Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The Kingston Trio - 36 All-Time Favorites!
I became familiar with 85% of the songs on this album as they were performed by other folk artists. Folk has a grand tradition of performing songs selected from a collective pool, but I still have the versions I prefer. I tend to like Peter, Paul, and Mary's "Lemon Tree" and "500 Miles", Bob Dylan's "Blowin' In the Wind" and The Beach Boys' "Sloop John B" more than the Kingston Trio versions. I generally like The Kingston Trio, and I really like "Tom Dooley" (though The Smothers Brothers had a great version). They're a good folk band and I can't knock this album for my own weird preferences.