The Guard Years

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/3/1997
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127161604
  • Catalog Number: 16160
  • Sales rank: 128,623

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hard Ain't It Hard (2:25)
  2. 2 Three Jolly Coachmen (1:47)
  3. 3 Scotch and Soda (2:33)
  4. 4 Tom Dooley (3:04)
  5. 5 Sloop John B (3:31)
  6. 6 Coplas (2:40)
  7. 7 Santo Anno (2:18)
  8. 8 Fast Freight (3:49)
  9. 9 Bay of Mexico (2:52)
  10. 10 Banua (1:39)
  11. 11 Saro Jane (2:22)
  12. 12 Wimoweh (1:37)
  13. 13 Little Maggie (1:45)
  14. 14 Dodi Lii (2:13)
  15. 15 Tanga Tika/Toerau (1:45)
  16. 16 Sally (Don't You Grieve) (2:48)
  17. 17 Blue Tattoo (2:42)
  18. 18 Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair) (2:21)
  19. 19 When the Saints Go Marching In (2:07)
  20. 20 Gue Gue (2:11)
  21. 21 New York Girls (2:20)
  22. 22 Como Se Viene Se Va (2:03)
  23. 23 Ruby Red (2:22)
  24. 24 Sally (Don't You Grieve) (2:36)
  25. 25 Raspberries Strawberries (2:03)
  26. 26 Blow Ye Winds
  27. 27 Mta
  28. 28 Getaway John
  29. 29 Remember the Alamo
  30. 30 I Bawled
  31. 31 Corey Corey
  32. 32 All My Sorrows
  33. 33 Long Black Rifle
  34. 34 Seine
  35. 35 Early In the Morning
  36. 36 Tijuana Jail
  37. 37 Good News
  38. 38 Sacrlet Ribbons (For Her Hair)
  39. 39 Oh Cindy
  40. 40 Sail Away Ladies
  41. 41 Goober Peas
  42. 42 Haul Away
  43. 43 Across the Wide Missouri
  44. 44 Round About the Mountain
  45. 45 Unfortunate Miss Bailey
  46. 46 Worried Man
  47. 47 Wanderer
  48. 48 San Miguel
  49. 49 Rollin' Stone
  50. 50 Oleanna
  51. 51 Molly Dee
  52. 52 E Inu Tatou E
  53. 53 Hunter
  54. 54 Green Grasses
  55. 55 Green Grasses
  56. 56 Hunter
  57. 57 Coo Coo U
  58. 58 World's Last Authentic Playboys
  59. 59 Bimini
  60. 60 Don't Cry Katie
  61. 61 Just Once Around the Clock
  62. 62 El Matador
  63. 63 Raspberries
  64. 64 Farewell Adelita
  65. 65 With You My Johnny
  66. 66 Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm
  67. 67 Mountains O'Mourne
  68. 68 Tattooed Lady
  69. 69 Home From the Hill
  70. 70 Mangwani M'pulele
  71. 71 Carrier Pigeon
  72. 72 Everglades
  73. 73 Escape of Old John Webb
  74. 74 Leave My Woman Alone
  75. 75 Bad Man's Blunder
  76. 76 When I Was Young
  77. 77 This Land is Your Land
  78. 78 Who's Gonna Hold Her Hand
  79. 79 Tattoed Lady
  80. 80 This Mornin'
  81. 81 South Wind
  82. 82 Buddy Better Get On Down
  83. 83 Colorado Trail
  84. 84 Tomorrow
  85. 85 Goodnight My Baby
  86. 86 Mary Mild
  87. 87 Bye Bye Thou Tiny Little Child
  88. 88 Round About Christmas
  89. 89 All Through the Night
  90. 90 We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  91. 91 Follow Now Oh Shepards
  92. 92 Somerset Gloucestershire Wassail
  93. 93 Last Month of the Year
