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The Folk Hits Collection CD

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This all-time great folk group is still performing with its original line-up some 45 years after they formed in 1962, so it's high(waymen) time they were the subject of a proper retrospective! This 19-track collection includes the #1-selling folk record of all time, Michael (Row the Boat Ashore) , plus Cotton Fields; I'll Fly Away; Marching to Pretoria; Cindy, Oh Cindy; The Sinking of the Reuben James; Mighty Day , and more.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. I'll Fly Away
  2. Cotton Fields
  3. Marching to Pretoria
  4. Cindy, Oh Cindy
  5. Michael (Row the Boat Ashore)
  6. The Sinking of the Reuben James
  7. Mighty Day
  8. Well, Well, Well
  9. The Gypsy Rover
  10. I Know Where I'm Going
  11. Roll on Columbia, Roll On
  12. I'm on My Way
  13. Ramblin' Boy
  14. Red Is the Rose
  15. Whiskey in the Jar
  16. Big Rock Candy Mountain
  17. Good Night Irene
  18. No. 1
  19. Old Folk Music (With Some Sweet Rock 'N' Roll) [#][*]


Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 30, 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • ASIN: B000W7Y1X8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,136 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Cary E. Mansfield on November 2, 2007
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The Highwaymen were one of the most popular groups on the folk scene of the early 1960s. In addition to their recording of "Michael (Row The Boat Ashore)" (the best-selling folk music record of all time), they played a key role in the unearthing of an overlooked Leadbelly song, "Cotton Fields," which later became a major hit for both Creedence Clearwater Revival and The Beach Boys.

* This collection traces The Highwaymen from the early years of their very first recordings in 1961, to new songs released in 2007.

* This "all-folk-music" album features The Highwaymen's best-known songs as well as songs written by folk greats like Woody Guthrie ("The Sinking Of The Reuben James" and "Roll On Columbia, Roll On"), Tom Paxton ("Ramblin' Boy"), and Bob Gibson ("Well, Well, Well") among others.

* The release also includes an unreleased bonus track from 1975 "Old Folk Music (With Some Sweet Rock 'N' Roll)."

* Many songs are appearing on CD for the first time.

* Mastered from the original United Artists analog tapes.
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These are the original Highwaymen of "Michael, Row The Boat Ashore" fame. They were folk of the early sixties and were covering Leadbelly, Buffy Sainte Marie, Tom Paxton, Woody Guthrie and made (eight or nine) great albums until they went their own professional ways. Largely thought of as a vocal group, they could also play their instruments. Primarily Wesleyan University (Connecticut) grads who eventually pursued prestigious careers on their own, they still tour on selected weekends and it's a treat to hear them. This is a compilation of what they did and still perform.

Their legacy remains and their talent and their humor and their professionalism. If you listen to the song "Number 1" (it's a long way down) you can't help but get it.

This is definitely worth listening. Great vocals, playing and arrangements. They weren't one hits - and if they are playing, catch them if you can. They are still interpreting new material from all over the world. The Highwaymen at their best.
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This is the first time I heard their name.
My friend introduced this to me last week. Then I try to listen at youtube.com and I like their song "MICHAEL( ROW THE BOAT ASHORE).
I like it. The following day I bought it. and received the item a week after.
A great album compilation.
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better than I remember them
missed hearing this sound they created
both as musicians and singers
the extra harmonies of being a pentet
in competition with trios is phenominal
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I bought another CD by the Highwaymen and really liked them. This CD doesn't have that many good songs on it, but they sound okay. I should have considered only downloading the MP3 version of the songs I was familiar with.
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I am a 50s music buff i was born into the era,ihave been trying to get this LP which they were in my era for over 40 years in AUSTRALIA so i was rapt when i browsed through on AMAZON and there it was,the same applies to THE PLAYMATES very rare cheers JOHN MOLLOY
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By jean styron on September 7, 2013
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I LOVE FOLK MUSIC. MY EX-HUSBAND THE RECORD ALBUM AND I FELL IN LOVE WITH THEIR SOUND. MY FAVORITE SONG IS WHISKEY IN THE JAR I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Browsing Amazon brought this CD to light and I am so pleased to have found it and to have purchased it. Can listen to it over and over and still love it.
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