SIMPLER SIMON

April 11, 2012 – 6:58 am

This is the best collection of Paul Simon’s early performances.

  

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Volume 1
inside101 / inside102 / inside103 / inside104 / inside105 / inside106 / inside107

Volume 2
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Volume 3
inside301 / inside302 / inside303 / inside304 / inside305

PAUL SIMON
Paul Simon aka Jerry Landis: Work In Progress - Volume One to Three [Bonus Records, 3CD]

Early Recordings & Outtakes with Art Garfunkel. Ex SBD mono/stereo. Released in Germany in 1995.

Before he used his name, Paul Simon recorded as Jerry Landis, Paul Kane and True Taylor while “Artie Garr”, was a shortened version of Art Garfunkel’s name. Together they were also “Tom & Jerry”. That he recorded so many tunes offered a glimpse of Simon’s steely determination to make a “name” for himself.

The main criticism of these early recordings are that unlike Carole King’s or Neil Sedaka’s Brill Building songs, Simon’s were unlikely to become hits. They were wishful songs hoping to be hits. Simon’s voice was also too gentle for the brightness required of ’50s and ’60s pop. Fortunately, there was that war in South-east Asia.

The Vietnam War offered folk musicians a cause to unite under and write strong passionate, meaningful protest songs. That went down well with Paul Simon. His first effort with Art Garfunkel benefited from the purposefulness that his generation was looking for. The rest is history.
- The Little Chicken

