About this title: A folk quintet who had huge hits with heavily sanitized versions of folk-gospel tunes "Michael Row the Boat Ashore" and "Cotton Fields" in the early 1960s, the Highwaymen could be poster boys for all that was great about the commercial folk revival and for all that wasn't so great about it, as well. They, like the countless other collegiate folk groups from the era, certainly rescued dozens of folk songs and gave them new exposure and utility, but they also watered them down for the greatest commercial effect, which ...
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