donderdag 25 augustus 2011

Shirley Collins - False True Lovers (1960)

Without a doubt, I'm more for American folk, but still, this record is one of the most beautiful folk records ever made. Her crystal clear voice is what makes this most distinctive, the sparse arrangements and production are what will draw your attention right after it. This record was released by Folkways, as a sort of ethnic document of English rural folk music. Shirley Collins went on to make some more beautiful records, with her sister Dolly, with Davy Graham, in groups, and solo.

The only really long song on this record, The Cruel Mother, is one of my favourite songs whatsoever. A beautiful piece of music that needs attention and hopefully gets it from some enthusiasts in the weeks following this post.

mowing the barley

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