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Winkin Blinkin
Simon Sisters
Winkin Blinkin
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
 
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Available for the first time in decades, this beautifully remastered collection boasts no less than 25 tracks of folk standards, originals, adaptations and lullabies - all from a duo that would soon turn the entertainment ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Simon Sisters
Title: Winkin Blinkin
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hip-O Select
Release Date: 12/19/2006
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
Style: Traditional Folk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 602517008861

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Album Description
Available for the first time in decades, this beautifully remastered collection boasts no less than 25 tracks of folk standards, originals, adaptations and lullabies - all from a duo that would soon turn the entertainment world upside down. Featuring a brand new, original "remembrance" essay from Carly Simon herself, this Hip-O Select release is essential for fans of folk and of those fabulous Simons.
 

CD Reviews

Simply amazing
DVD buff | Austin, TX USA | 01/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD collects the first two Simon Sisters albums onto one disc. These are the recordings made by Carly and Lucy Simon for the Kapp label in 1963 and 1964, released as two albums called THE SIMON SISTERS and CUDDLEBUG.

Both albums are presented in stereo (my old, scratchy LPs of these albums are both mono, so it's quite nice to hear the songs in stereo for the first time). Sound is remarkably excellent -- no tape hiss, wonderful clarity and stereo separation. The tapes from the CUDDLEBUG sessions seem to suffer from a bit of oxide-shedding, but I only noticed this when listening through headphones and it's relatively minor. Whoever did the remastering of these albums did an excellent job!

As for the material, this is pure early '60s folk music. The choice of material ranges from traditional folk songs to original songs written by the likes of Bob Dylan and Carly Simon herself. To my ear, these albums sound much like the earliest albums of Judy Collins. Most songs are accompanied by guitar and upright bass, with some percussion thrown in on some songs.

My only complaint with this CD is that it doesn't collect the "complete" recorded work of the Simon Sisters. They recorded a third album called THE LOBSTER QUADRILLE AND OTHER SONGS FOR CHILDREN for Columbia Records a few years later, and this album remains unavailable in its entirety on CD.

But, aside from the CD not being "complete," I am thrilled to have this CD of the Simon Sisters. How any recordings of Carly Simon have been out-of-print for so many decades is a complete mystery to me. But buy it quickly -- Hip-O Select is only making 5000 of them, so they will be gone soon..."
Simon Sisters - What A Treat
Marianne Tramelli | New York, New York | 02/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Carly and her sister's renditions of the songs on this album touch your heart and prove from early on they both were extremely talented.I listen to this album almost every night - can not get enough! I have also love Carly Simon since first hearing "You're So Vain" - I am glad they finally released this early music. Carly - don't ever stop making music!"
Beautiful........
S. Carmean | Los Angeles, CA United States | 01/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is just amazing... so lovely... I am loving this collection of Carly and Lucy Simon. A desert island cd for me!"