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Posted By: ChrisJBrady
31-Jan-12 - 07:10 AM
Thread Name: Alan Lomax on Radio 4
Subject: RE: Alan Lomax on Radio 4
Radio 4 - Love Death and the Lady: The Life and Music of Shirley Collins presented by Verity Sharp

This is on BBC iPlayer right now and available for downloading or recording.

Folksie female siblings Shirley and Dolly Collins provide this week's Featured Album. Plus Stuart chooses his pick of not-normal music for your delectation.

Shirley Collins' uniquely plain yet prominent voice is one of the gems of English folk, accompanied here by her sister Dolly's sparse and haunting arrangements. 1970's Love, Death And The Lady is a mournful album with tales of murderers, thieves and wrong-doing.

The follow up to the more widely known Anthems In Eden, it glows with critical praise and is often hailed as the Collins' masterpiece. The music at times, seems in opposition to the vocals rather than accompanying it, which all makes for a challenging but rewarding listen.

Broadcast on
BBC Radio 6 Music, 6:00PM Sun, 29 Jan 2012

Available until
8:02PM Sun, 5 Feb 2012

First broadcast
BBC Radio 6 Music, 6:00PM Sun, 29 Jan 2012

120 minutes