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The Mitchell Trio

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The Chad Mitchell Trio – later known as The Mitchell Trio – were a North American vocal group who became known during the 1960s. They performed traditional folk songs and some of their own compositions. They were particularly notable for performing satirical songs that criticized current events during the time of the cold war, the civil rights movement, and the Vietnam War, in a less subtle way than the typical folk music and singer-songwriter musicians of their time.

They also produced a solid body of work which showed that folk music could be "polished" yet remain close to its roots. They recorded shanties numbers like "Whup Jamboree" and "The Golden Vanity", as well as folk dance numbers like "Hello Susan Brown". They could do rousing gospel music numbers like "You Can Tell The World", "I Feel So Good About It (Sin Bound Train)", and "One Day When I Was Lost (Easter Morn)". They were the first folk group to record many of the songs of Tom Paxton, such as "The Marvelous Toy", "What Did You Learn In School Today?", and "We Didn't Know". They also sang the work of Woody Guthrie ("The Great Historical Bum (Bragging Song)"), Shel Silverstein ("The Hip Song (It Does Not Pay To Be Hip)", "Three Legged Man"), and Bob Dylan ("Blowin' in the Wind" (they were in fact the first to record it, but because the record company objected to releasing a single with the word "death" in it, Peter, Paul and Mary's became the best-known version), "With God On Our Side", "Mr. Tambourine Man").

Blowin' In The Wind

Blowin' In The Wind

1963 original title: In Action

Blowin' In The Wind

Typical American Boys

Typical American Boys

1965

With God On Our Side

That's The Way It's Gonna Be

That's The Way It's Gonna Be

1965

Mr. Tambourine Man lead vocal by John Denver

John Denver with The Mitchell Trio

John Denver with The Mitchell Trio

1974 John Denver replaced Chad Mitchell in the trio during 1965.  With his success in the early 70s,  his work with the trio was reissued on these compilations.

Mr. Tambourine Man

The Mitchell Trio featuring John Denver

The Mitchell Trio featuring John Denver

1974 John Denver replaced Chad Mitchell in the trio during 1965.  With his success in the early 70s,  his work with the trio was reissued on these compilations.

Mr. Tambourine Man

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