Sep 15, 2020
RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL_119 – "THE COMPLETE HIT SINGLES HISTORY OF THE KINGSTON TRIO"
Once upon a time – back in the 1950s and 1960s – folk music was all over your radio dial. Not much anymore on AM, FM, or satellite broadcasts. But your friends at “Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll” are bringing it back for you. This episode salutes a group that helped launch the “folk music” craze and set records for selling records that lasted for more than half a century – as one of the most influential acts in pop music history. the Kingston Trio.
We’ll cover its hit singles history along with the original versions by other artists who inspired the group. We’ll also recount how the Kingston Trio was the first to wax songs that became trademark tunes for such other artists as Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood, the Youngbloods, and Terry Jacks.
Our resident Rockologist, Ken Deutsch, will be along to put the Kingston Trio’s platters into the context of the times. And Radio Dave will have more of the greatest rock and roll stories on record.