The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #36962   Message #513855
Posted By: GUEST,DonMeixner
24-Jul-01 - 07:27 PM
Thread Name: Revisionist opinion on the Kingston Trio
Subject: RE: Revisionist opinion on the Kingston Trio
I saw the Kingston Trio for the first time in my 50 years last year. It was the most enteraining evening I had had in several years. They played lots of KT songs and each did a solo piece. George Grove is exceptionally good. I wondered why I was so entertained by so many overly arranged bits of song. (I still can't stand Coplas) It wasn't the music that was entertaining, it was the group.

My first meeting with folk music was Hootenany, saturday nite at 7:00 for the summer of 59. For every group of slick production there was Rolf Harris or Judy Henske. The KT were and still are more the sum of the parts than just the music. They entertained and that is after all the business. I know some very dull musical scholars. I know some very scholarly enetertainers. On a nite out with my ewife and friends I'll take the entertainers.