I must bring back folk to this blog once more!
A couple of years ago, I found (probably through Bob Dylan) one of the most beautiful voices I have ever known – Joan Baez.
Joan is a folk singer who started her career in 1960, being active until today. Despite the modest success of her first recording, her next 3 recordings went gold, which lead Joan to become a widely known star with great success in the 60′s - maybe reaching a peak in her career with the participation in the Woodstock Festival.
However, and this of course is just my opinion, her best performance is in a song composed by herself, not related to politics at all! This song, released in 1975, was inspired in a romance that Baez and Dylan – who at the time was more interested in Baez sister – had many years before. Things did not turn out great in their relationship and it didn’ t last long. In musical terms, I am glad this happened, as otherwise we would probably not have the song I bring you today – Diamonds and Rust.
Note: If you don’t like this version, see the links below. Whoever sings it, this song is too great to be missed!