the World, to preserve their music at a world-class museum, to promote their music and memories throughout the world and to pay tribute to the inductees as National Music Treasures. The Vocal Group Hall of Fame was designed to perpetuate the life long careers of the Inducted Artists, recognizing them as inventors and creators of the music that influenced today's pop culture, promoting their music to many fans, and bring to the attention of the world, their legacy for many generations to come. The Vocal Group Hall Of Fame's Annual Induction Ceremony honors these great groups and features their legendary music.

Songlist: Up, Up and Away , California Dreamin', Chatanooga Choo Choo, Crying in the Chapel, Love Potion #9, Blue Moon, I Only Have Eyes For You, Why Do Fools Fall In Love, You Can't Hurry Love, Under the Boardwalk, Medley, If I Didn't Care, Loves Me Like A Rock, Goin' Out of my Head/ Can't Take My Eyes Off of You, She Cried, Looking for an Echo, God Bless the USA

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8272dvd | DVD | $19.95


Various Artists : Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Induction Concert Vol. 4 : DVD : D3149

Various Artists : Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Induction Concert Vol. 4

The Vocal Group Hall Of Fame was created to honor the Greatest Vocal Groups of the World, to preserve their music at a world-class museum, to promote their music and memories throughout the world and to pay tribute to the inductees as National Music Treasures. The Vocal Group Hall of Fame was designed to perpetuate the life long careers of the Inducted Artists, recognizing them as inventors and creators of the music that influenced today's pop culture, promoting their music to many fans, and bring to the attention of the world, their legacy for many generations to come. The Vocal Group Hall Of Fame's Annual Induction Ceremony honors these great groups and features their legendary music.

Songlist: Never My Love, Pennies From Heaven, Rock 'n Roll Is Here To Stay, Little Darlin', More, Return To Sender & Jailhouse Rock, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, If I Didn't Care, Aquarius/ Let The Sunshine In, Be My Baby, You Keep Me Hangin' On, I Only Have Eyes For You, Why Do Some Fools Fall In Love, In The Still Of The Night, Betchya By Goly Wow, Loves Me Like A Rock, Perfidia, Help Me Rhonda & California Girls, Only You & The Great Pretender, Charlie Brown, Ruby, Ruby, What A Wonderful World, Under the Boardwalk, For the Love Of Money & Love Train, Love Train

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8278dvd | DVD | $19.95


Individual Folios

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Loves Me Like A Rock : SATB : Darmon Meader : Paul Simon : New York Voices : DVD : 35013544 : 747510033301

Darmon Meader : Loves Me Like A Rock

Arranger: Darmon Meader | Composer: Paul Simon Performed By: New York Voices

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35013544


Loves Me Like A Rock : SATB : Greg Gilpin : Paul Simon : Paul Simon : Sheet Music : 35028020 : 884088592509

Greg Gilpin : Loves Me Like A Rock

Paul Simon's fabulous '70s hit comes to choral life keeping true to its original sound. Optional tenor and soprano solos with backing chorus and gospel-style harmonies, all to a great shuffle-beat, will make this a performance gem for your mixed and men's choirs. Available: SATB; SAB; TTB; StudioTrax CD.

Arranger: Greg Gilpin | Composer: Paul Simon Performed By: Paul Simon

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028020 | Showtrax CD Available


Loves Me Like A Rock : SAB : Greg Gilpin : Paul Simon : Paul Simon : Sheet Music : 35028021 : 884088592516

Greg Gilpin : Loves Me Like A Rock

Paul Simon's fabulous '70s hit comes to choral life keeping true to its original sound. Optional tenor and soprano solos with backing chorus and gospel-style harmonies, all to a great shuffle-beat, will make this a performance gem for your mixed and men's choirs. Available: SATB; SAB; TTB; StudioTrax CD.

Arranger: Greg Gilpin | Composer: Paul Simon Performed By: Paul Simon

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.05 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028021 | Showtrax CD Available


Loves Me Like A Rock : TTB : Greg Gilpin : Paul Simon : Paul Simon : Sheet Music : 35028022 : 884088592523

Greg Gilpin : Loves Me Like A Rock

Paul Simon's fabulous '70s hit comes to choral life keeping true to its original sound. Optional tenor and soprano solos with backing chorus and gospel-style harmonies, all to a great shuffle-beat, will make this a performance gem for your mixed and men's choirs. Available: SATB; SAB; TTB; StudioTrax CD.

Arranger: Greg Gilpin | Composer: Paul Simon Performed By: Paul Simon

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Voicing: TTB | Sheet Music | $2.05 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028022 | Showtrax CD Available

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