The New Christy Minstrels

The New Christy Minstrels

The New Christy Minstrels

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Latest Release

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  • Michael Row the Boat Ashore
  • February 2022
  • 1 Song

Top Songs

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Today
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Green, Green
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Jimmy Grove and Barbara Ellen
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Cotton Fields
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A Little Bit of Happiness

Albums

  • Songs of the 70s

    Jun 2019 • 10 songs

  • On the Far Side of the Hill: A Retrospective 1962-1970
  • In Italy... In Italian

    Jul 2016 • 11 songs

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The New Christy Minstrels

Biography

To a lot of casual listeners during the early '60s, the New Christy Minstrels were the embodiment of popular folk music. If they're not remembered (or written about) in a very serious way, it's mostly because of their image: ten well-scrubbed, usually smiling young men and women singing upbeat songs about Paul Bunyan or hopping freight trains, or doing optimistic renditions of Woody Guthrie tunes. The New Christy Minstrels began with Randy Sparks, a singer/guitarist who started out in the late '50s mixing folk and folk-style songs with Broadway material. He was leading his o...
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