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Re: Favourite Group of the Folk Scare
I heartily "second" Art on his choices. Mine are very much the same despite the fact that I am not "very Chinese" according to Ancestry.com..Joe P
Although there are more highly regarded 50's folk groups, I must give credit to the very first "Folk Group" which piqued my interest in the genre; Terry Gilkyson and the Easy Riders and their song: "Marrianne". It was at that point, I knew that there was an alternative to Rock & Roll.
Of course, Belafonte and calypso added to this musical direction.
Then, the Kingston Trio came on the scene and that settled it for me!
Starting from the KT, I "discovered" (for myself) Bud & Travis (Mexican/Latin music for a Chinese?!, that is a huge statement!). Listen carefully to their music, vocalizations and exquisite guitar work; there were none that compared in that arena IMHO.
There are a few others but they may be out of the 50's era.