Joan Baez

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Legal name: Joan Chandos Báez

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Joan Chandos Baez (; born January 9, 1941) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and activist whose contemporary folk music often includes songs of protest or social justice. Baez has performed publicly for over 60 years, releasing over 30 albums. Fluent in Spanish and English, she has also recorded songs in at least six other languages. Although regarded as a folk singer, her music has diversified since the counterculture era of the 1960s, and encompasses genres such as folk rock, pop, country and gospel music.

Although a songwriter herself, Baez generally interprets other composers' work, having recorded songs by Bob Dylan, 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. On her past several albums, she has found success interpreting songs of more recent songwriters, including Ryan Adams, Josh Ritter, Steve Earle, Natalie Merchant and Joe Henry.

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.

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", "Here's to You", "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 fourteen 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.

Baez was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 7, 2017.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1974 Visions Paul Horn 1
1996 Wonder Child Mary Black 1
1998 Dünya Devrim Şarkıları 2 Various Artists 1
1999 Los Años Maravillosos de la Canción Social Various Artists 1
2001 Clinch Mountain Sweethearts Ralph Stanley 1
2001 Treasures From the Folk Den Roger McGuinn 2
2010 Paradise Judy Collins 2
2012 A & M 50: The Anniversary Collection Various Artists 1
2013 Rock Legends Various Artists 1
Dünya Devrim Şarkıları Various Artists 1
Sing & Swing Lorenz Maierhofer 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1962 Folk Songs and Minstrelsy Various Artists 1
1972 Greatest Folksingers of the 'Sixties Various Artists 2
1979 CBS 10º Aniversario. 10 años de éxitos Various Artists 3 1
1987 Freedom Rock Various Artists 1
1988 The Greatest Songs of Woody Guthrie Various Artists 1
1989 All-Ears Review, Volume 7: Still Amazing After All These Years Various Artists 1
1989 Flower Power Various Artists 5 1
1989 Play My Music Volume 16 (A Simple Song) Various Artists 1
1989 The Songs of Bob Dylan Various Artists 1
1990 It's Reggae Various Artists 1
1990 Singers & Songwriters Various Artists 1
1990 Sounds of the Seventies: 1971, Take Two Various Artists 1
1991 I Shall Be Unreleased: The Songs of Bob Dylan Various Artists 1
1991 Boris Vian et ses interprètes (2 CD set) Boris Vian / Various Artists 1
1991 Boris Vian et ses interprètes (6 CD set) Boris Vian / Various Artists 3 1
1991 Chansons impossibles Boris Vian par Various Artists 1
1991 Rock & Pop Diamonds 1970 Various Artists 1
1991 Slow Motion: Die schönsten Liebeslieder der Filmgeschichte Various Artists 1
1991 Superhits: 1971 Various Artists 1
1992 Troubadours of the Folk Era, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1992 Il était une fois Ennio Morricone, Volume 1 Ennio Morricone 1
1992 Zeppelin Classics Various Artists 1
1993 The Vanguard History of American Folk Music Various Artists 1
1993 Putumayo Presents: The Best of Folk Music Various Artists 1
1994 Lady Love Various Artists 1
1994 Only You Various Artists 1
1994 The Hippie Collection Various Artists 1
1994 Woodstock Generation Various Artists 1
1995 Gospel at Newport 1959/63-66 Various Artists 1
1995 Acoustic Moods Various Artists 1
1995 AM Gold: 1971 Various Artists 1
1995 Blues Busters Various Artists 1
1995 That’s Country: Simply the Best of Country Various Artists 1
1995 Those Were the Days - 30 Years of Great Folk hits Various Artists 1
1995 Troubadours of the Folk Era, Volume 4: Singer-Songwriters of the 1970's Various Artists 1
1996 Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival 1970 Various Artists 1
1996 Even Harder to Find, Volume 3: Lost Recordings 1962-86 Bob Dylan 1
1996 Living in America: American Superstars Various Artists 1
1996 The Best of Folk Music Various Artists 1
1996 Time-Life's Treasury of Folk Music, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1996 Time-Life's Treasury of Folk Music, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1997 Classic: California Rock Various Artists 1
1997 Club Verboten Various Artists 1
1997 Intuition Various Artists 1
1997 Les Voix en or, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
1998 Folk Duets Various Artists 1
1998 And Your Bird Can Sing: 36 Classic Interpretations of Beatles Standards Various Artists 1
1998 Women of Christmas in the Garden of Lilith Various Artists 1
1998 The Rolling Stone Women in Rock Collection Various Artists 1
1998 A Child's Celebration of the World Various Artists 1
1998 American Pie: Great Tales and Sagas in Song Various Artists 1
1998 And the Times They Were A-Changin' Various Artists 1
1998 Canto Morricone: The Ennio Morricone Songbook, Volume 2: Western Songs & Ballads Various Artists 1
1998 Geschichte der Pop Musik Various Artists 1
1999 The Very Best Of Kris Kristofferson 1
1999 Respect: A Century of Women in Music Various Artists 1
1999 20th Century Lullabies Various Artists 1
1999 91.3fm WYEP Live & Direct Various Artists 1
1999 A música do século, volume 42 Various Artists 1
1999 A Story to Tell: Starbucks Presents Powerful Songs from the Coffeehouse Various Artists 1
1999 Led Astray: The Folk & Blues Roots of Page & Plant Various Artists 1
1999 Summer of Love: The Spirit of Flower Power Various Artists 2
1999 The Grapevine Label Ltd: A Collection Various Artists 1
1999 The World of Music, Fourth Edition Various Artists 1
2000 Earl Scruggs: His Family & Friends / Flatt & Scruggs: Nashville Airplane Various Artists 1
2000 Christmas Classics (Alster Radio) Various Artists 1
2000 Flower Power & Woodstock Generation Various Artists 1
2000 Le canzoni del secolo, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2000 Singers and Songwriters: 1970-1971 Various Artists 1
2001 Traum Oldies, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2001 If I Had a Song: The Songs of Pete Seeger, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2001 Boris Vian chanté par... (L'Album Collection) Boris Vian / Various Artists 1
2001 Christmas Classics Various Artists 1
2001 Songwriter: The Singer and the Songs Various Artists 1
2001 The Best of Mary Black 1991-2001 Mary Black 3
2001 Washington Square Memoirs: The Great Urban Folk Boom, 1950-1970 Various Artists 1
2001 You Light Up My Life: Gentle Memories of the '70s Various Artists 1
2002 Vanguard Roots of Folk Various Artists 1
2002 The Folk Years: Yesterday’s Gone Various Artists 1
2002 Respond II Various Artists 1
2002 The Folk Years Various Artists 2
2002 Live at Newport Various Artists 1
2002 Singers and Songwriters 1970 -1972 Various Artists 1
2002 Summer of Love Various Artists 2
2002 The Folk Years: Blowin' in the Wind Various Artists 1
2002 The Folk Years: Simple Song of Freedom Various Artists 1
2002 This Is Your Land: Songs of Freedom Various Artists 1
2003 Written by... Various Artists 1
2003 Singers and Songwriters: Christmas Songs Various Artists 1

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