KINGSTON TRIO At Large
Reissue: Released by Capitol
Records in 1992, The Kingston Trio At
Large / Here We Go Again was the second of four "Special
Double Play" CD reissues of the eight
Kingston Trio premiere LP releases of Guard era
material (NOTE: The Trio's Christmas album, The
Last Month of the Year," had been released
as a solo-CD reissue in 1989.) With the exception
of KINGSTON TRIO / . . . FROM THE
by the middle-late 90s all of these very
desirable CDs had been withdrawn by Capitol, and
disappeared from music store shelves.
In 1997, all of the tracks from THE KINGSTON TRIO were included in "The Guard Years" 10-CD box set from Bear Family Records.
In June, 2001 Collector's Choice Records reissued The Kingston Trio At Large / Here We Go Again again as a two-album CD.
LP Reissue: THE KINGSTON TRIO remained in general release in various forms around the world for many years. It was also reissued in LP form under the title of Tom Dooley with two tracks edited out ("BANUA" and "SANTY ANNO".)
February 16, 17 and 18, 1959
Last revised:March 30, 2006
The Kingston Trio presents a variety of ballads from many times and places . . . exciting tales of high adventure, humorous tunes, and tender love songs. Each is delivered with the imagination and spirit that have brought the group tremendous acclaim.
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."
BLOW YE WINDS (Dave Guard) was first learned by Dave Guard as a British song, The Eclipse. This interpretation is a composite from several American sources. The last three choruses are based, however, on the British version used by Ewan MacColl and Ed McCurdy.
COREY, COREY (Guard / Shane / Reynolds) Comes from the Southern Appalachians and is a favorite of banjo pickers as well as singers. Some of the lyrics have been rewritten by the Trio. Final lyric revisions, incidentally, are usually done by Dave Guard.
THE SEINE (Irving Burgess) is a misty, romantic ballad by Lord Burgess. It creates a mood somewhat far afield from the calypsos by which he's best known.
THE LONG BLACK RIFLE (L. Coleman / N. Gimbel) was suggested to the Kingston Trio by their vocal coach, in California, Judy Davis.
EARLY MORNIN' (R. Starr / D. Wolf) is the familiar What Shall We Do with a Drunken Sailor? It may date back, Dave feels, to the time of Sir Francis Drake.
SCARLET RIBBONS (FOR HER HAIR) (E. Danzig / J. O. Segal) id thought of as a traditional folk tune by many, but actually was composed several years ago by Evelyn Danzig / Jack Segal. It's an impressive tribute to the composers' ability to catch the spirit of folk music.
REMEMBER THE ALAMO (Jane Bowers) was written by Jane Bowers, a proud Texan who knows much of Texas lore, and has constructed several songs from her knowledge. The Trio met her when they were performing in Austin.
Produced by VOYLE GILMORE
THIS CAPITOL RECORDING IS PLAYING ON MONOPHONIC OR STEREO PHONOGRAPHS
This monophonic microgroove recording cannot become obsolete. It has been carefully engineered to provide the finest monophonic performance from any phonograph -- old or new, monophonic or stereophonic. Like all high-fidelity albums from Capitol, it is a top-quality product of the recording art, and will continue to be a source of outstanding reproduction, now and on the future.
FACTORIES: SCRANTON, PA -- LOS ANGELES, CALIF.
This typo appears on my vinyl copy of At Large and was reproduced on to the LINER NOTES for the Capitol SPECIAL DOUBLE PLAY re-issue.
read "The Kingston Trio" (T 996)