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March On - Four Original Stereo Albums Double CD


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  • Audio CD (20 May 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: Jasmine Records
  • ASIN: B00BUOPSL6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,298 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Santiano
2. Big Rock Candy Mountain
3. A La Claire Fontaine
4. Carni Valito
5. Ah Si Mon Moina
6. Sinner Man
7. Michael
8. Take This Hammer
9. Au Claire De La Lune
10. Greenland Fisheries
See all 25 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. March On Brothers!
2. I Never Will Marry
3. Away, Love, Away
4. The Devil's Away
5. Marianne
6. I'll Fly Away
7. Marching To Pretoria
8. I Know Where I'm Going
9. Viva Jujuy
10. Well, Well, Well
See all 24 tracks on this disc

Product Description

In the late 1950s it seemed as though every college in the US was spawning a folk group, and true to Jasmine's recent releases of this period which include, The Limeliters and The Brothers Four we now bring you, The Highwaymen who hail from Connecticut's Wesleyan University. This set showcases the songs: "Big Rock Candy Mountain"; "Michael"; "Black Eyed Suzie"; "The Calton Weaver"; "Whiskey In The Jar" and many more. It's easy enough to dismiss the Highwaymen as representatives of a brand of folk music that has gone out of fashion Their kind of harmony singing, coupled to traditional songs and ballads, has seldom been written of in the decades since their heyday. However they can easily stand alongside other folk luminaries such as The Kingston Trio and The Brothers Four and had without a doubt had a major impact on the folk scene of the early 1960s.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 22 April 2014
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Do not confuse the folk singers of the sixties featured on this set with the country superstars Cash, Jennings, Nelson and Kristofferson who also recorded and toured using the Highwaymen name. There was in fact a dispute over the use of the name that resulted in a lawsuit being filed, but it was settled out of court when the country superstars offered the folk singers the chance to join them on tour. I think they only did one concert together, but even that much would have rekindled some interest in the music of the earlier Highwaymen.

Many years ago, I reviewed The Best of the Highwaymen, which contained 24 tracks. Presented with the opportunity to buy this double CD, I couldn't resist. Compared to the earlier compilation, the obvious omission is The first time ever I saw your face, but this was came later, on their 1964 album One more time. The other noticeable difference (apart from the quantity of songs) is these four original albums contain plenty of foreign language songs. Obviously, whoever assembled the earlier compilation didn't like those, because none of them were featured there :-)

Among the songs here, you'll still find Michael row the boat ashore (just titled Michael), a number one hit in Britain, America and other countries around the world, along with Cotton fields, originally written by Leadbelly, was a top twenty American hit for the Highwaymen, though others have also charted with this song, including the Beach boys. You'll also find Big rock candy mountain, Cindy oh Cindy, I never will marry (which Linda Ronstadt recorded for her album
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By Elizabeth Mc Luckie on 1 July 2013
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1960s folk music at its best, songs on here which I have not heard for many, many years and were instantly remembered
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I suppose the Highwaymen could be described as making light folk music (or perhaps one-hit wonders at least in the U.K.). The release of this album will delight all those who like this sort of thing. With 4 original albums included here this provides real value for money. For those who have enjoyed recent releases by the Kingston Trio or Brothers Four this will prove equally pleasurable. Sit back and relax for 49 tracks of early 60s folk-pop.
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The Highwaymen were an unusually gifted and talented group for their time. Unfortunately many of the tracks on this do not reflect that unique sound!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
One track out of nearly 50 won't play, but the price was still right... 22 July 2013
By William E. Adams - Published on Amazon.com
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The Highwaymen had that monster hit with "Michael Row the Boat Ashore" around 1960. They made four LP's for United Artists and then they were done, the members having scattered to graduate schools or careers. While never as popular as The Kingston Trio, The Brothers Four, The Limeliters, or perhaps even The Chad Mitchell Trio back in the "Folk Revival" era, they were pleasant vocalists and good instrumentalists with generally interesting arrangements of traditional folk music and a few contemporary folk-style. These are the four records, inexpensive now in a two-CD package with minimum liner notes. The discs seem to be transfers from relatively clean records, with only one or two pops, crackles or skips, except for track 19 on disc two. Unfortunately, this is a great song, and it just won't play. I don't think it is worth sending back, since a replacement copy, if one could be found, might have the same problem. I liked all the other groups I mentioned better than these fellows back in the day, but listening to this many tracks from them, I have decided they were pretty darn good. Most of their performances are of innocent, even naive folkish fare, a half-dozen in languages other than English. But there are a lot of fun tracks here other than "Michael."
Five Stars 15 July 2014
By Rocnic - Published on Amazon.com
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Everything like expected.
Five Stars 7 July 2014
By barbara clark - Published on Amazon.com
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Love the folk music I grew op with. These guys are one of the best.
First four albums 22 April 2014
By Peter Durward Harris - Published on Amazon.com
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Do not confuse the folk singers of the sixties featured on this set with the country superstars Cash, Jennings, Nelson and Kristofferson who also recorded and toured using the Highwaymen name. There was in fact a dispute over the use of the name that resulted in a lawsuit being filed, but it was settled out of court when the country superstars offered the folk singers the chance to join them on tour. I think they only did one concert together, but even that much would have rekindled some interest in the music of the earlier Highwaymen.

Many years ago, I reviewed The Best of the Highwaymen, which contained 24 tracks. Presented with the opportunity to buy this double CD, I couldn't resist. Compared to the earlier compilation, the obvious omission is The first time ever I saw your face, but this was came later, on their 1964 album One more time. The other noticeable difference (apart from the quantity of songs) is these four original albums contain plenty of foreign language songs. Obviously, whoever assembled the earlier compilation didn't like those, because none of them were featured there :-)

Among the songs here, you'll still find Michael row the boat ashore (just titled Michael), a number one hit in Britain, America and other countries around the world, along with Cotton fields, originally written by Leadbelly, was a top twenty American hit for the Highwaymen, though others have also charted with this song, including the Beach boys. You'll also find Big rock candy mountain, Cindy oh Cindy, I never will marry (which Linda Ronstadt recorded for her album Simple Dreams), I'll fly away, Well well well and The gypsy rover (which is sometimes called The whistling gypsy) among others.

The foreign language songs include the old French song Au Claire de la Lune, which has resurfaced in various guises, one of them being Say I won't be there (a UK top 5 hit for the Springfields).

The fourth album here, March on brothers, was not actually released until 1963, but I assume it was recorded in 1962 otherwise I don't think it would be here because of copyright issues.

Certainly, the Highwaymen's music is less important overall than the Kingston Trio and some of the other folk groups of the era, but if I'm in the mood for sixties folk music, I want to listen to all of them in turn.

By all means begin with the Kingston Trio if you're new to this type of music, but don't simply dismiss the Highwaymen. After all, they had a UK #1 hit, while the Kingston Trio didn't :-)
fun fun 3 Oct. 2013
By susan madden - Published on Amazon.com
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loved songs memories of the past. loved there sense of humor. nice clear voicesmrmoires of the past sang along and clapped
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