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Leaders of the 60s Folk Revolution [CD]

Kingston Trio Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (23 Aug 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Jasmine Records
  • ASIN: B003TL8MK2
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 215,453 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Three Jolly Coachmen (From the Album The Kingston Trio) 1:48£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Bay of Mexico (From the Album The Kingston Trio) 2:52£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Banua (From the Album The Kingston Trio) 1:39£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Tom Dooley (From the Album The Kingston Trio) 3:04£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Fast Freight (From the Album The Kingston Trio) 3:48£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Hard Ain't It Hard (From the Album The Kingston Trio) 2:25£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Saro Jane (From the Album The Kingston Trio) 2:23£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Sloop John B (From the Album The Kingston Trio) 3:31£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Santo Anno (From the Album The Kingston Trio) 2:18£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Scotch and Soda (From the Album The Kingston Trio) 2:33£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Coplas (From the Album The Kingston Trio) 2:39£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Little Maggie (From the Album The Kingston Trio) 1:46£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Tic Tic Tic (From the Album From the Hungry I) 2:12£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Gue Gue (From the Album From the Hungry I) 2:52£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Dorie (From the Album From the Hungry I) 2:59£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen16. South Coast (From the Album From the Hungry I) 4:27£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Zombie Jamboree (From the Album From the Hungry I) 3:15£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Wimoweh (From the Album From the Hungry I) 2:35£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen19. New York Girls (From the Album From the Hungry I) 2:45£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen20. They Call the Wind Maria (From the Album From the Hungry I) 5:02£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen21. The Merry Minuet (From the Album From the Hungry I) 2:09£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Shady Grove / Lonesome Traveller (From the Album From the Hungry I) 3:32£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen23. When the Saints Go Marching in (From the Album From the Hungry I) 3:43£0.69  Buy MP3 


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Listen  1. M.T.A. (From the Album The Kingston Trio at Large) 3:16£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. All My Sorrows (From the Album The Kingston Trio at Large) 2:49£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Blow Ye Winds (From the Album The Kingston Trio at Large) 2:02£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Corey, Corey (From the Album The Kingston Trio at Large) 2:08£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. The Seine (From the Album The Kingston Trio at Large) 2:42£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. I Bawled (From the Album The Kingston Trio at Large) 1:53£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Good News (From the Album The Kingston Trio at Large) 2:02£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Getaway John (From the Album The Kingston Trio at Large) 2:36£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. The Long Black Rifle (From the Album The Kingston Trio at Large) 3:06£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Early in the Morning (From the Album The Kingston Trio at Large) 2:06£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Scarlett Ribbons (From the Album The Kingston Trio at Large) 2:19£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Remember the Alamo (From the Album The Kingston Trio at Large) 3:01£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Molly Dee (From the Album Here We Go Again) 1:46£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Across the Wide Missouri (From the Album Here We Go Again) 3:04£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Haul Away (From the Album Here We Go Again) 2:27£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen16. The Wanderer (From the Album Here We Go Again) 2:30£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen17. 'Round About the Mountain (From the Album Here We Go Again) 2:43£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Oleanna (From the Album Here We Go Again) 1:58£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen19. The Unfortunate Miss Bailey (From the Album Here We Go Again) 2:19£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen20. San Miguel (From the Album Here We Go Again) 2:15£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen21. E Inu Tatou E (From the Album Here We Go Again) 1:53£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen22. A Rollin' Stone (From the Album Here We Go Again) 2:37£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Goober Peas (From the Album Here We Go Again) 2:22£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen24. A Worried Man (From the Album Here We Go Again) 2:54£0.69  Buy MP3 


Product Description

Four original million selling LPs on 2 CDs by the trio who took Folk music out of the clubs and onto the university campuses and stages of America and defined Folk Music in the late '50s and early '60s. Features many of their hit singles such as: "Tom Dooley" and their version "Sloop John B" which was later revived by the Beach Boys. The Kingston Trio transcended the negative idea of Folk music and gave major record labels the impetus to sign up many of the next wave of big Folk acts. This set includes full sleevenotes and chart history and is an essential for fans of the genre.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Making folk music popular 26 July 2011
By Amazon Customer #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Before 1958, folk music was still popular up to a point. Among its noted exponents were Pete Seeger and Burl Ives, while mainstream pop singer Jo Stafford (whose career was past its peak by 1958) recorded some albums of folk songs, albeit in a style designed to appeal to her pop fans.

