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Well, THIS never happened before or since- an artist DYING while I am featuring him!
Sorry to see you go, NIck.
This episode has more hits by the Kingston Trio.
But most interesting was a song that we all associate with Frank Sinatra.
And finding out in was written for THEM, and recorded by them 4 years before in 1961!
Kingston Trio co-founder Reynolds dies
SAN DIEGO, California (AP) — Nick Reynolds, a founding member of the Kingston Trio who jump-started the revival folk scene of the late 1950s and paved the way for artists such as Bob Dylan and Joan Baez, has died. He was 75.
Reynolds had been hospitalized with acute respiratory disease and other illnesses, and died Wednesday in San Diego after his family took him off life support, said son Joshua Reynolds.
“Dad was so happy he turned people onto music in a way that people could really approach it, in a simple and honest way,” Josh Reynolds told The Associated Press. “He was a very gracious and loving performer. He was a devoted family man.”
The Kingston Trio’s version of the 19th-century folk song “Tom Dooley” landed the group a No. 1 spot on the charts in 1958, and launched the band’s career.
Born on July 27, 1933, in San Diego, Nicholas Reynolds demonstrated an early love of music and did sing-alongs with his two sisters and their Navy captain-father, who taught him to play guitar.
He graduated from Coronado High School in 1951 and attended the University of Arizona and San Diego State University before attending Menlo College, a business school near Palo Alto. He graduated from Menlo in 1956.
It was during the mid-1950s that Nicholas Reynolds met Bob Shane, who introduced him to Stanford student Dave Guard. Guard and Shane knew each other from playing music in Guard’s native Hawaii. The three formed the Kingston Trio.
In 1958, “Tom Dooley” earned Reynolds, Guard and Shane a trophy for best country and western performance at the first Grammys. The group, defined by tight harmonies and a clean-cut style, went on to win a Grammy the next year for best folk performance for its album “The Kingston Trio At Large.”
Later member John Stewart joined the group in 1961, replacing Guard. Stewart died in January, also in San Diego.
After leaving the Kingston Trio in 1967, Reynolds moved to Oregon, where he stayed until the 1980s and took a break from music to raise his family, his son said.
Reynolds moved back to California in the mid-1980s and rejoined Stewart for one album. In 1991, Reynolds rejoined Shane in a reconstituted version of the Trio. He remained with the group until retiring in 2003, his son said.
Reynolds is survived by his wife Leslie, sons Joshua and John Pike Reynolds, daughters Annie Reynolds Moore and Jennifer Reynolds, and his two sisters.
Here's the third link enabling you to hear this carefully crafted chapter in the series, making it a trio...soon to be a quartet, at WLSO.FM:

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Comment by Mike Pell on October 28, 2011 at 5:23pm

Thanks Jon.

I send you my email.


Comment by Jon on October 28, 2011 at 4:50pm
Absolutely. I will work on it Sunday, send you some MP3's.
Comment by Mike Pell on October 28, 2011 at 4:46pm

Well well, is that right?

Can you send the tracks?

It's too late for that show, but maybe I could use them in the future.

I can give you my email.

And like with the other guys, if you ever hear a song I play you'd like to have, I'll send it to you.

Saying that publicly, I will now be arrested or sued, lol!


Comment by Jon on October 28, 2011 at 4:23pm

The  4 part Walk On Medley from "Walk On" is really good, probably the best song(s) on that album.


From "Corporate America" the title song (seeing a trend?) is really good. The whole album isn't that bad but the title track really stands out. 

Comment by Mike Pell on October 28, 2011 at 3:56pm

Sure guys, 2018 sounds about right, lol!

No, I'll do it soon when I am gathering songs and preparing for something else.

And don't mention those dips at that still in existence?

Jon, you and Scott could have helped, but I only had an hour.

Were there any songs on the newer albums that I would have bumped an older song for?

Comment by RJhog (Admin) on October 28, 2011 at 7:27am

That must have been on Classic Rock Revisited.  Classic Rock Bottom opened in June 2010.  So I say, like Jon, anytime between now and 2018 when you don't have a current show would be a good time for a repost. 


Jon, and Scott I think, know Boston's post 3rd albums very well, they could have been consults if you had only known them then.

Comment by Jon on October 28, 2011 at 7:01am
You've got my vote. But when will you post it? Maybe 2018?
Comment by Mike Pell on October 27, 2011 at 11:37pm


 I just checked, I replayed Boston in January 2010.

I could do it again, lol!


Comment by Mike Pell on October 27, 2011 at 6:01pm
Jon, Jon, Jon,
Get out of that fetal position and corner, the song is over, lol!
Re-set your vibes!
I gotta admit Boston IS funny- 5 albums in 35 years, Kingston Trio 10 in 4.
Hell, even the Beatles were putting out 2 or 3 a year when they started out!
After Boston's 3rd album, I don't think I've heard anything from them, and if I did I wasn't impressed.
That's what happens when you go that long between releases, people find other music and stop caring.
Now you know why I do a show every week, lol!
Seems more like they short-changed their listeners.
We are the guardians of Rock listeners,
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on October 27, 2011 at 7:17am
Mike, you have not posted a show on Boston.

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