James Taylor and Carly Simon sing Mockingbird

I don’t know who had the brilliant idea of taking a familiar gentle lullaby and converting it into a really rocking song, one of my favorites that I never tire of hearing. It is a tribute to the person who did the arrangement and to two wonderful singers, seen here belting it out in a rousing live performance in 1979. Any baby listening to it is more likely to dance in their crib than fall asleep.


  1. says

    Thank you for posting this. It then took me to youtube and down memory lane for a bunch of other great Carly Simon songs. (I’d forgotten just how many really great songs she had, and what a great voice she had). Here’s another one I really like.

  2. Mano Singham says


    That is another great song. She is a terrific singer-songwriter and listing all her great songs would take too long.

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