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Here's a reissue of the debut album from the Highwaymen originally on the United Artists label [that's the U/A logo blacked-out on the cover here]. Includes the big hit "Michael [Row the Boat Ashore]" from July, 1961 plus many other Kingston Trio-worthy songs. Docked one star for iTunes sloppiness at repeating the TITLES in the ARTIST column! R.I.P. 5/9/10 group leader Dave Fisher.


Formed: 1958 in Middletown, CT

Genre: Singer/Songwriter

Years Active: '60s

It's easy enough to dismiss the Highwaymen as representatives of a brand of folk music that has gone out of fashion, at least among the media tastemakers. Their kind of harmony singing, coupled with traditional songs and ballads, has seldom been written of in the decades since their heyday. What's more, their late-'50s collegiate origins, as a quintet whose purpose was to foster entertainment more than to raise consciousness, belonged more to the setting of the hootenanny than the anti-war teach-in...
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