  94. 94 Go Where I Send Thee
  95. 95 White Snows of Winter
  96. 96 Sing We Noel
  97. 97 Utawena
  98. 98 River is Wide
  99. 99 Speckled Roan
Disc 2
  1. 1 Blow Ye Winds (2:01)
  2. 2 M.T.A. (3:15)
  3. 3 Get Away John (2:38)
  4. 4 Remember the Alamo (3:00)
  5. 5 I Bawled (1:54)
  6. 6 Corey, Corey (2:09)
  7. 7 All My Sorrows (2:49)
  8. 8 The Long Black Rifle (3:06)
  9. 9 The Seine (2:43)
  10. 10 Early in the Mornin' (2:06)
  11. 11 The Tijuana Jail (2:52)
  12. 12 Good News (2:02)
  13. 13 Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair) (2:19)
  14. 14 Oh Cindy (1:43)
  15. 15 Sail Away Ladies (2:29)
  16. 16 Goober Peas (2:22)
  17. 17 Haul Away Joe (2:27)
  18. 18 Across the Wide Missouri (3:04)
  19. 19 'Round About the Mountain (2:43)
  20. 20 The Unfortunate Miss Bailey (2:06)
  21. 21 A Worried Man (2:50)
  22. 22 The Unfortunate Miss Bailey (2:20)
  23. 23 A Worried Man (2:54)
  24. 24 The Wanderer (2:30)
  25. 25 San Miguel (2:17)
  26. 26 Rollin' Stone (2:38)
  27. 27 Oleanna (1:56)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Molly Dee (1:47)
  2. 2 E Inu Tatou E (1:54)
  3. 3 The Hunter (2:33)
  4. 4 Green Grasses (2:24)
  5. 5 Green Grasses (2:26)
  6. 6 The Hunter (2:30)
  7. 7 Coo Coo-U (2:04)
  8. 8 The World's Last Authentic Playboy (2:43)
  9. 9 Bimini (2:56)
  10. 10 Medley: Tanga Tika/Toerau (2:06)
  11. 11 Don't Cry Katie (2:57)
  12. 12 Just Once Around the Clock (2:49)
  13. 13 El Matador (2:28)
  14. 14 Raspberries, Strawberries (2:15)
  15. 15 Farewell Adelita (2:23)
  16. 16 With You, My Johnny (2:26)
  17. 17 With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm (2:53)
  18. 18 The Mountains Of Mourne (2:53)
  19. 19 The Tattooed Lady (0:57)
  20. 20 Home from the Hill (2:24)
  21. 21 Mangwani M'Pulele (1:39)
  22. 22 Carrier Pigeon (2:24)
  23. 23 Everglades (2:23)
  24. 24 The Escape of Old John Webb (2:33)
  25. 25 Leave My Woman Alone (2:18)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Bad Man's Blunder (2:39)
  2. 2 When I Was Young (2:27)
  3. 3 This Land Is Your Land (3:12)
  4. 4 Who's Gonna Hold Her Hand (2:40)
  5. 5 The Tattooed Lady (1:48)
  6. 6 Coast of California (2:39)
  7. 7 This Mornin', This Evenin', So Soon (3:12)
  8. 8 South Wind (3:00)
  9. 9 Buddy Better Get on Down the Line (2:22)
  10. 10 Colorado Trail (2:51)
  11. 11 To Morrow (2:44)
  12. 12 Goodnight My Baby (1:57)
  13. 13 Mary Mild (2:39)
  14. 14 Bye Bye Thou Little Tiny Child (3:00)
  15. 15 A Round About Christmas (1:34)
  16. 16 All Through the Night (2:45)
  17. 17 We Wish You a Merry Christmas (1:36)
  18. 18 Follow Now, Oh Shepherds (2:50)
  19. 19 Somerset Gloucestershire Wassail (1:49)
  20. 20 The Last Month of the Year (2:39)
  21. 21 Go Where I Send Thee (2:32)
  22. 22 The White Snows of Winter (2:37)
