Last night, Judy Collins came out onto the stage at Cain Park in Cleveland Heights, one of our nation’s most beautiful and intimate venues for singers, and belted out a fabulous version of Joni Mitchell’s song “Chelsea Morning.” That put to rest once and for all any worry about the 75-year-old singer’s vocal power. Her voice is strong, pure, and in tune, with all the subtleties any singer could ever want.
|Judy Collins on stage at Cain Park (phone camera)|
- “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?”--a tribute to Pete Seeger.
- “Born to the Breed” (for her late son Clark).
- "Coal Tattoo," by Billy Edd Wheeler.
- “Grandaddy,” one of my all-time favorite songs, and especially poignant to me now that I am a grandfather.
- “My Father,” again, one of my favorites.
- “John Riley,” an old song, from her earliest work.
- “Where or When,” a Rogers and Hart song, beloved by her father.
- Three Stephen Sondheim songs, including “Pretty Women” and “Send in the Clowns.”
- “Norwegian Wood,” by Paul McCartney and John Lennon.
- "Mountain Girl"--made us think about our daughter Carolan.
- “New Moon Over the Hudson.”