The Kingston Trio

Live at the Crazy Horse

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This may be the latter-day Kingston Trio, but two of the original members -- Bob Shane and Nick Reynolds -- are here, along with 20-year veteran George Grove, and they do sound very good. Interspersed with the expected classic group repertory -- "Hard Ain't It Hard," "Three Jolly Coachmen," "Chilly Winds," "Sinking of Reuben James," "The M.T.A.," "Worried Man," "The Reverend Mr. Black," "They Call the Wind Maria" -- are relatively recent addition to their song list, including a very poignant rendition of ABBA's "The Way Old Friends Do" (which is done in memory of Dave Guard and the other departed members of the Kingston Trio family) and the George Grove-sung "Jocko and the Trapeze Lady." The singing, all un-retouched, is superb, and the playing is spot-on -- the trio has aged well, they've retained a sense of humor about themselves and what they do, and a good deal od spontaneity, despite the 40 years of history behind them at the point from which this show dates.

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