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Judy Collins on Leonard at Governor's Island

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:47 pm
by lightning
Judy Collins called Dylan a schlubby looking guy and the crowd gave a round of applause for Leonard at Judy's recent outdoors concert at Governor's Island, 7/26/ 09. Judy, 70, has grown old with amazing grace.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3Gxu8cr ... annel_page

Re: Judy Collins on Leonard at Governor's Island

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:28 pm
by MaryB
She is so engaging in this. Love the applause for LC! Thank you lightning!

Best regards,
Mary

Re: Judy Collins on Leonard at Governor's Island

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:32 pm
by Vicomte
lightning, sorry but I think you forgot to say that she also called his Bobiness brilliant and that she was a passionate, passionate fan of his. :lol: ;-)

Re: Judy Collins on Leonard at Governor's Island

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:02 pm
by AvidCohenFan
Vicomte wrote:lightning, sorry but I think you forgot to say that she also called his Bobiness brilliant and that she was a passionate, passionate fan of his. :lol: ;-)
The audience applauded Cohen more 8)

Re: Judy Collins on Leonard at Governor's Island

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:14 pm
by lightning
Hearing Dylan praised to the sky is no surprise but hearing him called a schlubby guy is a rare event. Yes, I was also surprised to hear that applause for Leonard.

Re: Judy Collins on Leonard at Governor's Island

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:15 am
by Vicomte
Why?

They were probably also applauding Judy Collins for her large part in bringing Leonard into the public domain.

AvidCohenfan, they sang instead, for Dylan :lol: ;-)

Re: Judy Collins on Leonard at Governor's Island

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:23 am
by ladydi
Ah Vicomte, but they sang at Judy's urging....it wasn't spontaneous. The clapping was :D

Thanks SO much lightning for sharing with us...and yes, Judy looks great!

All the best,
Diana

Re: Judy Collins on Leonard at Governor's Island

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:34 am
by lightning
She looked better than great-- she looked fabulous. I only wondered why she was wearing a lined coat when it was 85 degrees Farenheit in the middle of July, designer-ish tho' it be. Combine that with carrying a heavy guitar and not sitting down for almost and hour and half (except at the piano)-- the physical feat for a small woman of 70 years is in itself astounding.

Re: Judy Collins on Leonard at Governor's Island

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:04 am
by ladydi
I think we mere mortals have much to aspire to.....Judy at 70....Leonard at 74....

Beginning to think that for those who take care of themselves...rest, nutrition, meditation, mind active...plus having a passion...makes 70 the "new" 50....

All the best,
Diana

Re: Judy Collins on Leonard at Governor's Island

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:33 am
by friscogrl
Lightening, thanks for posting this video, it's delightful! She is so charming. I actually came to know of leonard through Judy's recordings of his songs. In those days Joan Baez was doing Dylan's songs and I was wondering who songs Judy was singing I was mesmerized by them I think Sisters of Mercy is what really did it for me. So I looked into who this Cohen guy was. And the rest is history!

M

Re: Judy Collins on Leonard at Governor's Island

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:56 am
by ladydi
Isn't it amazing Marsha..."Cohen guy"...

Interesting to hear how you were introduced to Leonard. A thank you to Judy!

Diana

Re: Judy Collins on Leonard at Governor's Island

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:35 am
by MaryB
lightning wrote:She looked better than great-- she looked fabulous. woman of 70 years is in itself astounding.
She's 70??? Wow wow whee!!

Re: Judy Collins on Leonard at Governor's Island

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:46 pm
by lightning
How super of Judy to sing to us for free at the Folks on the Island series sponsored by Trinity Church of Wall Street. Wouldn't be great if Leonard Cohen would also come to Governor's Island?

You might also enjoy the other clips from the concert I posted in the account of clairedelune49:

Diamonds and Rust ( new to her repertory):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goGBf4x5Z68

The Blizzard: ( her own song about a short romantic episode with a stranger):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9bfOC-WwLQ

Gaugin: ( a song by Jimmy Webb which I cross-referenced with a similar song by French chanteuse Barbara)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=889OoZj3TiA

Barbara Allen( child ballad, folk favorite):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JK-OXpon7u4

Anthea ( incredible tragic ballad off her 3rd album):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2hHNDy7JvM

Re: Judy Collins on Leonard at Governor's Island

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:41 pm
by John Etherington
Hi lightning,

Thanks for the video links...it's great to see these. I saw Judy at the Jazz Cafe in London earlier this year, and she was wonderful. She looked even better with her hair piled-up! By the way you've repeated the video for "Barbara Allen" (a childhood favourite of mine, too) instead of giving the link for "Anathea".

All the best, John E

Re: Judy Collins on Leonard at Governor's Island

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:35 pm
by lightning
Hi all,
I fixed the link for Anathea-- check her other YouTube performances of this song if you like it. The Newport is only partial but it soars.