Anniversary Sale!
Christmas 45s
 Classic 45s
Quick Search (Use Advanced Search)
Title Artist Label
Original issues    Reissues    Either
Last Update: 03/18/18
12845 45's In Stock: 164 Added This Week
  Home : Folk Rock Log In | Create an Account | Cart Contents | Checkout | Contact Us  
JavaScript Tree Menu
 Collect A List!
Billboard Charts: Find the Hits!
Dave Marsh: 1001 Greatest 45s
Kev Roberts: Top Northern Soul 45s
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Songs
Classic 45s: 1 & 2 Star | 2-Star Only
 Quick Browse
Browse Artists
Browse Labels
Browse Producers/Arrangers
Browse Songwriters
 Bargain Bin
Classic 45's Bargain BinRummage through hundreds of original-issue 45's for $6.00 or less!

1950's: All
1960's: Rock | Soul | All
1970's: Rock | Soul | All
1980's: Rock | Dance | All
 Follow/Share Us On Twitter
Online record stores and more
 Product Information 
This 45 Is Not in Stock
#157 (RS 500)  
The Sounds of Silence/ We've Got A Groovey Thing Goin' by Simon & Garfunkel

Label: Columbia 43396 Year: 1965
Factory sleeve included
Condition: M- $24.00
The Sounds of Silence/ We've Got A Groovey Thing Goin'This is a beautiful copy of the duo's first hit (the regular version with overdubbed electric bass & guitar), blessed with styrene grooves that have preserved pristine Mint audio... a real treat! And yes, "Groovey" really is spelled like that on the label! :-)

The classic A side was a track from the duo's first LP, a pure folk endeavor called Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.. For this single, producer Tom Wilson overdubbed an electric guitar courtesy of Al Gorgoni, plus an electric bass and drums. (The single was also briefly available with the pure-folk version of the song.) The B side of the single appeared on the 1966 LP Sounds of Silence, except with Groovy spelled correctly. With two electrified folk tracks on this single, then, Simon & Garfunkel officially followed Dylan and the Byrds into the widening new realm of Folk Rock.

Note: This copy comes in a vintage Columbia Records factory sleeve. The labels and vinyl (styrene) have very light signs of wear, grading Near Mint. As noted, the audio sounds flawless on both sides. I believe this is another first for Classic 45s since opening in 2001 a copy of this essential single that has Mint audio! (Columbia Records and its family of labels used styrene almost exclusively for their 45 records, starting back in the 1950s. Undamaged styrene, in my opinion (as well as others), is much quieter than vinyl, and less prone to damage from surface scuffs. Therefore, I always rejoice when encountering pristine styrene 45s. However, styrene is also less durable than vinyl, and it doesn't take more than a handful of plays on inferior audio equipment to ruin styrene grooves for life. The record may still look new, but the hidden damage cannot be discerned until you play the record. That's part of the service we provide at Classic 45s by providing separate grades for audio, as well as for labels and vinyl (generic).)

Condition Detail:Label: M-   |   Vinyl: M-   |   Audio: MWritten by: Paul Simon (A&B)Produced by: Tom WilsonChart info: #1p in November 1965Mix: Mono (Default for U.S. 45s before 1973)


More 45's by Simon & Garfunkel
 A Hazy Shade of Winter (M-), Columbia HOF 33115, 1966: $7.00 
 Image available for this 45 record The Boxer/ Baby Driver (EX+), Columbia 44785, 1969: $18.00 
 The Dangling Conversation (M), Columbia HOF 33115, 1966: $7.00 
 The Dangling Conversation (M-), Columbia HOF 33115, 1966: $7.00 
 Image available for this 45 record The Dangling Conversation/ The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine (M-), Columbia 43728, 1966: $40.00 
 Image available for this 45 record The Dangling Conversation/ The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine (M-), Columbia 43728, 1966: $20.00 

If you like this kind of music, take a listen to . . .
  Feelings/ Let Me Stay With You by Barry Mann (M-), Scepter 12281, 1970: $15.00
   Over My Head/ I'm So Afraid by Fleetwood Mac (M-), Reprise 1339, 1975: $14.00
  Proof/ The Coast by Paul Simon (M), WB 19464, 1991: $5.00
   The Circle Is Small by Gordon Lightfoot (M), WB 8518, 1978: $8.50
 Shopping Cart empty!
mp3 availableNow playing:
 I Still Believe In You I Still Believe In You by Sterling Magee

- All recent tunes
- Jukebox categories:
Soul | Rock | RnB | Dance | All
- new! Jukebox Snippets By Date
 Sale Items
 Chinese Kung Fu Chinese Kung Fu by Banzaii
$5.50 $5.00

More 45's on sale ...
Subscribe to Classic 45's!
Our weekly update service keeps you posted on all our new 45's. Give it a try!

Subscribe   Unsubscribe

Or you can subscribe using our...
    - News Feed
    - Jukebox Podcast
    - News Widget (Mac only)
    - Jukebox Widget (Mac only)

 Louise Neal 1960s Soul 45s
Louise Neal 45 CollectionSee what's for sale and for auction from this amazing collection of 1960s U.S. promo 45s, most new and unplayed. Soul music dominates, but there are many treasures from Rock, RnB, and Blues.

All Collection 45s In Stock
All Collection 45s Added So Far

For sale:


Auction Archives (Last Updated 10/18/16)
 Mint, Unplayed Stock
Mint BoxesThese virtual "boxes" are for you folks who only like new, unplayed or pristine Mint 45s.
1950's: Rock | RnB | Pop | All
1960's: Rock | Soul | All
1970's: Rock | Soul | Dance | All
1980's: Rock | Dance | All

Design your own virtual "box" using our Advanced Search form!

 Image Gallery
Here are all the 45's that have images in our catalog!
1950's: Rock | RnB | All
1960's: Rock | Soul | All
1970's: Rock | Soul | All
1980's: Rock | Dance | All
Notice! Shipping Options and Prices Temporarily Out of Order... Will be working again soon!

  March 19, 2018     

Instant SSL Pro
This is a Flash-Free website