Simon & Garfunkel
Paul Simon

Gotta Start Somewhere...

Tom & Jerry
Hey, Schoolgirl / Dancin' Wild
Graph-Landis (2:15) / Graph-Landis (2:17)
Big 613, 11/57 BB

Note: Paul & Artie [as Tom Graph & Jerry Landis] released this single in late '57. Together and separately (and under a variety of names,
like Jerry Landis, True Taylor, and Tico & The Triumphs), there were over a dozen early singles that would really clutter up this section.
This is the best known 45. This list at 45Cat has them all!

Wednesday Morning 3AM
Columbia CS-9049
10/19/64 [UK: 11/68] UK
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Side One
You Can Tell The World Camp-Gibson 2:44
Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream McCurdy 2:09
Bleecker Street Simon 2:41
Sparrow Simon 2:47
Benedictus arr Simon 2:37
The Sound Of Silence Simon 3:05
Side Two
He Was My Brother Simon 2:48
Peggy-O arr Simon 2:32
Go Tell It On The Mountain arr Simon 2:04
The Sun Is Burning Campbell 2:47
The Times They Are A-Changin' Dylan 2:50
Wednesday Morning, 3 AM Simon 2:13
Paul Simon-guitar, vocals
Art Garfunkel-vocals
Barry Kornfeld-acoustic guitar
Bill Lee-bass
§Cover Photo-Columbia Records Photo Studio, Henry Parker (@ 5th/53rd station)
Produced by: Tom Wilson

Note: Reached #30 on 2/26/66, following the success of Sounds Of Silence. Quite the surprise!

The boys separate—Artie to college; Paul to England and sing.
Then Bob Johnston overdubs "Sound Of Silence."

The Paul Simon Song Book
CBS 62579 [UK]
N/R [UK: 8/65]
UK Back Cover

Side One
I Am A Rock Simon 2:52
Leaves That Are Green Simon 2:41
A Church Is Burning Simon 3:38
April Come She Will Simon 1:55
The Sound Of Silence Simon 3:19
A Most Peculiar Man Simon 2:26
Side Two
He Was My Brother Kane [Simon] 2:58
Kathy's Song Simon 3:42
The Side Of A Hill Kane [Simon] 2:28
A Simple Desultory Philippic Simon 2:25
Flowers Never Bend With The Rainfall Simon 2:27
Patterns Simon 3:13
Paul Simon-guitar, vocals
§Cover Design-Verity Graphic Arts; Photo-David Lowe
Produced by: Reginald Warburton & Stanley West

Note: Not released in US until 1981 Paul Simon box set.
That's Paul's then-current girlfriend, Kathy Chitty.

The Sound Of Silence / We've Got A Groovy Thing Goin'
Simon (3:05) / Simon (1:55)
Columbia 43396, 9/65  #1  T20

Electric overdub version (although some singles have the acoustic version, according to 45cat )
Note: Personel on the overdubbed single:
Al Gorgoni, Vinnie Bell-guitars
Joe Mack-bass guitar
Bobby Gregg-drums

Sounds Of Silence
Columbia CS-9269
1/17/66 BB [UK: 3/66] T20
Back Cover

That's a Tiger Beat magazine in Artie's pocket—it would disappear later.
Reissued Cover

Album reissued with titles added to cover.
Side One
The Sound Of Silence† Simon 3:02
Leaves That Are Green Simon 2:21
Blessed Simon 3:14
Kathy's Song Simon 3:16
Somewhere They Can't Find Me† Simon 2:34
Angie Jansch 2:15
Side Two
Richard Cory Simon 2:56
A Most Peculiar Man Simon 2:29
April Come She Will Simon 1:49
We've Got A Groovy Thing Goin'† Simon 1:55
I Am A Rock Simon 2:50
Paul Simon-guitar, vocals
Art Garfunkel-vocals
Larry Knechtel-keyboards
Fred Carter, Jr-guitar
Glen Campbell-guitar
Joe South-guitar
Joe Osborn-bass
Hal Blaine-drums
§Cover Photo-Guy Webster
Produced by: Bob Johnston (except † by Tom Wilson)

Note: The UK release added Homeward Bound as the lead track on side two. Most of the tracks were new recordings of the solo stuff.
More about the cover variations @ wiki . Richard Cory ia based on a poem of the same name by Edwin Arlington Robinson .

