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Review: Kingston Trio Review on PBS

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freightdawg 13 Dec 06 - 10:47 PM
TRUBRIT 13 Dec 06 - 11:17 PM
frogprince 14 Dec 06 - 12:04 AM
freightdawg 14 Dec 06 - 12:17 PM
kendall 14 Dec 06 - 01:09 PM
TRUBRIT 14 Dec 06 - 10:54 PM
GUEST 15 Dec 06 - 11:23 AM
Scrump 15 Dec 06 - 11:40 AM
GUEST,Tunesmith 15 Dec 06 - 03:20 PM
JedMarum 15 Dec 06 - 03:38 PM
JedMarum 15 Dec 06 - 03:43 PM
TRUBRIT 15 Dec 06 - 09:29 PM
kendall 16 Dec 06 - 08:26 AM
catspaw49 16 Dec 06 - 09:22 AM
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Subject: Review: Kingston Trio Review on PBS
From: freightdawg
Date: 13 Dec 06 - 10:47 PM

Just got through watching a show on the Kingston Trio on the local PBS station. Don't know if its been broadcast before, but it sure was the first time it caught my eye.

Great history on the Trio and their work. Talks almost exclusively about Nick Reynolds, Bob Shane, Dave Guard and John Stewart, although at the very end the show mentions some others who have performed as the Trio. Interviews with Nick, Bob and John, as well as their main biographer and some other musicians who talk about the influence of the Trio on modern music.

Not having much background on the Trio, this was a really fun show for me to watch. I truly love the trio's music and it was great to actually put some names and visualizations with the voices that I am so used to hearing.

Thought some others might want to keep an eye on their PBS station if there are some other KT fans out there.

Freightdawg


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Subject: RE: Review: Kingston Trio Review on PBS
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 13 Dec 06 - 11:17 PM

I saw it fairly recently and thought it was great. I didn't know the history of the trio at all so all the info was fascinating but I DO remember hearing Tom Dooley played at a birthday party when I was about 9 (yeah, this 48 years ago......) -- could that have been them THAT far back.......?


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Subject: RE: Review: Kingston Trio Review on PBS
From: frogprince
Date: 14 Dec 06 - 12:04 AM

Trubrit, it's good to see younger people like you who appreciate performers like them. : )
49 years ago it would have been Shane, Reynolds, and Guard; and I was 16, going on 17.


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Subject: RE: Review: Kingston Trio Review on PBS
From: freightdawg
Date: 14 Dec 06 - 12:17 PM

Oh, and one thing that really surprised me...

It seems there was a tv sitcom that starred the KT, called "Young Men In A Hurry." The KT didn't really like the hours that were required and the idea died.

Kind of a "Monkees" in striped shirts.

Freightdawg


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Subject: RE: Review: Kingston Trio Review on PBS
From: kendall
Date: 14 Dec 06 - 01:09 PM

The Monkees? at least the KT sang on key!


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Subject: RE: Review: Kingston Trio Review on PBS
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 14 Dec 06 - 10:54 PM

Frog prince -- it is good to know a) that I really did hear that wonderful song Tom Dooley when I was about nine, and b) that there are those on the Mudcat older than me (besides Kendall!!!! - love you Kendall, you know I do).


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Subject: RE: Review: Kingston Trio Review on PBS
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Dec 06 - 11:23 AM

I have a number of old John Stewart solo cds. Great stuff. I beleive he was also in the Cumberland Three who did a great album "Songs of The Civil War. Is any of this stuff available on cd?


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Subject: RE: Review: Kingston Trio Review on PBS
From: Scrump
Date: 15 Dec 06 - 11:40 AM

No-one's mentioned that there is a connection between the KT and the Monkees: John Stewart wrote and recorded "Daydream Believer" which was a Monkees hit (n'est-ce pas?)


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Subject: RE: Review: Kingston Trio Review on PBS
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 15 Dec 06 - 03:20 PM

There are some great clips of The Kingston Trio on Youtube. One clip shows them on the Jack Benny Show. Benny greets the trio and then asks, " Which one of you is Tom Dooley?". Well, it made me laugh!


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Subject: RE: Review: Kingston Trio Review on PBS
From: JedMarum
Date: 15 Dec 06 - 03:38 PM

I saw some of the PBS show. I'd like to have seen th whole thing. I think they did a really fine job with the film. I played with KT in Lakes Charles LA just a month or so ago. Great guys, great performances. It was nice to hear all the old stuff done jst as well as it ever was. The Crowd loved 'em too.

The have odder perks in the contract rider then most ... the green room had piles of burgers and apple pies from MacDonalds per KT contract! I don't usually eat before I do a show, and I was on late so I wouldn't have had dinner, if KT hadn't ordered the burgers. Even a cold quarter pounder tastes preety good, when you're hungry!


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Subject: RE: Review: Kingston Trio Review on PBS
From: JedMarum
Date: 15 Dec 06 - 03:43 PM

Another odd thing was the upright bass the KT bass player was using. I hadn't seen it before. It was a full 3/4 bass in length and upper bout - but the lower bout was trimmed very neatly to about 1/3 its size. So the body was short. It had a good pick-up and great sound (sounded full sized). He told me he could travel more easily with it, check it below on the aircraft, not have to buy the bass a seat.

I've seen a lot the travelling players use the electric upright - folding, bodyless instruments - which sound OK, play like a real one but just don;t have all the beauty of the real thing -so this was a bgreat compromise.


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Subject: RE: Review: Kingston Trio Review on PBS
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 15 Dec 06 - 09:29 PM

I don't know if you haven't ruined my illusions .... apples pies and burgers from McDonalds -- yuk! May I look down my long aristocratic British nose (Jed, mine is the house you played your last house concert up in Maine at -- the room with the books and the fish-- you walked in and said 'what a LOVELY room' -- made my week!


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Subject: RE: Review: Kingston Trio Review on PBS
From: kendall
Date: 16 Dec 06 - 08:26 AM

Tom Paxton was on his way to play a gig with the KT when Republic airlines broke the neck off his guitar. Double bummer!


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Subject: RE: Review: Kingston Trio Review on PBS
From: catspaw49
Date: 16 Dec 06 - 09:22 AM

Yeah, he missed out on the burgers too..................


Spaw


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