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(Decca DL4694/74694)

CD Reissue: The entire contents of SOMETHIN' ELSE are included in "The Stewart Years" 10-CD box set from Bear Family Records. Eight tracks from contents of SOMETHIN' ELSE were split between the Folk Era reissues of Stay Awhile (1993) and Children of the Morning (1996).

Recording Sessions: Dates N/A
Original Release: November 15, 1965.
Format(s): LP record (Decca DL4694 (monaural) & DL74694 (stereo)); Open-Reel Tape; 8-Track Tape; Cassette Tape

Last revised:March 30, 2006.

SOURCE: "Somethin Else" album back. (Decca DL 74694/4694)
 
SIDE ONE
1. Parchment Farm Blues (2:16-BMI)
Special Arrangement And Adaptation By Jack Splittard - Randy Cierley
2. Early Morning Rain (2:33-ASCAP) Gordon Lightfoot
3. Where Are You Going Little Boy? (2:19-BMI)
  John Stewart
4. Interchangeable Love (We Love Us) (0:47-BMI)
  Mason Williams
5. Last Thing On My Mind (3:01-ASCAP) Tom Paxton
6. Go Tell Roger (There's Another Face Looking
    In The Window) (1:45-BMI) John Stewart
SIDE TWO
1. Red River Shore (2:27-BMI)
Special Arrangement And Adaptation By Jack Splittard - Randy Cierley
2. Verandah Of Millium August (2:29-BMI)
  John Stewart - Randy Cierley
3. They Are Gone (2:42-BMI) Mason Williams
4. Long Time Blues (2:15-BMI) Mason Williams
5. Dancing Distance (2:45-BMI)  
  Mason Williams - John Stewart
6. Runaway Song (2:00-BMI)
  John Stewart
Arranging: Randy Steirling
Recorded at: Columbus Recording Studio
Columbus Tower
San Francisco, California
Produced for: TRIDENT PRODUCTIONS, INC.
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The following musicians assisted the Kingston Trio and are heard on this album:

Dean Riley, bass
Randy Steirling, 9-string guitar, 12-string guitar, percussion
Jerry Granelli, drums
Andrew Belling, organ
David Wheat, guitar
John Chambers, drums
Rex Larsen, fender bass
Don Graham, sandwhiches and milk shakes

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A little the sad, sweet blues . . . some rock and roll . . . a jailhouse song . . . and a jingly, little kid thing, like jump-rope music. That takes you back to . . . Somethin Else!

The astonishing Kingston Trio never holds still long enough to be typed

And the sound! Back in the pioneer days when the fi was just beginning to ge high, when the electronics engineers were tearing tweeters and rattling woofers (and "tweeter" and "woffer" talk was the real "in" high-fi dialogue) . . . back in those days they would have worked in the phrase "New Sound" somewhere on the jacket of this one. "The New Sound of the Kingston Trio," or even "The AMAZING New Sound of the Kingston Trio." Something like that . . .

Now, with stereo a commonplace, and music room walls sprouting clusters of speakers that once would have done credit to the technical staff of Radio City Music Hall, hardly anybody talks very much about sheer sound in albums any more. Sounds from the superb to the bizarre are taken for granted.

Yet much of the Somethin' Else in this album is -- and let us not shun the old phrase -- a New Sound for the Kingstons. It is just short of the symphonic, which seems to be pretty elaborate backing for three finely blended voices that, after all, need little more than guitar and bass. But hear it! It's Somethin' Else! In places it has a beat born in that jailhouse and baptized in the waters of the Mersey.

Likely, though, you will keep going back to that crazy jump-rope song, the one with all the charm of childhood yet spiced with an adult sense of humor. "Go Tell Roger" it's called. It's SOMETHIN'ELSE . . .

SOURCE: "Somethin Else" album back. (Decca DL 74694/4694)
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