1. The first Grammy the KT won in 1959 at the organization's premier event was for "Best Country and Western Recording - "'Tom Dooley' " because there was no folk category.
The award to At Large for the first "Best Recording - Folk" was at the second awards in 1960.
2. The whole paper napkin thing was a complete myth definitively denied by Frank Werber. Less-known: the group that Werber heard in late 1956 at the Cracked Pot did not include Shane, who had returned to Hawaii a couple of months before. It wasn't called the Kingston anything - it was "Dave Guard and the Calypsonians" and did include Nick Reynolds, Joe Gannon, Barbara Bogue, and possibly two others. Guard, Reynolds, Bogue and Gannon organized themselves as the Kingston Quartet, striped shirts and all, for one performance at the Italian Village restaurant in SF in early 1957. That was the group that Werber offered to sign if they got rid of Gannon, who didn't sing well, leading Guard to call Shane back from Hawaii in March 1957, sign a provisional contract with the original three in Werber's office, and in May '57 incorporate as the Kingston Trio.
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