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Yes, the original band, just not featured in "Billy Jack"

Per the liner notes from Rhino's "Have A Nice Day: Greatest Hits of the 70's" CD (where you will find Coven's version), The Original Caste charted the song in 1969, while the version by the American group Coven was featured in the sleeper movie hit "Billy Jack" two years later and rode that popularity onto the charts a couple of times in the early 70's. Both versions are good, Caste's version may be a bit easier to sing along with since it doesn't go as high and you don't have to slip into a British accent at different times:)

Undiscovered Gem

This whole album is good old fashioned social justice-spread the lovin' folk-rock from Canada, like much else that is great (Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen). Also, if you're looking for the actual, non re-recorded One Tin Soldier, here it is.

not exactly

close, but no cigar . . . . . .


Formed: 1966 in Canada

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '60s, '70s

The North Country Singers became Original Caste in 1966 when Graham Bruce, Joseph Cavender and Bliss Mackie recruited Dixie Lee Innis. The group recorded their first single in 1968, but 1969's "One Tin Soldier" became a hit in their native Canada and America. An album of the same name appeared in 1970, but Original Caste...
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One Tin Soldier (Expanded Edition), The Original Caste
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  • $8.99
  • Genres: Pop, Music
  • Released: Sep 06, 2005

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