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Disc 1
Track 101. Jerry Landis - A Different Kind Of Love 2:17 (3.7MB)
Track 102. Jerry Landis - Make A Wish 2:37 (4.2MB)
Track 103. Jerry Landis - Fortune Teller Cookies 1:40 (2.7MB)
Track 104. Jerry Landis - I Want To Know All About You 1:54 (3.1MB)
Track 105. Jerry Landis - Up And Down The Stairs (Jerry Landis) 1:48 (2.9MB)
Track 106. The Cosines, - Just To Be With You (Paul Simon and Carole King) 2:34 (4.2MB)
Track 107. Jerry Landis - I Wish I Weren’t In Love (Jerry Landis) 1:59 (3.2MB)
Track 108. Jerry Landis - Loneliness (Jerry Landis) 2:11 (3.5MB)
Track 109. Jerry Landis - Dreams Can Come True (Jerry Landis) 2:15 (3.7MB)
Track 110. Jerry Landis - Just A Boy (Jerry Landis) 2:07 (3.4MB)
Track 111. Jerry Landis - Shy (Jerry Landis) 2:26 (3.9MB)
Track 112. Artie Garr - Dream Alone (Stereo) (Artie Garr) 2:16 (3.7MB)
Track 113. Artie Garr - Beat Love (Artie Garr) 2:17 (3.7MB)
Track 114. Jerry Landis - A Good Foundation For Love 2:01 (3.3MB)
Track 115. Jerry Landis - Frame Without A Picture (Hal David - Sherman Edwards) 2:37 (4.2MB)
Track 116. Jerry Landis - The Lipstick On Your Lips (Hal David - Sherman Edwards) 2:08 (3.4MB)
Track 117. Jerry Landis - An Angel Cries 2:20 (3.7MB)
Track 118. Jerry Landis - North Wind 2:36 (4.2MB)
Track 119. Jerry Landis - One Lonely Boy (Version 1) 1:55 (3.1MB)
Track 120. Jerry Landis - Pretty Words 1:58 (3.2MB)
Track 121. Jerry Landis - Rock ‘N Roll Skaters Waltz (Version 1) 2:17 (3.7MB)
Track 122. Jerry Landis - Just A Kid 2:40 (4.3MB)
Track 123. Jerry Landis - I Want You In My Stocking 2:15 (3.6MB)
Track 124. Jerry Landis - That’s How I Feel 2:32 (4.1MB)
Track 125. Jerry Landis - Teen Age Blue 2:28 (4.0MB)
Track 126. Jerry Landis - Let’s Make Pictures 2:38 (4.2MB)
Track 127. Jerry Landis - I Grew Up Last Night 1:52 (3.0MB)
Track 128. Jerry Landis - When You Come Back To School 2:23 (3.9MB)
Track 129. Jerry Landis - Invisible 1:39 (2.7MB)
Track 130. Jerry Landis - Educated Fool 2:09 (3.5MB)
Track 131. Jerry Landis - Play Me A Sad Song (Jerry Landis) 2:08 (3.4MB)
Track 132. Jerry Landis - It Means A Lot To Them 2:10 (3.5MB)
Track 133. Jerry Landis - One Way Love 2:46 (4.5MB)
Track 134. Jerry Landis - Bigger And Better Things (Hal David - Sherman Edwards) 2:09 (3.5MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Jerry Landis - The Lone Teen Ranger 2:18 (3.7MB)
Track 202. Jerry Landis - Tick Tock (demo) 1:50 (2.9MB)
Track 203. Jerry Landis - The Wobble (demo) 2:01 (3.2MB)
Track 204. Jerry Landis - Back Seat Driver 1:58 (3.1MB)
Track 205. Jerry Landis - A Charmed Life 4:01 (6.4MB)
Track 206. Jerry Landis - The People In The Story 2:24 (3.8MB)
Track 207. Jerry Landis - Rock ‘N Roll Skaters Waltz (version 2) 2:19 (3.7MB)
Track 208. Jerry Landis - Beach Blanket Baby 1:51 (2.9MB)
Track 209. Jerry Landis - Laurels 1:32 (2.4MB)
Track 210. Jerry Landis - Two Hearts On A Chain 2:11 (3.5MB)
Track 211. Artie Garr - Forgive Me 2:33 (4.1MB)
Track 212. Jerry Landis - Hiding In The Chapel 2:37 (4.2MB)
Track 213. Jerry Landis - The Greatest Story Ever Told 2:39 (4.2MB)
Track 214. Jerry Landis - Only One You 1:57 (3.1MB)
Track 215. Jerry Landis - I’m Lonely 2:15 (3.6MB)
Track 216. Jerry Landis - Sleepy Sleepy Baby (version 1) 2:12 (3.5MB)
Track 217. Jerry Landis - Flame 2:24 (3.7MB)
Track 218. Jerry Landis - It Means A Lot To Them (stereo) 2:06 (3.3MB)
Track 219. Artie Garr - Beat Love (stereo, alt.) 2:06 (3.3MB)
Track 220. Jerry Landis - Play Me A Sad Song (stereo) 2:16 (3.6MB)
Track 221. Jerry Landis - Haven’t You Hurt Me Enough (version 1) 2:32 (4.0MB)
Track 222. Jerry Landis - Too Many Memories 2:40 (4.2MB)
Track 223. Jerry Landis - Haven’t You Hurt Me Enough (version 2) 2:22 (3.8MB)
Track 224. Jerry Landis - Lighthouse Point (version 2) 2:41 (4.3MB)
Track 225. Jerry Landis - Every Girl 2:06 (3.3MB)
Track 226. Jerry Landis - Sleepy Sleepy Baby (version 2) 2:12 (3.5MB)
Track 227. Jerry Landis - Funny Little Girl 2:00 (3.2MB)
Track 228. Jerry Landis - The Beginning Of The End 1:59 (3.2MB)
Track 229. Jerry Landis - The Wedding Waltz 2:02 (3.2MB)
Track 230. Jerry Landis - Every Night (When I Turn Out The Light) (version 1) 2:39 (4.2MB)
Track 231. Jerry Landis - Lighthouse Point (version 1) 2:35 (4.1MB)
Track 232. Artie Garr - Beat Love (artificial stereo) 2:05 (3.3MB)
Track 233. Artie Garr - Dream Alone 2:20 (3.7MB)
Track 234. Jerry Landis - One Lonely Boy (version 2) 1:57 (3.1MB)

