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on 16 April 2013
Incorrectly titled! Should be "The Very Best of Kingston Trio - The Dave Guard Years". Whilst I liked everything this group did, it was the voice and music of John Stewart that took me to them, and there is not one track which includes him in this compilation. Too late to correct; but maybe this record company could produce "The Very Best of Kingston Trio - The John Stewart Years" in the near future.
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The folk and pop music group The Kingston Trio helped launch the folk revival of the late 1950s to late 1960s. The group started as a San Francisco Bay Area nightclub act with an original line-up of Dave Guard, Bob Shane, and Nick Reynolds. They rose to international popularity, fuelled by unprecedented sales of long-playing record albums and helped to alter the direction of popular music in America. Their biggest hit albums were: 1958, The Kingston Trio; 1959, from the Hungry (live); At Large; Here We Go Again!; 1960, Sold Out & String Along.
Grammy Awards
1959 Best Country and Western Recording - "Tom Dooley"
1960 Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording - "At Large"

CD 1:
1. Tom Dooley/ 2. A Worried Man/ 3. The Mountains O'Mourne/ 4. All My Sorrows/ 5. Bad Man's Blunder/ 6. Fast Freight/ 7. Across The Wide Missouri/ 8. Sloop John B./ 9. Buddy Better Get On Down The Line/ 10. The Escape Of Old John Webb/ 11. Everglades/ 12. Good News/ 13. Green Grasses/ 14. Hard, Ain't It Hard/ 15. Molly Dee/ 16. Remember The Alamo/ 17. Roving Gambler / This Train/ 18. A Rollin' Stone/ 19. The Seine/ 20. Raspberries, Strawberries
CD 2:
1. When The Saints Go Marchin' In/ 2. Early In The Morning/ 3. Scarlet Ribbons/ 4. Bimini/ 5. Blow Ye Winds/ 6. Colorado Trail/ 7. Come Along Julie/ 8. Get Away John/ 9. Goober Peas/ 10. Corey, Corey/ 11. Haul Away/ 12. `Round About The Mountain/ 13. Santo Anno/ 14. The Tijuana Jail/ 15. Tomorrow Is A Long Time/ 16. The Unfortunate Miss Bailey/ 17. Wimoweh/ 18. Sail Away Ladies/ 19. I Bawled/ 20. San Miguel

This new compilation with a total running time of approx 101 minutes is a new addition to the One Day Music catalogue with its new slim line packaging and attractive design incorporating photographs and recording dates. The liner notes are by Dennis Turner and emphasise the importance of the Kingston Trio in the history of folk and new age music from America. Both CDs comprise recordings taken from the Capitol period 1958 to 1960. The material in this collection comes mainly from the first 7 albums that the trio recorded. (The Kingston Trio; ...from the Hungry i; Stereo Concert; At Large; Here We Go Again!; Sold Out; String Along).
The sound quality is excellent throughout. This is a stylish release that brings together songs from the peak years of the Kingston Trio and should interest both those with a liking for folk music and those who wish to experience the sound of the Kingston Trio courtesy of One Day Music. Excellent sound and excellent value.
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on 12 March 2013
Just as I remember them, and a very pleasant listen. They are now probably about as unfashionable as it gets, but they put out some very serviceable quasi-folk songs with workmanlike instrumentality and great harmonies. I tend to prefer the later stuff with John Stewart but there don't seem to be many compilations covering that period. Nostalgia again, but great value.
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on 26 April 2012
This is a fantastic double CD collection. I had forgotten how good this band were, certainly ahead of their time. The jewel is San Miguel from 1959, an atmospheric, brooding classic.
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on 15 February 2013
I have most of the Kingston Trio records from my youth and this is a good compilation of most of them. Slightly disappointed it did not have South Cost one of my favourites
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on 21 August 2013
The kingston trio have such melodic voices, wonderful to relax too. Fabulous music to drive too, brings back good memories.
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on 5 January 2013
I've been a fan of the Kingston Trio for many years. I saw them in London in the early sixties. I think it was about that time but my memory is not what it was! Their music doesn't date. I have virtually all the albums made by John Stewart. I recommend him to KT fans.
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on 17 July 2013
What can you say about music CD’s – you like the music, as you wouldn’t have purchased if you didn’t; and it either works or it don’t.
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