Homeward Bound / Leaves That Are Green
Simon (2:27) / Simon (2:21)
Columbia 43511, 1/66 T20

I Am A Rock² / Flowers Never Bend With The Rainfall
Simon (2:48) / Simon (2:09)
Columbia 43617, 4/66 T20 T20

The Dangling Conversation / The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine
Simon (2:35) / Simon (2:40)
Columbia 43728, 7/66 BB

The Ed Sullivan Show: 7/17/66,
I Am A Rock (on tape; was also tacked onto the 1/30/67 show)

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme
Columbia CS-9363
10/10/66 T20 RS500 [UK: 10/66] T20
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Side One
Scarborough Fair/Canticle Garfunkel-Simon 3:08
Patterns Simon 2:42
Cloudy Simon 2:10
Homeward Bound Simon 2:30
The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine Simon 2:42
The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)† Simon 1:43
Side Two
The Dangling Conversation Simon 2:37
Flowers Never Bend With The Rainfall Simon 2:10
A Simple Desultory Philippic
  (Or How I Was Robert McNamara'd Into Submission)
Simon 2:12
For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her Simon 2:04
A Poem On The Underground Wall Simon 1:52
7 O'Clock News/Silent Night Simon 2:01
Paul Simon-guitar, harmonica (A Simple Desultory Philippic...), vocals
Art Garfunkel-vocals
with (uncredited):
Joe South-guitar
Carol Kaye-bass
Hal Blaine-drums
John Meszar-harpsichord (Scarborough Fair/Canticle)
†Eugene Wright (double bass) & Joe Morello (drums) [Dave Brubeck Quartet]
Charlie O'Donnell-newscaster
§Cover Photo-Bob Cato
Produced by: Bob Johnston

Note: Album composer credits need some minor adjustments:
Scarborough Fair is a traditional British folk songs, arranged by Martin Carthy—who shared the song with Paul.
Cloudy was co-written by Bruce Woodley and Silent Night was written by Franz Gruber and Josef Mohr.

A Hazy Shade Of Winter / For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her
Simon (2:15) / Simon (2:04)
Columbia 43873, 10/66 T20


 ➜ Live: 1/22, Philharmonic Hall; released 2002: Live From New York City, 1967 

3/18/67: Royal Albert Hall
1st big name tour—did some UK TV and small clubs earlier
At The Zoo² / The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)
Simon (2:11) / Simon (1:43)
Columbia 44046, 2/67 T20

Monterey International Pop Festival(6/16/67)
Fakin' It² / You Don't Know Where Your Interest Lies¹
Simon (2:74) / Simon (2:20)
Columbia 44323, 7/67 BB

Yup, the label says 2:74
The Graduate(12/21/67)
Some intriguing S&G stuff on the soundtrack (like an incredible acoustic version of Sounds Of Silence)
TV Guide Ad & Listing

=KGO, San Francisco
Kraft Music Hall: "Trio For Tonight ," 1/3/68, NBC
This compilation is everything they performed, including the Nancy and Victor finale.
Look for younger brother Ed dueting with Paul on "Angie" (@ 8:05)
Scarborough Fair (/Canticle) / April Come She Will
Simon-Garfunkel (3:08) / Simon (1:49)
Columbia 44465, 2/68 T20

A-side from the movie The Graduate

Columbia KCS-9529
4/3/68  #1  RS500 [UK: 7/68]  #1 
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Side One
Bookends Theme Simon :29
Save The Life Of My Child Simon 2:50
America Simon 3:34
Overs Simon 2:14
Voices Of Old People Garfunkel-Simon 2:06
Old Friends Simon 2:35
Bookends Theme Simon 1:19
Side Two
Fakin' It Simon 3:15
Punky's Dilemma Simon 2:12
Mrs Robinson Simon 4:02
A Hazy Shade Of Winter Simon 2:17
At The Zoo Simon 2:23
Paul Simon-guitar, vocals
Art Garfunkel-vocals, percussion
John Simon-synthesizer (Save The Life Of My Child)
Larry Knechtel-organ, piano, bass (Mrs Robinson)
Joe Osborn-bass guitar
Hal Blaine-drums
§Cover Photo-Richard Avedon
Produced by: Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel & Roy Halee

Note: Overs and Punky's Dilema were written for The Graduate, but not used.
That's Beverley Martyn (John's wife) voice on Fakin' It.

Mrs Robinson / Old Friends/Bookends
Simon (4:00) / Simon (3:55)
Columbia 44511, 4/68  #1  T20

Both sides from the movie The Graduate

 ➜ Live: Fall, Various venues (including Thanksgiving at Carnegie Hall); released 2009: Live 1969 

Monterey Pop(12/26/68)
First and best rockumentary on festivals
The Boxer / Baby Driver²
Simon (5:10) / Simon (3:13)
Columbia 44785, 3/69 T20 T20

B-side is unique mono mix
Songs Of America: 11/30/69, CBS
Controversial tv show with sponsor pulling out at last minute.

