...From the Hungry i

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...from the Hungry i
Live album by The Kingston Trio
Released January 5, 1959
Recorded August 15–16, 1958, The hungry i, San Francisco, CA
Genre Folk
Label Capitol T-1107
Producer Voyle Gilmore
The Kingston Trio chronology
The Kingston Trio
(1958)
...from the Hungry i
(1959)
Stereo Concert
(1959)

...from the Hungry i is The Kingston Trio's first live album, released in 1959 (see 1959 in music). It was recorded in 1958 at the San Francisco club hungry i shortly after the release of their debut album The Kingston Trio. It was awarded an RIAA gold album on October 24, 1960 and presented to the group in 1961.[1]

History[edit]

What producer Voyle Gilmore heard when he first saw the Kingston Trio at The Purple Onion in 1958 convinced him to sign the group to Capitol Records. ...from the Hungry i was released in order to expose the record buying public to what live audiences experienced at a Trio performance. This appeal was successfully conveyed with this live album, indicated by its number 2 chart position and receiving a gold album award. The Trio was a carefully rehearsed act, the jokes and introductions to songs planned, delivered and also graded by their manager Frank Werber. Gilmore recorded two nights of the group's twenty-seven day engagement at the club.[1]

In 1964, the hungry i would also be the location for the recording of the final album for Capitol (Back in Town) by the John Stewart Trio.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

The album was awarded an RIAA gold album on October 24, 1960.[1]

In his Allmusic review, critic Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr. notes the intensity of the trio's performances and the audience reactions. Lankford writes their first live album "captures the band live, singing vibrant versions of "Tic, Tic" and "They Call the Wind Maria." Because of the acoustic arrangements and professionalism of the band, this live performance easily matches the quality of the group's studio work."[2]

Reissues[edit]

  • ...from the Hungry i was released on CD by Capitol Records in 1992 paired with The Kingston Trio. It has since been withdrawn by Capitol.
  • In 1997, all of the tracks of ...from the Hungry i were included in The Guard Years 10-CD box set issued by Bear Family Records.
  • Collector's Choice Records reissued The Kingston Trio / ...from the Hungry i as a two-album CD in 2001.
  • Some tracks from ...from the Hungry i were reissued in 1961 by Capitol on Encores, a duophonic reissue of cuts from the first two albums.

Track listing[edit]

The original LP release had eleven songs.

Side One
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Tic Tic Tic"   Rafael DeLeon, Don Raye  
2. "Gue Gue"   Traditional, Dave Guard, Nick Reynolds, Bob Shane  
3. "Dorie"   Traditional, Guard, Reynolds, Shane  
4. "South Coast"   Richard Dehr, Sam Eskin, Frank Miller, Lillian Ross  
5. "Zombie Jamboree"   Conrad Eugene Mauge Jr.  
6. "Wimoweh"   Paul Campbell, Solomon Linda  
Side Two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "New York Girls"   Burl Ives  
2. "They Call the Wind Maria"   Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe  
3. "The Merry Minuet"   Harnick  
4. "Shady Grove/Lonesome Traveller"   Traditional  
5. "Saints Go Marching In"   Traditional  

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1959 Billboard Pop Albums 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Liner notes: The Kingston Trio and ...from the Hungry i Capitol Records reissue. Liner notes by Ben Blake, 1992.
  2. ^ a b Lankford, Jr., Ronnie D. "...From the Hungry i > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 14, 2011. 

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