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Born: October 19, 1934 | Died: March 22, 1991    Primary Instrument: Banjo

Dave Guard was an important figure in the late ’50s and early ’60s folk boom, principally as a member of the Kingston Trio, and for a brief time as the central attraction in Dave Guard’s Whiskeyhill Singers.

Guard, with Nick Reynolds and Bob Shane, was an original member of the Kingston Trio and did his share of songwriting in that group, co-writing their 1959 hit “A Worried Man.” In 1961, however, Guard left the still-thriving act (to be replaced by John Stewart), upset about some problems with the handling of their finances and wanting to pursue different musical directions.

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Dave Guard & The Calypsonians
"Run Joe"
1957
(Capitol)
"Fast Freight"
1957
(Capitol)

The Kingston Trio
The Kingston Trio
1958
(Capitol)
...from the Hungry i
1959
(Capitol)
Stereo Concert
1959
(Capitol)
At Large
1959
(Capitol)
Here We Go Again!
1959
(Capitol)
Sold Out
1960
(Capitol)
String Along
1960
(Capitol)
The Last Month of the Year
1960
(Capitol)
The Kingston Trio Sings for 7-UP
1960
(TV commercial)
Make Way
1961
(Capitol)
Goin' Places
1961
(Capitol)
Live At Newport
1994 (Capitol)
The Kingston Trio and Friends Reunion
1994
(DVD)
The Capitol Years
1995
(Capitol)
The Capitol Collector Series
1998
(Capitol)
The Best of Kingston Trio Vol 1-3
(Capitol)
The Kingston Trio: The Guard Years
1997
(Bear Family)

Top 40 Hit Singles
"Tom Dooley"
1958
(Capitol) #1 Gold hit record
"The Tijuana Jail"
1959
(Capitol) #12
"M.T.A."
1959
(Capitol) #15
"A Worried Man"
1959
(Capitol) #20
"El Matador"
1960
(Capitol) #32
"Bad Man Blunder"
1960
(Capitol) #37

The Whiskeyhill Singers
Dave Guard & The Whiskeyhill Singers
1962
(Capitol)
Whiskeyhill Singers 2nd Album
(unreleased)
(1962)
How The West Was Won: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
1963
(MGM)

Solo Career
Up & In
1988
(Folk Era, later re-released on Silverwolf)
Dave Guard All Along the Merrimac
1986
(Four tracks on the Folk Era cassette to accompany a touring show with Dave Guard, The Shaw Brothers and The White Mountain Singers)
Pure Gabby
1978
(Hula)
Gabby Pahinui
Producer

Arranger
"All My Sorrows"
(with Bob Shane & Nick Reynolds)
"Banua"
(Traditional (Arr by Dave Guard))
"Bay Of Mexico"
(Traditional (Arr by Dave & Gretchen Guard))
"Blow Ye Winds"
"Bonnie Hielan' Laddie"
(with Joe Hickerson)
"Buddy Better Get On Down The Line"
(with Jane Bowers)
"Bye Bye Thou Little Tiny Child"
"Come All Ye Fair And Tender Ladies"
(with Gretchen Guard)
"Coplas"
(Traditional (Arr by Dave Guard))
"Corey Corey"
(with Bob Shane & Nick Reynolds)
"Coventry Carol"
(Bye Bye Thou Little Tiny Child)
"Dodi Li"
(with Bob Shane & Nick Reynolds)
"Don't Weep Mary"
(with Bob Shane & Nick Reynolds)
"Dorie'"
(with Bob Shane & Nick Reynolds)
"Farewell Adelita"
(with Bob Shane & Nick Reynolds)
"Getaway John "
"Go Where I Send Thee"
(with Bob Shane & Nick Reynolds)
"Goober Peas"
"Gue' Gue"
(with Bob Shane & Nick Reynolds)
"Haul Away"
"The Hunter"
(with Bob Shane & Nick Reynolds)
"Little Maggie"
"Oh, Cindy"
(with Bob Shane, Nick Reynolds & Frank Werber)
"Oh, Yes, Oh"
(with Gretchen Guard)
"Pay Me Money Down"
"Sail Away Ladies"
"Scotch and Soda"
"Sing We Noel"
"Santy Anno"
"Somerset Glouchestershire Wasail"
(with Erich Schwandt)
"Three Jolly Coachmen"
"When The Saints Go Marching In"
(Traditional, Arr. by Dave Guard)
"With You My Johnny"
(with Bob Shane & Nick Reynolds)
"You're Gonna Miss Me"
(with Mike Seeger, Tom Paley & John Cohen)
"You Don't Knock"
"A Worried Man"
(with Tom Glazer)

Original Songs Composed With Jane Bowers
"Coast Of California"
"Senora"
"When I Was Young"

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