The Roots As 'Black Simon and Garfunkel' - Rolling Stone
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The Roots As ‘Black Simon and Garfunkel’

The Roots’ ?uestlove and Captain Kirk Franklin star as fictional folk duo

Black Simon and Garfunkel – you know, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel if they were black – made a brief appearance on last night's episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The duo, better known as Roots members ?uestlove and Captain Kirk Douglas, played a tremendously somber rendition of LMFAO's goofy summer hit "Party Rock Anthem." As it turns out, the song actually works pretty well as a gentle folk ballad and ?uestlove is surprisingly adept at approximating the real Garfunkel's high harmonies.

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