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Very Best of
New Christy Minstrels
Very Best of
Genres: Folk, Pop
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All Artists: New Christy Minstrels
Title: Very Best of
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Vanguard Records
Original Release Date: 5/6/1996
Re-Release Date: 4/30/1996
Genres: Folk, Pop
Styles: Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 015707678940, 015707678926

CD Reviews

Classy Folk Group
Richard R. Long | Eldersburg, MD USA | 06/21/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"There are some who would not consider The New Christy Minstrels a Folk group in the true sense of Folk music. They did a lot of the standard folk songs of the day such as "Blowin' In The Wind" and " This Land is Your Land", but they did a lot of original songs also. "Green,Green" was probably their most popular song to hit the charts and "Today" is certainly close behind. This collection is probably not my favorite by this group, but it does give a good representation of the span reached by this group. They went from the their own unique folk sound to a more pop sound (Ray Conniff, Johnny Mann) during the ninteen sixties. "Chim Chim Cher-ee", "Wimoweh" and "Silly Ol'Summertime" certainly reflect the change over of the group from songs like "Saturday Night" and "Ramblin" that reflected their lighter folksy sound. I gave this 3 stars for the musical content...The New Christy Minstrals, under the direction of Randy Sparks, was, and still is, definitely a 5 star group."