The Guard Years

The Guard Years

by The Kingston Trio

CD(10 Cd Set / Includes Book)

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For anyone who thought the four-disc The Capitol Years was overkill, along comes Bear Family with this superb ten-CD set (with a 108-page hardcover book). The fact that nine of these ten discs contain material intended for release over a period of just four years is an indicator of the demand for their music -- the Kingston Trio was the first popular act whose albums outsold their singles, and the result was 200 songs cut in just four years. That may be more Kingston Trio than most fans feel they need, but not more than can stand the test of listening. Running from early 1958 to early 1961, The Guard Years gives a fuller picture of the group's development than The Capitol Years, although the latter covers more territory. The trio's approach evolved from relatively unsophisticated enthusiasm into a close-knit ensemble, with exquisite harmonies and an overall sound constructed from careful layers of overdubs. With the advent of multi-track recording in late 1958 and early 1959, their sound blossoms, a phenomenon that is vividly presented on this set -- the trio was the first folk group to take advantage of the recording studio's ability to capture vocal and instrumental proficiency, and their music became infinitely more sophisticated in the process. Showing off the range of their repertory, they draw on influences from blues to Broadway, with detours into the work of Ray Charles and Uncle Dave Macon, as well as Woody Guthrie and Lee Hayes. There are 17 previously unissued live tracks from 1958-59, spread among four dozen concert numbers concluding with their 1959 Newport show, with corrected dates and performance orders. The box is daunting in its scope, as is the book, whose separate song histories are a welcome addition to the usual sessionography.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/03/1997
Label: Bear Family
UPC: 4000127161604
catalogNumber: 16160
Rank: 163013


Disc 1

  1. Hard Ain't It Hard
  2. Three Jolly Coachmen
  3. Scotch and Soda
  4. Tom Dooley
  5. Sloop John B
  6. Coplas
  7. Santo Anno
  8. Fast Freight
  9. Bay of Mexico
  10. Banua
  11. Saro Jane
  12. Wimoweh
  13. Little Maggie
  14. Dodi Lii
  15. Tanga Tika/Toerau
  16. Sally (Don't You Grieve)
  17. Blue Tattoo
  18. Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair)
  19. When the Saints Go Marching In
  20. Gue Gue
  21. New York Girls
  22. Como Se Viene Se Va
  23. Ruby Red
  24. Sally (Don't You Grieve)
  25. Raspberries Strawberries
  26. Blow Ye Winds
  27. Mta
  28. Getaway John
  29. Remember the Alamo
  30. I Bawled
  31. Corey Corey
  32. All My Sorrows
  33. Long Black Rifle
  34. Seine
  35. Early In the Morning
  36. Tijuana Jail
  37. Good News
  38. Sacrlet Ribbons (For Her Hair)
  39. Oh Cindy
  40. Sail Away Ladies
  41. Goober Peas
  42. Haul Away
  43. Across the Wide Missouri
  44. Round About the Mountain
  45. Unfortunate Miss Bailey
  46. Worried Man
  47. Wanderer
  48. San Miguel
  49. Rollin' Stone
  50. Oleanna
  51. Molly Dee
  52. E Inu Tatou E
  53. Hunter
  54. Green Grasses
  55. Green Grasses
  56. Hunter
  57. Coo Coo U
  58. World's Last Authentic Playboys
  59. Bimini
  60. Don't Cry Katie
  61. Just Once Around the Clock
  62. El Matador
  63. Raspberries
  64. Farewell Adelita
  65. With You My Johnny
  66. Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm
  67. Mountains O'Mourne
  68. Tattooed Lady
  69. Home From the Hill
  70. Mangwani M'pulele
  71. Carrier Pigeon
  72. Everglades
  73. Escape of Old John Webb
  74. Leave My Woman Alone
  75. Bad Man's Blunder
  76. When I Was Young
  77. This Land is Your Land
  78. Who's Gonna Hold Her Hand
  79. Tattoed Lady
  80. This Mornin'
  81. South Wind
  82. Buddy Better Get On Down
  83. Colorado Trail
  84. Tomorrow
  85. Goodnight My Baby
  86. Mary Mild
  87. Bye Bye Thou Tiny Little Child
  88. Round About Christmas
  89. All Through the Night
  90. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  91. Follow Now Oh Shepards
  92. Somerset Gloucestershire Wassail
  93. Last Month of the Year
  94. Go Where I Send Thee
  95. White Snows of Winter
  96. Sing We Noel
  97. Utawena
  98. River is Wide
  99. Speckled Roan

Disc 2

  1. Blow Ye Winds
  2. M.T.A.
  3. Get Away John
  4. Remember the Alamo
  5. I Bawled
  6. Corey, Corey
  7. All My Sorrows
  8. The Long Black Rifle
  9. The Seine
  10. Early in the Mornin'
  11. The Tijuana Jail
  12. Good News
  13. Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair)
  14. Oh Cindy
  15. Sail Away Ladies
  16. Goober Peas
  17. Haul Away Joe
  18. Across the Wide Missouri
  19. 'Round About the Mountain
  20. The Unfortunate Miss Bailey
  21. A Worried Man
  22. The Unfortunate Miss Bailey
  23. A Worried Man
  24. The Wanderer
  25. San Miguel
  26. Rollin' Stone
  27. Oleanna

