Shirley Collins Tributes :: Emily Sundblad & Matt Sweeney

Though she retired from regular public performance decades ago, Shirley Collins' influence on today's musical landscape seems to grow with every year. That's a very good thing. Her classic LPs, either alone, or with Davy Graham, her sister Dolly, and Ashley Hutchings, among others, are master classes in traditional English folk forms (with plenty of trips into other folk forms as well). They're also just fantastic records, with Collins' unmistakeable vocals and pristine delivery bringing age-old songs to miraculous life. She's one of our great voices.
That voice and legacy is paid well-deserved tribute . . .

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