Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel As “Tom & Jerry”, Singles and Rarities 1958-1962 (2016)
Before they were Simon & Garfunkel it was “Tom and Jerry” for Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel and the enduring number from the late 1950s is Hey Schoolgirl – it gets played in their reunion concerts, and turns up on compilations…they broke up and then reformed a few years down the track as the duo under their own names and became hugely famous. This compilation of their Tom and Jerry material is dubious for many reasons – a sneaky cash-grab of sorts, alleging to be an authentic Hits/B-sides collection – well I’m in. I want to hear this material anyway, because there’s some fun stuff on it. It’s cool to read the YouTube comments – people telling you it’s not even Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, others pointing out that you can hear Simon’s songwriting and Artie’s vocals taking shape in this embryonic stage. A good night’s reading on the YouTube.
Sample Track: Our Song
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