Sold Out/String Along

Sold Out/String Along

by The Kingston Trio
     
 

By 1959, the Kingston Trio had reached mass popularity, won a Grammy, and had even begun to record their music in stereo. While their reign as the world's most popular folk act remained unchallenged, many within the folk community were critical of the group. Writers in magazines like Sing Out! argued that the trio's music had little…  See more details below

Overview

By 1959, the Kingston Trio had reached mass popularity, won a Grammy, and had even begun to record their music in stereo. While their reign as the world's most popular folk act remained unchallenged, many within the folk community were critical of the group. Writers in magazines like Sing Out! argued that the trio's music had little to do with "real" folk music. Their smooth harmonies and evasion of political controversies placed them at odds with the spirit of Woody Guthrie and the aesthetic of the Anthology of American Folk Music. Like the Weavers before them, however, their fans could have cared less. Even though an effort like Sold Out found the group basically sticking to the formula of earlier albums, their fans kept it on the Top 40 for 54 weeks. The follow up, String Along, became their fifth studio album in a row to go to number one. A number of nice cuts grace both albums, including the humorous "Bad Man's Blunder," the driving "Leave My Woman Alone," and the Mexican-flavored "El Matador." One should also check out the bizarre ballad of Ann Bolin's ghost, "With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm." As with other pairings in this series, Collectors' Choice has included several outtakes to sweeten the package. Sold Out/String Along provides 65 minutes of prime music from the heady days of the folk revival and will be warmly appreciated by fans.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/08/2002
Label:
Collector's Choice
UPC:
0617742022520
catalogNumber:
225

Tracks

  1. El Matador
  2. The Mountains Of Mourne
  3. Don't Cry Katie
  4. Medley: Tanga Tika/Toerau
  5. With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm
  6. Carrier Pigeon
  7. Bimini
  8. Raspberries, Strawberries
  9. Mangwani M'Pulele
  10. With You, My Johnny
  11. The Hunter
  12. Farewell Adelita
  13. Bad Man's Blunder
  14. The Escape of Old John Webb
  15. When I Was Young
  16. Leave My Woman Alone
  17. This Mornin', This Evenin', So Soon
  18. Everglades
  19. Buddy Better Get on Down the Line
  20. South Wind
  21. Who's Gonna Hold Her Hand
  22. To Morrow
  23. Colorado Trail
  24. The Tattooed Lady
  25. The Tattooed Lady
  26. The Hunter
  27. Home from the Hill
  28. Green Grasses

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kingston Trio   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Theodore Bikel   Composer
Bob Gibson   Composer
Cisco Houston   Composer
Carl Sandburg   Composer
John Stewart   Composer
Ray Charles   Composer
Will Holt   Composer
Nick Reynolds   Composer
Travis Edmonson   Composer
Bronislaw Kaper   Composer
Eddie Lund   Composer
Ervin Drake   Composer
Dick Glasser   Composer
Dave Guard   Composer
Lee Hays   Composer
Harlan Howard   Composer
Bert Lee   Composer
Bob Shane   Composer
Tom Drake   Composer
Mark McIntyre   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Jane Bowers   Composer
Irving Burgess   Composer
George Archer Ceran   Composer
Houston Collisson   Composer
Jules Fox   Composer
Sam Freedman   Composer
Harris Weston   Composer
R.P. Weston   Composer
B. Olofson   Composer
William Percy French   Composer

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