His style and particularly his song “A Comme Amour” have a cult following in Asia – every new China Mobile SIM-card purchased in Shanghai since 2006 has this song as the default ringback tone when calling other subscribers.
Recorded March 10, 1964 (main track); June 15, 1965 (overdub)
Genre Folk rock
Writer(s) Paul Simon
Producer Tom Wilson
“The Sound of Silence” was originally called “The Sounds of Silence” and is titled that way on the early albums in which it appeared and on the first single release; only on later compilations was it retitled “The Sound of Silence”. Both the singular and the plural appear in the lyrics. In his book Lyrics 1964–2008 Simon has the title in the singular.
Written by Oliver Hood, member of “Rice Brothers’ Gang” (Paul Rice, Riley Puckett, Oliver Hood, Pud Brown)
Published 1939 , Written 1933
Language : English
Form : Ballad
Original artist : Pine Ridge Boys (1939)
Recorded by Rice Brothers Gang (1939) Jimmie Davis (1940)
Two versions of “You Are My Sunshine” were recorded and released prior to Jimmie Davis’s version.Davis and Charles Mitchell are the credited songwriters of “You Are My Sunshine”.
It has been declared one of the state songs of Louisiana as a result of its association with former state governor and country music singer Jimmie Davis.Davis emphasized his association with the song when running for governor, singing it at all his campaign rallies, while riding on a horse named “Sunshine”.
The bass riff kicks in and builds to the instrumental theme followed by the repetitive, nursery rhyme-like verse and chorus twice.
The song breaks-down into a spoken passage by Farian before it goes back into the bass riff and repeats the verse and chorus for the last time.
With its slightly hypnotic, repetitive bassline and strings and likewise repetitive, bright female vocals, the track is highly typical of mid-seventies “Munich disco”.
About Euro disco
Euro disco was not as funky, more pop oriented, and less soul influenced than American styled disco. European acts Silver Convention, Love and Kisses, Munich Machine, and American acts Donna Summer and the Village People, were acts that defined the late 1970s Eurodisco sound.