The New Christy Minstrels

Dylan was capturing headlines and the imagination of an ever-growing legion of younger fans, and Peter, Paul & Mary had played to 300,000 people at the legendary Civil Rights rally in Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King made his "I Have A Dream" speech. Even the Kingston Trio had enjoyed a hit with a Pete Seeger song, "Where Have All The Flowers Gone," that was distinctly pacifist in nature, while the Christys were singing about riding rails, tall tales, and legends. The money was good, and the travel was first-rate, but the members were increasingly concerned about what they were doing to themselves professionally by remaining with the group. Sparks sold out his interest in the group in 1964 for $2.5 million and concentrated on Ledbetters and the Back Porch Majority, who were intended as a sort of farm team for the Christys.  ...MORE
 

Update
09 mar 2010

 More info at:
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Original recordings

1962
Oct
Presenting CL1872
CS8672

1963 Merry Christmas CL1896
CS8696

1963
Feb
In Person CL1941
CS8741

1963
June
Tell Tall Tales CL2017
CS8817

1963
Oct
Ramblin CL2055
CS8855

1964
May
Today CL2159
CS8959

1964
Oct
Land Of Giants CL2187
CS8987

1965
March
Cowboys And Indians CL2303
CS9103
COLCD5082

1965 Chim-Chim-Cheree CL2369
CS9169

1965 Wandering Minstrels CL2384
CS9184

1966 In Italy.. In Italian CL2531
CS9331

1966 New Kick CL2542
CS9342

1967 Christmas With The Christies CL2356
CS9356

1968 On Tour Through Motortown CS9616

1968 Big Hits From Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (with Arthur Treacher) CS9709

1970 You Need Someone To Love GG-102

  Great Soap Opera Themes  

  With Barry McGuire SPC-3026

Compilation albums and Reissues
1965 The Quiet Sides CL2280
CS9080

1966 Greatest Hits CS9279

1966 Greatest Hits EMB31004

1972 Songs Of Our Wonderful Country H-31180

1997 The Definitive New Christy Minstrels CCM-042-2

1999 Coat Your Minds With Honey
Hits & Highlights 1962-1968
RVCD-86

1999 Live From Ledbetters CCM110-2

2001 Christmas with The New Christy Minstrels Complete A053389
CCM244-2

  Today & Ramblin' COL-5837

2003 Presenting & In Person CCM347

2003 Tell Tall Tales & Land Of Giants CCM348