I was in Wildwood, NJ (a beach town) meeting Ray Duffy for the first time and doing a few tunes impromptu with him over the weekend. Little did we know, we'd become fast friends and wind up singing with each other for the next 53 years!!! It was a grand Summer, that one!!!...Joe P
According to Allan Shaw’s book…..
Something Special was released in July of 1962.
I told you that I loved this album when it came out ………
And, I played the heck out of it….
I don’t remember buying it…or where I bought it.
Which is something I used to be able to remember…..
But, I don’t have the slightest notion of when or where I got this one.
The date… is the key to this for me.
Where Were You In ’62 ????????
Was going to be the title of a book I was going to write…..
I may still get around to it….
In 1962, I had just graduated from high school…..
It was an incredible summer…but, that’s all I can tell you.
The details … except for a few things…have been long forgotten.
What I remember most was …..missing a party in August.
It was held by one of the girls in my class.
It was intended as a last get together for our class before everyone went off to college.
I was the student manager of the University of Kentucky football team.
In August, football practice had already started.
I was already living in the Freshmen football house….
Big adventure for me.
The party was on a Saturday afternoon…
We had a scrimmage on that Saturday….
I had to miss the party….
One of my friends, who went…told me about it that night.
The big news was that one of the girls had gotten her hair “frosted.”
This was new then…and my friend told me that she looked like a skunk.
She was our class ….”beauty queen”….
We remained friends until she died of cancer about 15 years ago….
At our ages…there’s always some sadness mixed in with the splendor.
What I am now certain of……
That I’ve long suspected ……..
Is that you younger fans are largely responsible for the Trio’s longevity.
Those of you who were 9, 10, and so on…but not as old as my age group….
When the Trio was popular get most of the credit.
Because you are Baby Boomers……
Not War Babies….
Big, big, big difference.
It’s all about the 1950s and 60s for parents who were younger than my generation’s parents.
Your parents missed WWII.
They were there, but were much younger….while it was going on.
Your parents and you were greatly influenced by the baby boom that followed.
Everything boomed…not just babies.
What made the big difference?
You grew up on TV.
OR… WHAT ELVIS PRODUCED…
ALSO …. STEREO
STEREO WAS BIG.
YOU HAD COMPONENT SYSTEMS….
WE HAD RECORD PLAYERS
I can order a book on Amazon on Saturday after noon and have it delivered to my house the next day… on Sunday.
Is this incredible????????
Yesterday (Sunday) I got 2 deliveries from Amazon…
Both ordered on Saturday… the day before… a few hours apart.
One order was for two books, the other was for some cables I needed for doing our internet TV show.
Curly, our dog, had tipped over a camera…and it busted a cable….
This was the 2nd time… I had to replace the cable because of Curly.
$8.00 each…. It’s coming out of his allowance.
If you saw the re-play video of The Folk Legacy Trio on Woodsongs…..
You saw and heard George’s explanation of …..”Standing on the Shoulders.”
Which he says is what their trio is all about ….
Here everything, and more…about this …. Saying…that’s about giants. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standing_on_the_shoulders_of_giants
George’s reference to this saying is from a song that’s on their CD that was written by Noel (Paul) Stookey… of PP&M
Here’s the song…
From the show “I Dig Rock and Roll Music” at the Rubicon Theatre in Ventura on September 1, 2018
One of the books that arrived at our house on Sunday….
Was this one…. https://www.amazon.com/Infinite-Game-Simon-Sinek/dp/073521350X/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+infinite+game&qid=1571661471&s=books&sr=1-1
Here’s what it is about…from the horse’s mouth…
The Kingston Trio started out playing a finite game….
That became an infinite game….maybe…
You have to read the book to decide….Simon splits some hairs in his book.
For the Trio …..we’re going to have to live another 20 or 30 years to find out….
Now……..here’s my question….
Are George, Rick & Jerry playing …….
A finite game …….. or an infinite game?
I belive that the answer lies in Ken Burns.
Ken Burns plays infinite games……
Documentaries on subjects like ….. The Civil War …. And Baseball….
And now….. Country Music….
Maybe the one on Baseball and his latest one on Country Music are the only infinite games of his….because baseball and Country music are still going.
What if ?????????
Ken burns did a documentary on folk music.
Well, in a very real way… he did.
By doing the one on Country Music.
I’d call the old country music…. Folk music.
Who was/is the greatest folk singer?
I’d count Johnny Cash as one of them….
Jackee and I are in the marketing biz.
We’re in the middle of a course that digs deeper into this stuff than anything we’ve come across so far.
The teachers of this course say you should NEVER ask a question in your headline.
It’s too strong………
Gets to the point too fast…….
Too easy to immediately dismiss….
You need to find something that’s in the undercurrent of it all….
What secretly props up whatever it is that you’re looking at?
Where’s the emotional piece of the puzzle that’s driving everything else?
What’s the emotional piece of the folk music puzzle ????????????
If George, Rick & Jerry can figure this out……
They’d have a home run….
Particularly if they could find a song that does all of this …
What song….did it for Ken?
Wasn’t it this one?
Every great ad has a CTA …. Unless it’s a brand ad… one that keeps people aware that you’re still here…. Like this one….
What’s a CTA ?
Call To Action
What should The Folk Legacy Trio’s ……. CTA be?
Stated as a question……..
I think it should be …………
Do you want your grandchildren to grow up not knowing who Woody or Pete were?
What’s lying under this ??????????