Mudcat Café message #1718546 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #90040   Message #1718546
Posted By: GUEST,Daniel
15-Apr-06 - 03:06 AM
Thread Name: I just discovered Joan Baez
Subject: RE: I just discovered Joan Baez
Yay! A teenager who also listens to Joan Baez, Go Amy! :D
I'm 17, and didn't take a liking to Joan Baez's folk songs until last year. My dad always played JB, along with Peter,Paul, and Mary, and Gordon Lightfoot, on the stereo for us when we were young. So listening to folk songs brings back such fond memories of a not-so-long ago childhood. I only wish i could have started liking her sooner.
Her music really is extremely beautiful, and though she wasn't as expressive and forceful a singer as Judy Collins, Baez's musical sense and harmonizations are very pleasant to the ear. In fact, it's almost nearing the point of addiction; I've memorized all of the 50 songs I bought from itunes that were by her, many of them ballad songs. (Too bad they stopped printing "Joan Baez Ballad Book" because that had all the good traditional songs on it.)
I feel really good knowing that there are more teenagers like us who listen to her, because her music and voice is very rare and is not something to be disregarded and forgotten. Hehe, sometimes, i wish i was born in the 1960's xD. This forum is awesome!! =}