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Thomas Stern Review: All in the Downs (book by Shirley Collins) (18) Shirley Collins - All in the Downs(book) 09 Jul 18


Shirley Collins new memoir ALL IN THE DOWNS has just been
published, available in the US from MIT PRESS and in the UK from STRANGE ATRACTOR.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/apr/18/all-in-the-downs-by-shirley-collins-review-the-english-folk-revivalists-revival

https://www.thewire.co.uk/in-writing/book-extracts/read-an-extract-from-all-in-the-downs-reflections-on-life-landscape-and-song

https://uk.lush.com/article/all-downs-revealing-memoir-folks-first-lady

A beautifully written paean to the tradition bearers and collectors who preceeded her, her love of the land and traditions of Sussex, as well as the story of her life in the folk revival of the 1950's through 1970's, her work during the years when she lost her voice,
and the resumption of her musical career in the last decade.

A delight to read!

As assistant to Alan Lomax, her previous book AMERICA OVER THE WATER details the field trip across the deep south whic produced the monumental SOUTHERN FOLK HERITAGE SERIES recordings released by Atlantic, Prestige and New World.


Cheers, Thomas.


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