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Early Years - The First Albums 1961-62
Early Years - The First Albums 1961-62

Judy Collins
Styles: Folk
Catalogue Number: ACMCD4404
The legendary folk artist Judy Collins has been a respected personality on the music landscape for the last six decades, a singer, guitarist, songwriter and more recently a film director, who was a key figure in the burgeoning folk scene of the 1960s and has remained a popular performer and recording artist right through the rock era, scoring her first No. 1 in the US album chart in 2019 at the age of 80. Originally studying classical piano, she became captivated by the protest songs of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger and turned to performing folk in clubs in Colorado where her family lived. Moving from Denver to Connecticut, where her husband was a university teacher, she became involved in the Greenwich Village folk scene where artists like Odetta and Dave Van Ronk were active, along with newer arrivals like Joan Baez and Bob Dylan, and was spotted by Jac Holzman, who in 1950 had launched the Elektra label, specialising in folk, and she remained with the label for 35 years. This collection comprises the complete original contents of her first two Elektra albums “A Maid Of Constant Sorrow” and “Golden Apples Of The Sun”. The repertoire is a blend of traditional songs interpreted by Judy and her own original compositions. These are important recordings, marking as they do the beginning of a long and illustrious recording career, and they admirable showcase the qualities which made her a one of the era’s most important acoustic artists.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 A Maid Of Constant Sorrow Judy Collins
2 The Prickilie Bush Judy Collins
3 Wild Mountain Thyme Judy Collins
4 Tim Evans Judy Collins
5 Sailor's Life Judy Collins
6 Bold Fenian Men Judy Collins
7 Wars Of Germany Judy Collins
8 O Daddy Be Gay Judy Collins
9 I Know Where I'm Going Judy Collins
10 John Riley Judy Collins
11 Pretty Saro Judy Collins
12 The Rising Of The Moon Judy Collins
13 Golden Apples Of The Sun Judy Collins
14 Bonnie Ship The Diamond Judy Collins
15 Little Brown Dog Judy Collins
16 Twelve Gates To The City Judy Collins
17 Christ Child Lullaby Judy Collins
18 Great Selchie Of Shule Skerry Judy Collins
19 Tell Me Who I'll Marry Judy Collins
20 Fannerio Judy Collins
21 Crow On The Cradle Judy Collins
22 Lark In The Morning Judy Collins
23 Sing Hallelujah Judy Collins
24 Shule Aroon Judy Collins
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