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Folk Music On the Hot 100: The Early 1960's

10/01/11 8:00PM By Joel Najman

AP
The Kingston Trio in 1960
In that period of the pre-Beatles 1960's a national folk music craze not only saw a surge in the number of folk-style acts entertaining in coffee houses and on college campuses across the nation, but also an abundance of acoustic folk-flavored hits singles on Top 40 Hit radio.

This week Joel Najman's My Place program selectively samples from these recordings, including both those that were big hits and others that are historically significant. Memorable recordings by the Kingston Trio, Peter, Paul & Mary, and The Highwaymen are among the selections featured.

Playlist

8:03pm

Hootenanny
Artist Name: The Glencoves
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Select 724
 

8:06pm

Tom Dooley
Artist Name: The Kingston Trio
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Capitol 4049
 

8:09pm

Everglades
Artist Name: The Kingston Trio
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Capitol 4441
 

8:12pm

Blowin' In the Wind
Artist Name: Peter, Paul & Mary
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Warner 5368
 

8:15pm

Lizzie Borden
Artist Name: Chad Mitchell Trio
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Kapp 439
 

8:18pm

A Dollar Down
Artist Name: The Limeliters
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: RCA Victor 7859
 

8:21pm

Michael
Artist Name: The Highwaymen
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: United Artists 258
 

8:24pm

Cotton Fields
Artist Name: The Highwaymen
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: United Artists 370
 

8:27pm

The Gypsy Rover
Artist Name: The Highwaymen
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: United artists 370
 

8:30pm

There's A Meetin' Here Tonight
Artist Name: Joe & Eddie
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: GNP Crescendo 195
 

8:35pm

Don't Let The Rain Come Down (Crooked Little Man)
Artist Name: The Serendipity Singers
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Philips 40175
 

8:40pm

Winkin', Blinkin' And Nod
Artist Name: The Simon Sisters
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Kapp 586
 

8:50pm

A Stranger In Your Town
Artist Name: The Shaklefords
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Mercury 72112
 

8:55pm

Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
Artist Name: Judy Collins
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Elektra 45680
 
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