Song of the Day: Dave Guard, “Scotch and Soda”

Singer and songwriter Dave Guard, for many years a member of The Kingston Trio, was born on this day in 1934. The story of “Scotch And Soda,” according to Wikipedia:

“Scotch and Soda” was discovered by the Trio through the parents of the baseball player Tom Seaver, who had first heard it in a hotel piano lounge in 1932 when on their honeymoon in Phoenix, Arizona. They liked it so much that they had the piano player write it down for them so it would be “their song.” One member of the trio (Dave Guard) was dating Seaver’s older sister (Katie) at that time, and heard the song on a visit to the Seaver home. Although it is credited to Guard (he had it copyrighted in his name on March 30, 1959), the trio never discovered the real songwriter’s name, though they searched for years.

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