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Thread #93022   Message #1784750
Posted By: DaveA
16-Jul-06 - 06:58 AM
Thread Name: Joan Baez - Kumbaya
Subject: Joan Baez - Kumbaya
I was wondering if anyone else could identify with this,

In 1963, in Australia, this was THE SONG, and Joan Baez in Concert Vol: II was the record. I played it incessantly (my Dad called her Moaning Joan), and gave it to several girl friends (alas without success), and I judged every performance I heard of it against hers.

It's now 2006 & I just took delivery of a CD of Joan Baez Vol II.
As a cynical 62 year old I have to say I am not moved by much these days BUT this has snuck under my guard. The transfer to CD is wonderful and the sound is superb.

Joan Baez still has the best version of Kumbaya (albeit she recorded it over 40 years ago) and her Copper Kettle, Danger Waters & Pretty Boy Floyd are pretty damn good as well.

Isn't it wonderful that folk artists build a body of work as their career develops. And that current technology gives us the chance to hear them as they originaly sounded.