Saturday, August 26, 2006

50 Years of Havin' Fun -- The Kingston Trio

I ordered this DVD a few weeks ago, and when it came in the mail today I popped it into the DVD player for a look. It's a very good concise history of the Kingston Trio from the beginning to the present, with the source of a lot of the information being Bob Shane, one of the founding members. There's nothing new for long-time fans of the group, but it's good to hear Shane telling the stories and to see the clips of performances from old TV shows. The bad news is that there's only one complete clip, the DVD's only "bonus" feature. It's a performance of "This Little Light of Mine," from the days when John Stewart was a member.

The Kingston Trio was a big part of pop history, and they made great music. For the fans, and I'm one, this is essential material.

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