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|Dave Guard & the Whiskeyhill Singers|
Dave Guard & the Whiskeyhill Singers
Genres: Folk, Pop
A chronicle of Dave Guard's post-Kingston Trio career. The only place on CD to hear Judy Henske sing during the '60s, this reissue is even more of a must! Includes notes featuring an interview with Cyrus Faryar, plus tw... more »
A chronicle of Dave Guard's post-Kingston Trio career. The only place on CD to hear Judy Henske sing during the '60s, this reissue is even more of a must! Includes notes featuring an interview with Cyrus Faryar, plus two bonus tracks 'Ride On Railroad Bill' & 'Plane Wreck at Los Gatos. 2001. Collectors' Choice Music.
OK, so I'm biased.....
Edgar Bullington | Duarte, CA United States | 08/07/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was 15 when this album was first released. I wore out that first copy quickly, and have subsequently gone through several others. Listening to this CD issue is like hearing it for the first time - a bright, brilliant, loving transfer. The album was cititcized for its eclectic selections. Balderdash. Eclectic in those days meant not Top 40. Of course not - it's a work of well programmed art-listenable, vibrant. These talented folk may have shot themselves in the commercial foot, but Dave Guard, Cyrus Faryar, Buck Wheat, and the grand Miss Judy Henske gave us a seminal album too long unavailable."
They never quite gelled as a group - good though
Tony Spadaro | chapel hill, NC United States | 03/01/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"At the height of the Folk Scare, the Kingston Trio was the number one pop-folk group in the country and heard frequently on top 40 radio. Success of course led to a life of turing and sitting around hotel rooms learning how to hate each other
When Dave Guard left that group he took along the bassest (never credited, but the on stage and records "fourth" menber of the trio.
Guard put together the Whiskeyhill Singers and recorded this album in pretty quick order - then that group broke up too leaving this record orphaned in the process. It didn't sell very well and ex-members of the group tended to make rather uncomplimentary comments about it - and Guard.
The album is not bad. It is certainly not great but if you tastes run toward the Kingston Trio, The Chad Mitchell Trio, The Limelighters, etc you will probably enjoy the album. Ther is one genuine masterpiece on it - "Nobody knows You When You're Down and Out", sung by Judy Henske. If you never listen to the rest of the album you will have paid a fair price for this one cut."
Robert | 06/24/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"These sessions offer an unsavory combination of well-executed Weavers-like harmonies and rollicking if simplistic accompanyment, intermingled with lapses into overstylized and musically tasteless excesses, especially on solo parts. Plane Wreck at Los Gatos is well done. Fans of Judy Henske may want to get this disc given how little material she's recorded over the years (although most is now in print for the first time in decades). Overall, though, a disappointment."