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The Kingston Trio: Five Classic Albums (The Kingston Trio / Here We Go Again / String Along / Close Up / New Frontier) (2CD)
 
AVID Roots continues with its Five Classic Albums series with a re-mastered 2 CD release from The Kingston Trio, complete with original artwork, liner notes and personnel details.
“The Kingston Trio”; “Here We Go Again”; “String Along”; “Close Up” and “New Frontier”.
Dave Guard, Nick Reynolds, Bob Shane and (later in 1961 due to “musical and financial differences”, when Guard left the group) John Stewart, The Kingston Trio were the most popular and best selling group of the folk revival era in the US in the late 1950s and early 1960s. In fact having won a Grammy award for Best Country & Western Performance for the single “Tom Dooley” taken from their first album “The Kingston Trio” at a time when no Folk Awards even existed, they were instrumental in a Folk Award being instigated by the Academy the following year, in which they of course won! The surprisingly huge success of “Tom Dooley”, largely due to strong support on radio led to a huge spike in sales for their initially slow selling debut LP which remained on the charts for four years and subsequently the Trio went on to become one of most popular and most influential groups of the era laying the foundation for the folk movement of the 1960s from Bob Dylan to Joan Baez, The Byrds and beyond. Here’s an amazing fact, by 1961 their sales made up 15% of Capitol Records total sales having sold 8 million records and earning Capitol over $25 million. Who said Folk music would never sell?
Check out:- Classic Folk (AMSC1386); Joan Baez (AMSC1213); Woody Guthrie & Jack Elliott (AMSC944): Hank Thompson (AMSC1371); Hank Williams (AMSC1267); Jimmie Rodgers (AMSC1382); Kitty Wells (AMSC1328); Patsy Cline (AMSC1313); Webb Pierce (AMSC1378); Jim Reeves (AMSC1294); Johnny Cash (AMSC1252); Marty Robbins (AMSC1281); Chet Atkins (AMSC1335).

CD1
1-12: ‘The Kingston Trio’
1. Three Jolly Coachmen
2. Bay Of Mexico
3. Banua
4. Tom Dooley
5. Fast Freight
6. Hard, Ain’t It Hard
7. Saro Jane
8. Sloop John B a/k/a Wreck Of The John B
9. Santo Anno a/k/a Santy Anno
10. Scotch And Soda
11. Coplas
12. Little Maggie
13-24: ‘Here We Go Again’
13. Molly Bee
14. Across The Wide Missouri
15. Haul Away
16. The Wanderer
17. ‘Round About The Mountain
18. Oleanna
19. The Unfortunate Miss Bailey
20. San Miguel
21. E Inu Tatou E
22. A Rollin’ Stone
23. Goober Peas
24. A Worried Man
25-30: ‘String Along’
25. Bad Man’s Blunder
26. The Escape Of Old John Webb
27. When I Was Young
28. Leave My Woman Alone
29. This Mornin’, This Evenin’, So Soon
30. Everglades


CD2
1-6: ‘String Along’
1. Buddy, Better Get On Down The Line
2. South Wind
3. Who’s Gonna Hold Her Hand
4. To Morrow
5. Along The Colorado Trail
6. The Tattooed Lady
7-18: ‘Close Up’
7. Coming From The Mountains
8. Oh, Sail Away
9. Take Her Out Of Pity
10. Don’t You Weep, Mary
11. The Whistling Gypsy
12. O Ken Karanga
13. Jesse James
14. Glorious Kingdom
15. When My Love Was Here
16. Karu
17. Weeping Willow
18. Reuben James
19-30: ‘New Frontier’
19. Greenback Dollar
20. Some Fool Made A Soldier Of Me
21. To Be Redeemed
22. Honey, Are You Mad At Your Man?
23. Adios Farewell
24. Poor Ellen Smith
25. My Lord What A Mornin’
26. Long Black Veil
27. Genny Glenn
28. The First Time
29. Dogie’s Lament
30. The New Frontier

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