The Kingston Trio (named after the Kingston in Jamaica) probably realized that their best chance of success lay in the fledgling albums market (then dominated by soundtracks and easy-listening music) rather than taking on the pop giants in the singles market, and eventually found a record label that allowed them to do that. In those days, the trio comprised Dave Guard (who quit in 1961, his place being taken by John Stewart), Nick Reynolds and Bob Shane. A curiosity of this compilation is that it shows pictures on the back of the enclosed booklet of Nick, Bob and John but not Dave - or maybe the caption saying John should say Dave. Other pictures do not have names attached, so maybe they are wrong for this compilation too. Still, it's the music that counts.

This set actually focuses on the fifties music of the Kingston Trio, though it would be fair to say that they blazed the trail for the folk boom of the early sixties. Here, you will find the trio's first three studio albums and their first live album, all of them originally released in 1958 or 1959. A second live album from 1959 is not featured, as it wasn't planned as an official release (it was an experiment with stereo) and in any case contained mostly songs that appeared on the first two albums. The three studio album featured all topped the American album charts, while the live album just missed the top spot. You could say that they were a very hot act during that period.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Kingston Trio Collection 16 Nov 2010
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If you like the Kingston Trio you will like this double CD, which contains 4 of their original LPs, it's as simple as that. As one who considers their contribution to music history rather neglected I welcome this sort of re-issue. Where would Dylan, Baez and all the rest have been without the K.T. breaking new ground. Almost all of their best known tracks are there. Sit back and enjoy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Making folk music popular 31 May 2011
By Peter Durward Harris - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Before 1958, folk music was still popular up to a point. Among its noted exponents were Pete Seeger and Burl Ives, while mainstream pop singer Jo Stafford (whose career was past its peak by 1958) recorded some albums of folk songs, albeit in a style designed to appeal to her pop fans.

The Kingston Trio (named after the Kingston in Jamaica) probably realized that their best chance of success lay in the fledgling albums market (then dominated by soundtracks and easy-listening music) rather than taking on the pop giants in the singles market, and eventually found a record label that allowed them to do that. In those days, the trio comprised Dave Guard (who quit in 1961, his place being taken by John Stewart), Nick Reynolds and Bob Shane. A curiosity of this compilation is that it shows pictures on the back of the enclosed booklet of Nick, Bob and John but not Dave - or maybe the caption saying John should say Dave. Other pictures do not have names attached, so maybe they are wrong for this compilation too. Still, it's the music that counts.

This set actually focuses on the fifties music of the Kingston Trio, though it would be fair to say that they blazed the trail for the folk boom of the early sixties. Here, you will find the trio's first three studio albums and their first live album, all of them originally released in 1958 or 1959. A second live album from 1959 is not featured, as it wasn't planned as an official release (it was an experiment with stereo) and in any case contained mostly songs that appeared on the first two albums. The three studio album featured all topped the American album charts, while the live album just missed the top spot. You could say that they were a very hot act during that period.

Their eponymous debut album sold slowly at first, but as interest in one song (Tom Dooley, based on the true story of Tom Dulay) grew, that song was released as a single and both the single and album became very successful, topping their respective charts in America. Tom Dooley also became a huge UK hit, with the Kingston Trio`s version making the top five and Lonnie Donegan`s cover making the top three. It is ironical that a group determined to succeed as album artists actually became popular because of a track that was only released as a single because of radio airplay.

The trio wrote some but not all of their own songs, although some of the covers were of songs that were fairly obscure and might have remained so but for the Kingston Trio. Apart from Tom Dooley, the most familiar songs include Wimoweh (sometimes titled The lion sleeps tonight) and Sloop John B, which have both become standards, and have been hits for other artists in Britain and America at various times. Other songs that you may recognize include When the saints go marching in, All my sorrows, Early in the morning, Scarlet ribbons and a worried man.

The albums here represent the Kingston Trio at their most commercially successful, but they sustained that success through to 1963. I look forward to hearing further music by the Kingston Trio, including their music with John Stewart, but there is sufficient here to hold my interest until their sixties music enters the public domain providing British copyright laws remain as they are.
5.0 out of 5 stars Folk music for all 2 Jun 2014
By Sherlock - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Many well known folk tunes are on this cd. It is an easy group of tunes with which to sing. Fun!
5.0 out of 5 stars A good gift for folks who enjoy folk music 27 May 2014
By Le Chat Noir - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is a good listening and/or singing along with CD and it makes a good gift for people who remember the 60s-70s
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kingston Trio 30 Aug 2010
By janikins - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Excellent CD, full of favorite songs. These are the original 3, so definitely worth having in your collection.
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