Thursday, August 21, 2008

Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

Leonard Cohen - The Sound of Silence [originally by Simon & Garfunkel]
A couple weeks ago I mentioned this unique spoken-word performance from a tribute to Paul Simon concert at the 2006 Montréal International Jazz Festival. Definitely worth it to hear the classic song distilled into poetry and hauntingly read by the legendary Cohen.

Elvis Costello - Peace Like a River [originally by Paul Simon]
Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint - American Tune [originally by Paul Simon]
Also from the same tribute concert. Boyhowdy's got a couple more covers of American Tune in his latest post.

1 comment:

boyhowdy said...

Sweet! Thanks for the mention, and the nice finds -- I'm a big fan of Cohen and Costello alike. Esp. with Toussaint...his voice may be thinning out with age, but he's clearly still got it.