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Daugrin
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Registered: 03/24/09
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Joni Mitchell '66 Gem
Tuesday, January 23 2018 @ 11:13 PM CST



Joni Mitchell respect time again.
This vid is from 1966. The tune has been covered many times but never appeared on a Mitchell long playing record. The work is clearly in the folk tradition yet unique and clearly superior to her contemporaries; she finger picks the accompaniment, has already developed advanced vocal phrasing, and doesn't this performance sound like a universal story set to crisp poetry?
Coffee house JM is arresting? Her glorious risk taking, or the audacity of her performance, or something else, what makes her so compelling?

Daug
Dadai.2
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Re:Joni Mitchell '66 Gem
Wednesday, January 24 2018 @ 03:29 PM CST

Thanks, Daug.

This one is new to me. there's certainly a good argument to be made in favor of Joni as the premier singer-songwriter of her time. I say that as an avid Dylan fan.
Philip18
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Registered: 03/23/11
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Location: Melbourne, Victoria Australia
 
Re:Joni Mitchell '66 Gem
Thursday, January 25 2018 @ 04:44 PM CST

I first heard the song on the Tom Rush album The Circle Game. Loved the voice, and Bruce Langhorne's beautifully evocative guitar licks.


Philip
Daugrin
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Re:Joni Mitchell '66 Gem
Tuesday, January 30 2018 @ 11:19 AM CST



Another Joni gig, this one recorded in '65 Canada. Amazing...

Daug
 
PeterB7858
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Re:Joni Mitchell '66 Gem
Saturday, February 03 2018 @ 08:52 PM CST

Thanks, Daug. Love the song. I have heard others sing it but never Joni. Wonderful.
She is one of my all time favs - all the way through her career.
Mary Black's version on "Babe's In The Woods" shows where a sympathetic arrangement can take the song...