Joan Baez turned 75 this year... she and some friends sang a few songs
July 7, 2016 8:37 PM   Subscribe

And, here you have the full concert. Enjoy...

Set List:

"God is God"
"There But for Fortune"
"Freight Train" (with David Bromberg)
"Blackbird" (with David Crosby)
"She Moved Through the Fair" (with Damien Rice)
"Catch the Wind" (with Mary Chapin Carpenter)
"Hard Times" (with Emmylou Harris)
"Deportee" (with Jackson Browne and Emmylou Harris)
"Seven Curses"
"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"
"Oh Freedom" (with Mavis Staples)
"Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around" (with Mavis Staples)
"The Water Is Wide" (with the Indigo Girls and Mary Chapin Carpenter)
"Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" (with the Indigo Girls)
"House of the Rising Sun" (with Richard Thompson and David Bromberg)
"She Never Could Resist a Winding Road" (with Richard Thompson)
"Before the Deluge" (with Jackson Browne)
"Diamonds and Rust" (with Judy Collins)
"Gracias a la Vida" (with Nano Stern)
"The Boxer" (with Paul Simon and Richard Thompson)
"The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" (with Grace Stumberg)
"Forever Young"
posted by HuronBob (19 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
Thanks for posting this. I saw highlights, but not the full show. Glad to see David Bromberg playing. Of course, the rest of the guests and Joan herself are pretty damn good (even for a 75 yo).
posted by AugustWest at 8:41 PM on July 7, 2016 [1 favorite]

Thank you. Joan Baez remains the blessing upon the world that she has always been.
posted by howfar at 8:46 PM on July 7, 2016 [1 favorite]

Thank you. I needed this after reading the news just now (and lately).
posted by jferg at 9:23 PM on July 7, 2016 [2 favorites]

I love their take on 'Gracias a la Vida'. So happy and peppy!
posted by isthmus at 10:15 PM on July 7, 2016

Some PBS stations will be broadcasting this next month on Great Performances during pledge season.
posted by St. Hubbins at 10:19 PM on July 7, 2016

Diamonds and Rust is song I love dearly, in all its versions. Really cool to see Judy Collins, who is the shit and very underrated by noise-folk/diy people. (Like a less interesting but still amazing Buffy St. Marie.)

Here is a fuckin' rad version of Judas Priest's cover of DaR from 1983.
posted by kittensofthenight at 1:25 AM on July 8, 2016 [2 favorites]

As a total aside, I have a favorite answer for the whole "Who would you have dinner with out of anyone living or dead?", and it would be John and Joan Baez. They're cousins, one is a mathematical physicist, one is a folk singer. Bonus is that they're both alive, so it's totally possible!

Not sure if they know each other or not, I just imagine that it would be fascinating to be a fly on that wall.
posted by vernondalhart at 2:45 AM on July 8, 2016 [2 favorites]

Her voice has aged wonderfully. And what a talented gaggle of friends. Thanks for this...
posted by jim in austin at 5:01 AM on July 8, 2016

I waited and waited for "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" but did never showed it up. Well anyhow here is the original by the Original
posted by CRESTA at 12:23 PM on July 8, 2016

I grew up listening to my parents copies of her LPs, particularly the one that is all Bob Dylan songs. And we had a copy of the Joan Baez songbook which my dad would play piano from and we'd sing the songs together.
posted by larrybob at 1:13 PM on July 8, 2016

Her voice is sometimes transportive: when she fades up into a harmony, barely audible below the singer doing the melody line, it can take the lyric to another dimension. I have had chills several times because of her treatment of a song. Good 75th. May she have many more.

By the way, Judy Collins still rocks!
posted by mule98J at 1:23 PM on July 8, 2016

Thank you for this, I have it playing while I try to take in this devastating day. Violence is not the answer. Peace.
posted by mareli at 1:24 PM on July 8, 2016

Yes, we’re all much older now, but it’s nice to see that 2016 hasn’t gotten everyone from the old days yet. (And boy, that Richard Thompson is good.)
posted by LeLiLo at 6:45 PM on July 8, 2016

Her "Gulf Winds" was the first record album I ever owned. 40 years later, I still know it by heart. I saw her in Atlanta about 15 years ago, and she was transcendent.

Thank you so much for this!
posted by The Wrong Kind of Cheese at 8:31 PM on July 8, 2016

Thank you HuronBob, for sharing. I am very moved by this.
posted by elf27 at 3:05 PM on July 9, 2016

Gracias and merci HuronBob. Also heartfelt thanks.
posted by Castellija123 at 8:10 PM on July 9, 2016

I waited and waited for "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" but did never showed it up.

If you were there for the Dylan, I hope you stayed around for her closing version of 'Forever Young', though. It's a poignant and brilliantly ambiguous interpretation of a song that is (certainly if Planet Waves is anything to go by) defined by ambiguity.
posted by howfar at 3:59 AM on July 10, 2016

"...your eyes were bluer than robin's eggs;
My poetry was lousy, you said...
posted by ovvl at 10:22 AM on July 10, 2016

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