Joan Baez, Joan Baez (1960)
I kinda still can’t believe that I talked to Joan Baez. But I did. I really did. And you can click on that link and hear it – the only thing better than talking to Joan Baez (and having a pretty great conversation by the way) was finding a tape of it a few years later and being able to share it on the podcast. (Also amazing to have had the chance to see her perform). I had originally written the interview up like a standard phoner – but when I found the tape it was on. Time to share. I love Joan Baez. She is a living legend. She made a handful of records in the early 1960s that I love. And in the last few years she’s made some great stuff too. Which means there are loads of albums I still have to hear (but in saying that I do know and own some of the ones from the 70s and 80s too). Just a legend. And it all sorta starts here. Fully formed. Full of confidence and wisdom and with that voice. Such a voice. I know a lot of people do not like her voice. It only makes me like it more. I only heard this debut album for the first time just recently. Glad I got to it. And now glad to own it.
Sample Track: Silver Dagger
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