Two Kingston Trios from 1958 to 1967. Then all those post '67 tribute groups. Thanks for posting my favorite KT song!
As the #1 KINGSTON TRIO fan in Canada, I came to acknowledge and to accept John Stewart,
stepping in as Dave Guard's replacement.
Admittedly, at first, I resented John, and felt he should've stayed with THE CUMBERLAND THREE
(a folksinging trio he formed together with John Montgomery and Gil Robins).
Trouble is....to dismiss "Nick Bob John" as the second incarnation of THE KINGSTON TRIO
would be to dismiss all their Capitol albums from "Close-Up" to "Back In Town" (1961-1964)....
plus those 4 albums they recorded for Decca. (1964-1967)
And what about those NBJ "Hits"???
- Where Have All The Flowers Gone
- Greenback Dollar
- Reverend Mr. Black
- Desert Pete
- Ally Ally Oxen Free
Bottom line: There was the original KINGSTON TRIO (1958-1961) => Dave Guard + Bob Shane + Nick Reynolds,
and there was the "semi-original" KINGSTON TRIO => Bob Shane + Nick Reynolds + John Stewart
"Chilly Winds" / The Kingston Trio / written by: John Stewart & John Phillips
I remember quite vividly, Max.
It could've been a couple of decades ago, but I do remember the post on Kingston Crossroads by Bob Shane:
"What's all the fuss about? There was only ONE Kingston Trio."
This is the REAL Kingston Trio.
One we rarely saw.
As I recall, there was a discussion about the "Original Kingston Trio" and some included the Shane Reynolds Stewart line up as original trio. Bob Shane posted that "there was only one original: Guard Shane Reynolds. John Stewart was the first replacement."