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Thread #90040   Message #1703501
Posted By: TinkerandCrab
26-Mar-06 - 09:32 PM
Thread Name: I just discovered Joan Baez
Subject: RE: I just discovered Joan Baez
Isn't it great when a young person discovers someone like Joan for the first time?

I am another one who plundered my father's Joan-heavy LP collection.... a few years later, I found "Joan Baez's First Album" (the bootleg one with Bill Wood and Ted Alevizios) for $1.00 in a used record shop and felt rich. Her version of "Virgin Mary Had One Son" on that album is positively breathtaking... I have fond memories of lying in bed and playing that record, listening in the dark... that echo made it so lovely and sacred-sounding.

Ditto to whoever listed "Long Black Veil" as one of their favorites. I also love: Silver Dagger, In The Pines, The Banks of the Ohio, Black Is The Color, Four-Letter Word, It's All Over Now, Baby Blue; Jack-A-Roe, Once I Had A Sweetheart, Streets of Laredo... and oh, so many more! I could listen to her guitar-playing forever...

Sorry, this post is pretty gushy and pointless... I just wanted to share the love. I've been fortunate to see Joan in concert several times, as she pays a visit to Staten Island almost once a year (she was born here, although spent almost no time). I particularly remember enjoying her live rendition of Flora (aka Lily Of The West), which I first heard by PP&M on vinyl (another swipe from Dad!) :^)

--Catherine, who is 30 but really much older inside...