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Re: Favourite Group of the Folk Scare
Just as a comment, the Tarriers recorded Tom Dooley before the KT. The KT rendition sounds almost identical to the Tarriers version....go figure
Greeting Folksters :
What was your favourite vocal group in the great 50's folk scare?
For me there were about six. The Weavers were the first, followed in time by The Tarriers (Banana Boat Song, Alan Arkin, Eric Darling), The Kingston Trio, The Limeliters, Bud and Travis, and The Rooftop Singers (Eric Darling again).
I thought that the Brothers Four were the best of the "glee club" type groups - unexciting arrangements and accompaniments, but mellow, harmonious vocals and quality songs.
I'm just learning their hit song from the movie "The Alamo", which should have chosen Dave Guard's and Jane Bowers' vibrant song of that name as well, but regrettably did not. They did however choose "The Green Leaves of Summer" by Dimitri Tiomkin and Paul Webster.
It's fun to play, anywhere from Am to Em starting positions - have you tried it?
It sounds beautiful fingerpicked on my classical Brazilian Giannini guitar.
Regards ....... Glen in the Great White North