January 9: Joan Baez was born in 1941 – here singing Bob Dylan songs


Joan Baez has recorded many Dylan songs. Her unique and beautiful voice carries some of them to different places. For many Dylan enthusiasts, Joan Baez’s interpretations are the only tolerable ones, besides Dylan’s own 🙂

Baez first met Dylan in 1961 at Gerde’s Folk City in New York City’s Greenwich Village.

Here are my chosen 5:

Farewell Angelina:

Check out this full post about the song.

Bob Joan

It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue:

Joan Bob

Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands:

A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall:

Bob Joan 2

Forever Young (live, 1989):

I think I’ll stop there, I could have made a much longer list, but please voice your view in the comments.

– Hallgeir

4 thoughts on “January 9: Joan Baez was born in 1941 – here singing Bob Dylan songs”

  1. Dylan let her down badly .she promoted him and never got on stage I think in the 66 tour
    obviously by 76 he’d learnt his lesson.
    there’s a great essay/piece Dylan wrote about beauty..(in Bob Dylan writings and drawings).her crystal clear voice and his concept of rugged beauty
    she stayed a political activist .Dylan and her sang together the hour when my ship comes in before Martin Luther King spoke in Washington in64
    she also supported the Mexican Farmer workers and their leader Caesar Chevez
    struggling to get a living wage and union rights

    1. I agree – it’s sad what happened between them. But in the end I think Joan came out “ahead”. Not there was a competition, but I think her lore has carried on more and she has stayed true to her politics. That has been a driving force for her. I’ve seen her a couple of times and it has been so moving each time.

  2. Great choices my friend. She and Richie Havens might do the best covers of his songs. Good call-thanks!

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