Paul Simon says his song, “Stranded in a Limousine,” comes directly from Elvis’ Mystery Train.
I don’t doubt it, but I can’t hear it. He’s referring to music theory and structure, which I barely understand and which he understands to the nth degree.
On the other hand, the other day Spotify segued from Elvis’ There’s Good Rockin’ Tonight to Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Bad Moon Rising…and I realized “Bad Moon” is the progeny of “Good Rockin’.”
If you’re familiar with both records, you might hear what I mean….