The Kingston Trio Story - Wherever We May Go
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From singing for beer in student bars 50 years ago to sold-out concerts around the world today, The Kingston Trio Story is an exciting and emotional testimony to the groups undeniable impact, taking us through all the shakeups, breakups, changing faces and reunions of the group responsible for the revival of folk music in America.
The Dave Guard Years
The Early Years
A Worried Man
The John Stewart Years
Rovin Gambler/This Train
Scotch And Soda
Where Have All The Flowers Gone?
Wherever We May Go
The Bob ShaneYears
The Trio Goes On
Hard, Aint It Hard
Sloop John B
The New Kingston Trio
All Of The Hard Days Are Gone
A Worried Man
"Stories Behind The Songs" and five other featurettes
Bonus Song Performances: "Little Light," "Tom Dooley," and "Three Jolly Coachmen"
Vintage 7-Up commercials
Top Customer Reviews
The songs sound great, and the brief interviews gave very interesting insights into what they were going through behind the scenes. The DVD also contains some extra interviews, comments/history on some of the songs (e.g., Bob Shane joking about how Hollywood had made a bad film version of "Tom Dooley" with Michael Landon -- the hokey movie trailer is included), and much more. A must for every Trio diehard.
It's absolutely worth it to own the DVD. I'm a little disappointed that it didn't include "The Merry Minuet," but it's full and rich and a "must have" for Kingston Trio fans.
Bob Shane is still hot.
I feel that their place in musical history has been ill-served by their record company, Capitol Records, a company that was arguably built on the success of the Kingston Trio. The company is as "corporate" as they come. They have no sense of music history. They are only interested in what can make them a ton of money in the here and now.
The Beatles catalogue is a case in point. They have refused to remaster the UK catalogue and give Beatles fans their first four albums in Stereo. I guess that project would not be "commercial" enough for their tastes.
Similarly, they have only released the first two Trio albums as a "TwoFer", further denigrating this band's status as the world-beating ground-breakers that they were. The only reason we have the Trio's albums are on CD is that Collector's Choice and Bear Familiy licensed them from Capitol!
The label that made so much money on The Kingston Trio in the late 50's and early 60's won't even release their albums on CD! The company clearly has no understanding of musical history and pays no respect to its stellar roster of artists. If they can't treat The Beatles with respect, how can we expect them to treat the Kingston Trio with respect?Read more ›
We get a lot of material from founding Kinston Trio member Nick Reynolds and from his son; we hear from former hiree John Stewart; we also hear a lot from founding member Bob Shane. But we hear nothing at all from members of the late Dave Guard's family, or from anyone else who might represent his part of the story. That's terribly unfortunate, and here's why.
What this DVD fails to recognize is that the Trio was Guard's band, born out of a prior group called Dave Guard and the Calipsonians, and that with his departure, it went into stasis, and then decline. That's because of the huge impact Guard's leadership had on the band. It's also because of the enormous influence of David "Buck" Wheat, the band's bass player, who left the band with Guard. This DVD makes a big deal out of calling manager Frank Werber the fourth member of the trio. I think that's a distortion. One can argue, perhaps more forcefully, that it was Buck Wheat who was the fourth member. That's where, for instance, some of the modern harmonies the Trio used came from.
More telling is that the reasons for Guard's departure from the Trio are ignored in this DVD. I think the story tellers had a responsibility to tell the whole story. The reasons for his departure were several - he wanted tighter, more studious musicianship, to be sure, while Shane and Reynolds apparently resisted that; but there also was a controversy over whether royalty monies had been misappropriated.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great documentary featuring both the Dave Guard and the John Stewart years, with a lot of film footage. I'm very happy that I ran across this DVD.Published 2 months ago by Jay Snipes
For anyone who loves the KT this is a great video. History of KT, them singing songs and interviews. Then trivia info. Nice long video.Published 5 months ago by sue phillips
So-so history of one of the most ground-breaking groups in American musical history. Could have delved more into the real personalities of the trio members, but all in all a fairly... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent DVD history of this wonderfully talented trio. We learn why there was a change in one of the members, we watch them as they age, and the best part of all is the music. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer