Joan Baez

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Legal name: Joan Chandos Báez


Joan Baez (/bz/, born January 9, 1941 as Joan Chandos Baez) is an American folk singer, songwriter, musician, and activist whose contemporary folk music often includes songs of protest or social justice. Baez has performed publicly for over 55 years, releasing over 30 albums. Fluent in Spanish and English, she has recorded songs in at least six other languages. She is regarded as a folk singer, although her music has diversified since the counterculture days of the 1960s and now encompasses everything from folk rock and pop to country and gospel music. Although a songwriter herself, Baez generally interprets other composers' work, having recorded songs by the Allman Brothers Band, the Beatles, Jackson Browne, Leonard Cohen, Woody Guthrie, Violeta Parra, The Rolling Stones, Pete Seeger, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder and many others. In recent years, she has found success interpreting songs of modern songwriters such as Ryan Adams, Josh Ritter, Steve Earle and Natalie Merchant. Her recordings include many topical songs and material dealing with social issues.

She began her recording career in 1960 and achieved immediate success. Her first three albums, Joan Baez, Joan Baez, Vol. 2, and Joan Baez in Concert all achieved gold record status and stayed on the Billboard and other record album charts for two years.

Songs of acclaim include "Diamonds & Rust" and covers of Phil Ochs's "There but for Fortune" and The Band's "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down". She is also known for "Farewell, Angelina", "Love Is Just a Four-Letter Word", "Forever Young","Joe Hill", "Sweet Sir Galahad" and "We Shall Overcome". She was one of the first major artists to record the songs of Bob Dylan in the early 1960s; Baez was already an internationally celebrated artist and did much to popularize his early songwriting efforts. Baez also performed three songs at the 1969 Woodstock Festival and has displayed a lifelong commitment to political and social activism in the fields of nonviolence, civil rights, human rights and the environment.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1959 Folksingers 'Round Harvard Square Ted Alevizos & Joan Baez & Bill Wood 2
1960 Joan Baez Joan Baez 9
1961 Joan Baez, Volume 2 Joan Baez 5 6
1964 Joan Baez in San Francisco Joan Baez 1
1964 Joan Baez/5 Joan Baez 5
1965 Farewell, Angelina Joan Baez 6
1966 Noël Joan Baez 5
1967 Joan Joan Baez 3
1968 Baptism: A Journey Through Our Time Joan Baez 2
1968 Any Day Now Joan Baez 6
1969 David's Album Joan Baez 3
1970 One Day at a Time Joan Baez 3
1971 Blessed Are... Joan Baez 4
1972 Come From the Shadows Joan Baez 2
1973 Where Are You Now, My Son? Joan Baez 1
1974 Gracias a la vida Joan Baez 3
1975 Diamonds & Rust Joan Baez 5 7
1976 Gulf Winds Joan Baez 3
1977 Blowin' Away Joan Baez 4
1979 Honest Lullaby Joan Baez 3
1987 Recently Joan Baez 2
1989 Speaking of Dreams Joan Baez 2
1991 10 000 Miles Joan Baez 1
1992 Play Me Backwards Joan Baez 5 3
1997 Gone From Danger Joan Baez 5 5
2003 Dark Chords on a Big Guitar Joan Baez 2
2005 Bowery Songs Joan Baez 5 1
2008 Day After Tomorrow Joan Baez 5 1
2012 The First Lady Of Folk - 1958-1961 Joan Baez 1
2013 Joan Baez (Debut Album) Plus Joan Baez, Vol. 2 & In Concert Joan Baez 1
2014 Joan Baez Joan Baez 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1970 The First Ten Years Joan Baez 5
1970 Поёт Джоан Баэз в собственном сопровождении на гитаре Joan Baez 1
1972 The Joan Baez Ballad Book Joan Baez 2
1973 Hits/Greatest & Others Joan Baez 2
1974 The Contemporary Ballad Book Joan Baez 1
1974 Joan Baez Profiles Joan Baez 1
1976 The Joan Baez Lovesong Album Joan Baez 1
1977 The Best of Joan C. Baez Joan Baez 3
1979 Satisfied Mind Joan Baez 1
1979 The Joan Baez Country Music Album Joan Baez 2
1982 Very Early Joan Joan Baez 2
1984 The Joan Baez Ballad Book, Volume 1 Joan Baez 1
1984 The Joan Baez Ballad Book, Volume 2 Joan Baez 1
1987 Classics, Volume 8 Joan Baez 1
1987 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down Joan Baez 1
1988 Imagine Joan Baez 2
1989 No Woman No Cry Joan Baez 1
1991 Brothers in Arms Joan Baez 1
1993 Rare, Live & Classic Joan Baez 1
1995 Selection of Joan Baez Joan Baez 1
1995 The Best of Joan Baez Joan Baez 1
1996 Greatest Hits Joan Baez 1
1996 Diamonds Joan Baez 2
1997 Really the Best Joan Baez 1
1997 The Very Best of Joan Baez Joan Baez 1
1998 Baez Sings Dylan Joan Baez 1
1998 Joan Baez (Bootleg?) Joan Baez 2
2000 Classic Joan Baez Joan Baez 4 1
2003 The Complete A&M Recordings Joan Baez 1
2005 The Best of the Vanguard Years Joan Baez 1
2013 Voices of a Generation Bob Dylan & Joan Baez 1
2015 El preso número 9 Joan Baez 2
20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Joan Baez Joan Baez 1
Die Schönsten Lieder Joan Baez 1
Greatest Hits Joan Baez 1
Greatest Hits Joan Baez 1
Joan Baez AAD La Mejor Musica Joan Baez 1
Joan Baez on Vanguard Joan Baez 1
Le meilleur de Joan Baez 1 Joan Baez 1
Where Have All the Flowers Gone Joan Baez 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1962 Joan Baez in Concert, Part 1 Joan Baez 4
1963 Joan Baez in Concert, Part 2 Joan Baez 4
1967 Live in Japan Joan Baez 1
1976 From Every Stage Joan Baez 3
1980 Live in Concert : European Tour Joan Baez 1
1980 Tournée Européenne Joan Baez 1
1983 Live Europe 83: Children of the Eighties Joan Baez 4
1988 Joan Baez in Concert Joan Baez 1
1989 Diamonds & Rust in the Bullring Joan Baez 4
1989 Live Joan Baez 2 1
1993 The Essential Joan Baez: From the Heart - Live Joan Baez 2
1995 Ring Them Bells Joan Baez 2
1996 Live at Newport Joan Baez 1
Forest Hills Tennis Stadium 1963 Joan Baez & Bob Dylan 1
From the Heart - Live Joan Baez 1
Joan Baez in Italy Joan Baez 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1971 Carry It On Joan Baez 3
2009 How Sweet the Sound Joan Baez 5 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1963 We Shall Overcome Joan Baez 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Songbird Joan Baez 2

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