Judy Collins

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Descriptive "tags": folk female vocalists singer-songwriter folk-rock oldies Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Judith Marjorie Collins, 1 May 1939, Seattle, Washington, USA. One of the leading female singers to emerge from America’s folk revival in the early 60s, Judy Collins was originally trained as a classical pianist. Having discovered traditional music while a teenager, she began singing in the clubs of Central City and Denver, before embarking on a full-time career with engagements at Chicago’s Gate Of Horn and New York’s famed Gerde’s. Signed to Elektra Records in 1961, Collins’ early releases emphasized her traditional repertoire. However, by the release of 1964’s #3, her clear, virginal soprano was tackling more contemporary material. This pivotal selection, which included Bob Dylan’s ‘Masters Of War’, was arranged by future Byrds’ guitarist Jim McGuinn. Judy Collins’ Fifth Album (1965) was the artist’s last purely folk collection. Compositions by Dylan, Richard Fariña, Eric Andersen and Gordon...

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