Mudcat Café message #1703522 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #90040   Message #1703522
Posted By: Folkie101
26-Mar-06 - 10:16 PM
Thread Name: I just discovered Joan Baez
Subject: RE: I just discovered Joan Baez
Amy,

do you sing and/or play the guitar? if so, there's the Joan Baez songbook printed in 1966 or so. it features all the traditional songs from her folk recordings. it gives you all the chords she used, and even gives capo placements for those using a capo. her bio "And A Voice To Sing With" takes you inside her life experiences. she tells her story in a way to make you feel you are there as it's unfolding. one day, i was on the hunt for Joan's albums in a thrift store. when i told the owners wife how much i loved JB and was teaching myself guitar, she went in the back and gave me several of Joan's 60's recordings! it was a day i will never forget. she said she heard Joan sing (in San Francisco)in the early 60's as Joan was starting her career. she also said Joan came out without introduction, in a sleeveless dress and was barefoot. keep in mind very few people knew of her at the time. she said Joan started with "Come All Ye Fair And Tender Maidens". according to her, when Joan started to sing, you could have heard a pin drop. she said everyone sat there totally stunned by her incredible voice.