Mudcat Café message #1703753 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #90040   Message #1703753
Posted By: Janice in NJ
27-Mar-06 - 08:16 AM
Thread Name: I just discovered Joan Baez
Subject: RE: I just discovered Joan Baez
We folkies have taken Joan Baez for granted for much too long. She is magnificent. But beyond that she has done something, especially in her earliest recordings, that so many of us still think is impossible. That is, she has made traditional folk music accessible to modern mass audiences without going the route of the Kingston Trio, PP&M, and the Weavers, groups who have done so much tweaking and polishing that the underlying traditional sounds all but disappear. All hail the Great Saint Joan!!!