RECORDED IN LIVE PERFORMANCE
following LINER NOTES are much as they appear on the back
of the album jacket. The sleeve contains images of albums
by the Kingston Trio and other Capitol atrists:
The voice you here introducing this lice performance by the Kingston Trio is that of Ronnie Schell, the talented young San Francisco comic who has been appearing in concert with the Trio for the past year. Here he adds a few comments of his own:
"I want to thank The Kingston Trio for asking me to play such a key role in this concert with them. Incidentally, This is my first comedy album. How do you like me? I've had both a personal and professional association with the boys BTD (before Tom Dooley). Like most people, I'm a big fan of theirs. I even like the way they sing and play. I understand that Bobby once took guitar from Carlos Montoya. In fact, I think he still has it."
"Many of their fans frequently ask me, 'What is it like touring with the Kingston Trio?' Well, it's a real ball. As far as the traveling itself, it's varied. You'd think in these days of jet travel we'd fly everywhere. Not with the Kingstons. One of the boys happens to be a devout coward and extremely nervous on airplanes. I'd tell you which one it is but I'm scared he might get mad, stand up on his tiptoes, and punch me in the knee. Constant flying does present other serious problems you folks who aren't in BTSB (big time show biz) may not be aware of. For instance, after the closing of a show in Los Angeles one night we had only 24 hours to get to our next show in Boston. We almost didn't make it because we had to go by way of Miami. No, not engine trouble, John had already seen the movie on the non-stop jet to Boston."
"As far as the fans themselves are concerned, we find ourselves constantly mobbed by autograph seekers everywhere. In Minneapolis one night the Trio signed 7,753 autographs. I think that was the exact figure. I did loose count at one point because I signed three autographs myself. (Which I thought was considerate of Nick, Bob & John). What more can I say? Well, a lot more but at the moment, I don't have any more time. It's late and I have to go to my room and press the Trio's pants."
produced by VOYLE GILMORE
This album was recorded in the grand ballroom of the new Student Union Building, on the campus of the University of California at Los Angeles. The Kingston Trio and Capitol Records wishes to express their special thanks to Dean B.H. Atkinson and the Associated Students at UCLA Their cooperation, coupled with the University's excellent facilities, has helped Capitol's engineers to produce an on-the-spot recording of surpassing quality
COVER PHOTO / CAPITOL STUDIO / KEN VEEDER
THIS STEREO RECORD
SHOULD BE PLAYED ONLY WITH A STEREO CARTRIDGE AND NEEDLE
TO AVOID DAMAGE.
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It has long been my opinion that live performance albums, for the most part, do an excellent job of capturing the personality of the artist(s). College Concert is just such a recording. However, much of this recording, in fact, was not done live. But rather was recorded in the studio with the audience sounds add in later.
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Re CD AVAILABILITY:
In the LINER NOTES for the Capitol Special Double Play reissues of 1st gereration albums, Ben Blake suggests that the label had, at one time (c. 1992), intended a similar release of Stewart era albums. This never came to pass. "College Concert," was finally released in the fall of 1999 on CD, by Collectors Choice Records, paired with "Close Up" (CCM 104-2)
You will find, However, the CD "An Evening with the Kingston Trio" (Folk Era FR2064CD) to be a similar but uniquily different presentation which includes many of the same songs found on "College Concert".
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