Disc 3

  1. Molly Dee
  2. E Inu Tatou E
  3. The Hunter
  4. Green Grasses
  5. Green Grasses
  6. The Hunter
  7. Coo Coo-U
  8. The World's Last Authentic Playboy
  9. Bimini
  10. Medley: Tanga Tika/Toerau
  11. Don't Cry Katie
  12. Just Once Around the Clock
  13. El Matador
  14. Raspberries, Strawberries
  15. Farewell Adelita
  16. With You, My Johnny
  17. With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm
  18. The Mountains Of Mourne
  19. The Tattooed Lady
  20. Home from the Hill
  21. Mangwani M'Pulele
  22. Carrier Pigeon
  23. Everglades
  24. The Escape of Old John Webb
  25. Leave My Woman Alone

Disc 4

  1. Bad Man's Blunder
  2. When I Was Young
  3. This Land Is Your Land
  4. Who's Gonna Hold Her Hand
  5. The Tattooed Lady
  6. Coast of California
  7. This Mornin', This Evenin', So Soon
  8. South Wind
  9. Buddy Better Get on Down the Line
  10. Colorado Trail
  11. To Morrow
  12. Goodnight My Baby
  13. Mary Mild
  14. Bye Bye Thou Little Tiny Child
  15. A Round About Christmas
  16. All Through the Night
  17. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  18. Follow Now, Oh Shepherds
  19. Somerset Gloucestershire Wassail
  20. The Last Month of the Year
  21. Go Where I Send Thee
  22. The White Snows of Winter
  23. Sing We Noel

Disc 5

  1. Utawena
  2. The River Is Wide
  3. Speckled Roan
  4. Hard Travelin'
  5. Sea Fever
  6. Hangman
  7. Don't You Weep, Mary
  8. Blow the Candle Out
  9. Come All You Fair and Tender Ladies
  10. Blue Eyed Gal
  11. En el Agua (Maria Christina)
  12. Jug of Punch
  13. Bonny Hielan' Laddie
  14. Oh, Yes, Oh!
  15. Billy Goat Hill
  16. Pastures of Plenty
  17. Guardo el Lobo
  18. Mary Was Pretty
  19. Run Molly, Run
  20. You Don't Knock
  21. Lemon Tree
  22. The Wines of Madeira
  23. Adieu to My Island
  24. You're Gonna Miss Me
  25. Senora
  26. The Golden Spike
  27. Razors in the Air
  28. It Was a Very Good Year

Disc 6

  1. Introduction/Saro Jane, Pt. 1
  2. Santo Anno, Pt. 1
  3. Three Jolly Coachmen, Pt. 1
  4. I Bawled, Pt. 1
  5. South Coast, Pt. 1
  6. Gue Gue, Pt. 1
  7. Dodi Lii
  8. Zombie Jamboree
  9. Go Where I Send Thee, Pt. 1
  10. Ruby Red, Pt. 1
  11. Scotch and Soda, Pt. 1
  12. Watsha, Pt. 1
  13. Sloop John B., Pt. 1
  14. Hard, Ain't It Hard
  15. Introduction/Banua
  16. Bay of Mexico
  17. New York Girls, Pt. 2
  18. Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair), Pt. 2

Disc 7

  1. Medley: Shady Grove/Lonesome Traveler
  2. Coplas, Pt. 2
  3. Fast Freight, Pt. 2
  4. Tic Tic Tic (The Lost Watch), Pt. 2
  5. Lei Pakalana, Pt. 1
  6. Pay Me My Money Down, Pt. 2
  7. Across the Wide Missouri
  8. Little Maggie, Pt. 2
  9. Tom Dooley, Pt, 2
  10. Wimoweh, Pt. 2
  11. When the Saints Go Marching In (And Farewell)
  12. Tic Tic Tic (The Lost Watch)
  13. Gue Gue
  14. Dorie
  15. South Coast
  16. Zombie Jamboree
  17. Wimoweh
  18. New York Girls
  19. They Call the Wind Maria
  20. The Merry Minuet
  21. Medley: Shady Grove/Lonesome Traveler
  22. When the Saints Go Marching In

Disc 8

  1. Banua
  2. Three Jolly Coachmen
  3. South Coast
  4. Coplas
  5. They Call the Wind Maria
  6. Zombie Jamboree
  7. Tom Dooley
  8. The Merry Minuet
  9. Raspberries, Strawberries
  10. When the Saints Go Marching In
  11. Introduction by George Wein
  12. Saro Jane
  13. Coplas
  14. M.T.A.
  15. All My Sorrows
  16. Remember the Alamo
  17. E Inu Tatou E
  18. Hard, Ain't It Hard
  19. The Merry Minuet
  20. When the Saints Go Marching In
  21. Three Jolly Coachmen
  22. South Coast
  23. Scotch and Soda
  24. Zombie Jamboree

