January 2, 2023 – 6:03 am

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BBC Session 1965 [no label, 1CD]

New Sounds In the Folk Tradition by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. BBC Light Programme (now called BBC Radio 2); first broadcast July 27, 1965. Recorded in July 1965.

Thanks to lilpanda for sharing the tracks at Dime.

At the time, the partnership of Simon and Garfunkel was also tenuous, because Art Garfunkel lived in New York City while Paul Simon lived in England. But every now and then, Simon would briefly visit the US or Garfunkel would visit England, and they might play some concerts as a duo or do some recording in the studio. The BBC session in July 1965 was one such time when Garfunkel briefly came to England. At that time, they were still relative unknowns. They would only hit the big time in September 1965, when “The Sound of Silence” would be released as a single with a folk-rock arrangement and shoot to number one in the US by the end of the year. At that point, Simon would move back to the US, and they would stick together as a duo to exploit their success.

Surprisingly, none of the performances here have been officially released. I’m particularly surprised that “I Can’t Help but Wonder Where I’m Bound” has never been released, since it’s a nice cover of a Tom Paxton song that it seems was never recorded by them in a studio. - albumsthatshouldexist.blogspot

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unknown cdr > eac

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Track 01. Can’t Help But Wonder Where I’m Bound 2:35
Track 02. Sparrow 2:55
Track 03. On the Side of a Hill 2:31
Track 04. I Am A Rock 2:58
Track 05. A Church is Burning 3:48
Track 06. Anji (cut) 0:38
Track 07. Can’t Help But Wonder Where I’m Bound (no DJ) 2:35
18 mins

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  1. 10 Responses to “SIMON AND GARFUNKEL - BBC SESSION 1965”

  2. Fantastic stuff. Thanks Big O

    By Trevor Smith on Jan 2, 2023

  3. Rumor has it this was a band of a Big Un and a Lil Un

    By U L E on Jan 4, 2023

  4. With Art being the Big Un and Paul the Lil Un

    By U L E on Jan 4, 2023

  5. Which is why Paul broke them up . Envy

    By U L E on Jan 4, 2023

  6. Is that why Art got all the hot groupies?

    By Porn Starr on Jan 4, 2023

  7. Twernt me on any of the above

    By U L E on Jan 4, 2023

  8. Twernt me on any of the above? I guess they were just Fakin’ It.

    By buster on Jan 6, 2023

  9. Now that I have undergone gay to hetero conversion therapy how do I meet women?

    By U L E on Jan 7, 2023

  10. With the understanding that I am 5 feet 6 inches and weight 300 pounds.

    By U L E on Jan 7, 2023

  11. To meet girls you must leave the house.

    By Derrick on Jan 7, 2023

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