Radio stations play Paul Simon’s Graceland for Black History Month

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Paul Simon's 1986 album "Graceland"
Paul Simon’s 1986 album “Graceland”

To honor Black History Month, which is observed during the month of February, several Chattanooga radio stations have agreed to play the entirety of Paul Simon’s award-winning, critically recognized and commercially successful 1986 album Graceland.

“Popular music wouldn’t be what it is today without the deep influence of many black musicians and singers over centuries,” said Hott Jamz 108.1 FM music director Emery Gramm. “And what better album is there to exemplify that influence than Paul Simon’s Graceland.”

In addition to Graceland, radio stations have prepared a Black History Month playlist that includes such tracks as “Whole Lotta Love” by Led Zeppelin, “Angel of Harlem” by U2 and Duran Duran’s cover of Public Enemy’s “911 Is a Joke.”

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