Nightclubs: Take a Boy Like Me

They are folk singers, it seems, and there are undeniably ten of them—the sporty, clean New Christy Minstrels. By the traditions of their trade, ten folk singers are nine too many, and when they all sing out together at their full-throated best, ten are ten too many. But in less than a year, they have become the surest thing in polyunsaturated folk music since the Kingston Trio.

The Christys' music may be cotton candy, but their all-night sucker audience is already immense and still growing greedily. Their latest record album has sold 100,000 copies in a month, and this week...

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