Popdose is pleased to present the first video from Richard Barone’s newly released collection of folk songs born in Greenwich Village, Sorrows & Promises.  The track is his rendition of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bleecker Street” (from their debut album, Wednesday Morning 3 A.M.) and features Pete and Maura Kennedy on the album performance.

If you’ve never walked these streets, you’ll feel like you’re there as you can feel the emotion of the song and the delivery from Mr. Barone.  The images, captured at night, indeed, catch the essence of not only Bleecker Street, but of the neighborhood – and Mr. Barone has delivered masterfully.

So here now is Paul Simon’s elegiac ode to this Greenwich Village flashpoint as re-invigorated by Richard Barone, “Bleecker Street”.

Sorrows & Promises:  Greenwich Village In The 1960’s is available now


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