Best of The Kingston Trio - Vol. 3
(Capitol T/ST-2614 / SM-2614)
|Best of the
Kingston Trio, Vol. III
Yes. And small wonder. In their nearly ten years' reign as tops among modern folk artists, the Trio has recorded so many good songs and seen so many of them turn into hits that a Volume III of their :best" had become a necessity.
Reflecting their wide choice of material, this album includes such diverse items as Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land" and the Loewe-Lerner Broadway-born "They Call The Wind Maria." There is a Spanish-flavored "En El Agua" and the English-flavored "Three Jolly Coachman." And although the Trio sang its share of well-established folk favorites, they also had a tallent for finding new songs and starting them down the road to popularity. "Lemon Tree,"
up by Trini Lopez, is one such tune, as is "It Was a
Very Good Year," which made a very good year for
Frank Sinatra several years later. The moods are as
varied as the manner, but the singular sound comes
through, the sound of the Kingston Trio. Most of the
songs derive from the Nick Reynolds-Bob Shane-Dave Guard
period, but two of the songs -- "500 miles" and
"Jane, Jane. Jane" -- are one-third John
Stewart. He took Guard's place in 1961.
It was back in 1958 that the Kingston Trio immortalized the doomed Tom Dooley and started what became the "Folk Era" in American Music. Now, listining to this album, the latest of their best, it is easy to see why this young and vital trio first achieved and has long sustained its pre-eminence.
Jane, Jane, Jane
This Land Is Your Land
En El Agua
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