This is especially for Bernie + K8 since they showed interest in The Kingston Trio's song:|
>>> Scotch & Soda <<<
=> But you're ALL invited :>))
THE KINGSTON TRIO's first album was released in 1958 (Capitol Records) and it included 2 songs which put Bob Shane + Dave Guard + Nick Reynolds on the map:
1 - TOM DOOLEY
2 - SCOTCH & SODA
"Scotch & Soda" became Bob Shane's signature song but it was brought in by Dave Guard.
Remember the baseball player Tom Seaver? (NY Mets) ~ Dave Guard dated Tom's sister, Katie.
1953: While Dave was spending an evening at the Seaver's household, Katie's Mom began to sing a song she and her husband heard on their Honeymoon,
nineteen years earlier (1934).
The newlyweds were sitting at their Hotel lounge, in Phoenix, Arizona, when some piano player sat down and sang "Scotch & Soda".
The Seavers loved the song so much, they asked the gentleman if he'd be good enough to to write the words for them.
He happily complied...except for one thing...
=> HE NEVER WROTE HIS NAME DOWN !!!
Since NOBODY knew who wrote "Scotch & Soda", Dave Guard attached his name as the writer.
After all, Katie Seaver was DAVE's DATE !!! (hahaha)
Anyhow, to this day, the songwriter's name is still a MYSTERY, and "Scotch & Soda" has been a mainstay of every KINGSTON TRIO show since the beginning.
Dave Guard initially wanted to do this song, but KT manager Frank Werber insisted on Bob Shane.
"Bob's whisky voice is more suited" ~ said Frank.
People won't believe me,
They'll think that I'm just braggin'
But I can feel the way I do
And still be on the wagon;
All I need is,
One of your smiles,
Sunshine of your eyes,
Oh me, oh my
Do I feel higher than a kite can fly?
Gimme lovin' baby,
I feel high.