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Re: She Was Mozart / I Was Kingston Trio
Seems Capitol Records had high hopes for The Journeymen. But that went down the tubes when their three albums didn't sell.
John Phillips had a falling out with Frank Werber and Scott McKenzie was going through some mental issues.
Geena, permit me to be the devil's advocate for a moment. Capitol Records made it clear to Kingston Trio's manager Frank Werber,
they were NOT HAPPY with Dave Guard's leaving the Kingston Trio.
Capitol asked Frank....
"Why can't these guys just get along? They're making good money so what's the problem?"
So what did Frank Werber do? He worked on replacing Dave; and John Stewart became the newest member of the Kingston Trio.
More than that, Frank Werber gave Capitol Records a new trio: The Journeymen
In 1961, Capitol signed John Phillips & Scott McKenzie & Dick Weissman to a record deal. The Journeymen became Capitol's pet folk trio.
In fact, on one of the Journeymen's albums, Bill Frost, who worked in Capitol's Editorial Dept, wrote in the liner notes NOT to read anything and just listen to the Journeymen sing.
Bill Frost said, and I quote: "Everyone within the Capitol organization is so excited about this (Journeymen) album."
To add insult to injury, the Kingston Trio's "String Along" album (released a year BEFORE "Goin' Places") was the LAST KINGSTON TRIO album to reach the #1 spot on Billboard's Top Selling Album Charts.
Last Month Of The Year & Make Way & Goin' Places fell short; especially the Kingston's Christmas album.
(LMOTY even got deleted from Capitol's catalog)