Kingston Trio ‎– The Kingston Trio

Capitol Records ‎– DT 996, Capitol Records ‎– DT-996
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo

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A1 Three Jolly Coachmen
Arranged By – Dave Guard
A2 Bay Of Mexico
Arranged By – Dave Guard
A3 Banua
Arranged By – Dave Guard
A4 Tom Dooley
Arranged By – Dave Guard
A5 Fast Freight
Written-By – Terry Gilkyson
A6 Hard, Ain't It Hard
Written-By – Woody Guthrie
B1 Saro Jane
Adapted By – Louis GottliebArranged By – Louis Gottlieb
B2 Sloop John B
Written-By – Carl Sandburg, Lee Hays
B3 Santo Anno
Arranged By – Dave Guard
B4 Scotch And Soda
Written-By – Dave Guard
B5 Coplas
Arranged By – Dave Guard
B6 Little Maggie
Arranged By – Dave Guard

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First press releases are on 1956-58 turquoise label.

Two song titles differ on the record label, from those on the album sleeve. Track B2 is titled, "Wreck of the 'John B,'" and track B3 is titled "Santy Anno" on the label. Track titles above are from the back cover.

US release specifies writer credits for B2 as Lee Hays and Carl Sandburg.
Neither wrote the song as it was originally a traditional folk song from the Bahamas. Carl Sandburg included it in a collection of folk songs, "The American Songbag" in 1927 and Lee Hays (a member of the Weavers) helped popularize the song in a rendition released in 1950 titled "Wreck of the John B". The Kingston Trio version was the inspiration for the Beach Boys 1965 version: "Sloop John B".

A complete history of the song can be found at:

Rainbow ring, Capitol oval upper center THE KINGSTON TRIO underneath, DUOPHONIC to the left of spindle, DT-996 to the right

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout/etched): DT1-996-A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): (DT1-996)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout/etched): DT2-996-B2
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): (DT2-996)

Other Versions (5 of 23) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
T 996, T-996 Kingston Trio The Kingston Trio(LP, Album, Mono, RP) Capitol Records, Capitol Records T 996, T-996 US 1958 Sell This Version
K 83 101, T 996 Kingston Trio The Kingston Trio(LP, Album, Mono) Capitol Records, Capitol Records K 83 101, T 996 Germany 1958 Sell This Version
T996, T-996 Kingston Trio The Kingston Trio(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Capitol Records, Capitol Records T996, T-996 US Unknown Sell This Version
T 996 Kingston Trio The Kingston Trio(LP, Album, Mono) Capitol Records T 996 UK 1958 Sell This Version
T996 The Kingston Trio* The Kingston Trio (LP, Album, Mono) Capitol Records T996 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version