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Folk from the Golden Age,
This review is from: Judy Collins #3/Judy Collins Concert (Audio CD)
Between her 1st 2 rather variable quality trad albums and the move away from folk to more contempory material on 'wildflowers / who knows..', these 2 albums catch Judy as a rousing folkie, interpreting for all shes worth on some great traditional stuff and belting out material from the likes of Dylan and Paxton. JC3 is particulary fine - almost inventing folk-rock with Anathea and Bullgine Run for starters, followed by a protest song (hey nelly nelly) to bring shivers down the spine of anyone old enough to remember those times, and a great version of 'masters of War', even if she can't bring herself to 'hope that they die' in the last verse.Roger McGuinn was guitarist on the sessions, and 2 years later would do even greater things with 'Turn,Turn,Turn' and 'Bells of Rhymney'. The seeds of that are right here, and I highly recommend it to all Byrds fans. Highlight is a beautiful reading of Woody Guthrie's 'Deportees' to bring tears to the eyes of old Lefties everywhere. Live album is not quite so essential, but does includes another lovely Dylan cover and a great version of 'Me and My Uncle'. Sixties history, musical and political, in the making (JC3 is fom 1963, concert is '64). Intelligent, inspiring and beautiful. Them were the days.