Disc 3
Track 301. Jerry Landis - That Forever Kind of Love 2:24 (3.9MB)
Track 302. Jerry Landis - Haven’t You Hurt Me Enough (Faster version) 2:28 (4.0MB)
Track 303. Jerry Landis - Sugar and Spice 1:56 (3.1MB)
Track 304. Jerry Landis - Lisa 2:02 (3.3MB)
Track 305. Jerry Landis - The Tables Are Turnin’ 1:56 (3.1MB)
Track 306. Jerry Landis - Every Night (When I Turn Out the Light) (Version 2) 1:31 (2.5MB)
Track 307. Jerry Landis - I’m Scared 2:43 (4.4MB)
Track 308. Jerry Landis - My Best Friend 1:42 (2.7MB)
Track 309. Jerry Landis - The Third Rail 2:18 (3.7MB)
Track 310. Jerry Landis - Tired of Playing Games 2:51 (4.6MB)
Track 311. Jerry Landis - It Says in the Horoscope 2:34 (4.1MB)
Track 312. Jerry Landis - Tell Tale Heart 1:38 (2.6MB)
Track 313. Jerry Landis - The Growing Up Years 1:36 (2.6MB)
Track 314. Artie Garr - Private World 2:47 (4.5MB)
Track 315. Jerry Landis - Where There’s a Will There’s a Way 2:19 (3.7MB)
Track 316. Jerry Landis - Little Doll Face 1:49 (2.9MB)
Track 317. Jerry Landis - Sparrow (Version 1, Multi Voice) 2:42 (4.4MB)
Track 318. Jerry Landis - Yours Is the Kiss that Counts 2:05 (3.4MB)
Track 319. Jerry Landis - Linstead Market 2:19 (3.7MB)
Track 320. Jerry Landis -”One-Two-Three” 2:35 (4.2MB)
Track 321. Jerry Landis - He Was My Brother (Slower Version 1) 2:59 (4.8MB)
Track 322. Jerry Landis - When Mona Combs Her Hair 2:41 (4.4MB)
Track 323. Jerry Landis - Coplas 1:51 (3.0MB)
Track 324. Jerry Landis - Zombie Jamboree 2:15 (3.6MB)
Track 325. Jerry Landis - I Can Feel It Happening to Me 2:02 (3.3MB)
Track 326. Jerry Landis - On The Side Of A Hill 3:07 (5.0MB)
Track 327. Jerry Landis - Yesterday’s Little Girl 2:05 (3.4MB)
Track 328. Jerry Landis - River 1:48 (2.9MB)
Track 329. Jerry Landis - Forever and After 2:33 (4.1MB)
Track 330. Jerry Landis - Sparrow (Version 2, Single Voice) 2:43 (4.4MB)
Track 331. Jerry Landis - Aeroplane of Silver Steel 1:52 (3.0MB)
Track 332. Jerry Landis - He Was My Brother (Faster Version 2) 2:42 (4.3MB)
Track 333. Jerry Landis - Bingo (with Art Garfunkel) 1:31 (2.4MB)

The Paul Simon Songbook is the first solo album by Paul Simon. It was recorded in London and released in the UK in 1965. The CD version finally surfaced in 2004. The stripped down style suited Simon although the Tom Wilson electronically enhanced The Sound Of Silence really helped S&G become superstars. Buy it here.

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  1. 24 Responses to “SIMPLER SIMON”

  2. its amazing how much of this material is not only out there but surfacing. 100songs??!?!?! indeed! and 66 of em previously unreleased!! dagnabit!
    ive mentioned it before but there may be some who are new or who didnt see it and i dont have many opportunities to brag.. haha.. so why not here and now? (wink)
    paul’s mom was my first grade teacher and he used to come into class every week from sept 66 thru may 67 (i assume tour permitting) and sing to us. i remember distinctly on my birthday him singing a song just for me. a few yrs ago when i discovered and became part of facebook a friend who found me from back then told me about a site devoted to our elementary school. i joined and found dozens of others discussing paul and his visits and his mom. back in 1980-95 i was a photographer of celebs in nyc and often ran into paul and would ask him how his mother was. from 1980-95 i was 20-35. he never mentioned that she died at any time so i assume that til at least 95 she was still alive.
    i wonder if back in 66-67 paul ran thru any of these songs here for us 6/7 yr olds. what would we know?
    ps–i never heard of the songbook mentioned above. ill have to find that now.
    pps–sorry for rambling.

