Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music

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Crown Archetype, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 354 pages
A vivid, highly evocative memoir of one of the reigning icons of folk music, highlighting the decade of the ’60s, when hits like “Both Sides Now” catapulted her to international fame.
 
Sweet Judy Blue Eyesis the deeply personal, honest, and revealing memoir of folk legend and relentlessly creative spirit Judy Collins. In it, she talks about her alcoholism, her lasting love affair with Stephen Stills, her friendships with Joan Baez, Richard and Mimi Fariņa, David Crosby, and Leonard Cohen and, above all, the music that helped define a decade and a generation’s sound track. 
    
Sweet Judy Blue Eyes
invites the reader into the parties that peppered Laurel Canyon and into the recording studio so we see how cuts evolved take after take, while it sets an array of amazing musical talent against the backdrop of one of the most turbulent decades of twentieth-century America.
    
Beautifully written, richly textured, and sharply insightful,Sweet Judy Blue Eyesis an unforgettable chronicle of the folk renaissance in America.
 

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User Review  - pennsylady - LibraryThing

I began this, thinking it would be a decent musical memoir shedding light, for me, on the American folk music scene. It was this and so much more. It was very insightful as she spoke to you in an ... Read full review

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Narrated by the author, this autobiography is absolutely marvelous. Collins' prose and voice are lyrical. She is a musical icon and her stories, lovers, and friendhips are as well. Immerse yourself in ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
5
Section 3
14
Section 4
22
Section 5
28
Section 6
34
Section 7
47
Section 8
65
Section 20
203
Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
222
Section 24
230
Section 25
236
Section 26
242
Section 27
247

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
165
Section 19
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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About the author (2011)

JUDY COLLINS has recorded more than forty albums over her illustrious career. With several top-ten hits, Grammy nominations, and gold- and platinum-selling albums to her credit, she has also written several books and has her own music label, Wildflower Records.

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