THE TRAVELERS Unknown Private Folk 10"LP 1960 w/ Bongos
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This is a completely obscure (and unknown) private press hipster/beatnik folk 10" LP from 1960 by The Travelers, a combo from The Cambridge School of Weston, outside Boston, Massachusetts. Three guitarists (two who also sing) and a black bongo player, playing folksongs with occasional calypso flair, with at least one original song.
T is absolutely nothing on the web about this record or this group. No reference to its existence anyw.. a true unknown little gem of folk music from nearly 50 years ago!
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This copy is signed "To Betsy with Love - The Travelers" with autographs by Fred Corbett and Gerry "Dean" French.
liner notes from the front cover :
None of the TRAVELERS was discovered hiding under a rock in Peru, none has ever been a truck-driver, and none has sideburns. The beginning was modest - a "singing for pleasure" - using the efforts of the leader, Dean French and the gifted bongoist, Vic Sterling. The two gave concerts at The Cambridge School of Weston w their popularity gave rise to the need for adding the fine first tenor of Fred... read more