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Mon, 29 Aug 2005

Capitol Collector Series: The Kingston Trio
Capitol Collector Series: The Kingston Trio Boy, this takes me back. I was eleven -- almost twelve -- when I first heard the saga of Charlie and the M.T.A., the man who never found his way off Boston's subway. It was summer, I was at Boy Scout Camp, and my scoutmaster/camp counselor/warden had a guitar and wasn't afraid to use it. Folk music was big in the mid-60s, those days of flower children and Vietnam. And we hoped sweet and gentle songs like Where Have All The Flowers Gone? would somehow make a difference. But I digress. For what, the fifteenth time?

Anyway, I found a surprise in my wander along memory lane: a cover of Terry Jacks' bittersweet hit, Seasons in the Sun. But it turns out that the Kingston Trio had the song before Jacks did. A little Googling and I learned about Jacques Brel and a 1961 song called Le Moribond: The Dying Man. Personally, I like the English versions better. Then again, I would, wouldn't I?

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