The New Christy Minstrels' Greatest Hits
The New Christy Minstrels
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||Green, Green||The New Christy Minstrels||2:06||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Today||The New Christy Minstrels||2:44||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||A Little Bit of Happiness||The New Christy Minstrels||3:10||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Everybody Loves Saturday Night||The New Christy Minstrels||3:10||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||We'll Sing In the Sunshine||The New Christy Minstrels||2:54||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Drinkin' Gourd (The Muddy Road to Freedom)||The New Christy Minstrels||2:40||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Chim Chim Cheree||The New Christy Minstrels||2:44||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Downtown||The New Christy Minstrels||2:48||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Cotton Fields||The New Christy Minstrels||3:30||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Ida Red||The New Christy Minstrels||2:00||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Mighty Mississippi||The New Christy Minstrels||2:28||$0.99||View in iTunes|
This 11-song album illustrates the conundrum surrounding the New Christy Minstrels and the way they've been presented over the decades. Issued in the second half of the 1960s, when it was intended to appeal to the same audience that was buying records by the Ray Conniff Singers (et al), The New Christy Minstrels' Greatest Hits encompasses both their most popular, folk-style numbers ("Green, Green," "Cotton Fields" etc.) and also their later, more pop-oriented material, such as "We'll Sing in the Sunshine," "A Little Bit of Happiness," "Everybody Loves Saturday Night" (where they really do sound a lot like the New Main Street Singers from the movie A Mighty Wind), and their delightfully breathless, percussion-heavy cover of "Downtown." Since the mid-'90s, compilers have rightfully ignored tracks like those in favor of their more distinctly folk-oriented repertory, and one gets a very different picture of the New Christy Minstrels — but the song list here is the way the public perceived them at the time. On a minuscule historical note, the CD version of this album was among the very first budget-priced CDs issued by Columbia Records, circa 1988.
these guys rock!
this music isn't just for the older generation, it's for everyone! i'm only 14 and i love these guy, face it they rock, and i've even had the honor of running the light board at on of there latest concerts! it was freaking awsome! the cool part is that they aren't snoby musicians at all they're all sooo nice, esspecially Clarence!
The Worst of Collection
With most group a worst of collection would be a bad album, but with a group as good vocal as the early New Christy minstrels it's Still is a good album. First they have only 3 of their 6 hits, they are missing Saturday Night their biggest hit, which would have to be on any greatest hits album. This album includes 6 of the worst song from the early albums. A better chose would be one of their 2 live albums or the album this album was to replace Rambler which the group calling them self The New Christy Minsrels at that time was not good even to do. So they replaced it with this worst of collection.
My dad was in this group. Back in like the 70's or 80's or something.
Formed: 1961 in New York, NY
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s