Shirley Collins

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Shirley Elizabeth Collins, 5 July 1935, Hastings, East Sussex, England. Collins was established as a leading English folk singer following her discovery by a BBC researcher. In 1959, she accompanied archivist Alan Lomax on a tour of southern American states before making her recording debut the same year with Sweet England, issued on Topic Records. In 1964 she completed Folk Roots, New Routes with guitarist Davey Graham, an ambitious album that challenged the then-rigid boundaries of British... Read more

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folk
english folk
traditional folk
british folk
female vocalists
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