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Nick Early Judy Collins (41) RE: Early Judy Collins 07 May 21


DaveRo - that perhaps explains something. I saw her at the Albert Hall in the late 1960's and she forgot the words to one of her songs after the first line...

She was a big hero of mine and "Who Knows Where the Time Goes" album I still enjoy and the musicianship is wonderful. And then "Recollections" influenced me a lot. We had a record club at school and people would bring their albums in - 1968ish imagine the wealth of music from folk to blues to rock to ... and my friend Bill brought in "Who Knows..."

This will sound awful. When she sings at her best on the most suitable material (IMHO) I think she is astonishing. There are lots of things I don't enjoy but things like "Anathea" or "Winter Sky" or "Farewell" or... still sound good to me.

And she was a very decent guitarist and pianist as well. I'm not sure whether it was her guitar part on Suzanne (not a favourite) but the guitar part is very clever.

Not the obvious person with a problem at the time. Glad she is still going.

A total aside. I once made the mistake of trying to sing "First Girl I Loved" because of her version. Never made that mistake again. Big error.

My favourite is still "My Father" which I love trying to encourage my wife to sing (she sings it well but never sings it) which I love as a song. And her version of "In My Life" still influences the way we play it.

Nostalgia, eh?


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