About The Simon Sisters (Lucy and Carly)
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, Rovi