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Capitol Collectors Series
Kingston Trio
Capitol Collectors Series
Genres: Folk, Pop
  •  Track Listings (20) - Disc #1

Track Listing — 1 Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair) — 2 Tom Dooley — 3 Raspberries, Strawberries — 4 Tijuana Jail, The — 5 M. T. A. — 6 Worried Man, A — 7 Coo-Coo-U — 8 El Matador — 9 Bad Man's Blunder — 10 Everglades — 11 Wh...  more »


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All Artists: Kingston Trio
Title: Capitol Collectors Series
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Capitol
Release Date: 5/30/1990
Genres: Folk, Pop
Style: Traditional Folk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 077779271023, 0077779271054, 077779271054, 762185180440


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Track Listing
1 Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair)
2 Tom Dooley
3 Raspberries, Strawberries
4 Tijuana Jail, The
5 M. T. A.
6 Worried Man, A
7 Coo-Coo-U
8 El Matador
9 Bad Man's Blunder
10 Everglades
11 Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
12 Scotch and Soda
13 Jane, Jane, Jane - (stereo)
14 One More Town
15 Greenback Dollar
16 Reverend Mr. Black
17 Desert Pete
18 Ally Ally Oxen Free
19 Patriot Game
20 Seasons in Sun

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Reviewed on 9/4/2011...
Excellent! Where have all the folksingers gone? A young kingston trio is both fun and interesting.

CD Reviews

Twenty Folk/Pop Gems
Steve Vrana | Aurora, NE | 04/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Let's get this straight up front, the Kingston trio were a squeaky clean folk group with no real political agenda (leftist or otherwise), but for the five years represented on this single-disc collection they recorded a substantial body of high caliber work. [And don't let the matching striped shirts and clean-cut looks turn you off--in fact, the cover photo reminds me a lot of the Beach Boy publicity shots from the early Sixties.]

They charted seventeen songs on Billboard's Top 40 chart and they're all here, beginning with the No. 1 "Tom Dooley" in 1958 and ending with "Ally Ally Oxen Free" which charted at No. 62 in 1963.

This disc's first ten tracks feature the original classic lineup of Dave Guard, Bob Shane and Nick Reynolds. While the Trio may be seen more as popularizers than innovators, they hit the charts consistently with traditional fare like "Tom Dooley," "Raspberries, Strawberries" and "A Worried Man," along with novelty material like "M.T.A." and "Bad Man's Blunder." [Their humor could be subtle, too. Listen to the end of "Everglades" when they sing "Runnin' through the trees from the Everlys" and close out with the intro to "Bird Dog"!]

In 1961 Guard left the band and was replaced by John Stewart (who came from The Cumberland Three, another folk group whose manager also managed the Trio). This version of the group would hit the charts with Pete Seeger's "Where Have All the Flowers Gone," Hoyt Axton's "Greenback Dollar" and their only Stewart-era Top 10 "Reverend Mr. Black," which featured Glen Campbell on banjo. While Stewart (after leaving the Trio in 1967) would be known primarily as a songwriter--notably the Monkee's "Daydream Believer--his only hit with the Trio was the string-laden "One More Town." The biggest surprise was to find a version of "Seasons in the Sun," recorded a decade before Terry Jacks would take it to No. 1 in 1974.

Overall, this is a concise collection of the cream of the Trio's output which should satisfy all but the most dedicated fans. [They can revel in the 4-CD The Capitol Years box set--with more than three dozen previously unreleased songs.] But this disc is a real treat for casual fans and the uninitiated as well. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED"
The one to own
pspa | Boston, MA USA | 04/26/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There are all sorts of Kingston Trio compilations out there, but this one is as good as it gets, both in terms of sound quality and selection of songs. From satire to serious to gorgeous ballads to downright funny material, the Kingston Trio did it all, with wonderful harmonizing, great acoustic guitar and banjo playing, and infectious enthusiasm; they never overdo anything and in fact are often understated, letting the music speak for itself; and even on standards such as Where Have All the Flowers Gone they manage to put their own unique stamp on a song. An indispensible CD to any lover of folk music."