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Anonny Mouse Bob Shane is done after 47 years (2004) (73* d) RE: Bob Shane is done after 47 years 04 Mar 06


Nice sentiment, John. And agreed for me too. I missed this original debate but a more recent thread on the most influencial folk album-and many felt it was the first red KT outing-got me back into looking at the Trio again. Shane is still retired I guess and another personnel change in that Haworth is gone and replaced by a replacement Limeliter-Rick something...so now it's the Kingstonliters I guess. LOL. I understand Martin's point on this. The group is recycling its repertoir from back when it was Shane/Reynolds/Guard/Stewart I guess. But allegedly there have been and WILL be some new recorded material and it ain't gonna be all retreads...so I wonder if the feeling will change if this "new" KT lays down 11 or 12 songs on a CD never done by the originals?

One thing's fer sure: if yer goin' to a concert by anyone named "the Kingston Trio"-there's gotta be "Tom Dooley" and "M.T.A." in there or else. However nobody's gonna do "Scotch and Soda" like Shane. Even Sinatra wouldn't touch that tune, and stole another--"verY Good Year" offa the last Guard trio album, and sold a million copies of it. Shane did IMO the ultimate version of that too. I wonder how Shane is coping with his enforced retirement??? I say more power to whoever's on stage with the KT name..and NO you couldn't have Peter, Saul and Harry!!!


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