    By darth on Apr 11, 2012

  3. This is a real treasure trove of Simon rarities. Thank you for posting it. The
    “Paul Simon Songbook” is an excellent cd
    Darth.

    By Ernie Clark on Apr 11, 2012

  4. Wow, great collection, thank you very much. Any chance of getting a scan of the booklet? I had no idea there was so much previously unreleased Paul Simon.

    By Bob W on Apr 11, 2012

  5. since 66 of these songs were unreleased that left 34 of em released albeit in other forms im sure. there seems to be 14 songs on the songbook as best as i can tell. i found the cd and downloaded it. thank u for the suggestion ernie et al. upon reading reviews of it there were various contrasting opinions on its value. i dont know how many of the 14 songs are in the 34 but perhaps someone will figure that out. my head hurts.

    By darth on Apr 12, 2012

  6. This is a terrific set and a terrific site. Those S&G fans should seek out two other cd sets, Purple Chick’s Tom & Jerry The Complete Recordings (2 cd’s) and Neily Tone’s Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel At Home 1964.
    Thanks BigO!

    By gsv107 on Apr 12, 2012

  7. More artwork added (inside pages).

    By bigozine2 on Apr 12, 2012

  8. not a fan however I`m pretty impressed by BIGO`s attempts to please everyone this set looks gorgeous.

    By sluggo on Apr 12, 2012

  9. The booklets are fabulous, amazing early pics that I’ve never seen before. Very cool, thank you Big-O.

    By Bob W on Apr 12, 2012

  10. u people better hurry if yall are gonna dl this. some songs are gonna get omitted.
    i can hear yall saying ‘how does he know this?’
    sometimes darth has a big mouth and my previous posting above has a lot to do with it.. thats how. sorry.

    By darth on Apr 13, 2012

  11. Darth - I enjoy your “rambling”. You and Ed Saad offer unique insights into the glorious musical bounty shared by BigO and stay on topic - MUSIC! Thanks for sharing…

    By TDC on Apr 14, 2012

  12. apparently i misspoke about some tracks being omitted. color me surprised. i had reason to believe approximately 14 tracks (give or take) would be omitted here.

    tdc - had u used any other word than ‘rambling’ id have thanked u. that was rude and obnoxious and mean spirited. and then if that wasnt bad enough.. to put me into the same group with ed.. thats just wrong and now i hate u forever.

    By darth on Apr 15, 2012

  13. If I put something out as bad as fortune teller cookies or zombie jamboree, I’d change my name too. His very early “world music” was a product of the “formula” way of the times. So glad he finally found his groove. But 98 percent of this is fun to have. Thanks.

    By 4yrsnojob on Apr 16, 2012

  14. OOPS! he didn’t put any of this out, of course, and probably very glad he didn’t.

    By 4yrsnojob on Apr 16, 2012

  15. BTW, if my writing and/or thinking seems whacked, and you havent heard as much from me, Im recovering from a crash a month ago caused by a drunk who has multiple drunk accidents. He hit 3 of us. Minimum limits doesnt begin to cover the injuries or vehicle damages. He’s dirt poor. He is 31 and was still licensed. How??? Of course, he’s fine. Didn’t hurt him at all.

    By 4yrsnojob on Apr 16, 2012

  16. Darth never rambles.
    His random waffling couldn’t possibly be considered as focused as a “ramble”.
    Ed, however…

    @4years… Hope the body heals soon, tho it sounds as if your pocket will be the long-term casualty here.