Disc 9

  1. 7-Up Track: The Hunter
  2. 7-Up Track: Oh, Cindy
  3. 7-Up Track: Goober Peas
  4. 7-Up Track: Blow Ye Winds
  5. The Hunter/7-Up Track: Oleanna
  6. 7-Up Track: Corey, Corey
  7. 7-Up Track: A Worried Man
  8. 7-Up Track: Molly Dee
  9. 7-Up Track: Oh, Cindy
  10. 7-Up Track: Goober Peas
  11. Kingston Trio Sings for 7-Up/Three Jolly Coachmen
  12. The Kingston Trio Sings for 7-Up
  13. Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair)
  14. The Kingston Trio Sings for 7-Up
  15. 7-Up Track: M.T.A.
  16. 7-Up Track: A Worried Man
  17. The Kingston Trio Sings for 7-Up
  18. The Kingston Trio Sings for 7-Up
  19. 7-Up Track: With You My Johnny
  20. 7-Up Track: The Hunter
  21. 7-Up Track: Blow Ye Winds
  22. 7-Up Track: A Worried Man
  23. 7-Up Track: M.T.A.
  24. 7-Up Track: M.T.A.

Disc 10

  1. Tom Dooley (With German Intro)
  2. Medley: Tanga Tika/Toerau
  3. Don't Cry Katie
  4. The Mountains Of Mourne
  5. Home from the Hill
  6. Mangwani M'Pulele
  7. Carrier Pigeon
  8. Run Joe
  9. Cha Cha Boom
  10. Come Back Liza
  11. Jamaica Farewell
  12. Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
  13. Lolly Tu Dum
  14. Without My Lover
  15. Fast Freight
  16. Without My Lover
  17. Run Joe
  18. Tom Dooley
  19. Tom Dooley
  20. Tom Dooley, Jr.
  21. Tom Duley Rock
  22. Tom Dooley Rock and Roll
  23. Tom Dooley (German)
  24. Tom Dooley II (German)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kingston Trio   Primary Artist
Eddie Duran   Guitar
Lonnie Donegan   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Nick Reynolds   Guitar,Percussion,Bongos,Conga,Drums,Vocals
Grayson & Whitter   Track Performer
William Correa   Timbales
J.D. Crowe   Bajo Sexto
Dave Guard   Banjo,Bouzouki,Guitar,Leader,Vocals,12-string Guitar
Mongo Santamaría   Percussion,Conga
Jack Sperling   Drums
G.B. Grayson   Fiddle,Vocals
Merle Kilgore   Vocals,Track Performer
Henry Whitter   Guitar,Vocals
Robert Castle Schoen   Guitar,Vocals,Tenor Banjo
Curtis Hoback   Track Performer
Bennetts   Guitar

Technical Credits

Woody Guthrie   Composer
Jean Ritchie   Arranger
Carl Sandburg   Composer
John Stewart   Composer
Louis Jordan   Composer
Nick Reynolds   Arranger,Composer,Illustrations
Alan Lomax   Composer,Adaptation
Sam Eskin   Composer
Roebuck "Pops" Staples   Composer
Paul Campbell   Arranger,Composer,Adaptation
Ervin Drake   Composer
Voyle Gilmore   Producer
Dave Guard   Arranger,Composer
Lee Hays   Arranger,Composer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer
John A. Lomax   Adaptation
Don Raye   Composer
Bob Shane   Composer
Brad Benedict   Illustrations
Lou Gottlieb   Arranger,Composer
Frederick Loewe   Composer
Paul Surratt   Reissue Producer,Illustrations
Otto Kitsinger   Illustrations
Charles K. Wolfe   Liner Notes
Joe Hickerson   Composer
Phil Wells   Tape Comparison
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Richard Weize   Reissue Producer,Tape Research
Sylke Holtrop   Artwork,Illustrations
Dave Samuelson   Liner Notes
Jürgen Feuss   Illustrations
Robert Castle Schoen   Arranger
Jack Segal   Composer
Solomon Linda   Composer
Conrad Eugene Mauge   Composer
Lillian Bos Ross   Composer
Joe Willoughby   Composer
Jane Bowers   Composer
Irving Burgess   Composer
Evelyn Danzig   Composer
Richard Dehr   Composer
Rafael DeLeon   Composer
Frank Warner   Composer,Adaptation
William Westbrook   Composer
Bill Bush   Liner Notes,Biographical Information
Frank Miller   Composer
Wolfgang Taubenauer   Artwork
Ben Blake   Song Notes
Traditional   Composer
Walter Merrick   Composer
Gretchen Guard   Composer
Samuel F. Omar   Composer
Denny Thompson   Composer
William Percy French   Composer

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