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Thread #32874   Message #436286
Posted By: LR Mole
09-Apr-01 - 09:03 AM
Thread Name: Kingston trio--a place in history
Subject: RE: Kingston trio--a place in history
Hm...in the car today I was listening to the Lovin' Spoonful do "Never Goin' Back", a John Stewart song. I liked the Trio because they were literate without being snobs about it, and played guitars nonthreateningly, taking the pressure of trying to be Elvis off the twelve-year-old I was about then. They seemed sort of older-brotherish, and if they were a bit whitebread, at least they weren't pretending to be sharecroppers.Not '50's-slick-showbiz, but pro, and in tune. Gatekeepers, I suppose.