Joan Baez

I’m aged 68 now, so I followed many decades with much interest Joan Baez’s repertoire. My French blogging connection “iceman” shot a portrait featuring her on stage. That must have been a great evening.
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photo by @iceman755, kindly sent to my group BLOG IT!, click on the picture to enter his galleries on


The blues harp player Gernot from Hamburg made the melody to my guitar playing: “HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN” – of course in the repertoire of Joan Baez too – watch her grand version on YouTube:


Bathing Beauty
title=”Bathing Beauty” – photo by im pastor rick, kindly sent to my group BLOG IT!, click on the picture to enter his galleries on


also from her repertoire the famous protest song vs. the Nazi / Holocaust genocide WW II – “Donna Donna”:


she sang (together with Donovan) “COLORS”:


even the message of “LET IT BE” entered her repertoire:


and the “Banks of the Ohio”:


and now, getting older: “NO NOS MOVERAN” = we shall not be moved:



and maybe next I’ll learn to play “500 miles”:

About frizztext

writer, photographer, guitarist

6 responses to “Joan Baez

  1. Joan Baez version of Rising Sun has always been the benchmark.


  2. Thank you very much for that post. For french people, the concert review is there : It was in 2011 and that’s as it was yesterday for me.

    And next time, you can listen to that fabulous cover of Diamonds and rust from metal band Judas Priest :


  3. I’m just 3 years behind you, Frizz, and I loved Joan Baez (Dylan too!) Happy memories of a more innocent time.


  4. I like Joan Baez as well. I agree with Jo, Joan’s songs bring back pleasant memories, Thanks for sharing.



  5. We are in the same years… I love her. Thanks and Love, nia


  6. Wow – it’s been a very long time since I’ve heard some of these! I used to love 500 miles – I remember humming and singing that one to myself many, many times. Thank you!


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