25 Songs, 1 Hour 4 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5

7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Winkin, Blinkin and Nod


First album i searched for when i downloaded itunes. so glad that you all have it now. best of the best, inspired, enthusiastic, children's dream songs...super simon souls

Good, but ...

Anton Rang

This is missing most of the songs I loved in my childhood from the "Simon Sisters Sing for Children" LP ... especially the Lobster Quadrille, the best setting of that poem I've heard. Perhaps in time that will be released as well. For now, "Winkin', Blinkin' and Nod" is well worth it!

Correction for a great Collection...


This is for the person who wrote the "Great, but" review. Part of the title of this collection is "The Kapp Recordings"...The album you're talking about came out later on Columbia records...That's why those songs aren't on here.

About The Simon Sisters

The Simon Sisters were Carly Simon and Lucy Simon, who as a duo made a few obscure folky albums in the 1960s, predating Carly Simon's rise to fame as a star singer/songwriter. In the mid-'60s they recorded a couple of albums for Kapp in a pleasing if hardly innovative pop-flavored folk style, with tight coffeehouse harmonies in the manner of Peter, Paul & Mary and early Simon & Garfunkel. One of those recordings, "Winken, Blinken and Nod," was a small hit single, and although they did write some original material, much of their recorded repertoire consisted of covers of contemporary and traditional folk songs.

In the latter part of the 1960s Lucy Simon got married and the act broke up, Carly Simon of course going solo. However, Lucy continued to write, and in 1969 the Simon Sisters recorded a children's album for Columbia, The Simon Sisters Sing the Lobster Quadrille and Other Songs for Children, consisting of classic poems set to music by Lucy Simon. Not very similar to Carly Simon's well-known solo work, and pretty hard to find, the Simon Sisters' albums contain respectable folk and light folk-rock, worth hearing both by devoted Carly Simon fans and intense folk-rock fans in general. ~ Richie Unterberger


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