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Ramblin' Featuring "Green, Green"
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Hey, folk music fans! Have we got a Real Gone treat for you! The New Christy Minstrels' classic Ramblin' album has long been considered that great group's creative high water work. Released in July of 1963, the album instantly made the charts and stayed there for 77 weeks, earning founder Randy Sparks and his group their first Gold Record... and bringing fame and a little "Green, Green" to one Barry McGuire. Here it is again, in long-overdue, sonically superior remastered form - and now in an expanded edition loaded with rare material (including six unreleased tracks) related to the album! You'll hear the creation of "Green, Green" - the group's biggest hit - in unreleased versions that feature members Dolan Ellis, Jackie Miller, and Gayle Caldwell (later "Jackie and Gayle" of Shindig fame), with Barry McGuire on only the third verse. It's a great arrangement, very different from the hit single... and a MUST HAVE for every Christy fan. Plus, you'll hear the German and Spanish versions of the hit - released in the US for the first time and recorded just after (future Byrd) Gene Clark joined the group. PLUS... an unreleased "live" version recorded at Randy Sparks' folk club Ledbetter's and a "gag" version with a solo by Randy himself (teasing his group). And, there's more... you'll hear the brilliant Nick Woods' amazing solo of "Natural Man" - originally intended to be the follow up single to "Green, Green." Those plans were set aside when Randy came up with a little number called "Saturday Night"... which had "hit" written all over it. And, it was! Both songs are here... along with "The Banjo" (the B-side of "Green, Green"), "Walk the Road", an unreleased version of "The Drinking Gourd," and - most rare of all - a demo of "Last Farewell" (JFK's favorite Christy song) with a pop arrangement featuring a terrific solo by Randy Sparks himself. It's a great package for folkies everywhere - remastered by Sean Brennan at Battery Studios in New York, with detailed notes by Christy guru Tom Pickles that tell the story of Randy Sparks and his group at their absolute peak! So, c'mon! Let's go Ramblin'!

Title: Ramblin' Featuring "Green, Green"
Genre: Folk
Artist(s): The New Christy Minstrels
Label: Real Gone Music
Release Date: 8/5/2016
Product Type: CD
UPC: 848064004905
Item #: 1731208X

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