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Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel: Reeling Back the Years - The Audiophile Man
Title: The Early Years Label: Hoodoo An intriguing CD collection that features the pre-fame duo under a range of guises. Broadly covering works between 1957 and 1961, the tracks include Simon and Garfunkel as Tom & Jerry in 1957 and 1958, Paul Simon as True Taylor in 1958, Simon again between 1958 and 1962 as Jerry Landis, Simon once more but, this time with Lou Simon and The Ace Trumpets backing band in 1961, Garfunkel as Artie Garr in 1961 and Simon finally as part of the Mystics with Bob Ferrante, George Galfo, Albee Cracolici and Al Contrera in 1960 plus Simon back with his Landis name under the Tico & The Triumphs moniker in 1961 along with Mickey Borack (who was the ‘Tico’ of the band name), Gail Lynn, Marty Cooper and Howie Beck. All of this work was recorded in New York by a range of labels including BIG, MGM, Warwick, Canadian American, Hunt, Amy, Laurie, Octavia and AMP. This host of work does reveal a number of intriguing sub-plots in the history of the pair. The most interesting was the time, Art Garfunkel was temporarily side-lined at school during the duo’s Tom & Jerry period, working with …