Bridge Over Troubled Water
Columbia KCS-9914
1/26/70  #1  RS500 [UK: 2/70]  #1 
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Side One
Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon 4:52
El Condor Pasa (If I Could) Milchberg-Robles-Simon 3:06
Cecilia Simon 2:55
Keep The Customer Satisfied Simon 2:33
So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright Simon 3:41
The Boxer Simon 5:08
Side Two
Baby Driver Simon 3:15
The Only Living Boy In New York Simon 3:57
Why Don't You Write Me Simon 2:45
Bye Bye Love† Bryant-Bryant 2:55
Song For The Asking Simon 1:39
Paul Simon-guitar, vocals
Art Garfunkel-vocals
Fred Carter Jr-acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Pete Drake-Dobro, pedal steel guitar
Eddie Simon-guitar (Cecilia)
Curly Chalker-pedal steel guitar (The Boxer)
Larry Knechtel-piano, organ, Fender Rhodes
Gary Coleman-vibraphone (Bridge Over Troubled Water)
Joe Osborn-bass guitar
Bob Moore-double bass
Hal Blaine-drums, percussion
Charlie McCoy-bass harmonica (The Boxer)
Los Incas-Peruvian instruments
§Album Design-Tony Lane; Photos-Abbott Mills, Peter Powell
Produced by: Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon, Roy Halee

Note: †Recorded live in Ames, Iowa

Bridge Over Troubled Water / Keep The Customer Satisfied
Simon (4:55) / Simon (2:33)
Columbia 45079, 1/70  #1   #1 

The boys separate again—Artie to movies (acting); Paul to solo career.
Reunited several times since 1970 for special concerts or events.
Cecilia² / The Only Living Boy In New York
Simon (2:40) / Simon (3:59)
Columbia 45133, 3/70 T20

Summer Festival For Peace(8/6/70) Paul Simon
El Condor Pasa² / Why Don't You Write Me
Milchberg-Robles-Simon (3:06) / Simon (2:45)
Columbia 45237, 8/70 T20

Note: Last Simon & Garfunkel single until My Little Town in 1975.


Simon sez solo career

There was a lot a troubled water during the last years of the Simon & Garfunkel partnership.
After recording that bridge album, Artie went to Hollywood to try a career in movies (sorta successful? Catch-22, Carnal Knowledge).
And Paul brought out a basketful of songs he'd been stockpiling and started a highly regarded solo career, starting with this, his second solo album (see 1965 for the first!)

Paul Simon
Columbia KC-30750
1/24/72 T20 [UK: 2/72]  #1 
Back Cover

Inside Cover

Side One
Mother And Child Reunion Simon 3:05
Duncan Simon 4:39
Everything Put Together Falls Apart Simon 1:59
Run That Body Down Simon 3:52
Armistice Day Simon 3:55
Side Two
Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard Simon 2:42
Peace Like A River Simon 3:20
Papa Hobo Simon 2:34
Hobo's Blues Simon 1:21
Paranoia Blues Simon 2:54
Congratulations Simon 3:42
Paul Simon-guitar, vocals
with (composite list):
Larry Knechtel-harmonium, electric piano, piano, organ
Jerry Hahn, David Spinoza, Huks Brown, Wallace Wilson-guitar
Ron Carter, Russel George, Joe Osborn, Jackie Jackson-bass
Hal Blaine, Winston Grennan, Victor Montanez-drums
Fred Lipsius, John Schroer, Steven Turre-horns
Mike Manieri-vibraphone
Airto Moreira-percussion
Neville Hinds-organ
Denzil Laing-percussion
Stephane Grappelli-violin (Hobo's Blues)
Stefan Grossman-bottleneck guitar (Paranoia Blues)
Charlie McCoy-bass harmonica (Papa Hobo)
Los Incas-charango, flute, percussion (Duncan)
Cissy Houston, Deirdre Tuck, Renelle Stafford, Von Eva Sims-Vocals (Mother And Child Reunion)
§Cover Photo- P A Harper
Produced by: Paul Simon, Roy Halee

Note: Mother And Child Reunion recorded at Dynamic Sounds Studios, Kingston, Jamaica

Simon And Garfunkel's Greatest Hits
Simon And Garfunkel's Greatest Hits

Columbia KC-31350, 6/72 T20 [UK: 7/72] T20
noted here because of the four live recordings—see this Discogs link for details


Paul Simon Covers
America Hamilton Camp (Welcome To) 2/69
  Bert Sommer (Inside Bert Sommer) 7/70
  Yes (45) 7/72
April Come She Will Hamilton Camp (Welcome To) 2/69
The Boxer Bob Dylan (Self Portrait) 6/70
The Dangling Conversation Joan Baez (Joan) 8/67
The 59th Street Bridge Song The Free Design (Kites Are Fun) 10/67
   (Feelin' Groovy) Mike Bloomfield & Al Kooper (The Live Adventures Of) 1/69
Homeward Bound The Beau Brummels ('66) 7/66
  Chad & Jeremy (Distant Shores) 8/66
  The Ashes (Featuring Pat Taylor) 5/70
I Am A Rock The Grass Roots (Where Were You When I Needed You?) 9/66
  The Hollies (Bus Stop) 10/66
  Buck Owens (Bridge Over Troubled Water) 2/71
Mrs Robinson Frank Sinatra (My Way) 3/69
  Booker T & The MG's (The Booker T Set) 5/69
Richard Cory Them (45) 5/66
▶ More Covers @ Second Hand Songs


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Song For The Asking
Time it was
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