Mudcat Café message #1114924 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #32874   Message #1114924
Posted By: Steve-o
12-Feb-04 - 11:45 AM
Thread Name: Kingston trio--a place in history
Subject: RE: Kingston trio--a place in history
This is a wonderful thread- worthy of being "revived". It is especially nice to be reminded that current day folk singers (Kendall, Rick, etc.) readily admit to the KT's influence on them. YES, the Kingston Trio has a place in the history books- it should be found under keywords "catalyst" and "fun". They were charming, talented, unassuming, and they caused many of us to look further into this wonderful world of folk singers and roots music. I think they also picked good songs- something that most of the lesser popular fokie groups didn't do- and for that reason should be hailed as the best of their ilk. And as for purists, they will always be around whining no matter which successful performer is being discussed. I'm with Kendall- "I'd much rather hear them sing Long Black Rifle than some 48 verse boring ancient ballad".