All My Sorrows

Dave Guard / Bob Shane / Nick Reynolds

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  Nick Reynolds (vocal, guitar), Bob Shane (vocal, guitar, banjo), Dave Guard (vocal, guitar, banjo), Buck Wheat (bass):
Album: THE KINGSTON TRIO AT LARGE (Original Capitol LP record release) T/ST-1199 - 1959 -- TRACK TIME: (N/A) Album: SCARLET RIBBONS (Capitol LP record re-issue of previously recorded material from THE KINGSTON TRIO AT LARGE) SF-515 - date unknown Album: THE KINGSTON TRIO (Pickwick Records LP record reissue of tracks previously available on original Capitol releases) - SPC-3360 -- (c)(p) date N/A Album: EARLY AMERICAN HEROS (Pair Records CD record reissue of tracks previously available on original Capitol releases) - CDL-9417 -- (c)(p) 1984 Album: KINGSTON TRIO AT LARGE / HERE WE GO AGAIN (Capitol CD re-issue of previously available tracks from THE KINGSTON TRIO and . . . FROM THE HUNGRY I) CDP 7 96749 2 - 1991 Album: THE KINGSTON TRIO: THEIR GREATEST AND FINEST PERFORMANCES (Readers Digest CD re-issue of previously available tracks from assorted Capitol LP albums (1958-1964)) 093C - 1994 -- TRACK TIME (3:05)      
      Album: THE CAPITOL YEARS (Capitol four disk CD compilation of previously available tracks from the Dave Guard and John Stewart era Trios) CDP 7 96748 2 - 1992 -- TRACK TIME: (2:45) THE EP COLLECTION -- TRACK TIME: (N/A) Album: STRING ALONG (Original Vanguard CD release) 77009-2  - 1994 -- TRACK TIME: (2:25) Album: EARLY AMERICAN HEROS (Pair Records CD record reissue of tracks previously available on original Capitol releases) - Catalogue# N/A -- (c)(p) date N/A Album: THE GUARD YEARS (Bear Family Records CD re-issue of previously recorded material) BCD 16160 JK - 1997 -- TRACK TIME: (2:49)
Song Specific Liner Notes    
ALBUM NOTES  
The Kingston Trio At Large ALL MY SORROWS (Guard / Shane / Reynolds) was first heard by Bob Shane in a Los Angeles coffee house. The Trio then became acquainted with Glenn Yarborough's version of the tune as a love song, and in their own adaptation, have kept it as a love story. "It was originally a lullaby," notes Dave Guard, "and possibly a spiritual before that."
THE CAPITOL YEARS ( CDP 7 96748 2) 16: All My Sorrows (Guard / Shane / Reynolds) 2:45
Master #22601 recorded February 17, 1959
Album: THE KINGSTON TRIO AT LARGE
Just about everybody's favorite B side from the Dave/Nick/Bob era is "All My Sorrows" which has the dual distinction of being one of the best cuts from a great album (AT LARGE) and the flip side of a great single ("MTA.) The Trio borrowed this song from the pre Limeliters repertoire of Glenn Yarborough and turned it into one of the most movingly understated moments that the band ever put on tape. Not long after Dave Guard was claimed by cancer, Lindsey Buckingham did a cover version of "All My Sorrows" for his 1992 album OUT OF THE CRADLE. Acknowledged as one of the geniuses of modern Rock, the former Fleetwood Mac member learned many a guitar lick from Kingston Trio records, and he considered Dave a good friend, as well as a mentor. Said Lindsey "I thought that would just be something nice for him."
The Kingston Trio: Their Greatest Hits and Finest Performances All My Sorrows (Traditional; arranged by Guard-Shane-Reynolds) Bob Shane and Nick Reynolds first came across this song, a variant of the lullaby "All My Trials" (recorded by Odetta and Dick and Dee Dee), in a Los Angeles coffee house. Later they heard Glenn Yarbrough, lead singer of The Limeliters, give it a love-song interpretation, and they kept that approach for their own adaptation. Appropriately, this intimate version (from The Kingston Trio At Large LP) is backed by very quiet guitar and bass. "All My Sorrows" also was recently covered by ex-Fleetwood Mac member Lindsey Buckingham on his 1992 solo LP Out of the Cradle.

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Covers by other artists    
Artist's Name ALBUM CATALOG NO.
Joe & Eddie (All My Trials) "Joe & Eddie" (circa 1962) Cresendo GNP-#75
Harry Belafonte (All My Trials) "Love Is a Gentle Thing" (196?) RCA LMP-1927 / LSP-1927
Anita Carter (All My Trials) "Sings Folk Songs Old and New " (1963) Mercury MG-20770/SR-60770

 

All My Sorrows
Only one thing that money can't buy,
true love that will never die.
All my sorrows soon forgotten.

Carefree lovers down country lanes,
don't know my grief, can't feel my pain.
All my sorrows soon forgotten.

Bridge:
But it's too late, my love.
Too late but never mind.
All my sorrows soon forgotten.

Now there's one more thing that troubles my mind.
My love is gone, left me behind.
All my sorrows soon forgotten.

Repeat bridge

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