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Thread #36962   Message #513488
Posted By: Fortunato
24-Jul-01 - 12:28 PM
Thread Name: Revisionist opinion on the Kingston Trio
Subject: RE: Revisionist opinion on the Kingston Trio
I didn't buy an album by The Kingston Trio, or The Limelighters, or Peter, Paul and Mary. I sang some of 'their' songs at parties or in groups for high school and college shows. I did buy those of Tom Rush and Joan Baez and Dave Van Ronk and Doc Watson and so on. When the gigs started coming I drew on the latter artists, pushing past them to their precursors. The Trio was not unpleasant and can be credited with poplarizing folk music. They were simply so far from the roots of the music that they compared to Dave Van Ronk rather like light beer and Guiness, both beer, one just doesn't have guts enough to hold my attention.

Now, I don't watch TV so I haven't seen the adds Rick describes, are they selling Mitch Miller's bouncing ball version of This Land is Your Land?