Joan Baez - Music Banter Music Banter

Go Back   Music Banter > The Music Forums > Country, Folk & World Music
Register Blogging Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Welcome to Music Banter Forum! Make sure to register - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with over 70,000 other registered members. After you create your free account, you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 1,100,000 posts.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-03-2009, 02:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Where people kill 30 million pigs per year
Posts: 2,014

Originally Posted by sleepy jack View Post
For some reason I've always ignored her because I don't really know why. But tonight I was coming down with my best friend and watching No Direction Home trying to relax and Joan Baez came on and she did some old hymn about jesus being our savior or some crap like that I can't really remember but what struck me was how beautiful it was, her voice and just her and the guitar it was so honest and pure and even though I didn't agree at all with the words I was really struck by it. She did a bunch of Bob Dylan covers too, I don't know if I'd say they were better or not they were just different and it was beautiful.

Here's some songs;
YouTube - Joan Baez - With God on Our Side (Live 1966)
Hi, sleepy jack,
I actually didn't know of Joan Baez until this year. I like the fact that she was a social activist and critic, such as in her song "With God on Our Side," which far from endorsing the view that people have a god on their side points out that again and again people claiming to have "God on their Side" commit attrocities (which isn't to say that those without any god can't commit atrocities). For example, if you look at the quotes of early U.S. presidents, their utter disdain for and desire to slaughter off American Indians (and their use of a god as justification) is quite shocking when compared to what I was taught in the MidWest in public schools at least 30 years ago...which was that the U.S. Presidents were admirable and noble individuals. I like it that Joan Baez criticizes people who justify their self-serving actions by claiming righteousness. --Erica
VEGANGELICA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2016, 09:13 AM   #12 (permalink)
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 13

I have often said;there is Joan Baez; and there are other female singers.
I first saw her in 1967 at a free concert she gave on the grounds of the Washington Monument after the DAR would not let her perform in Consitution Hall because of her politics. Great then, great now, love her covers of Steve Earle songs.
For those wanting an introduction to her I recommend the DVD How Sweet the Sound which portrays her life story. Some great old footage of her when she was a child with her sisters, and of her performing at the Club 47 coffeehouse in Cambridge Mass. when she was 18. If you liked No Direction Home about Dylan you should definitely watch this.

Last edited by Woodstock; 07-26-2016 at 09:15 AM. Reason: punctuation change.
Woodstock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2016, 05:28 PM   #13 (permalink) to hear...
Lisnaholic's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: He lives on Love Street
Posts: 4,444

^ Yes, Woodstock!
Her big 1965 single still sounds haunting today:-

Joan Baez has a great voice, delivering her lyrics with a soft clarity. She has a strong political conscience, and with her looks she must've broken a million hearts.

But Dylan's, as it turns out, was not one of them. Although there was a time when they were often in each other's company, they chose to go their separate ways. Ten years later JB, was to write this touching memoir about Bob:-

On both tracks there is an unadorned honesty of expression that justifies using the word "timeless" imo.
"Am I enjoying this moment? I know of it and perhaps that is enough." - Sybille Bedford, 1953
Lisnaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2017, 11:26 AM   #14 (permalink)
Madame Wu's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: UK
Posts: 5


I love her cover of 'River In The Pines', her voice is beautiful.
Madame Wu is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads

© 2003-2024 Advameg, Inc.