  23. 23 Sing We Noel (2:07)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Utawena (1:40)
  2. 2 The River Is Wide (3:39)
  3. 3 Speckled Roan (3:06)
  4. 4 Hard Travelin' (2:32)
  5. 5 Sea Fever (2:59)
  6. 6 Hangman (2:50)
  7. 7 Don't You Weep, Mary (2:16)
  8. 8 Blow the Candle Out (2:38)
  9. 9 Come All You Fair and Tender Ladies (2:53)
  10. 10 Blue Eyed Gal (2:16)
  11. 11 En el Agua (Maria Christina) (2:19)
  12. 12 Jug of Punch (3:35)
  13. 13 Bonny Hielan' Laddie (2:49)
  14. 14 Oh, Yes, Oh! (2:42)
  15. 15 Billy Goat Hill (1:49)
  16. 16 Pastures of Plenty (2:25)
  17. 17 Guardo el Lobo (2:53)
  18. 18 Mary Was Pretty (2:05)
  19. 19 Run Molly, Run (1:50)
  20. 20 You Don't Knock (2:25)
  21. 21 Lemon Tree (2:18)
  22. 22 The Wines of Madeira (3:02)
  23. 23 Adieu to My Island (2:41)
  24. 24 You're Gonna Miss Me (2:44)
  25. 25 Senora (2:59)
  26. 26 The Golden Spike (1:51)
  27. 27 Razors in the Air (2:30)
  28. 28 It Was a Very Good Year (3:22)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Introduction/Saro Jane, Pt. 1 (3:13)
  2. 2 Santo Anno, Pt. 1 (3:05)
  3. 3 Three Jolly Coachmen, Pt. 1 (3:38)
  4. 4 I Bawled, Pt. 1 (2:11)
  5. 5 South Coast, Pt. 1 (4:22)
  6. 6 Gue Gue, Pt. 1 (2:47)
  7. 7 Dodi Lii (3:30)
  8. 8 Zombie Jamboree (3:05)
  9. 9 Go Where I Send Thee, Pt. 1 (2:46)
  10. 10 Ruby Red, Pt. 1 (2:06)
  11. 11 Scotch and Soda, Pt. 1 (2:46)
  12. 12 Watsha, Pt. 1 (2:46)
  13. 13 Sloop John B., Pt. 1 (4:10)
  14. 14 Hard, Ain't It Hard (3:33)
  15. 15 Introduction/Banua (2:08)
  16. 16 Bay of Mexico (3:40)
  17. 17 New York Girls, Pt. 2 (3:13)
  18. 18 Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair), Pt. 2 (3:21)
Disc 7
  1. 1 Medley: Shady Grove/Lonesome Traveler (2:48)
  2. 2 Coplas, Pt. 2 (4:19)
  3. 3 Fast Freight, Pt. 2 (4:27)
  4. 4 Tic Tic Tic (The Lost Watch), Pt. 2 (2:24)
  5. 5 Lei Pakalana, Pt. 1 (2:30)
  6. 6 Pay Me My Money Down, Pt. 2 (2:18)
  7. 7 Across the Wide Missouri (3:56)
  8. 8 Little Maggie, Pt. 2 (2:33)
  9. 9 Tom Dooley, Pt, 2 (3:44)
  10. 10 Wimoweh, Pt. 2 (2:25)
  11. 11 When the Saints Go Marching In (And Farewell) (5:19)
  12. 12 Tic Tic Tic (The Lost Watch) (2:12)
  13. 13 Gue Gue (2:52)
  14. 14 Dorie (2:58)
  15. 15 South Coast (4:28)
  16. 16 Zombie Jamboree (3:16)
  17. 17 Wimoweh (2:34)
  18. 18 New York Girls (2:46)
  19. 19 They Call the Wind Maria (5:04)
  20. 20 The Merry Minuet (2:09)
  21. 21 Medley: Shady Grove/Lonesome Traveler (3:31)
  22. 22 When the Saints Go Marching In (3:44)
Disc 8
  1. 1 Banua (1:59)
  2. 2 Three Jolly Coachmen (3:26)
  3. 3 South Coast (4:52)
  4. 4 Coplas (3:41)
  5. 5 They Call the Wind Maria (4:18)
  6. 6 Zombie Jamboree (3:30)
  7. 7 Tom Dooley (4:26)
  8. 8 The Merry Minuet (2:20)
  9. 9 Raspberries, Strawberries (2:32)
