Judith Marjorie Collins, 1 May 1939, Seattle, Washington, USA. One of the leading female singers to emerge from Americas 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 Chicagos Gate Of Horn and New Yorks famed Gerdes. Signed to Elektra Records in 1961, Collins early releases emphasized her traditional repertoire. However, by the release of 1964s #3, her clear, virginal soprano was tackling more contemporary material. This pivotal selection, which included Bob Dylans Masters Of War, was arranged by future Byrds guitarist Jim McGuinn. Judy Collins Fifth Album (1965) was the artists last purely folk collection. Compositions by Dylan, Richard Fariña, Eric Andersen and Gordon...
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