Dolly Collins arranged some of the stranger pieces on ISB's _The Hangman's
Beautiful Daighter_. She was a very interesting and idiosyncratic composer.
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Dominic Fox wrote:
> I've found opinion to be very divided on the subject of Shirley and Dolly
> Collins. I could listen to both all day long, but others have compared
> singing voices to the expiring mewls of drowning kittens.
A memory surfaces and I need it verified or corrected. Didn't Dolly
Collins have something to do with the late 1960s Incredible String Band?
They indeed were one of the most unusual groups I ever heard, though
I'm not sure how long they lasted, whether they ever did a Stateside
appearance, etc., etc.
I've stayed out of the Ferrier discussion because I'm about 98%
unfamiliar with her. The 2% comes from this site, devoted to classical
singing, and with generous mp3 sound cuts, not of every singer but of
quite a few.
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