Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll

Once upon a time – back in the 1950s and 1960s – folk music was all over your radio dial. Not much anymore on AM, FM, or satellite broadcasts. But your friends at “Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll” are bringing it back for you.

This episode salutes a group that helped launch the “folk music” craze and set records for selling records that lasted for more than half a century – as one of the most influential acts in pop music history. The Kingston Trio.

We’ll cover its hit singles history along with the original versions by other artists who inspired the group.

We’ll also recount how the Kingston Trio was the first to wax songs that became trademark tunes for such other artists as Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash, Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood, the Youngbloods, and Terry Jacks.