Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Folk, some rock influence. (email@example.com)
Most recent release, How Sweet The Sound (CD/DVD compilation, 2009); most recent release of new material, Day After Tomorrow (2008)
Judie Tzuke (vocals), Sarah McLachlan (vocals), Bob Dylan (music). (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Some covers, some originals. (email@example.com)
As a clear-voiced folk singer in the '60s, Joan Baez rose to prominence as an interpreter of traditional songs, as well as the music of Bob Dylan, The Byrds and The Band. Her more recent output seems marred by questionable taste, though her voice is still strong. (neal)
Recommended first album:
See Joan Baez's site for a complete discography.
1970, re-released 1987—Vanguard Records—VCD-6560/1
Dunno, can be found used.
A very solid folk album (neal)
The documentation is poor on this disc...
One of my all time favorite folk albums (neal)
I only have this on tape, so I can't say much about it. However, it's chock full of wonderful songs: "House of the Rising Sun," "Donna Donna," "We Shall Overcome," "It's All Over Now Baby Blue," "Farewell Angelina," "If I Were A Carpenter," "It Ain't Me Babe," "Let It Be," "Love is Just a Four Letter Word," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," "There But For Fortune." When they say greatest hits, they aren't kidding! (neal)
Pickwick music (U.K.)—PWKS 544
Available in Denmark.
Joan Baez has a great voice. If you like folk you should definitely check her out. This compilation covers music from 1972 to 1976 and is a good introduction to her music. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
1989 (Gold Castle), 1992 (LaserLight)—LaserLight —15 450 (LaserLight)
In cut-out bins and garbage cans everywhere. (neal)
A whole bunch of people I've never heard of and am too lazy to type in, plus Gipsy Kings and Paul Simon. (neal)
Paul Simon and Alan Abrahams
Words fail me to describe how horrible this album is. There are actually a few bearable moments on this disc, but they are overshadowed by the title song, one of the worst covers I have heard in my life. Joan still has a great voice if she doesn't shoot for the entire range that she had when she was younger. Maybe someone should tell her that. I think the cover of one of my favorite Leonard Cohen songs ("Famous Blue Raincoat") is bearable, but that's already 5 songs in and I usually take it out before that. If I haven't thrown it away by now, I'd be happy to give it to you. (neal)
Very highly recommended for more folk-orientated people. (email@example.com)
This is the only Joan Baez album I have, so I can't judge her other material. This features compelling tunes and melodies, thought provoking lyrics, and excellent musicianship. What more could one want? (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Joan Baez—vocals, guitar
Recorded live at The Bottom Line, New York in April 1995.
Joan Baez—vocals, percussion
Wally Wilson; Kenny Greenberg
Has anyone heard her rendition of Dar Williams' "February" on this album? WOW, is all I can say. Joan's version is almost more heartwrenching than Dar's is.... Real sob-inducing material! (Sherlyn.Koo)
Also check out the excellent Bob Dylan documentary Don't Look Back, where you can see a wide-eyed, chipper Joan constantly breaking into song, much to the annoyance of Dylan and the rest of his band.
Thanks to Jens P. Tagore Brage and Neal Copperman for work on this entry.
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