The Kingston Trio – “Sinking of the Reuben James” from Live at the Crazy Horse (1994)
I’m posting this because one of the founding members of The Kingston Trio, Nick Reynolds, has just died. The Kingston Trio was at the forefront of the 1960’s folk music revival. Their popularity in the late 1950’s and early 60’s (They had four top 10 albums in 1959 alone. The Beatles are only other group to have four top ten albums in a single year) paved the way for the likes of Peter, Paul and Mary, The Byrds, and the Beach Boys, not to mention Bob Dylan and his contemporaries.
A live recording of the Kingston Trio captures the between-song jokes and banter that their studio recordings lack. This particular recording was made in 1992 and lacks the contributions of Dave Guard, another founding member of the Trio, who died in 1991. But 2/3 of the original Trio, Nick Reynolds and Bob Shane, are present, along with George Grove, who performed with various incarnations of the Trio for over 20 years.
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