    Thanks for the interesting collection, BigO :)

    By tony on Apr 16, 2012

  17. I concur with 4years..Not a huge fan but I thought ,I`ll get this because some of my friends might really be excited.Then, I listened to Zombie Jamboree..wow..that took nerve to sing in that pidgin faux Island voice..brutal…
    deleting as we speak….

    By sluggo on Apr 16, 2012

  18. tony- Your random rambling and unfinished sentence left me in doubt. Your use of cryptic imagery leaves me to ponder whether or not you really like waffles.

    I like ‘em!

    I also like pancakes. And with a well placed hole they can come to resemble a small 33 1/3 rpm record which by mentioning such, keeps me on topic. Which is music.

    By sking on Apr 17, 2012

  19. 4yrs, I’ve known you sense you were a digit half your size. So sorry to hear of your current dilemma. It seems like they are more interested in collecting fines from these people than removing the menace.

    Sluggo- may I suggest instead of deleting songs like Zombie Jamboree that you make a special folder for it and other irritating songs until you have enough to fill a disc then burn it and use it to end a party or to send to those special people on your Christmas list. I once stared a project of collecting songs that stick in your head and won’t leave. Like Flight of the Bumblebee, Baby Elephant Walk, The Witch Doctor, Classical Gas, and what’s that one with the typewriter. Luckily my hard drive crashed before I finished.

    By sking on Apr 17, 2012

  20. so now i dont ramble but i waffle randomly and unfocused. i feel much better now. thank u. nice to know that my comments are much appreciated here by the masses. (pout)

    i thought that the vast majority of my thoughts and observations and comments were worthwhile to people who read them. i know my friends that i have made thru this site appreciate me for what i offer. to those that dont…your loss. i hope u arent among those who writes to me asking for things.

    By darth on Apr 17, 2012

  21. @Darth my comment was very tongue-in-cheek*** (tho it seems i omitted the customary semi-colon bracket. your random waffling is always every bit as enjoyable and enlightening as your unfocused rambles :)

    *** not to be interpreted as in any way arse-licking

    By tony on Apr 20, 2012

  22. tony - youre a fuckin asshole. plain and simple. all youre doing is repeating the same thing and think that its ok when u say its tongue in cheek. i dont waffle randomly or otherwise. u stupid fuck!! and when i do post any comments on these pages they are focused on the topic or with a purpose. u may not get it but that doesnt mean its not there. perhaps its an indictment of your perceptions or awareness and not so much my ability to focus.
    i think if u had any more up your sleeve to throw at me u wouldnt feel the need to repeat the same 2 insults. i suppose i should consider the source here and not really allow u to incite me to even respond. u have turned this more personal than it should be. this isnt about me or my comments. it should be about the music the artists etc. u should be ashamed of yourself.

    By darth on Apr 20, 2012

  23. Good Lord, Darth, what an intemperate, humourless slab of dung you reveal yourself to be. [And this is a first for me -in five or more years on this site the only people I have EVER insulted or rebuked have been the ingrates who slag our generous hosts, BigO.]

    But anyone who takes himself so damn seriously, and is so utterly incapable of detecting humour, and is likewise graceless and foul-mouthed when someone points it out, deserves to have the piss taken, relentlessly, for ever and a day.

    sking detected the humour without any problem, and I suspect most other peoples whose heads aren’t up their digestive tracts would have done so too.
    That is all.

    By tony on Apr 30, 2012

  24. you should see what`s in my garbage this week,
    an empty ball point pen used by ben franklin[neighbor] sally fields old phone number and a stack of old unused floor tiles from the same floor tile store used by the contractor who might have redid truman capotes bathroom floor.

    come check it out, third dumpster from the left.

    By gooptawhale on Apr 30, 2012

  25. “intemperate, humourless slab”….Ouch, baby!

    By Beer Drinker on Apr 30, 2012

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