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Listen Now: Judy Collins On Mountain Stage

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Judy Collins On Mountain Stage

Judy Collins On Mountain Stage

Listen Now: Judy Collins On Mountain Stage

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Judy Collins has been a renowned interpreter of folk music ever since her days as part of New York's Greenwich Village folk revival.

Set List

  • "John Riley"
  • "Blackbird"
  • "That Song About the Midway"
  • "Yesterday"
Brian Blauser
Judy Collins
Brian Blauser

Collins began a 35-year recording relationship with Elektra Records at age 22 with her debut album, A Maid of Constant Sorrow. She covered songs by Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell before they were recognized names. She charted her first Top 10 single with a cover of Mitchell's "Both Sides Now." She broadened her horizons and recorded her first Beatles song on 1966's trend-setting In My Life.

In her fourth Mountain Stage appearance, recorded in Boston in 2007, Collins performs two Lennon/McCartney compositions and Mitchell's "That Song About the Midway." She's accompanied by Russell Walden on piano and Larry Campbell on guitar.