Sunday, August 23, 2009

Song of the Week - M.T.A by The Kingston Trio

I have 7,683 songs on iTunes. This is one of them.

My parents bought my brothers and I a record player capable of playing LPs for Christmas in 1967. They also gave us three LPs, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles, Why Is There Air? by Bill Cosby and Greenback Dollar by The Kingston Trio.

Between 1950's do-wop music and the 1960s British Invasion, there was a brief boom in acoustic folk music. The Kingston Trio was at the forefront of this movement. They recorded their first album in 1958 and sold 3 million copies of their first single. This song, M.T.A. was another big hit, reaching #15 on the Billboard charts in 1963.

This video is almost exactly like the recorded version, including the spoken introduction.


Hackenbush said...

He may ride forever 'neath the streets of Boston.
He's the man who never returned.

Great video! Classic!

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