Re: Four Strong Winds
To tell you the truth, I would have loved The Kingston Trio to stay with Capitol Records.
In my opinion, Decca can't hold a candle to Capitol. (sound of recordings + LP cover art, etc...)
But having said that ----
I don't know if I could ever forgive the powers that be at Capitol Records,
for not releasing "It Was A Very Good Year" as a single (in 1961)....
from The Kingston Trio's "Goin' Places" album.
Sure, Dave Guard was leaving - I get that.
But on the other hand....Bob Shane was staying !!!
I can't help but think "It Was A Very Good Year" would have seen some chart action,
and at the same time, showcase The Kingston Trio --- without Dave Guard !!!
I think it was. One of the CDs of previously unreleased stuff has the studio version, and it was really good. Maybe a potential hit? Because of the change of labels, I'm not sure that Capitol even released a single from "Back in Town." I guess it would be embarrassing to have a hit single by a group that had already left the label. If the Trio had stayed with Capitol, I'll bet things would have been different.
Good question, Joe.
Your guess is as good as mine - but talking about "singles"....
wasn't our Kingston's studio version of "Let's Get Together" being considered ???
Both Trio versions sound incomplete. I wonder if Capitol was thinking about Four Strong Winds as a single but changed its mind when the Brothers Four released it on September 17, 1963. The B4 also performed it on "Hootenanny" on October 26, 1963. (Yeah, I know, I have too much time on my hands).
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