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.