Judy Collins

judycollinsSinger Judy Collins was, along with Joan Baez, one of the two major interpretive singers to emerge from the folk revival of the late '50s and early '60s. Like Baez, she began singing traditional folk songs, then moved on to popularize the work of contemporary singer/songwriters, even writing her own songs occasionally. Unlike Baez, she used her classical music training to evolve into being a singer of art songs and show tunes, sometimes employing semi-classical arrangements. In a career that began at the end of the 1950s and was still going strong more than 50 years later, she consistently performed 50-80 concerts a year, and she recorded extensively, her commercial success reaching its apex from the late '60s to the mid-'70s, as six of her albums from the period achieved gold or platinum sales. Although she was primarily an albums artist, she also enjoyed a few hit singles, notably her Top Ten, Grammy-winning cover of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now," which helped establish Mitchell as a songwriter; an a cappella version of the hymn "Amazing Grace"; and the show tune "Send in the Clowns," which led to a Song of the Year Grammy for its composer, Stephen Sondheim.

Live at Newport

Live at Newport

Blowin’ In The Wind

1964

Judy Collins #3

Judy Collins #3

Masters Of War
Farewell

1964

The Judy Collins Concert

The Judy Collins Concert

The Judy Collins Concert

1964 Live

Fifth Album

Fifth Album

Tomorrow Is A Long Time
Daddy You’ve Been On My Mind
Mr. Tambourine Man

1965

Recollections

Recollections

Tomorrow Is A Long Time
Daddy You’ve Been On My Mind
Mr. Tambourine Man
Farewell

1969

In October 1962, coincident with the release of her second album, she opened for Theodore Bikel at Carnegie Hall, her first appearance in a venue where she would come to perform annually. Her third album, Judy Collins #3 (January 1964), included politically oriented songs by Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, and Pete Seeger, among others, along with traditional material; it became her first recording to reach the charts. On March 21, 1964, she made her concert debut as a headliner at Town Hall in New York, and Elektra recorded the performance for The Judy Collins Concert (October 1964), an unusual live album in that it consisted almost entirely of previously unrecorded songs, among them compositions by Dylan and Tom Paxton. Collins began to perform internationally, appearing in Poland and the Soviet Union in 1965 and in Europe and Asia in 1966. Meanwhile, she released Judy Collins' Fifth Album (November 1965), on which she sang more songs by Dylan along with ones by Eric Andersen, Richard Fariña, and Gordon Lightfoot; the album was her first to reach the Top 100.


Single

Single

I’ll Keep It With Mine

1966

Great Lost Elektra Singles

Great Lost Elektra Singles

I’ll Keep It With Mine

2006

In My Life

In My Life

Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues

1966

Who Knows Where The Time Goes

Who Knows Where The Time Goes

I Pity The Poor Immigrant

1969

Whales and Nightingales

Whales and Nightingales

Time Passes Slowly

1970

White Lightnin' - Fresh Air

White Lightnin' - Fresh Air

I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

1970 Judy sings harmony vocals. Bluegrass duo.

Living

Living

Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues

1971

Both Sides Now

Both Sides Now

The Times They Are A-Changin’
Blowin’ In The Wind

1998 New Recordings

Classic Folk

Classic Folk

The Times They Are A-Changin’
Blowin’ In The Wind

2000 New Recordings

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