Mudcat Café message #436348 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #32874   Message #436348
Posted By: GUEST,Roll&Go-C
09-Apr-01 - 10:24 AM
Thread Name: Kingston trio--a place in history
Subject: RE: Kingston trio--a place in history
My brother and I certainly did our share of collecting KT albums, along with The Journeymen, Chad Mitchell Trio, the Limelighters and anything similar we could afford to get our hands on. However, we were raised on "folksongs" from people like Burl Ives, Bill and Gene Bonyun, Richard Dyer-Bennet, Tony Kraber, Carl Sandburg, Pete Seeger and a host of British music hall and drinking songs from other Long Island friends. The weird thing was that although we heard these songs at home in Maine at song parties, our friends at school never knew them and we would seldom hear anything on the radio remotely like them except for a few country programs. It was real fun when we got to college and other kids (at least some of them) were finally interested in singing "folksongs." That's when I became brave enough to start leading some of the songs myself. So, anyway, I'm glad that "folkmusic" became popular when it did so that I could join another generation learning to sing some of the old songs and contributing new songs to the process.