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Live At Newport

1 Mar 2010 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Mar 2010
  • Label: Legends Live
  • Copyright: 2010 Copyright Group
  • Total Length: 29:32
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  • ASIN: B003IOUZNC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lawrance M. Bernabo HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on 20 Mar 2004
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If you go by a strictly commercial standard then the Kingston Trio were the most popular folk group in the world when the Fifties changed into the Sixties. Dave Guard, Nick Reynolds, and Bob Shane also helped to make folk music hugely popular with the record buying public and a pretty good argument can be made that because Capitol Records was making so much with the Kingston Trio then could afford to take chances to put Pete Seeger (formerly of the blacklisted Weavers) under contract or to sign a young singer-songwriter named Bob Dylan. At the same time they were not especially embraced by the serious folk audience, who frowned upon the group's popularization of traditional songs. However, the one place where the Kingston Trio received a good reception was at the Newport Folk Festival as this live album from 1959 evidences.
Following an introduction by George Wein, the Jazz Pianist who founded the Newport Jazz Festival, the Kingston Trio do a 12-song set that mixes some traditional songs such as "Saro Jane," "When the Saints Go Marching In," and "Three Jolly Coachmen" with some of the group's early hits including "M.T.A." and "Remember the Alamo." But there are also some of the original songs written by the group with "All My Sorrows" and "Scotch and Soda." There is also the Calypso song "The Zombie Jamboree," which makes for a fun finale. The performance is not as polished as some of the group's live nightclub albums from this period, such as "from the 'Hungry I,'" but it does have a nice sense of energy. Now all we need is for a domestic version of this CD to be produced so having it is no longer cost prohibitive.
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It's been fifty years (!) since The Kingston Trio set the pop world afire with "Tom Dooley" and "(Charlie on the) MTA," and, in the process, turned "folk" music mainstream. College kids with energy, talent, and lively humor to burn, the Trio avoided the protest songs and controversy which led to the blacklisting of The Weavers during the McCarthy era. Featured at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1958, they became star attractions the following year when the Newport Folk Festival was inaugurated.

This CD, recorded at that 1959 Festival but not released until 1994, highlights the youth, high spirits, and just plain good fun of a Kingston Trio concert, long before rock concerts became the norm. Only thirty-seven minutes long, this CD contains mostly songs that were already big hits (and had already been recorded), but for those newbies wanting a short sample of their music and performing style or long-time fans wanting a historic live recording, this does the job nicely.

"Saro Jane," "Hard Ain't It Hard," "When the Saints Go Marching In," and "Three Jolly Coachmen" have the insistent rhythms of guitar and banjo, the unrelenting energy, and the easy harmonies that typify Kingston Trio albums. "All My Sorrows," "South Coast," and "Scotch and Soda" add some quieter, minor-keyed variety to the selection. Their wild, irreverent humor, as close as the Trio gets to a protest, is seen in "Merry Minuet," in which the "rioting in Africa" and "starving in Spain," becomes a comment on politics and the environment, which may someday be solved by the "mushroom-shaped cloud."

Filled with the high-pitched screams and cheers of their young audience, to which the group plays with asides and seemingly off-the-cuff remarks, this CD is classic Kingston Trio--loads of fun and loads of now-familiar songs. For those wanting a bigger selection of songs and a much longer album, the "Hungry I" CD may be one to look at. Mary Whipple
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
From irreverent college boys to folk legends--how time flies! 12 April 2008
By Mary Whipple - Published on Amazon.com
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It's been half a century(!) since The Kingston Trio set the pop world afire with "Tom Dooley" and "(Charlie on the) MTA," and, in the process, turned "folk" music mainstream. College kids with energy, talent, and lively humor to burn, the Trio avoided the protest songs and controversy which led to the blacklisting of The Weavers during the McCarthy era. Featured at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1958, they became star attractions the following year when the Newport Folk Festival was inaugurated.

This CD, recorded at that 1959 Festival but not released until 1994, highlights the youth, high spirits, and just plain good fun of a Kingston Trio concert, long before rock concerts became the norm. Only thirty-seven minutes long, this CD contains mostly songs that were already big hits (and had already been recorded), but for those newbies wanting a short sample of their music and performing style, or long-time fans wanting a historic live recording, this does the job nicely.

"Saro Jane," "Hard Ain't It Hard," "When the Saints Go Marching In," and "Three Jolly Coachmen" have the insistent rhythms of guitar and banjo, the unrelenting energy, and the easy harmonies that typify Kingston Trio albums. "All My Sorrows," "South Coast," and "Scotch and Soda" add some quieter, minor-keyed variety to the selection. Their wild, irreverent humor, as close as the Trio gets to a protest, is seen in "Merry Minuet," in which the "rioting in Africa" and "starving in Spain," become a comment on politics and the environment, which may someday be solved by the "mushroom-shaped cloud."

Filled with the high-pitched screams and cheers of their young audience, to which the group plays with asides and seemingly off-the-cuff remarks, this CD is classic Kingston Trio--loads of fun and loads of now-familiar songs. For those wanting a bigger selection of songs and a much longer album, the "Hungry I" CD may be one to look at. n Mary Whipple

The Kingston Trio/ From the Hungry I
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Album with a heart as big as all outdoors! 30 Nov 2007
By S. O'Neel - Published on Amazon.com
The Kingston Trio at their early, young, fresh best. A bit more polished that "...From the Hungry i" -- but still a remarkable moment that united Folk and Pop. This is one of those albums that reminds us that there was a time when banjo players were considered "cool."

Enjoy!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Great live album! 11 Sep 2009
By Susan Pacheco - Published on Amazon.com
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I was searching for music from 1959 for a 50th birthday party and stumbled across this. Although not all the songs were from 1959, it was a great addition to my playlist for this party. The party was in Rhode Island (home of the Newport Folk Festival) and they had just celebrated their 50th birthday! Enjoyed the music very much and have listened to it (on its own) many times since the party.
Reminds me of my "days in college" 5 Mar 2014
By bugmannn - Published on Amazon.com
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Some of the best music from the Kingston Trio! I still play the C/D on a regular basis, even though this music was recorded at the Newport Folk Festival in 1959. Other "newer" cuts that I like are Coplas and Green Back Dollar. A truly magnificent group!

I also love the Weavers at Carnegie Hall, 1958? or so.
CD of a Flawed Recording 18 Feb 2014
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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Many songs on this CD are recorded with the lead vocal being buried by harmony vocals. Delay was added to the first half of the performance, perhaps to make the sound bigger, but they should have just left it alone. The recording improves in the second half, but never reaches the quality of their other live recordings. There is nothing new in the introductions to the songs, either, in case you are considering purchasing the CD to enjoy more of the humor of the group. In short, if you really have to have the complete collection of KT recordings, include this one for the historical event, but not for listening enjoyment.
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