Stay Awhile (The Kingston Trio album)

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Stay Awhile
Stayawhile1.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 1965
Recorded1965
GenreFolk
Length40:39 (reissue)
LabelDecca
ProducerFrank Werber
The Kingston Trio chronology
The Kingston Trio (Nick Bob John)
(1964)
Stay Awhile
(1965)
Somethin' Else
(1965)
Singles from Stay Awhile
  1. "Yes I Can Feel It"/"Stay Awhile"
    Released: 1965
Alternative Cover
Cover of the Folk Era reissue of the LP
Cover of the Folk Era reissue of the LP

Stay Awhile is an album by the American folk music group the Kingston Trio, released in 1965 (see 1965 in music). It was their second release on the Decca label. It continued their downward slide in the charts,[1] reaching number 126 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart. The single "Yes I Can Feel It" b/w "Stay Awhile" did not chart.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]

Allmusic critic Bruce Eder, in reviewing the reissue, praised the album, writing "This was a pretty strong album to begin with... It's all surprisingly memorable, coming out of a period in which the Trio's records simply weren't selling... The result is a CD every bit as good, and perhaps better than many of the group's classic Capitol sides.[1]

Reissues[edit]

  • Stay Awhile was reissued on a remastered CD in 1994 on the Folk Era label. It includes the single version of "Yes, I Can Feel It" versus the original album version.
  • In 2000, all of the tracks from Stay Awhile were included in The Stewart Years 10-CD box set issued by Bear Family Records.
  • Stay Awhile was reissued on CD in 2002 by Folk Era along with the rest of their Decca releases on The Decca Years.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Hanna Lee" (Stan Jones, Richard Mills) – 3:14
  2. "Three Song" (Mason Williams) – 2:08
  3. "Gonna Go Down the River" (Dallas Frazier, Buddy Mize) – 2:01
  4. "Rusting in the Rain" (Rod McKuen) – 2:43
  5. "Dooley" (Rodney Dillard, Mitch Jayne) – 1:53
  6. "If I Had a Ship" (Williams) – 3:28

Side two[edit]

  1. "Yes I Can Feel It" (Williams) – 2:28
  2. "Bottle of Wine" (Tom Paxton) – 1:56
  3. "Stories of Old" (John Stewart) –3:01
  4. "Where I'm Bound" (Paxton) – 2:37
  5. "If You See Me Go" (Stewart) – 2:00
  6. "Stay Awhile" (Nick Reynolds, Bob Shane, John Stewart) – 2:12
    1994 reissue bonus tracks:
  7. "Dancing Distance" (Stewart, Williams) – 2:36
  8. "They Are Gone" (Williams) – 2:43
  9. "Last Thing on My Mind" (Paxton) – 3:02
  10. "Early Morning Rain" (Gordon Lightfoot) – 2:37

Personnel[edit]

Production notes[edit]

  • Frank Werber – producer
  • Bob Norberg – engineer
  • Mason Williams – liner notes

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1965 Billboard Pop Albums 126

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Eder, Bruce. "Stay Awhile > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved January 31, 2011.