Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Pre-Rock Pop Songs Covered by Rock Artists (An Occasional Series): Part III -- Special "My Glasses Need Cleaning" Edition

From 1975, please enjoy former Forest Hills neighbor of mine Art Garfunkel and his quite lovely lush remake of The Flamingos 1958 hit version of "I Only Have Eyes For You."

The song itself originally dates from the 1934 film Dames, where it was introduced by Dick Powell. The Flamingos version is, of course, one of the great late doo-wop classics. As for Artie's take, which hit Number One in the UK, I must confess that I'm not much of a fan of his solo work, but this particular track is really nice.

3 comments:

Sal Nunziato said...

I've loved Art's version since day one. Gorgeous. And like you, not a big fan of his solo work, but most of the "Breakaway" album is pretty terrific.

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danny1959 said...

I will always believe that Simon & Garfunkel split up because Paul Simon could never sing "Bridge Over Troubled Water" as exquisitely as Art Garfunkel did.