Nostalgias Tucumanas - The Highwaymen* - Standing Room Only!
Label: United Artists Records - 669 109 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Stereo • Country: Germany • Genre: Blues, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Folk
The Highwaymen exhibit an enthusiastic optimism that can seem overly sugarcoated Nostalgias Tucumanas - The Highwaymen* - Standing Room Only! the post-Vietnam, post-Watergate world. How many groups today would attempt to sing a song like "Big Rock Candy Mountain" without a heavy dose of irony?
But the Highwaymen were young when they started performing and made their first two albums, The Highwaymen and Standing Room Only! Songs like "Santiano" and "Michael" have the same tight harmony and joyous presentation as the early material of the Kingston Trio or Yesterday - The Supremes - I Hear A Symphony New Christy Minstrels.
Their version of "Cotton Fields" has little in common with Leadbelly's, but few people listening at the time would have been aware of the original version. Neither would these listeners have thought it odd that five clean-cut college boys were singing about being in "cold iron and shackles" in "Take This Hammer. Just about everything on their first album, The Highwaymen, sounds fresh and energetic, and the arrangements are simple and straightforward.
Standing Room Only! This album sounds "more produced" and the song choice less inspired. The guitar lead on a Les Révolutions - Semal* - Belgik "Wildwood Flower" almost sounds electric. And this is at least four years before folk-rock! Musically, listeners will also notice that many of the tracks on both albums have drums.
Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date September 12, Genre Folk. Styles Folk Revival Folk-Pop. Track Listing. Dave Fisher. The Highwaymen. Big Rock Candy Mountain. Carni Valito. Ah Si Mon Moina. Sinner Man. Take This Hammer. Au Claire de la Lune. Greenland Fisheries. Cindy, Oh Cindy. Cotton Fields. Lead Belly. Black Eyed Suzie. Rise Up, Shepherd. Nostalgias Tucmar's. Three Jolly Rogues.
The Gypsy Rover. The Calton Weaver. Wildwood Flower. Johnny With the Bandy Legs. The Great Silkie. Run, Come See Jerusalem. Santiano Dave Fisher. Cotton Fields Lead Belly. Black Eyed Suzie Traditional.