  10. 10 When the Saints Go Marching In (4:47)
  11. 11 Introduction by George Wein (0:53)
  12. 12 Saro Jane (2:29)
  13. 13 Coplas (3:40)
  14. 14 M.T.A. (3:43)
  15. 15 All My Sorrows (2:58)
  16. 16 Remember the Alamo (3:34)
  17. 17 E Inu Tatou E (2:38)
  18. 18 Hard, Ain't It Hard (3:30)
  19. 19 The Merry Minuet (2:39)
  20. 20 When the Saints Go Marching In (2:41)
  21. 21 Three Jolly Coachmen (1:53)
  22. 22 South Coast (4:28)
  23. 23 Scotch and Soda (2:51)
  24. 24 Zombie Jamboree (2:45)
Disc 9
  1. 1 7-Up Track: The Hunter (1:55)
  2. 2 7-Up Track: Oh, Cindy (1:31)
  3. 3 7-Up Track: Goober Peas (2:03)
  4. 4 7-Up Track: Blow Ye Winds (2:12)
  5. 5 The Hunter/7-Up Track: Oleanna (4:08)
  6. 6 7-Up Track: Corey, Corey (2:32)
  7. 7 7-Up Track: A Worried Man (1:09)
  8. 8 7-Up Track: Molly Dee (3:09)
  9. 9 7-Up Track: Oh, Cindy (1:41)
  10. 10 7-Up Track: Goober Peas (1:48)
  11. 11 Kingston Trio Sings for 7-Up/Three Jolly Coachmen (2:09)
  12. 12 The Kingston Trio Sings for 7-Up (1:10)
  13. 13 Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair) (1:35)
  14. 14 The Kingston Trio Sings for 7-Up (1:07)
  15. 15 7-Up Track: M.T.A. (1:53)
  16. 16 7-Up Track: A Worried Man (1:28)
  17. 17 The Kingston Trio Sings for 7-Up (1:08)
  18. 18 The Kingston Trio Sings for 7-Up (1:03)
  19. 19 7-Up Track: With You My Johnny (1:46)
  20. 20 7-Up Track: The Hunter (2:26)
  21. 21 7-Up Track: Blow Ye Winds (1:01)
  22. 22 7-Up Track: A Worried Man (1:02)
  23. 23 7-Up Track: M.T.A. (1:03)
  24. 24 7-Up Track: M.T.A. (0:19)
Disc 10
  1. 1 Tom Dooley (With German Intro) (3:08)
  2. 2 Medley: Tanga Tika/Toerau (2:06)
  3. 3 Don't Cry Katie (3:11)
  4. 4 The Mountains Of Mourne (2:53)
  5. 5 Home from the Hill (1:34)
  6. 6 Mangwani M'Pulele (1:45)
  7. 7 Carrier Pigeon (2:44)
  8. 8 Run Joe (1:04)
  9. 9 Cha Cha Boom (2:27)
  10. 10 Come Back Liza (3:15)
  11. 11 Jamaica Farewell (3:03)
  12. 12 Kisses Sweeter Than Wine (2:55)
  13. 13 Lolly Tu Dum (3:08)
  14. 14 Without My Lover (2:11)
  15. 15 Fast Freight (5:15)
  16. 16 Without My Lover (1:59)
  17. 17 Run Joe (2:37)
  18. 18 Tom Dooley (3:09)
  19. 19 Tom Dooley (3:21)
  20. 20 Tom Dooley, Jr. (3:11)
  21. 21 Tom Duley Rock (2:27)
  22. 22 Tom Dooley Rock and Roll (2:20)
  23. 23 Tom Dooley (German) (3:20)
  24. 24 Tom Dooley II (German) (3:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The 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
Les 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
Bob Jones Mastering
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
Jurgen Crasser Mastering
Jürgen Feuss Illustrations
Robert Castle Schoen Arranger
Jack Segal Composer
Solomon Linda Composer
Conrad Eugene Mauge Jr. 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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