Monday, June 15, 2009

Scotch and Soda

This is one of my favorite all time tunes. It was recorded by the Kingston Trio in 1958 and captures the dizzy, out-of-sorts feeling of early love. Yes, romantic love does indeed make you "feel high." The little redhead who made me feel that way was my date for the Senior Prom. Her name was Jackie Palmer. If you're out there, Jackie, this one's for you.

Bob Shane is the singer. There is a video following this one showing a live performance of the Kingston Trio with Shane singing this, his most famous song. I ran both because the audio in the first is substantially better; but the second gives you an idea of what this popular singing group was like. I assume that most of you are too young to remember them.

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