Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Thursday, January 30, 2020


Bob Shane, the  last surviving member of The Kingston Trio, died this week, age 85, closing another chapter of my youth.  I really should not call the group "underappreciated."  After all, The Kingston Trio has  a zillion-minus-one fans (it used to be a solid zillion, but Bill Crider passed away, dammit).   Still, this is as good a time as any for me to recognize (and thank) Bob Shane, as well as Dave Guard and Nick Reynolds, as well as later members of the group John Stewart, Pat Horine, Jim Connor, Roger Gambill, Bill Zorn, George Grove, Bob Haworth, Rick Dougherty, Josh Reynolds (Nick's son), Mike Marvin (Nick's cousin), Tim Gorelangton, and Don Marovich. 

The entire Kingston Trio catalog would run for 17 hours.  Hear are a few of their songs:

"Tom Dooley"

"Chilly Winds"


"The Tijuana Jail"

"Scotch and Soda"

"Where Have All the Flowers Gone?"

"Try to Remember"

"Desert Pete"

"A Worried Man"

"They Called the Wind Maria"

"Reverend M. Black"

"The Merry Minuet"

"Oh Shenandoah"

"Take Her Out of Pity"

R.I.P. Bob Shane.

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