Mudcat Café message #435152 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #32874   Message #435152
Posted By: kendall
07-Apr-01 - 09:20 AM
Thread Name: Kingston trio--a place in history
Subject: RE: Kingston trio--a place in history
My interest in folk music pre dates the KT by many years. While it's true that they were not great musicians, and were commercially successful, I liked them. Purists are a pain in the ass. If you dont like them, dont listen to them! Without their performances, it's likely that the songs they sang might never have been heard. I'd much rather hear them sing Long Black Rifle than some 48 verse boring ancient ballad.