Saturday, March 19, 2011

"Mighty Day" by The Chad Mitchell Trio.

OK, more 60's folk: This folk trio was formed in the early 60's by members of the Gonzaga University Glee Club (gotta love my Jesuits!). As opposed to most 60's folk ensembles, they played no instruments. Satirical takes on the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. Subsequent members included John Denver on vocals and accompanist Jim (Roger) McGuinn on guitar and banjo. One of their best-loved songs is based upon the devastating 1900 Galveston hurricane and flood. A 2003 Christopher Guest "mockumentary" MIGHT have been loosely inspired by it. Trio? Song? For extra credit, "mockumentary"?

Yesterday's answer: Jimmy Clanton, "Venus in Blue Jeans." Gotta love those 60's teen idols - Bobby, Jimmy, Teddy, Frankie (do I see a pattern here?!)!

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