Fiona is still in that wonderful phase where she’s discovering excellent music from decades past, just as I was introduced to Bob Dylan and The Beatles during my pre-teen years.
A few years ago I counted down my list of favorite songwriters and Paul Simon wound up in the top spot. So it’s no surprise that he’d place a song on this list.
What may be a surprise is that I’m not going with one of his solo tracks, particularly something from Graceland, one of the best albums ever recorded.
I’m referring to folk rock, a genre influenced by The Beatles themselves to some degree but mostly typified in the music of Bob Dylan, The Byrds and the focus of this week’s theme, Simon & Garfunkel.
Early on, Simon & Garfunkel leaned more toward the “folk” side of folk rock, but over the course of their five albums they introduced a host of new sounds to their repertoire and created a legacy that resonates to this day.